The white and green small ship the Wilderness Adventurer floats in front of a massive glacier in Alaska as kayakers paddle around it.
Guests Hiking Lamplugh in Glacier Bay witha view of a fjord with a glacier.
In front of tall fjord walls with waterfalls the white and blue Safari Endeavour ship floats as a group of kayakers paddle yellow and blue kayaks.
Group of Alaska travelers on a Zodiac watching multiple gray whales shoot air through their blowholes.
Mom and baby cub drinking water from stream in Alaska
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North America Alaska Cruise

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

This 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay small ship cruise features on- and off-boat excursions along jagged coastline, narrow channels, secluded coves, tree-covered islets and lush backcountry wilderness. Cruise between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, in the waters of America’s largest national forest, the nearly 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, the first European to enter Glacier Bay, in 1878. A national park ranger joins the ship for a day to enhance the Glacier Bay National Park experience by providing environmental interpretation and teaching about the park’s history, local culture, geography, flora and fauna.

Activities like hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are the perfect way to spot bald eagles, harbor seals and orca pods—and the perfect way to experience Alaska together on this itinerary that’s one of our curated Alaska family cruises. Take a skiff ride near the Icy Strait to discover muskeg, enchanting mossy trees and kelp-threaded channels. Enjoy opportunities to seek out orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets at Bartlett Cove and mountain goats near South Marble Island. Marvel at the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. Be on the lookout for surprise appearances by whales, sea lions, harbor seals, otters, porpoises and dolphins. On land, guided hikes of all levels offer opportunities to encounter giant trees, tidal pools and one of the world’s largest populations of grizzly and black bears.

The main 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise begins in Juneau and ends in Sitka. There is also a reverse itinerary that begins in Sitka and ends in Juneau, as well as special themed departures. Select between the 36-guest Safari Explorer and the 84-passenger Safari Endeavour for the perfect chance to view Alaska’s massive glaciers and enter some of the world’s deepest fjords to hike, kayak and stand-up paddleboard. The Safari Explorer and Safari Endeavour are each a perfect basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their unique amenities and ideal size.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, small ship Alaska cruise options and Glacier Bay cruise and Inside Passage cruise itineraries.



Itinerary

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Itinerary

The main 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary travels southbound from Juneau to Sitka.

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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Upon boarding, be welcomed by the captain and crew with smiles and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, get underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes all with Coast Mountain views.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait

Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, the captain makes the call. The guides provide gear and lead the adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or stand-up paddleboard, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Glacier Bay National Park

What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins the day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Upon arrival at South Marble Island, a haulout for sea lions, take in the sights, sounds and smells. Watch for mountain goats perched around the bend and foraging bears lower along shore. Farther up the bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Take in the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Watch lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs and if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this full day relaxing for the sail into Icy Strait.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Icy Strait

Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild with whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. Enjoy opportunities to view more rollicking sea lions and birds, but don’t forget to look straight down, as porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline to see a different sort of wild than the open strait, where swampy muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Ride a skiff along the shore and down through kelp-threaded channels.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Chichagof Island

Kick off the morning with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. 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, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear. Later, wind along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Baranof Island & Peril Strait

Wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back-float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure among secluded coves and tree-covered islets. Drop anchor and get going aboard a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or skiff to be on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. There are no groomed trails here, only opportunities to enjoy a guided hike of which John Muir would approve. Toast the voyage with a festive farewell dinner and a photo journal of the trip: a gift from the expedition team.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Sitka, Alaska

Cruise into Sitka this morning over breakfast and then say farewell. Disembark and transfer to the airport, a hotel stay or land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines), 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 $375 per person (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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot), including a booster shot for those eligible. There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The main Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU), and ends in Sitka, Alaska (SIT). Plan flights to arrive to Juneau by 3:00pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Sitka no earlier than 11:30am on Day 8.

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, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for rent (Wilderness Explorer & Wilderness Discoverer) and 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

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; 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.

Reverse Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Itinerary

The reverse 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary travels northbound from Sitka to Juneau.

