Puffin flying sighted on Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise
Guest Kayak in Glacier Bay
Brown bear by Lamplugh Glacier on Alaska's Inside Passage
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North America Alaska Cruise

Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

A collection of small ships make this iconic trip along Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans, hugging the coastline between Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. Cruise in both Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages, plus visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Glacier Bay National Park and Olympic National Park. Your transit is comprehensive and diverse: from the quiet reaches of Puget Sound’s Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands of Washington State up through Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest to the sheer rock walls of Misty Fjords National Monument and the deep Tlingit culture in Ketchikan. Kids of all ages will appreciate the diversity of this itinerary, making it an ideal option among our Alaska family cruises.

Choose from northbound departures in the spring and southbound departures in the fall, both optimal times for cruising. The spring season sees nature awakening for the warm months, fewer boats and people and the arrival of whales. In the fall season, expect vivid foliage, fewer crowds and wildlife foraging along the shoreline. 

Either the 86-guest Wilderness Legacy, 84-guest Safari Endeavour or 36-guest Safari Explorer is home base. Built on a unique reputation for adventure, these boats pamper up to 86 guests with a three-to-one guest/crew ratio, fresh and healthy meals, experienced expedition leaders/naturalists who know Alaskan culture and topography, high-end expedition gear, plus a wide variety of excursions to suit any activity level. The Safari Explorer and Safari Endeavour are each a perfect basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their unique amenities (Endeavour) and ideal size (Explorer).

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, Alaska cruises, San Juan Island cruises and Alaska Inside Passage cruise and Glacier Bay cruise itineraries.



Itinerary

Northbound Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise Itinerary

The northbound Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise begins in Seattle, Washington, and cruises northbound to Glacier Bay, ending in Juneau, Alaska.

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Day 1
Embark Seattle, Washington

Ah, the Emerald City! Check-in at the hospitality center and later, board your ship and settle in. Depending on your vessel, depart from downtown Seattle, cruising along the city’s picturesque waterfront. Or from Fishermen’s Terminal and transit historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, where it’s a 20-foot drop into the Salish Sea. Adieu, Seattle.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Olympic National Park & Hurricane Ridge

Hike in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and top-of-the-world, 360-degree views. Your trek at Hurricane Ridge takes you across fields of sub-alpine flowers in warmer weather and snow-covered hills in the colder months. On a clear day, you can see Canada across to the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Canada's Inside Passage

Mountains rise higher. Fjords get deeper. It’s a day of intricate waterways and cruising for critters, keeping watch for black bears on shore, including the elusive spirit bear. Civilization slips away as you enter remote waters leading north through British Columbia.

Surf-happy dolphins and porpoise like to catch a ride on the bow wave. Your captain and crew are on the lookout and give the call of a sighting. And a waterfall and old abandoned cannery come into view. That’s Butedale. Slow down and take it all in as forested fjords roll by. Aiming to entertain and educate over the next days, your expedition team is at the ready. Natural history, Native influences, and their favorite trivia games, too.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Canada's Inside Passage

Take your cup of joe to the bow. The world wakes up with you. Bald eagles watch the ship along its course from tree tops. Islands to the west, inlet-etched mainland to the east. The captain and mates navigate twisting passages. Harbor seals spend their days on rocky islets. Breathe in the fresh air and take in miles of forested wilderness. In the lounge, your bartender mixes up the daily special. Take the challenge and play a few friendly hands of cards with your shipmates.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
At Sea & Enter Alaska's Inside Passage

Today you sail through the northern-most portion of Canada’s wild Inside Passage and enter Alaska’s. Check out the bridge; it’s an ideal spot to look for whales and other wildlife. See what the crew has in store today. Maybe a cooking or cocktail demonstration or a galley tour. Or maybe learn more about navigation from the crew, and try your hand at tying knots! Anticipation builds as tomorrow you will start the Alaska portion of the adventure.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Misty Fjords National Monument

There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000-foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. The area’s affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Ketchikan & Traitor's Cove

In Ketchikan, connect with the Tlingit culture. Tribal leader and local legend Joe Williams, known as Ka Xesh X’e in his native language, guides you on a walking tour. With a rich oral tradition, the Tlingit passed stories from generation to generation—and Joe’s storytelling is captivating! Amble through the surrounding forest on a moderate-to-easy trail or challenge yourself to a hard-charger hike along trails and boardwalks past cedar, spruce, streams and waterfalls. This afternoon, sail into Traitor’s Cove. Kayak, skiff tours or hike? The choice is yours.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Wrangell Narrows & Thomas Bay

This morning, your ship winds into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s nicknamed “Christmas Tree Lane,” of course. In the afternoon, head into Thomas Bay. When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way-back backcountry of Alaska’s wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs and mud.

