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ALASKAN ADVENTURE CRUISE EAST

8 days departing JUNEAU May-Sep from £1329

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This 8-day Alaska adventure cruise to the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage navigates the Eastern Coves waters and wilderness by small ship. Venture to rarely seen areas and experience pristine beauty around every turn. Explore by kayak, by skiff or by foot and really find out why Alaska's Inside Passage is an unforgettable frontier. This isn't small ship cruising or big ship cruising, this is a cruise adventure that is fully-focused on the luxury of experience: quality over quantity, wildlife over night life and life changing encounters over momentary entertainment.

 

Prices are land only, let us know if you require a flight inclusive quote.

Price of tour vary depending on date of departure.

If you require further information please fill in the Query form below, also detailing the dates you would like to depart.

Day 1: Juneau - Embark on Your Adventure

Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.

 

Day 2: Tracy Arm Wilderness & Frederick Sound

At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, hundreds of cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers-Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbour seals, birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots, and mountain goats, usually spotted high on the cliffs. Later today, move into Frederick Sound-summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere's largest concentration of humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.

 

Day 3: Thomas Bay

Choose kayaking and a lush forest trek on a scenic rainforest trail, or go big on a roundtrip 11-mile hike to the glacially-fed and rarely visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking in the meltwaters of Patterson Glacier. Discover the origin of its "Devil's Country" nickname during a reading from "The Strangest Story Ever Told," about the area's mythical shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.

 

Day 4: Wrangell Narrows

Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers that are rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along "Christmas Tree Lane" as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

 

Day 5: Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder - Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park.

 

Day 6: Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest - orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation trek on the Cleveland Peninsula.

 

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument

Affectionately called "The Yosemite of the North," Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer, walls are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendour of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

 

Day 8: Ketchikan - Disembark

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour.

Included Highlights

Hike the Beautiful Baird Glacier Trail

Sea kayaking with Alaskan wildlife

Experience Tlingit culture in Kiksetti Totem Park

Wildlife and whale watching

Beachcombing and numerous hikes

Kayaking, paddle boarding and inflatable skiff excursions

Naturalist led presentations and discussions

 

Tour Facts & Features

Accommodation:  'Navigator' cabins with queen or twin beds, private bath w/shower and view window. Single supplements & upgraded cabins are available at additional costs. Contact us for further details.

Transport:  Small discovery cruise ship

Meals:  All meals on board included

Guided:  Services of qualified expedition guides/naturalists

Group size:  Maximum 60-76 (depending on vessel)

Age range:  All ages welcome

Optional Activities (paid locally)

Snorkelling (Including gear hire) US$35

A GBP£350 / US$600 deposit per person is required to book

Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure

Travel Insurance

 

Before you join your Grand American Adventures tour you MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation.

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