Whales, Wildlife & Glaciers

7-night adventure cruise discovering Alaska's wilderness and glaciers

From $4,695

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Itinerary

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Full day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by a park ranger
  • Haines history and adventure—hike, bike, or river float trip
  • Learn about Chilkat Tlingit Native culture
  • Wilderness wildlife—whales, Dalls porpoise, sea lions, and black bears
  • Birdwatching—eagles, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other seabirds
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in rugged wildlife-rich coves
  • Hike and beachcomb in Tongass National Forest
  • Captain’s choice wilderness exploration

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Your day-by-day details

Sitka to Juneau

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DAY 1

Sitka, Alaska – Embarkation
Welcome aboard! It’s time to relax and meet your crew. And as you sail away in Sitka Sound, what’s also worthy of your precious time are the unmistakable views of Mt. Edgecumbe—a volcanic wonder in its own right.
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DAY 2

Krestof Sound / Nakwasina Sound
Shhh. If you don’t say a word, you can hear the sounds of these Sounds. Dense Baranof Island forest to one side. Small, wild, lesser-known islands on the other. You might even spot black bears loping on shore although they’re likely to catch a whiff of you first. And keep watch for neighboring sea lions and eagles, too. Your first day offers options to drop anchor and find adventure. Slip into a kayak. Nose along shore in a skiff. Or head into the Tongass National Forest on foot with your expedition team. The possibilities, endless. Reward yourself when you get back to the boat, the crew will have a treat waiting.
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DAY 3

Icy Strait
Nothing like kick starting the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a chaser of exploration mode d’jour—motor, paddle, boots. It might be your toughest transition of the day. In and around Icy Strait, glide through giant bullwhip kelp (it can grow to over 100 feet long). Skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play. Mud boots serve their purpose on a forest hike with your top-notch guides, who are sharp and have plenty to share about everything Alaska—animals, plants, and even geology. At the end of this unforgettable day, you’ve earned a soak in the hot tub.
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DAY 4

Glacier Bay National Park
Enter, the granddaddy of national parks—Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Once you round Point Gustavus, a park ranger joins you on board with a font of knowledge. The specialness of this place starts to sink in, as one of its truly privileged visitors. Sea lions jockey for position among puffins, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds at South Marble Island. Mountain goats climb and bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers on their downward march into the bay.
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DAY 5

Chichagof Island
Your course is set—wildlife-rich Alaskan wilderness. Head to the bridge or bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or some other wild inlet. You’re about to get a close up look. Muskeg under foot, head out on a bushwhacking hike in the Tongass National Forest or board a skiff, eyes wide for bears on shore.
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DAY 6

Lynn Canal / Captain’s Choice
Not so much a canal, as a fjord—in fact, North America’s deepest at over 2,000 feet. This once major route of Klondike gold rushers is now a busy inlet for humpbacks, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and mischievous river otters. And that’s at water level. Look up, and you see bald eagles. Looking like golf balls in the tree tops when they’re not soaring overhead. But it’s not all looking and seeing today, your captain is on task to pick the prime spot for adventure. Feel the burn on a long paddling excursion. Search tide pools for microscopic life. Or, hike a shadow-filled forest.
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DAY 7

Haines, Alaska
The unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. Hard-charging or smell the flowers, pick your speed. In this bald eagle hotspot, you have choices to make. Hit the trailhead with your guides to the top of Chilkat Peninsula or the shores of Chilkat Inlet. Some of the best trails with the best views. Or, raft along the Chilkat River on a float trip through the bald eagle preserve. The local history—native culture, influence from European explorers, as a US Army outpost, and its gold rush past. Chilkat Tlingit members come aboard and share their tribe’s cultural history and thousands-of-year-old legacy. Soak it up. Then see the sites on foot or by bike with free time in town. It’s a big day. Tonight, celebrate your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and special photo recap from your expedition team.
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DAY 8

Juneau – Disembarkation
It’s your last morn of freshly baked pastries. Eat ‘em up and get in your farewells as you cruise into Juneau to transfer 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.

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Alaska Insider

Spend quality time with people who have lived and breathed Alaska. Experts with firsthand, boots-on-the-ground experience—glaciologists, seasoned bear and salmon experts, memoirists, authors—share their connections to The Great Land..