In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green on an interpretive walk through a grassy meadow into the forest.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 9
Chichagof Island

Spend some time on the bow as you glide through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then anchor for more activities. Time to lower the kayaks and skiffs and get up close and personal with a sea otter or wildlife watching from your kayak. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass National Forest, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 10
Icy Strait Whale Search

Bull whip kelp threads through nearby channels like deep, twisted mangroves. And you know better, but orange and purple starfish and jellyfish make it hard to believe you’re not in the tropics. Follow the currents out to where the sea lions flock to remote rock formations. Your captain is on the bridge, the expedition team on deck, and all eyes are on the water and the shore. Everyone is on-watch for the telltale blow of humpbacks. Come closer to the shoreline by skiff, kayak or on foot. Sometimes the smallest things are the biggest wonders. Take in the evening solitude from the bow, or the hot tub. Or both—why choose just one?

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 11
Glacier Bay National Park

There’s a cool factor, and it’s not just coming off the face of the glaciers! This 3.3 million-acre park was covered by ice as recently as 1795. Since then, the park’s receding glacier activity has made it a lot easier to access those inner reaches. Glacial history, retreats, advances, moraines. They come with expert insight from a park ranger and your onboard naturalists, so bring on the questions. Pigeon guillemots, puffins and cormorants colonize and nest at South Marble Island. One good whiff and a few loud barks give away one of its mammalian residents—Steller’s sea lions. It’s a full day in the bay exploring John Muir’s legacy, all the way to Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers. Celebrate with a toast to nature’s handiwork.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 12
Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. Today is day two inside the park, and you’re going the farthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. 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. Tonight, join your captain for the Farewell Dinner. As a special treat, your expedition team shares a slideshow of your journey.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Wilderness Legacy

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Juneau, Alaska

Disembark after breakfast. Transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; exclusive activities and shore visits; wellness amenities; presentations by onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature; taxes and port fees of $675 (2023 & 2024).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 days or more – 50% of deposit
119 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The northbound Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise begins in Seattle, Washington (SEA), and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Plan flights to arrive to Seattle by 2:00pm on Day 1 of the northbound itinerary. Plan flights to depart Juneau no earlier than 11:30am on Day 13 of the northbound itinerary.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, kayaking and standup paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Limited quantities of hiking poles, binoculars, mud boots, and rain gear are available on board. To ensure availability and fit, we encourage you to bring your own gear.

Room Configuration

In addition to any listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy at 150-175% of the per-person listed rate; special triple-occupancy rates may also be available in select cabins. Call AdventureSmith for more details, as availability and rates vary by ship and cabin category.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates and ships. Exceptions for children 7 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval. Save $500 per child, ages 8 to 17, with the exception of holiday departures.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Southbound Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

The southbound Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska, cruises northbound to Glacier Bay, then turns southbound to end in Seattle, Washington.

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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Welcome to Alaska’s capital city. Check in at the hospitality center and later, board your ship. Your captain and crew greet you warmly and help you settle in. Set sail from the harbor toward Lynn Canal—adieu, Juneau!

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Glacier Bay National Park

There’s a cool factor, and it’s not just coming off the face of the glaciers! This 3.3 million-acre park was covered by ice as recently as 1795. Since then, the park’s receding glacier activity has made it a lot easier to access those inner reaches. Glacial history, retreats, advances, moraines. They come with expert insight from your onboard naturalists, so bring on the questions. Pigeon guillemots, puffins, and cormorants colonize and nest at South Marble Island. One good whiff and a few loud barks give away one of its mammalian residents: Steller’s sea lions. It’s a full day in the bay exploring John Muir’s legacy—all the way to Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers. Celebrate with a toast to nature’s handiwork.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Glacier Bay National Park

This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. Today is day two inside the park, and you’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. 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.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Icy Strait Whale Search

Bull whip kelp threads through nearby channels like deep, twisted mangroves. And you know better, but orange and purple starfish and jellyfish make it hard to believe you’re not in the tropics. Follow the currents out to where the sea lions flock to remote rock formations. Your captain is on the bridge, the expedition team on deck, and all eyes are on the water and the shore. Everyone is on watch for the telltale blow of humpbacks. Come closer to the shoreline by skiff, kayak, or on foot. Sometimes the smallest things are the biggest wonders. Take in the evening solitude from the bow, or the hot tub. Or both—why choose just one?

