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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

7-night small ship exploration of Alaska’s northern passages and Glacier Bay

From $2,995

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Itinerary

Skiff, kayak, and paddle board through fjords and inlets as wildlife greets you from land and sea. See the Tongass and Glacier Bay National Park as Alaskans do, by hike and bushwhack.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • View Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers
  • A park ranger joins you on board for a day in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Whale watching in Icy Strait and Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait
  • Wildlife searches—bears, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, and Dall’s porpoises
  • South Marble Island—a bird and sea lion haulout
  • Beachcomb along intertidal zones
  • Hike and bushwhack in the Tongass National Forest
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in glacial fjords

Departure Dates & Rates

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Juneau to Sitka

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Sitka to Juneau

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DAY 1

Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
There’s nothing like a hearty greeting from your crew and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, you’re underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes you with Coast Mountain views.
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DAY 2

Captain’s Choice
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain makes the call. Either choice, go with the flow. The water is fine. The guides help you gear up, and lead your adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or paddle board, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface.
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DAY 3

Glacier Bay National Park
What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on your day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots, marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, you can hear and smell ‘em before you see ‘em—it’s a haulout for sea lions. Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with your feet up for the sail into Icy Strait.
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DAY 4

Icy Strait
Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild. The plan? Whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. More rollicking sea lions and birds. But don’t forget to look straight down. Porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline. A different sort of wild than the open strait, muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Skiff the shore and down along kelp-threaded channels.
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DAY 5

Chichagof Island / Peril Strait
Kick off the morn with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear. Later, wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound.
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DAY 6

Sergius Narrows / Neva Strait
There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods. Morning fog catches like cotton balls on trees. The aptly named narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.
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DAY 7

Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure. Secluded coves. Tree-covered islets. Drop anchor, pick your modus operandi, and get going. Kayak, paddle board, or skiff—you’re on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. Turn a stone or two to see what’s underneath. There are no groomed trails here—get out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. A gift to you, from your expedition team.
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DAY 8

Sitka, Alaska – Disembarkation
Cruise into Sitka this morning over breakfast. Farewell new friends! Disembark and transfer to the airport or 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.

400x300_AK_NPassages_Day1-embarkationSJ-Sitka_JocelynPride-Day8JS.png

DAY 1

Sitka, Alaska – Embarkation
There’s nothing like a hearty greeting from your crew and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, you’re underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes you with grand views.
400x300-humpback-whale-spyhopping-next-to-kayakers.jpg

DAY 2

Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds
There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure. Secluded coves. Tree-covered islets. Drop anchor, pick your modus operandi, and get going. Kayak, paddle board, or skiff—you’re on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. Turn a stone or two to see what’s underneath. There are no groomed trails here—get out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of.
400x300-bears-shoreline-vessel.jpg

DAY 3

Neva Strait / Sergius Narrows
There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods. Morning fog catches like cotton balls on trees. The aptly named narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.
400x300_AK_NPassages_Day4-SJ-Chichagof-Island-Day5-JS.png

DAY 4

Peril Strait / Chichagof Island
Kick off the morn with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound. Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear.
400x300_AK_NPassages_Day6-SJ-Icy-Strait-Day4-JS.png

DAY 5

Icy Strait
Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild. The plan? Whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. More rollicking sea lions and birds. But don’t forget to look straight down. Porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline. A different sort of wild than the open strait, muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Skiff the shore and down along kelp-threaded channels.
400x300_AK_DiscGlacier_Day-3-GBNP.png

DAY 6

Glacier Bay National Park
What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on your day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots, marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, you can hear and smell ‘em before you see ‘em—it’s a haulout for sea lions. Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with your feet up, taking in the enormity of it all.
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DAY 7

Captain’s Choice
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, your captain makes the call. Either choice, go with the flow. The water is fine. The guides help you gear up, and lead your adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or paddle board, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface. Toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. A gift to you, from your expedition team.
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DAY 8

Juneau – Disembarkation
Cruise into Juneau this morning over breakfast. Farewell new friends! Disembark and transfer to the airport or 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.

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Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD.  Triple rates are available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan); inquire for pricing details. 