2018:
May 13 with Frank Katasse
May 27 with Amy Gulick

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Photography

A professional photographer guest host guides you on capturing the perfect shots—onboard, in-the-field, and one-on-one.

2018:
August 26 with with Jaymi Heimbuch

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Storytellers

Take a deeper dive into history and people by learning about the John Muir, the "father of our National Parks."

2018:
July 22 with Lee Stetson

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Rates and Dates

Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Single fares are "from prices" reflecting the lowest fare available in select cabins. Triple accommodations are available in the Commodore Suites aboard Safari Endeavour and Admiral cabins and Owner's Suite aboard S.S. Legacy. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 84-86 guests (varies by vessel).

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May 13

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$4,695
Commander
$5,145
Captain
$5,695
Admiral
$6,445
Jr Commodore Suite
$7,195
Owner's Suite
$10,095
Single
$6,095
Charter
$487,295
Port taxes/fees
$250

May 27

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,295
Commander
$5,795
Captain
$6,295
Admiral
$7,195
Jr Commodore Suite
$7,995
Owner's Suite
$11,195
Single
$6,885
Charter
$546,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 03

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,295
Commander
$5,795
Captain
$6,295
Admiral
$7,195
Commodore Suite
$9,895
Single
$6,885
Charter
$534,995
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 10

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Jr Commodore Suite
$8,795
Owner's Suite
$12,295
Single
$7,795
Charter
$609,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 17

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Commodore Suite
$10,845
Single
$7,795
Charter
$595,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 24

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Jr Commodore Suite
$8,795
Owner's Suite
$12,295
Single
$7,795
Charter
$609,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 01

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Commodore Suite
$10,845
Single
$7,795
Charter
$595,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 08

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Jr Commodore Suite
$8,795
Owner's Suite
$12,295
Single
$7,795
Charter
$609,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 15

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Commodore Suite
$10,845
Single
$7,795
Charter
$595,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 22

2018

Sitka to Juneau
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S.S. Legacy

Come aboard the 86-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

Specs:

  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Jr Commodore Suite
$8,795
Owner's Suite
$12,295
Single
$7,795
Charter
$609,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 29

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Commodore Suite
$10,845
Single
$7,795
Charter
$595,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 12

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,495
Captain
$6,995
Admiral
$7,895
Commodore Suite
$10,845
Single
$7,795
Charter
$595,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 26

2018

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$4,695
Commander
$5,145
Captain
$5,695
Admiral
$6,445
Commodore Suite
$9,145
Single
$6,095
Charter
$480,695
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 02

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,395
Commander
$5,945
Captain
$6,495
Admiral
$7,395
Commodore Suite
$10,195
Single
$7,015
Charter
$549,795
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 16

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,145
Commander
$6,695
Captain
$7,195
Admiral
$8,195
Commodore Suite
$11,195
Single
$7,990
Charter
$613,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jun 30

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,145
Commander
$6,695
Captain
$7,195
Admiral
$8,195
Commodore Suite
$11,195
Single
$7,990
Charter
$613,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 14

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,145
Commander
$6,695
Captain
$7,195
Admiral
$8,195
Commodore Suite
$11,195
Single
$7,990
Charter
$613,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Jul 28

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,145
Commander
$6,695
Captain
$7,195
Admiral
$8,195
Commodore Suite
$11,195
Single
$7,990
Charter
$613,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 11

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,145
Commander
$6,695
Captain
$7,195
Admiral
$8,195
Commodore Suite
$11,195
Single
$7,990
Charter
$613,895
Port taxes/fees
$375

Aug 25

2019

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
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$4,795
Commander
$5,295
Captain
$5,845
Admiral
$6,645
Commodore Suite
$9,495
Single
$6,225
Charter
$494,695
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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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.

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Baranof Island

The second island in the ABC islands of Alaska, Baranof Island is also known as Sitka Island. It eloquently sits at the northern end of the Alexander Archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle surrounded by glacier-carved fjords, hanging valleys, old-growth temperate rainforests and sheer granite mountains. Baranof Island is the tenth largest island in the United States and is mostly covered by the Tongass National Forest. Today most of the southern end of the island is protected by the South Baranof Wilderness.

