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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

At a glance

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Coverage: Ketchikan to Juneau

From: $2,995

Season: April to September

Activities: Culture, Glaciers, Hiking, Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Whale watching, Wildlife

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Uncruise Adventures

Three ships sail departures from Juneau to Ketchikan (or reverse) visiting Misty Fjords National Monument, Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier, Thomas Bay, Stephens Passage, Wrangell Narrows and a stop in Wrangell for a visit to the totem park and Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Cruise highlights

  • Dawes Glacier and ice-rich Endicott Arm
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
  • Adventure exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Tlingit cultural presentation
  • Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House visit
  • Tongass backcountry by kayak, paddle board, skiff, and hike
  • Search for wildlife—bears, Sitka deer, sea lions, eagles, mink, porpoises, mountain goats
  • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows and Behm Canal

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 — Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Arriving in Juneau and met with a warm welcome, that’s a good start. You have time to take in a bit of the city once you check in at the hospitality area. But after boarding, grab a glass of bubbly as you push off the dock. Set sail for the Endicott Arm wilderness.

Day 2 — Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Take an early peek out your window. Fjord cliffs reach skyward. Floating ice. And deep u-shaped valleys. There’s no abracadabra here. Mother Nature’s magic is real. Cruise past harbor seals and their pups lounging on chunks of ice. At the end of Endicott, the blue face of Dawes Glacier is stories high. Will it calve? Listen for a crack and unmistakable white thunder. The name Fords Terror originated from a trick of the tides on an early mariner. And tides permitting, your skiff driver knows its character and guides you along. It’s a mashup of towering walls, temperamental currents, and the Coastal Mountains. So many waterfalls. Mountain goats show off fancy foot work on the cliffs. Look for them.

Day 3 — Stephens Passage

Yoga stretches on-deck jump start the day. Humpback and orca are frequent visitors of this Southeast passage. A misty spout is a sure sign they’re in the neighborhood. Your captain navigates Stephens Passage to Port Houghton. And you’re in for a boot-sucking, paddle-smacking day of adventure with your guide team. The routes are all picked out. Make your choice and make your move. Slip off the kayak launch and take it slow spotting sea stars and shore birds. Hard chargers take a long wild paddle to the salt chuck at the back of the inlet. Or, hike into the Tongass. It’s a landscape of hanging waterfalls and shades green.

Day 4 — Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows

When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way back backcountry of Alaska's wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green tromping through a grassy meadow into the forest. Later, pass by the fishing town of Petersburg and wind into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s “Christmas Tree Lane”, of course.

Day 5 — Wrangell

Native culture and wildlife have gotten along just fine for centuries. Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. It’s also the only one ever governed by four nations. The Tlingit cultures have deep roots here. And local islanders come aboard this morning with a presentation that brings their stories and legends to life. Venture into town for a view of recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. See how many totems you can pick out on each pole. Step inside famed Chief Shakes Tribal House. Can you feel the history in this historic community house?

Day 6 — Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds. Black bears, mink, eagles. In Behm Canal, it’s all remote waterways and the isolated Tongass National Forest. On Cleveland Peninsula, your expedition team leads a low-elevation hike with wide-stretching views. Good opportunities for panoramic shots of Southeast. In the water orca, porpoises, seals, and otters go about their business. Go about yours on a guided paddle along the canal. An intertidal shore walk circles a tall sea stack covered in green.

Day 7 — Misty Fjords National Monument

Its affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved. There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000 foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for fjord-released shower. It’s an amazing wrap to your week. Your captain joins you tonight for a Farewell Dinner. Celebrate and reminisce about your Alaskan journey with a “photo journal” by your crew.

