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Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Walk/Hike
Kayak
Stand-Up Paddleboard

Inside Passage: Juneau to Glacier Bay

From $8,998 - $12,998 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights

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Plus $300 pp port fees.

Alaska’s coastal wilderness is legendary, the ideal setting for an epic tale. Voyage by sea through the famed Inside Passage to witness ice-blue glaciers calving into dazzling fjords. Journey into the remote reaches of Glacier Bay National Park. Gaze across the horizon to catch a glimpse of an orca whale, or up at the towering sunlit totems of native Tlingit people. Kayak through hideaway harbors and hike picturesque backcountry trails. It sounds like fiction until you see it for yourself.

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Highlights

  • Discover wilderness trails in the realm of magnificent spruce forests, massive peaks and abundant wildlife
  • Kayak through the wild and pristine shoreline of Alaska's Inside Passage and wonder at the scale of the glacially carved landscape
  • Voyage into Glacier Bay National Park, listening for the rumble of a calving glacier from the deck of the Safari Explorer
  • Stride through a temperate rain forest to secret beaches as your Backroads Trip Leaders share inside knowledge of local natural history
Alaska

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Itinerary

Day 1 Hike to a spectacular vista of Mendenhall Glacier, then gain your bearings aboard the Safari Explorer | Savor a bubbly toast as you sail west toward Icy Strait | Listen for the telltale blow of humpbacks as you cruise into the richest whale waters of Southeast Alaska.

Day 2 Coast into Glacier Bay National Park, a World Heritage Site that reveals remnants of the last Ice Age | Kayak along the rugged coastline for your first up-close view of the territory | Stroll along the shoreline or venture inland as your leader bushwhacks your own trail inland.

Day 3 Engage with a National Park Ranger who comes aboard to share expert insight about the movement of glaciers | Breeze into Tarr Inlet, where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the icy water | Spot a black oystercatcher or tufted puffin amid the snoozing sea lions on isolated South Marble Island | Hike a trail along Bartlett Cove, where a forest of spruce and hemlock grows atop a glacial moraine.

Day 4 Voyage down the narrow Chatham Strait until the captain drops anchor in a remote inlet of Chichagof Island | Scan the shore for coastal brown bears—this area has one of the world's highest concentrations | Challenge your fellow travelers to a paddleboard race or opt to meander on land among moss-covered trees.

Day 5 Explore the remote Saginaw Bay on the northern end of Kuiu Island | Beachcomb along the secluded coastline and scope the intertidal zones for bears.

Day 6 Linger on deck to behold the spectacular sight of humpback whales gorging themselves in the krill- and herring-rich waters of Frederick Sound against the looming Coast Mountains | Along with bubble net feeding, today's whale performance may likely include tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping and breaching | Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska's oldest light station  | Watch for porpoises and sea lions from the ship's deck.

Days 7-8 Travel by skiff into Endicott Arm, a dramatic glacial fjord surrounded by snow-covered mountains | Yes, those really are harbor seals lounging on icebergs! | At the end of the road, come face to face with a powerful river of ice—Dawes Glacier | Find your land legs in Alaska's capital, Juneau.

Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Prices

From $8,998 - $12,998 pp dbl. occ.
8 days / 7 nights

See Dates & Prices Tab for single supplement pricing.
Plus $300 pp port fees.

Premiere Ship

Safari Explorer
UnCruise Ship

Safari Explorer (7 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Safari Explorer

UnCruise Ship

Safari Explorer (7 nights)

This 36-passenger expedition yacht is small enough to access unique locations but offers the space and amenities of a larger ship and is equipped with kayaks and paddleboards.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 7 dinners, 6 lunches

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

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