14-night Alaska Adventure – Alaska Fjords and Glacier Bay Cruise

Cruise Line:
UnCruise Adventures
Ship:
Wilderness Explorer
Destination:
Ketchikan/Juneau
Departure Date:
4/16/2023
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1449171

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Ketchikan
4/16/2023
4/16/2023

Ketchikan is known as "Alaska's First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they travel north. The city is built on steep hillsides and is billed as salmon capital of the world. A quaint village, the town is three miles long and three blocks wide. With fishing boats sailing in and float planes ascending from the water, this seaside town is bustling with activity. With the world's largest collection of totem poles, Totem Bight State Historical Park offers insight into various native cultures of the Pacific Northwest. These wood-carved creations tell colorful, intricate tales – often showing a family history or depicting a local legend. Ketchikan has many options for adventure of relaxation, including mountain bike tours, sea kayaking, seaplane riding, or strolling down the boardwalk of Creek Street, Ketchikan's most famous section with a historic cable car and quaint boutiques. Blessed with an abundance of hiking trails, Ketchikan offers many breathtaking vistas, including the panoramic, 360-degree view from the top of Deer Mountain.

Misty Fjords
4/17/2023
4/17/2023

At 3,600 square miles, this least spoiled of all wilderness areas is the largest of all preserves. It is one of the most awe inspiring experiences of an Alaska vacation. Beginning near the British Columbia border, the Behm Canal winds around the Eastern side of Revillagigedo Island, becoming increasingly narrower as it heads northward, finally taking a left turn back into the Inside Passage near Ketchikan. Along its 900-foot deep chasm, 3,200-foot tall cliffs soar upwards and the dramatic spire of New Eddystone Rock is repeated in the spiky tops of spruce and fir trees which cast stalactite reflections in waters broken only by the wake of ships and the splashes of breaching humpback whales.

Behm Canal
4/18/2023
4/18/2023

No information currently available.

Wrangell
4/19/2023
4/19/2023

Wrangell, a hidden jewel in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, is the third oldest community in Alaska and the only community to be ruled by 4 nations: the indigenous Tlingit nation, Russia, Great Britain and the United States. The island is rich in native heritage as evidenced by the rock carvings at Petroglyph Beach as well as the totems seen around town. Walk in the steps of John Muir amidst historic buildings that will take you back to the unhurried pace of yesterday, and enjoy the beauty of the Stikine River and the surrounding wilderness.

Wrangell Narrows
4/20/2023
4/20/2023

No information currently available.

Thomas Bay
4/20/2023
4/20/2023

No information currently available.

Port Houghton
4/21/2023
4/21/2023

No information currently available.

Stephens Passage
4/21/2023
4/21/2023

No information currently available.

Juneau
4/23/2023
4/23/2023

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

South Marble Island
4/24/2023
4/24/2023

No information currently available.

Tidal Inlet
4/24/2023
4/24/2023

No information currently available.

Margerie Glacier
4/24/2023
4/24/2023

No information currently available.

Glacier Bay
4/25/2023
4/25/2023

Spread across an impressive 3.2 million acres in southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve offers an inspirational glimpse of what Mother Nature does best. The head of Glacier Bay is Tarr Inlet, where scientists have found exposed rock believed to be more than 200 million years old. The Tarr Inlet is home to Grand Pacific Glacier, an active body of ice slowly making way toward Margerie Glacier, which it last touched in 1912. Johns Hopkins Inlet is home to no less than nine glaciers. Framed by rocky slopes stretching skyward more than 6,000 feet, these wondrous bodies are eclipsed only by mighty Mount Fairweather, which at more than 15,300 feet is the highest point in southeast Alaska. In northeast Glacier Bay, the snow-covered Takhinsha Mountains feed active Muir Glacier. The brilliant blue glow of a calving glacier and the thunderous roar of ice crashing into the water below are sights and sounds to remember for the rest of your life. With such diverse landscape, the park provides a variety of habitats for animals.

Point Adolphus
4/26/2023
4/26/2023

Humpback whales come en masse to Point Adolphus, where the underwater ecosystem has uniquely provided prime feeding areas to whales. An adventurous experience of kayaking, hiking and exploring the Tongass National Forest and paddling among marine wildlife - sea lions, sea birds and orcas among others - await the outdoors enthusiast.

Icy Strait
4/26/2023
4/26/2023

Visit the waters of the Icy Strait area in the summer and there’s a good chance of seeing endangered humpback whales and other mammals gorging themselves on their annual northern feast of plankton. Each year in late spring to early summer, an extraordinary bloom of plant plankton occurs for about two weeks. Animal plankton, starfish, sea urchins, worms and clams feast on the plankton, and many of these species time their reproduction to occur at the height of the plankton concentration. Vast shoals of small fish, including herring and capelin, are drawn to the animal plankton, and salmon, birds, and marine mammals such as sea lions and seals join in the feast, feeding on the profusion of small fish. The terrestrial plant communities of the Icy Strait area are also an important component of the area’s biological diversity, and the site is one of the best places in the world to study how plants return to a landscape after glacial retreat.

Chichagof Island
4/27/2023
4/27/2023

Chichagof Island's coastline is one of the most remote and interesting islands in Alaska.  The island is know for its world class streams and rivers, and salmon fishing,  which attracts anglers and fishing enthusiasts from all around. Adventure seekers may want to explore abandoned gold mines, hot springs, and remote trail systems along the island as well.

Haines
4/28/2023
4/28/2023

Alaska's heritage comes alive in the handcrafted artistry of the Tlingit Indians and in the lively performances of the Chilkat Dancers, with their brightly painted tribal masks. Get a glimpse of the town’s gold-rush history in local museums. Visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve—Haines boasts the world’s largest concentration of the magnificent birds, drawn to the area by the salmon-rich waters. Take a boat trip on Lake Chilkoot or a glacier country flightseeing trip.

Lynn Canal
4/29/2023
4/29/2023

A 67-mile waterway with breathtaking vistas of forests, wildlife and snow-capped mountains.

Juneau
4/30/2023
4/30/2023

Juneau is one of America's most beautiful state capitals, with the looming summits of Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts providing a gorgeous backdrop. Once part of Alaska's Gold Rush, the city boasts natural and manmade attractions. Downtown is filled with many vibrant buildings, including must-see St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, which houses artwork and artifacts dating back to the 18th century. From the bright mural in Marine Park to the carvings in House of Wickersham, downtown is filled with Alaska's own unique brand of culture and architecture. Often hailed as Juneau's most impressive sight, nearby Mendenhall Glacier is approximately 12 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. See the glacier on a float trip or a "flightseeing" adventure, or hike up one of its trails for a closer inspection. For a bird's-eye view, the Mt. Roberts Tramway offers a short, six-minute trek to the top of Mt. Roberts, 1800 feet above the city. If wildlife is your passion, scenic Admiralty Island has the world's highest concentration of brown bears.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
4/16/2023
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • TWO full days in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Margerie, Grand Pacific, Dawes, and the twin Sawyer Glaciers
  • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal, and Tracy Arm
  • Adventure exploration in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Kayak, paddle board, skiff, hike, and bushwhack in Tongass backcountry
  • Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House visits and Tlingit cultural presentation
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage, Icy Strait, and Frederick Sound
  • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, and kittiwakes
  • Search for wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, and eagles
  • Natural history narration from expert onboard guides
Remarks:
Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Triple rates are available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan); inquire for pricing details. Port taxes/fees are additional per guest.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1449171

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Company Info

Kathleen Stahl Travel Services
529 36th Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 271-8091