Day 8 — Ketchikan, Alaska – Disembarkation

After breakfast this morning, bid adieu to your new pals before you disembark and transfer to the Ketchikan airport or begin your extended UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Alaska Fjord & Glaciers Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Date Ship Direction Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Explorer Single Ship Charter
Apr 6, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $2,995 $3,795 $4,195 $5,295 $4,945 $298,495
May 11, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
May 18, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
Jun 1, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $6,795 $5,695 $362,095
Jun 8, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $6,795 $5,695 $362,095
Jun 8, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
Jun 15, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
Jun 29, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $7,595 $6,745 $418,095
Jul 6, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $7,595 $6,745 $418,095
Jul 6, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $6,995 $7,445 $413,695
Jul 13, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $6,995 $7,445 $413,695
Jul 27, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $7,595 $6,745 $418,095
Aug 3, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $7,595 $6,745 $418,095
Aug 3, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $6,995 $7,445 $413,695
Aug 10, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,495 $5,295 $5,795 $6,995 $7,445 $413,695
Aug 24, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $6,795 $5,695 $362,095
Aug 31, 2019 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $6,795 $5,695 $362,095
Aug 31, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
Sep 7, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,795 $4,595 $4,995 $5,995 $6,295 $356,895
Sep 28, 2019 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $2,995 $3,795 $4,195 $5,295 $4,945 $298,495
Apr 4, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,195 $4,095 $4,495 $4,795 $230,895
Apr 4, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 $5,495 $5,295 $313,295
May 9, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
May 16, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
May 30, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $7,195 $6,295 $392,495
Jun 6, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $7,195 $6,295 $392,495
Jun 6, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
Jun 13, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
Jun 27, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,795 $7,045 $433,295
Jul 4, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,195 $7,745 $428,495
Jul 4, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,795 $7,045 $433,295
Jul 11, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,195 $7,745 $428,495
Jul 25, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,795 $7,045 $433,295
Aug 1, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,195 $7,745 $428,495
Aug 1, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,795 $7,045 $433,295
Aug 8, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,695 $5,495 $5,995 $7,195 $7,745 $428,495
Aug 22, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $7,195 $6,295 $392,495
Aug 29, 2020 Wilderness Discoverer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $7,195 $6,295 $392,495
Aug 29, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
Sep 5, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Ketchikan to Juneau $4,195 $4,995 $5,395 $6,395 $6,945 $386,495
Sep 26, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,195 $4,095 $4,495 $4,795 $230,895
Sep 26, 2020 Wilderness Explorer Juneau to Ketchikan $3,195 $3,995 $4,395 $5,495 $5,295 $313,295

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy, not including port taxes and fees. Triple accommodations are available in Navigator and Trailblazer categories (Pullman berth) and Explorer cabins on the Wilderness Discoverer (sofa bed.) There is a 25% savings for the one person occupying the Pullman berth or sofa bed when cabins equipped as triples are sold as triples. Children 12 years of age or younger also receive a 25% savings on all departures, all categories. However, on select “Family Discoveries” departure dates, children 12 years or younger travel at a 30% savings. Private charter rates are for up to 49 guests.

FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment.

Ships

Wilderness Adventurer

Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal "launching pads" for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions. A fully-equipped fishing boat also travels with each small ship. The interior spaces offer contemporary colors and brushed metals that complement the wilderness outside and both the public and private spaces are loaded with special amenities.

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Wilderness Discoverer

Wilderness Discoverer

The Wilderness Discoverer is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal "launching pads" for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions. A fully-equipped fishing boat also travels with each small ship. The interior spaces offer contemporary colors and brushed metals that complement the wilderness outside and both the public and private spaces are loaded with special amenities.

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Wilderness Explorer

Wilderness Explorer

Wilderness Explorer is an expedition ship capable of nimble exploration through nature’s most dramatic hideaways. The shallow draft and hull design allow easy access to Southeast Alaska’s wildlife-rich shores and glacially-fed inlets and serve as ideal "launching pads" for an exciting array of daily adventure excursions. A fully-equipped fishing boat also travels with each small ship. The interior spaces offer contemporary colors and brushed metals that complement the wilderness outside and both the public and private spaces are loaded with special amenities.

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