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Apr 09

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through. Both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging, and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

Specs:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$2,995
Trailblazer
$3,895
Pathfinder
$4,295
Single
$4,495
Charter
$218,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Apr 16

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through. Both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging, and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

Specs:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$3,295
Trailblazer
$4,195
Pathfinder
$4,595
Single
$4,945
Charter
$236,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Apr 23

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through. Both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging, and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

Specs:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$3,895
Trailblazer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$5,195
Single
$5,845
Charter
$272,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Apr 30

2021

Juneau to Sitka
240x180_Wilderness-Adventurer.png
Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through. Both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging, and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

Specs:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$3,895
Trailblazer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$5,195
Single
$5,845
Charter
$272,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

May 07

2021

Sitka to Juneau
240x180_Wilderness-Adventurer.png
Wilderness Adventurer

The Wilderness Adventurer’s interior complements the wild places it sails through. Both public and private spaces are amenity-full. The main lounge evokes the feel of a wilderness lodge or neighborhood pub, with a long bar made from reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar. Three accessible decks are ideal for keeping watch for wildlife and taking in the outdoors. The sun deck features roomy space for lounging, and the observation deck offers over-the-top viewing from the bow.

Specs:

  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio

 

Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Navigator
$3,895
Trailblazer
$4,795
Pathfinder
$5,195
Single
$5,845
Charter
$272,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

May 22

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

May 29

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

May 29

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 05

2021

Juneau to Sitka
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 05

2021

Sitka to Juneau
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 12

2021

Sitka to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 12

2021

Juneau to Sitka
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 19

2021

Juneau to Sitka
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 19

2021

Sitka to Juneau
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 26

2021

Sitka to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 26

2021

Juneau to Sitka
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 03

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 03

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 10

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 10

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 17

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 17

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 24

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 24

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 31

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 31

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 07

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 07

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 14

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 14

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 21

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 21

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 28

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate wine library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,295
Commander
$7,995
Admiral
$9,745
Commodore Suite
$11,295
Jr Commodore Suite
$10,795
Single
$11,695
Charter
$300,225
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 28

2021

Juneau to Sitka
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Sep 04

2021

Sitka to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,295
Commander
$6,895
Captain
$7,395
Admiral
$8,395
Commodore Suite
$11,395
Single Master
$8,185
Charter
$630,195
Port taxes/fees
$375

Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.



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Chichagof Island

Chichagof Island is the 5th largest island in the United States and one of the ABC islands of Alaska. It sits at the northern end of the Alexander Archipelago.

Separated from Baranof Island by the Peril Strait to the north, Chichagof Island has the largest population of bears per square mile of any place on earth and is protected by the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness area.

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay Park and Preserve is reportedly the most sought after park to visit in the United States and it is no wonder. Where else will you find a 25 mile-long river of ice still carving the land just as it has for the past several thousand years? When Captain Cook and George Vancouver sailed by in 1879, they saw a 20-mile wide glacier where today the entrance of the park lies, as well the wilderness lodge and park headquarters.

Over the past 200 years, this wall of ice has retreated an astonishing 65 miles north, splintering into a vast number of tributaries spaced throughout the entire park. Each glacier has its own name and character; our captain will decide which to visit for the day depending on ice conditions and wildlife sightings.

Visiting Glacier Bay Park is also like visiting a wildlife park. Here bears, goats, moose, whales, sea otters, and all the creatures of the water and forest flourish, completely protected from man. A National Park Ranger joins us for our entire journey to explain the park's geology, glaciology, wildlife, and its deep roots in Tlingit culture.

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Icy Strait

Icy Strait is a body of water in Southeast Alaska that is located between Chichagof Island and the mainland, and extends 40 miles northwest from Chatham Strait to Glacier Bay and Cross Sound. Icy Strait’s nutrient-rich waters are abundant with marine mammals, sea birds and the scenery is spectacular.

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Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by the rich, green Tongass National Forest, and located on beautiful Gastineau Channel, Juneau is an important port and a popular tourist destination. Unique because it is the only state capital in the United States that is inaccessible by road, Juneau sits at sea level below the steep mountains that are home to the Juneau Icefield and the Mendenhall Glacier. Its temperate climate produces remarkable scenery with miles of hiking trails through woods and alpine meadows providing a glimpse of just how rugged the rainforest of Southeast Alaska is.

The Auke tribe of Tlingit Indians were the first settlers in the Juneau area. They lived there peacefully enjoying the abundance of food and natural resources until the gold rush began. First named Rockwell and then Harrisburg, Juneau was finally named after gold prospector Joseph Juneau. In 1880, he and his partner, Richard Harris, discovered gold nearby, and the city quickly developed into a gold rush town.