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Chichagof Island

Spend some time on the bow as you glide through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then anchor for more activities. Time to lower the kayaks and skiffs and get up close and personal with a sea otter or wildlife watching from your kayak. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Closer inspection by skiff, moss-dripping trees run right down to the water. Any bears in there? With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools. Hiking in the Tongass National Forest, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
Wrangell Narrows & Thomas Bay

This morning, your ship winds into the Wrangell Narrows. Abundant bright red and green navigation lights guide the way. It’s nicknamed “Christmas Tree Lane,” of course. In the afternoon, head into Thomas Bay. When you come this far, you might as well go all in. This is way-back backcountry of Alaska’s wilderness. Glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs and mud.

In this playground, it’s all an option today. Kayak and skiff in water almost clear as glass. The mirror image of fjord walls plays on the surface. Hike through the outwash of Baird Glacier. Or keep it green on an interpretive walk through a grassy meadow into the forest.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
Ketchikan & Traitor's Cove

In Ketchikan, connect with the Tlingit culture. Tribal leader and local legend Joe Williams, known as Ka Xesh X’e in his native language, guides you on a walking tour. With a rich oral tradition, the Tlingit passed stories from generation to generation—and Joe’s storytelling is captivating! Amble through the surrounding forest on a moderate-to-easy trail or challenge yourself to a hard-charger hike along trails and boardwalks past cedar, spruce, streams and waterfalls. This afternoon, sail into Traitor’s Cove. Kayak, skiff tours or hike? The choice is yours.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Misty Fjords National Monument

There are places on the planet that completely overcome you. This is one of them. The beauty. The peace. The sense of place you feel. Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. And that alone is a lot to consider. Glacial valleys filled with sea water. Sheer 3,000-foot cliffs. Sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, all find safe haven here. Kayak in Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay and you find it’s just as easy to paddle and go, as it is to sit and float and take it all in. Or skiff to the base of a waterfall for a fjord-released shower. The area’s affectionate nickname, “The Yosemite of the North,” is deserved.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 9
At Sea & Enter Canada's Inside Passage

Today you sail into the northernmost portion of Canada’s wild Inside Passage. Check out the bridge; it’s an ideal spot to look for whales and other wildlife. See what the crew has in store today. Maybe a cooking or cocktail demonstration or a galley tour. Or maybe learn more about navigation from the crew, and try your hand at tying knots!

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 10
Canada's Inside Passage

It’s a day of intricate waterways and cruising for critters, keeping watch for black bears on shore, including the elusive spirit bear. Civilization slips away as you enter remote waters leading south through British Columbia. Surf-happy dolphins and porpoise like to catch a ride on the bow wave. Your captain and crew are on the lookout and give the call of a sighting. And a waterfall and old abandoned cannery come into view. That’s Butedale. Aiming to entertain and educate over the next days, your expedition team is at the ready. Natural history, Native influences and their favorite trivia games, too.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 11
Canada's Inside Passage

Take your cup of joe to the bow. The world wakes up with you. Bald eagles watch the ship along its course from treetops. Islands to the west, inlet-etched mainland to the east. Your captain and mates navigate twisting passages. Harbor seals spend their days on rocky islets. Breathe in the fresh air and take in miles of forested wilderness. In the lounge, your bartender mixes up the daily special. Take the challenge and play a few friendly hands of cards with your shipmate.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 12
Olympic National Park & Hurricane Ridge

Hike in Olympic National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—surrounded by rainforest, old growth forest, and top-of-the-world, 360-degree views. Your trek at Hurricane Ridge takes you across fields of sub-alpine flowers in warmer weather and snow-covered hills in the colder months. On a clear day, you can see Canada across to the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Tonight, join your captain for the Farewell Dinner. As a special treat, your expedition team shares a slideshow of your journey.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 13
Disembark Seattle, Washington

Disembark in Seattle after breakfast. Be transferred by the crew to the Seattle-Tacoma airport or begin your overnight stay or extended land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; exclusive activities and shore visits; wellness amenities; presentations by onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature; taxes and port fees of $675 (2023 & 2024).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 days or more – 50% of deposit
119 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The southbound itinerary begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU) and ends in Seattle, Washington (SEA). Plan flights to arrive to Juneau by 3:00pm on Day 1 of the southbound itinerary. Plan flights to depart Seattle no earlier than 12:00pm on Day 13 of the southbound itinerary.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, kayaking and standup paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Limited quantities of hiking poles, binoculars, mud boots, and rain gear are available on board. To ensure availability and fit, we encourage you to bring your own gear.

