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Wilderness Adventurer

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

The Wilderness Adventurer is a 4 deck expedition ship, capable of accessing remote areas in the most dramatic hideaways imaginable. Her shallow draft and hull design enable her to reach the wildlife rich shores of Alaska’s southeast coast, with paddle boards and kayaks allowing for a range of adventure excursions and unique experiences. The ship interior is modern, with 26 spacious cabins, contemporary colours throughout and brushed metals creating a cheerful and relaxed ambience.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Juneau.

Day 1: Juneau

You will be met at the airport in Juneau and transferred to the Wilderness Adventurer, where your crew will be waiting with champagne and smiles. Then set sail towards a secluded spot in the wilderness where the ship will anchor for the night.

Day 2: Icy Strait / Cross Sound

Today there is no fixed agenda – you can just spend the day scouring the waters for humpbacks, sea lions, porpoise and other wildlife. Let your crew guide you through areas only known to the locals, so that you can see the best of the Alaskan wilderness. Why not join the Captain on the bridge or take a position on deck to search for marine mammals? In the late afternoon, board skiffs and kayaks to discover the shoreline of a remote bay. Later this evening, relax under the stars in the upper deck hot tub or enjoy a nightcap with your fellow passengers in the lounge.

Days 3-5: Glacier Bay National Park

During the next three days, the Wilderness Adventurer takes you almost 60 miles up-bay to the Margeries and Grand Pacific Glaciers, which often carve imposing icebergs into the bay. If conditions allow, you will have a chance to lower the inflatables and cruise through the icebergs which have fallen from the glaciers. Spend your evenings anchored in hidden coves and your mornings kayaking and hiking through the quiet of this majestic wilderness. In the bay here you can see puffins, sea lions, bears, moose, eagles and scenery as spectacular as any on earth.

Day 6: Captain's Choice

Today, with your captain at the helm he will pick just the right spot to moor. 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

Arrive at Haines, the centre 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

Your Alaskan adventure comes to an end this morning as the Wilderness Adventurer arrives back into Juneau and you disembark after breakfast for your transfer to the airport or to your hotel.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Juneau.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Wilderness Adventurer
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on the last day)
  • All beverages including premium wine, beer and spirits
  • Transfers from the airport or your hotel to the ship and vice versa
  • Sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Use of kayaks
  • Services of an expert Expedition Leader
  • Port taxes and park fees

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Domestic flights
  • Optional excursions and experiences
  • Super-premium wines, beers and spirits
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities
 

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