During the lucrative 60 years of gold mining in the area Juneau was home to three of the world's largest gold mines: The Alaska Juneau mine, the Alaska Gastineau mine, and the Treadwell mine. These three mines produced $158 million worth of gold making Juneau one of the world's major gold mining areas until the 1940s when costs outstripped the value of the gold. However, since 2005 the gold mining industry has been experiencing a resurgence.

Officially designated the capital of the Territory of Alaska in 1900, it did not function as the capital until the government offices were moved there from Sitka in 1906. In 1959 Juneau became the official state capital when Alaska was admitted to the United States. Today, its approximately 31,000 citizens live within a 3,255 square mile boundary, an amount of land that makes Juneau's city limits the largest state capital in the United States (and the only state capital that borders a foreign city.)

Along with its delightful small town ambiance, Juneau has a number of art galleries, boutiques, historical sites, and museums. In town you can visit the Alaska State Museum, the House of Wickersham, the Patsy Ann Statue, the 5-stories-tall totem pole outside the Capital Building, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, the Alaska-Juneau gold mine or the salmon hatchery.

One of the most popular attractions in the area is Mendenhall Glacier, located only 13 miles outside the city. Although it’s receding, it is an amazing work of nature. Other attractions include the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge (providing a look at Alaska’s salt marshes and the migratory waterfowl protected there); the Juneau Icefield; the Mt. Roberts Tram (rises 1,800 feet and presents sweeping views of downtown Juneau and Gastineau Channel.) There are more than 205 trails within and surrounding Juneau. They range from fairly flat hikes accessible to wheelchairs and stroller to medium hikes up and down forest trails to strenuous uphill paths for serious hikers.

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Peril Strait

Peril Strait is located in the Alexander Archipelago between Chichagof Island to the north and Baranof Island and Catherine Island to the south. Surrounded by mountains, glaciers, fjords, and narrow inlets and coves, Peril Strait is full of wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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Sergius Narrows

This narrow waterway is the southern portion of Peril Straits. It provides an approximately 30-mile-long waterway shortcut to Sitka, Alaska, between Baranof and Chichagof islands. Sergius Narrows is a very narrow, zigzag course approximately 300 feet wide, with the tide rushing through at up to 9 to 10 miles per hour. Ships must pass through during “slack tide,” meaning that time when the water is most still between high and/or low tides. Sergius Narrows leads to Kakul Narrows, Salisbury Sound, and the Pacific, narrowing again to lead through Neva and Olga Straits to Sitka Sound and again to the outer west coast of the Pacific and the community of Sitka, Alaska. The exciting passage through Sergius Narrows offers a stunning view of remote, serene forested islands, great opportunity to view many bald eagles and Sitka black-tailed deer along its shores, and sometimes sea otter floating in and around the shallow kelp beds and rocky shorelines.

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Sitka, Alaska

The city and borough of Sitka are situated on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago and was originally settled by the native Tlingit people. Old Sitka was founded in 1799 by Alexandr Baranov, then governor of Russian America, when he arrived and set up a colonial trading company chartered by Tsar Paul I.

Tlingit warriors however, opposed the settlement and conflict resulted in the deaths of four hundred Russian inhabitants and the enslavement of the rest. Only a few managed to escape. Baranof returned in 1804 for the Battle of Sitka, the last armed conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives. Following their victory, the Russians established a permanent settlement.

Sitka was the site of the ceremony in which the Russian flag was lowered and the U.S. flag was raised after Alaska was purchased by the U.S. in 1867, an event re-enacted every October 18 (Alaska Day).

There are 24 building and sites in Sitka that appear on the National Register of Historic Places, many reflecting their deep Russian and Tlingit heritage. Gold mining and fish canning paved the way for the town's initial growth, but it wasn't until WW II when the Navy constructed an air base in the area that Sitka came into its own. Today, Sitka is the 4th largest city in Alaska.

Extend Your Experience

Photo of the exterior of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in downtown Juneau. UnCruise Adventures offers a stopover package at this hotel for its guests before or after their UnCruise trip.

Hotel Stay

JUNEAU – FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
2020 RATES: From $195

Centrally located and overlooking the waterfront, this newly renovated and upgraded hotel features spacious water view rooms and is within walking distance to Juneau’s shop, restaurants, and the Mt. Robert’s tram.

Summary

Stopover Package at the Four Points by Sheraton Juneau (formerly the Goldbelt Hotel) includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer from the airport to hotel, water or mountain-view room, tax, and baggage handling.