Room Configuration

In addition to any listed Single cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy at 150-175% of the per-person listed rate; special triple-occupancy rates may also be available in select cabins. Call AdventureSmith for more details, as availability and rates vary by ship and cabin category.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates and ships. Exceptions for children 7 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval. Save $500 per child, ages 8 to 17, with the exception of holiday departures.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Apr 17 - Apr 29, 2023
Wilderness Legacy • 13 days
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Apr 24 - May 06, 2023
Safari Endeavour • 13 days
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Sep 09 - Sep 21, 2023
Safari Explorer • 13 days
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Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2023
Safari Endeavour • 13 days
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Apr 15 - Apr 27, 2024
Wilderness Legacy • 13 days
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Sep 11 - Sep 23, 2024
Safari Explorer • 13 days
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Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2024
Safari Endeavour • 13 days
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Accommodations

Choose the Small Ship that Fits Your Travel Style

Expedition Ship
Safari Endeavour

The 84-guest Safari Endeavour offers the luxury and amenities of a yacht with the price and efficiency of a small ship. Suites on this ship feature balconies, and activity options include stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Mid-Sized Cruiser
Safari Explorer

This luxury motor yacht embodies an ambiance of refinement and relaxation, with just 36 guests. The Safari Explorer cruises the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska's Inside Passage.

Expedition Ship
Wilderness Legacy

A replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer, the 86-guest Wilderness Legacy features a dance floor, full bar and old-world charm, with modern adventure gear including kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. 

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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Groups Of 6 Or More Save 10% On Select 2023 Small Ship Cruises Worldwide

Choose from a variety of adventure cruises around the world and your group of 6 or more will receive 10% off.

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Save $500 On 2023 Alaska Cruises

Early bird gets the worm. Choose from a selection of 2023 Alaska adventure cruises and save $500 per cabin.

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Save $1,000 On 2023 Springtime Alaska Cruises

Spring savings! Save up to $1,000 on departures through May 13, 2023 when you book from a selection of Alaska adventure cruises.

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4th Person Travels Free On Select 2023 Alaska Cruises

Great for friends and family traveling together. Book 3 full fares and the 4th guest travels for free on Northern Passages and Glacier Bay Alaska cruises aboard the Safari Endeavour or Wilderness Legacy.

Expert Review

REVIEWS FROM OUR EXPERTS SO YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT

Justin Massoni • October 9th, 2022
Expert Review: UnCruise Alaska

All you need to know before you take an Alaska UnCruise. Read this review to hear from an expert’s eye what sets this operator's cruises apart from others in Alaska.

Testimonials

Hear It from Travelers Who Have Explored with Us

"Gorgeous Mountain Views, Lots of Wildlife & Glaciers"

Most enjoyed Glacier Bay National Park with gorgeous mountain views, lots of wildlife, and glaciers. Liked the variety of activities available from strenuous hikes for the super fit to easy ambles for the less ambitious.

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"Enthusiasm & Knowledge of Guides Added Greatly to Trip"

The small ship went into quiet coves, ability to get off to kayak and hike. We most enjoyed kayaking along glaciers and fjords, and beach walks. Great guides.

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The trip was wonderful; the animals & weather cooperated; the crew were extremely nice & helpful. 

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8 - 9 Day Land Tour
Denali Backcountry Explorer

Spend 3-4 nights at a remote backcountry lodge situated 90 miles inside Denali National Park. Unbeatable wildlife viewing, landscape photography, guided hikes, fishing, dog sleds and an Alaska railroad ride can be customized to complement any Alaska small ship cruise.

From $6630USD
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7 - 8 Day Land Tour
Alaska Wildland Collection

The 7- or 8-day Alaska Wildland Collection is a seamless Alaska adventure promising remote and in-depth exploration of the Kenai Peninsula. Easy access from Anchorage, short travel times, fun activities and special youth rates make this a great family travel option.

From $4645USD
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12 Day Land Tour
Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari

On this 12-day Alaska wildlife safari, travel farther afield from standard routes, for a genuine Alaskan wilderness adventure. With only 14 or fewer fellow travelers and in the company of top naturalist guides, sample some of Alaska's highlights—with a few by private excursion. Along the way, stay at vetted, authentic Alaskan lodges and hotels.

From $14495USD
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

This 8-day cruise between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, features a visit to Misty Fjords National Monument and many opportunities to explore the back passages and narrow waterways of the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. Board one of three small adventure ships to view massive glaciers and fjords and experience true Alaskan wilderness.

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Treasures of the Inside Passage: Alaska & British Columbia

This 14-day itinerary between Seattle, Washington, and Sitka, Alaska, is an educational voyage aboard 100-guest sister ships National Geographic Quest or Venture.

From $10960USD
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Enjoy 2 days venturing farther than 99% of visitors into Glacier Bay National Park. Plus, Tracy Arm, Frederick Sound, Icy Strait and Chatham Strait. Choose between three 60- to 84-guest Wilderness expedition ships as your home base.

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