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Alaska Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019


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GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE CRUISE
September 6 - 14, 2019 
1 Night pre-cruise hotel | 8 Days, 7 Night Cruise


Join Maritime Travel’s own Sue Chisholm on an exciting adventure beginning in Juneau where you will set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness. Under the guidance of your expedition team, you will experience the beauty and wonder of this far northwest corner, including 3 days of exploration in Glacier Bay National Park. Hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range, see rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orangebeaked tufted puffins, pull on your gummies for a hike in boot-sucking mud across a glacial moraine and experience so much more on this once in a lifetime journey.

BONUS: SAVE $250 per couple
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$50 On board spending money 
Book by Feb 1st, 2019
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Itinerary


Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise*
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Each day’s activities take advantage of the current conditions and opportunities, and are planned to suit a range of skill levels and preferences. You could be kayaking one morning and on a skiff tour the next; or another day may offer a leisurely afternoon shore walk or a rigorous hike. So take it easy, or stay on the go—your onboard expedition team will provide the insight needed for you to make a safe and enjoyable choice.

SEPTEMBER 6 - ARRIVE IN JUNEAU
You will be transferred from the airport to the Four Points by Sheraton Juneau hotel for a pre-cruise overnight stay. 
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SEPTEMBER 7 — JUNEAU – EMBARKATION
Today you will be transferred from the hotel or 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. (D)

SEPTEMBER 8 — 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 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300_AK_DiscGlacier_Day-3-Icy-Strait.pngexploring. 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. (BLD)

SEPTEMBER 9 — 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 /_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300_AK_DiscGlacier_Day-3-GBNP.pngthat 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. (BLD)

SEPTEMBER 10 — GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300_AK_DiscGlacier_Day-2-GBNP.pngYour 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. (BLD)

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300-Boot-sucking-mud-footprint.jpgSEPTEMBER 11 — 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. (BLD)

SEPTEMBER 12 — CAPTAIN’S CHOICE
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300-kayaking-in-alaska.jpgJust 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. (BLD)

SEPTEMBER 13 — HAINES
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/400x300-haines-alaska.jpgThe 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. (BLD)
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SEPTEMBER 14— 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. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner



Terms & Conditions:

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

Tour host is subject to minimum group size of 9 cabins
Early booking bonus of $250 USD and $50 USD shipboard credit tour must be booked and deposited by Feb.1st, 2019.
Roundtrip airfare included from Vancouver to Juneau.  Airfare is available from other gates please inquire.
Transfers from the airport to your hotel and ship are included.
Rates quotes include all applicable savings.  
Gratuities are not included.

See your favourite Maritime Travel counsellor for complete terms and conditions.