Photo of the exterior front entrance of the Westmark Sitka Hotel in Sitka, Alaska. UnCruise Adventures offers a stopover package at this hotel for its guests before or after their UnCruise trip.

HOTEL STAY

SITKA – WESTMARK SITKA HOTEL
2020 RATES: From $175

Defined to reflect local culture, this hotel has a large welcoming fireplace, fine restaurant and lounge, and comfortable accommodations. Near the heart of town, many of Sitka’s top attractions are a short walk away.

Summary

The Westmark Sitka stopover package includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer from the airport to hotel, view room, tax, and baggage handling.

Photo of Denali overlooking Denali National Park and Preserve

LAND PACKAGE

Denali & Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure
2020 RATES: From $3,995

This 6-night pre-cruise escorted land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Talkeetna Mountains, and hotel overnights in Anchorage. Throughout your adventure, each vantage point—whether ascending a mountain, riding the Alaskan Railroad, or in the most remote backcountry location—offers changing sights and things to do.

6 Nights

Summary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • UnCruise Adventures escorted pre-cruise land tour
  • Two nights at Denali National Park, two nights Talkeetna, and two nights Anchorage
  • First-class deluxe dome train ride with guided narration
  • Interpretive tour into Denali National Park
  • Wildlife viewing and wilderness hikes
  • Hike the Talkeetna Mountains
  • Natural History presentations
  • Native culture and dance at Alaska Native Heritage Center

Vessels for this Itinerary

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Safari Endeavour

Polished, unwavering, and upscale, the Safari Endeavour may be the workhorse of the fleet but it’s her zest-for-life persona that’s remembered most. She looks sharp—a nod to the crew who work hard to keep her that way. Wood fixtures and accents shine and artwork highlights the warm and cool waters where she sails. No other UnCruise vessel covers more territory, and like her namesake, Captain Cook’s Endeavour, both the ship and crew are true explorers. Her roomy lounge, dining room, and sun deck are undisputed, but the Safari Endeavour claims to have the biggest heart, too.

Onboard Features: EZ Dock launch platform; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; underwater bow-mounted camera; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library; wine bar

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Destination: Alaska

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  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 35-37 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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103-104, 212, 301-302
Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

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303-308, 311-322
Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

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105-112, 203-204, 209-210
King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

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201-202, 309
King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

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205-208
Sitting area; king or twin beds; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Safari Explorer

This high-end SUV of a yacht is nimble, strong, and loving. The Safari Explorer has what mariners call “feet” that take her into wild areas big ships can’t visit. Her performance-built rugged construction means access to faraway regions. But it’s what’s on the inside that makes this vessel the prize of the fleet. And with only 36 guests on board, the feel is decidedly exclusive.
 
Lovingly called “the Bulldog,” she’s poised, her interior is a pearl, and the general mood is down-to-earth. Throughout the year, she bops around the islands of Hawaii soaking up the laid-back aloha spirit—weaving through the islands, ready for bow-riding dolphins. A protective spirit infused in every part of the ship, and within the crew. She’s made for adventures after all and with them comes inevitable fun and folly.
 

Onboard Features: Full-beam swim step; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles, snorkel gear; on-deck hot tub (not available in Hawaii); fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library; library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; heated tile floor in all bathrooms; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Destinations: Alaska, Hawaiian Islands

 

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  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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B3, B7-B14
Queen or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B15-B16
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B1, C1-C2
King or twin beds; windowed door or view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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A1-A2
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B2
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B6
Queen bed; view window; windowed door; private bath with shower

Wilderness Adventurer

Like your favorite, hippie-cool aunt, she’s sage, soulful, and game for every adventure—and likely the one leading the charge. The unassuming Wilderness Adventurer has style and all the amenities needed to get the job done. It’s just as comfortable moseying into the lounge for a pint as it is leaping from the fantail for a “polar plunge” or sketching a landscape from the sundeck. Yep. She lives up to her name. The mantra on board could be: work hard, play hard, relax, repeat. The ship’s easy-going, fun-making energy inspires fierce loyalty from her crew and guests alike.

Onboard Features: EZ Dock kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles

Destination: Alaska

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  • 60 guests
  • 30 cabins
  • 25 crew members
  • 160 feet in length
  • 39 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 9.5 knots
  • Registered in United States
  • 3:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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200-208, 210
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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301-302, 307-320
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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303-306
Outside entry; double bed; view window; private bath with shower

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202
Twin bed; view window; private bath with shower