Inside Passage: Alaska Fjords and Glaciers

from £3910 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Aug
Alaska's Inside Passage

Inside Passage: Alaska Fjords and Glaciers

from £3910 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Aug

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Highlights

In pictures
Humpback whale

Look out for bears, wolves, whales, otters and bald eagles

Hiking overlooking Alaska's Inside Passage

Head ashore for guided hikes

Alaskan totem pole

Learn about native culture amongst the totems of Wrangell

Ketchikan

Visit remote coastal towns

Cruising and kayaking the Inside Passage

Cruise and kayak past waterfalls and glaciers

Why this trip...

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Immersive exploration

Immerse yourself in your surroundings on a true exploration of remote and spectacular areas

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Choice of vessels

We offer a wide choice of small ships from simple budget-conscious options to purpose-built luxury vessels

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Expertly guided

In-depth knowledge and expertise will enrich your experience on this trip

Overview

Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage is best explored from the water, and this small ship expedition-style cruise offers the chance to really immerse yourself in a dramatic glacial wilderness. Travelling at a leisurely pace allows for an in-depth exploration, with time available to kayak amongst icebergs, join guided nature hikes ashore or keep watch for whales and bears from the deck.

Cruising on a small ship offers a more flexible and intimate experience, with plenty of time to enjoy an interactive discovery of some of the many highlights of the Inside Passage. Share your experiences with like-minded travellers and a knowledgeable expedition team, who will be on hand throughout to educate and entertain as you make your way through remote fjords and pristine bays.

Throughout your cruise you're likely to spot a wealth of wildlife, from humpbacks, orcas and porpoises, to bears, moose and wolves, as well as bald eagles and countless seabirds circling overhead. Set against a pristine and unending backdrop of mountains, forests and ancient glaciers, this is a truly quintessential Alaskan adventure.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation, Juneau

Embark your vessel this afternoon, where you will meet your crew and get acquainted before setting sail for the Endicott Arm.

Embark your vessel this afternoon, where you will meet your crew and get acquainted before setting sail for the Endicott Arm.

Day 2 Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Snow-covered mountains, multiple shades of blue, and the white thunder of calving ice will take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you may spot harbour seals and their pups lounging on 'bergy bits' in the water. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror. Marvel at its towering walls, the many waterfalls that spill down them, and the high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline.

Snow-covered mountains, multiple shades of blue, and the white thunder of calving ice will take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you may spot harbour seals and their pups lounging on 'bergy bits' in the water. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror. Marvel at its towering walls, the many waterfalls that spill down them, and the high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline.

Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm
Bald eagles
Expedition ship cruising the Inside Passage

Day 3 Stephens Passage

As your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords, watch for humpback whales and orcas. Perhaps hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls, or kayak and paddleboard in search of bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbour seals.

As your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords, watch for humpback whales and orcas. Perhaps hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls, or kayak and paddleboard in search of bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbour seals.

Orca in Frederick Sound
Interpretive shore walk
Steller sea lions and kittiwakes

Day 4 Thomas Bay / Wrangell Narrows

Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along 'Christmas Tree Lane' as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along 'Christmas Tree Lane' as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

Wrangell Narrows

Day 5 Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder, Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day 6 Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest - you may encounter orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest - you may encounter orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Eddystone Rock, Behm Canal
Stellers jay, Tongass National Forest
Sea otter

Day 7 Misty Fjords National Monument

Affectionately called 'The Yosemite of the North', Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendour of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Affectionately called 'The Yosemite of the North', Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendour of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening, join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

Misty Fjords National Monument

Day 8 Disembarkation, Ketchikan

Enjoy a final breakfast on board before disembarking the ship this morning in Ketchikan.

Enjoy a final breakfast on board before disembarking the ship this morning in Ketchikan.

Accommodation

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Wilderness Explorer

With a maximum of 74 guests, this ship is fully equipped for action, adventure and exploration, and offers ample deck space for taking in the great outdoors. All guest cabins feature external views and private facilities.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £3910 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £1,000 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Return airport-ship transfers
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • Tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages
  • All skiff transfers, cruising & shore landings
  • All from-the-vessel activities and equipment including kayaks and paddleboards
  • Wellness amenities: hot tub, fitness equipment, and yoga mats
  • Presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • National Park entry fees
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on two sharing a standard cabin; please contact us for full range of cabin options.

Departure Duration Vessel Twin Cabin Price (pp)
06 Jun 2021 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £3,910
13 Jun 2021* 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £3,910
27 Jun 2021 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230
04 Jul 2021* 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230
18 Jul 2021 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230
25 Jul 2021* 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230
08 Aug 2021 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230
15 Aug 2021* 7 nights Wilderness Explorer £4,230

Departure dates marked with an asterisk (*) indicate sailing from Ketchikan to Juneau. All other sailings travel from Juneau to Ketchikan.

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