North America Alaska Cruise

Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

The 8-day Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise includes a comprehensive two days within Glacier Bay National Park for maximum adventure ashore and afloat plus diverse birding on South Marble Island.

The incomparable Glacier Bay National Park covers over three million acres with open ocean and fjord coastlines spanning most of its perimeter. Within the park, view two impressive tidewater glaciers, Margerie and Grand Pacific, and bushwhack and hike in old-growth forest and glacial outwash fields. Birding at South Marble Island will mean no rest for the binoculars while watching for puffins, oystercatchers, cormorants and kittiwakes.

Outside the bay, seek out seals and mountain goats in Tracy Arm, humpbacks in the whale-rich Frederick Sound, sea lions in Icy Strait and bears along the shoreline of Chatham Strait. A stellar expedition team guides the entire journey, with plenty of active daily options, including skiff rides, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding right from the small ship home base. This recipe for active adventure makes this itinerary a prime selection for our Alaska family cruises.

Cruise round-trip from Juneau aboard the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer, 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer or the 84-guest Safari Endeavour, venturing farther than 99 percent of visitors, having the time and flexibility that a small ship provides to sail into small coves and seek out wildlife viewing opportunities.

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