Around 1900, the town of Sitka was used for many small-scale mining sites, canneries, whaling stations and fox farms. However most of these ventures were abandoned at the beginning of World War II. Today, many of the remains of Baranof Island's past can still be seen.

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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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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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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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Haines

Called “Dtehshuh,” meaning end of the trail, by Chilkat Tlingit, the Haines area was an important center of trade between coastal and inland tribes. The first European settled in Haines in the 1880s and not long after, the Klondike Gold Rush brought a hotbed of activity to the area. In the early 1900s, the U.S. Army built Fort William H. Seward in Haines and was used as an active fort through World War II.

Today, the town has a permanent population of about 2,500 residents. Known as the “Adventure Capital of Alaska,” Haines boasts incredible trails, river rafting, fishing, kayaking, heli-skiing, and more.

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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.

Extend Your Experience

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HOTEL STAY

SITKA – WESTMARK SITKA HOTEL
2018 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.

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Hotel Stay

JUNEAU – FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
2018 RATES: From $160

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.

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LAND PACKAGE

Rail, Denali & Knik River Endeavour
2018 RATES: From $4,295

S.S. Legacy, Safari Endeavour

This 7-night, pre-cruise escorted land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Knik River Valley, and hotel overnights in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau or Sitka.

7 Nights

Summary

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UnCruise Adventures escorted land tour
  • Overnights in Denali National Park, Knik River Valley, Anchorage, and Fairbanks
  • Full-day luxury dome train ride with guided narration
  • Interpretive tour and transfer into Denali National Park
  • Flightseeing transfer from Kantishna Roadhouse to Denali park entrance
  • Wildlife viewing, wilderness hikes, fly fishing, and other outdoor activities
  • Historic Independence Mine visit
  • Hike Hatcher Pass trails
  • Native culture and dog musher presentations
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
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LAND PACKAGE

Kenai Alpine Endeavour
2018 RATES: From $2,645

Safari Endeavour, S.S. Legacy

This 4-night post-cruise icefield and mountain ESCORTED adventure acquaints you with a different side of Alaska and includes all modes of activity—hiking, river rafts, mountain bikes, trains, and dog sleds.

4 Nights

Summary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • UnCruise Adventures escorted land tour
  • Overnights in Girdwood, Seward, and Anchorage
  • Dogsled adventure and sled ride with Iditarod mushers and dogs
  • Interpretive hike across ice fields in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Scenic Chugach Mountains train ride and river float
  • Wildlife viewing, wilderness hikes, mountain biking, and other activities

Vessels for this Itinerary

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S.S. Legacy

A perfect mash-up of old and new—replica 1898 coastal gold rush steamer, Victorian-style décor, and modern machinery. The elegant and one-of-a-kind S.S. Legacy is a classic and the fastest in the fleet. Capable of 15 knots, she can sail to the farthest reaches gathering more stories of adventure along the way. And wherever she sails, she announces her arrival with an antique whistle. Like the crew and guests having the time of their lives, she hums with each new opportunity. It’s no wonder that for many of the crew (and office folk), she’s a first love that never fades.

Onboard Features: Elevator (access to three public decks); portable activity launch platform; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; piano; DVD and book library; whisky parlor and wine bar

Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles; in-room safe deposit box

Destination: Alaska, Columbia & Snake Rivers

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  • 86 guests
  • 43 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 192 feet in length
  • 40 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 11 knots
  • Built in 1983 by Bender Shipbuilding
  • Renovated in 2013
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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103-104, 319-320
Fixed double bed; view window; private bath with shower

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105-111, 206-210, 303-308, 311-318
Fixed queen, double, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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211-214
Queen or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower

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101-102, 201-202, 309-310
Queen, fixed queen, or twin beds; view window; private bath with shower (trundle available for triple)

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301-302
Fixed queen bed; refrigerator; wrap-around view windows; private bath with shower

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300 sq. foot entertainment and sitting area with wet bar, refrigerator, media center; 300 sq. foot master bedroom with king bed; view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower (sofa bed for triple/quad)

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 ship 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, snorkel gear/wetsuits (Mexico only); 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, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles/p>

Destinations: Alaska; Mexico's Sea of Cortés

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  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • 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; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower