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Glacier Bay Small Ship Adventure Cruise

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

The 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer sails 19 departures roundtrip from Juneau with three days in Glacier Bay National Park for travelers intent on exploring lesser visited nooks and crannies with more opportunities for hiking and kayaking in the park. It also explores Icy Strait and spends a day in Haines for included adventures ashore: bikes, hiking, a float trip on the river and a shipboard presentation by local Chilkat Tlingit members.


  • THREE full days in Glacier Bay National Park—active exploration in the outback
  • Maximum adventure ashore and afloat
  • Tidewater glaciers: Margerie and Grand Pacific
  • Haines—hiking, biking, rafting, and history
  • Bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields
  • Whales and wildlife—bears, sea lions, seals, porpoises, eagles
  • Birding at South Marble Island—puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants, kittiwakes

About Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

8 day / 7 night —
Juneau, Alaska roundtrip
From: $2,995

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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 – Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Arriving in Juneau, you will be transferred from the airport to our hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.
Day 2 – Icy Strait / Cross Sound
Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.
Day 3 – Glacier Bay National Park
This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. And you have three days to do it. Get started! Taylor Bay sea stacks and rocky shores make for good adventure. Or hike the outwash field of glaciers winding down the Fairweather Mountain Range. The cool breeze off the nearby snow and icefields is energizing. If you motor over to Dundas Bay, keep your eye out for bears, humpbacks, and if you’re lucky, a wolf sighting. Kayak the bay. Bushwhack into the forest. Discover Glacier Bay outback.
Day 4 – Glacier Bay National Park
Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Step on deck with the ranger and take it all in.
Day 5 – Glacier Bay National Park
There’s adventure afloat and ashore. Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow. Follow the seal barks and chatter of birds by kayak and skiff. Pull on your gummies for a hike in boot-sucking mud across a glacial moraine. Then head up. The view is powerful. Back on the boat, don’t pass on your chance for a polar plunge, and then beeline straight for the hot tub. Bid adieu to your ranger this evening and take a forest walk at Bartlett Cove, if there’s daylight left.
Day 6 – Captain’s Choice
Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know firsthand—conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait? Whichever, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbor seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively.
Day 7 – Haines, Alaska
The center of adventure. Tucked beneath snowcapped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”—the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. Tonight, it’s a festive Farewell Dinner. A “photo journal” of your trip by your expedition team is the cherry on top.
Day 8 – Juneau – Disembarkation
Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates & Rates

DateNavigatorTrailblazerPathfinderShip Charter
Apr 14, 2018$2,295$3,795$4,195$214,895
Apr 21, 2018$2,295$3,795$4,195$214,895
Apr 28, 2018$3,495$4,345$4,745$246,895
May 5, 2018$3,495$4,345$4,745$246,895
May 12, 2018$3,495$4,345$4,745$246,895
May 19, 2018$3,945$4,745$5,145$271,895
May 26, 2018$3,945$4,745$5,145$271,895
Jun 2, 2018$3,945$4,745$5,145$271,895
Jun 9, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Jun 16, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Jun 23, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Jun 30, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Jul 7, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Aug 18, 2018$4,545$5,395$5,795$309,895
Aug 25, 2018$3,945$4,745$5,145$271,895
Sep 1, 2018$3,945$4,745$5,145$271,895
Sep 8, 2018$3,495$4,345$4,745$246,895
Sep 15, 2018$3,495$4,345$4,745$246,895
Sep 22, 2018$2,295$3,795$4,195$214,895

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 Admiral cabins and Owner’s Suite aboard S.S. Legacy, Commodore Suites aboard Safari Endeavour, and the Commodore Suites and Admiral cabin aboard Safari Explorer. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 40-88 guests (varies by vessel).

FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment.

The Ships

The Ships

Wilderness Adventurer

Wilderness Adventurer

Refurbished in 2011, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer is the ultimate platform to deliver an Un-Cruise Adventure—aboard the vessel and in the water. Loaded with amenities for action and comfort, it’s ready to welcome you aboard.

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