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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Juneau

From: $2,995

Season: April to September

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

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Uncruise Adventures

Spend three days exploring Glacier Bay National Park on this 7-night small ship adventure cruise.

18 Wilderness Areas, two National Monuments, Glacier Bay National Park in its 3.3 million acres, and neighboring protected areas make Southeast Alaska part of the second largest terrestrial preserve on the planet. Uncruise Adventure's captains and crew know its waterways and inlets as intimately as they know their ships. See it up close. Better yet, have the enormity of it all around you on an adventure with us.

Cruise highlights

  • Three full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback
  • Maximum adventure ashore and afloat
  • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific
  • Haines—hiking, biking, rafting, and history
  • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles
  • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation

Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.

Day 2 – Icy Strait / Cross Sound

Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.

Day 3 – Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have three days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback.

Day 4 – Glacier Bay National Park

Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Step on deck with the ranger and take it all in.

Day 5 – Glacier Bay National Park

There’s adventure afloat and ashore. Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow. Follow the seal barks and chatter of birds by kayak and skiff. Pull on your gummies for a hike in boot-sucking mud across a glacial moraine. Then head up. The view is powerful. Back on the boat, don’t pass on your chance for a polar plunge, and then beeline straight for the hot tub. Bid adieu to your ranger this evening and take a forest walk at Bartlett Cove, if there’s daylight left.

Day 6 – Captain's Choice

Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand—conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait? Whichever, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively.

Day 7 – Haines, Alaska

The center of adventure. Tucked beneath snowcapped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”—the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. Tonight, it’s a festive Farewell Dinner. A “photo journal” of your trip by your expedition team is the cherry on top.

Day 8 – Juneau – Disembarkation

Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport or begin your 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.

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Date Ship Navigator Trailblazer Pathfinder Single Ship Charter
Apr 27, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,545 $4,445 $4,845 $5,320 $251,895
May 4, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,545 $4,445 $4,845 $5,320 $251,895
May 11, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,545 $4,445 $4,845 $5,320 $251,895
May 18, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,995 $4,795 $5,245 $5,995 $275,295
May 25, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,995 $4,795 $5,245 $5,995 $275,295
Jun 1, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,995 $4,795 $5,245 $5,995 $275,295
Jun 8, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Jun 15, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Jun 22, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Jun 29, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Jul 6, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Aug 17, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $4,995 $5,795 $6,245 $7,495 $335,295
Aug 24, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,995 $4,795 $5,245 $5,995 $275,295
Aug 31, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,995 $4,795 $5,245 $5,995 $275,295
Sep 7, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,545 $4,445 $4,845 $5,320 $251,895
Sep 14, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $3,545 $4,445 $4,845 $5,320 $251,895
Sep 21, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $2,995 $3,895 $4,295 $4,495 $218,895
Sep 28, 2019 Wilderness Adventurer $2,995 $3,895 $4,295 $4,495 $218,895
Apr 11, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,195 $4,095 $4,495 $4,795 $230,895
Apr 18, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,195 $4,095 $4,495 $4,795 $230,895
Apr 25, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,795 $4,695 $5,095 $5,695 $266,895
May 2, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,795 $4,695 $5,095 $5,695 $266,895
May 9, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,795 $4,695 $5,095 $5,695 $266,895
May 16, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $4,395 $5,195 $5,695 $6,595 $299,695
May 23, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $4,395 $5,195 $5,695 $6,595 $299,695
May 30, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jun 6, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jun 13, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jun 20, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jun 27, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jul 4, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jul 11, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jul 18, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Jul 25, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Aug 1, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Aug 8, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Aug 15, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Aug 22, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $5,195 $5,995 $6,495 $7,795 $347,695
Aug 29, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $4,395 $5,195 $5,695 $6,595 $299,695
Sep 5, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $4,395 $5,195 $5,695 $6,595 $299,695
Sep 12, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $4,395 $5,195 $5,695 $6,595 $299,695
Sep 19, 2020 Wilderness Adventurer $3,795 $4,695 $5,095 $5,695 $266,895

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

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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