A red line on a green and blue map of Southeast Alaska showing the route of the Northern Passages and Glacier Bay cruise between Sitka and Juneau
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Day 1
Embark Sitka, Alaska

There’s nothing like a hearty greeting from the crew and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, the ship is underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes with grand views.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure among secluded coves and tree-covered islets. Drop anchor and get going aboard a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or skiff to be on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. There are no groomed trails here, only opportunities to enjoy a guided hike of which John Muir would approve.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
Baranof Island & Peril Strait

Wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound. The shorelines are close and it’s good territory for play. Skiff ashore and hike into the backcountry. Otters back-float working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. Opening at Hoonah Sound, the squeeze is back on. Wind into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light—from the hot tub of course.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Chichagof Island

Kick off the morning with on-deck yoga stretches (your guides love it when you join them). Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast. Then stop. It’s a prime time to lower the kayaks and skiffs. 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, it won’t take long to find them. Your eagle-eyed guides lead the pack—and pull up the rear. Later, wind along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Icy Strait

Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild with whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. Enjoy opportunities to view more rollicking sea lions and birds, but don’t forget to look straight down, as porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline to see a different sort of wild than the open strait, where swampy muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Ride a skiff along the shore and down through kelp-threaded channels.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
Glacier Bay National Park

What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on the day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, take in the multi-sensory experience of a sea lion haulout . Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with feet up, taking in the enormity of it all.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait

Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, the captain makes the call. The guides provide gear and lead the adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or stand-up paddleboard, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface. Toast the voyage with a festive farewell dinner and a photo journal of the trip: a gift from the expedition team.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Juneau, Alaska

Cruise into Juneau this morning over breakfast and then say farewell. Disembark and transfer to the airport, a hotel stay or land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines), 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 $375 per person (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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot), including a booster shot for those eligible. There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise itinerary begins in Sitka, Alaska (SIT) and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Plan flights to arrive to Sitka by 3:00pm on Day 1 of the reverse itinerary. Plan flights to depart Juneau no earlier than 11:30am on Day 8 of the reverse 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, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for rent (Wilderness Explorer & Wilderness Discoverer), and 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

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; 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

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May 13 - May 20, 2023
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Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2023
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Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2023
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Jun 10 - Jun 17, 2023
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Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2023
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Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2023
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Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2023
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Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2023
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Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2023
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Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2023
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Jul 08 - Jul 15, 2023
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Jul 08 - Jul 15, 2023
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Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2023
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Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2023
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Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2023
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Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2023
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Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2023
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Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2023
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Aug 05 - Aug 12, 2023
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Aug 05 - Aug 12, 2023
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Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2023
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Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2023
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Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2023
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Aug 19 - Aug 26, 2023
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Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2023
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Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2023
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Sep 02 - Sep 09, 2023
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Sep 02 - Sep 09, 2023
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Sep 09 - Sep 16, 2023
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Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2023
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Sep 23 - Sep 30, 2023
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Apr 27 - May 04, 2024
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May 04 - May 11, 2024
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May 11 - May 18, 2024
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May 18 - May 25, 2024
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May 25 - Jun 01, 2024
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Jun 01 - Jun 08, 2024
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Jun 08 - Jun 15, 2024
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Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2024
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Jun 22 - Jun 29, 2024
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Jun 29 - Jul 06, 2024
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Jul 06 - Jul 13, 2024
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Jul 13 - Jul 20, 2024
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Jul 20 - Jul 27, 2024
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Jul 27 - Aug 03, 2024
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Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2024
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Sep 07 - Sep 14, 2024
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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.

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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.

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"FABULOUS"

The trip was FABULOUS! The boat was very nice, the crew and guides exceptional! All together a wonderful adventure!

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"Exceeded Our Expectations"

The spontaneous whale watching, nearly every day at some point, made the trip memorable. That the captain could slow down and maneuver in an area to extend our viewing is not something that could happen on an aircraft-carrier-sized cruise ship.

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"Definitely the Trip of a Lifetime"

This trip was incredible....definitely the trip of a lifetime for us. It measured up to and far beyond any of our expectations. From the wildlife sightings, the scenery, the incredible knowledge, passion, enthusiasm, and people skills of the expedition leaders.....this trip was spectacular.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

Choose from a variety of other AdventureSmith Alaska trips to extend your journey, combine cruise itineraries, or opt for a pre-cruise extension with your fellow passengers on this cruise.

The Denali & Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure is a pre-cruise escorted land tour featuring wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Talkeetna Mountains, and hotel overnights in Anchorage. This tour takes you through the Talkeetna Mountain and Denali National park by rail, visits the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and provides opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, kayaking, and river rafting or flightseeing (added cost). This land package aligns with Friday cruise departures. Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruises departing on other days require additional hotel night(s).

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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
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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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
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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8 Day Cruise
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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From $3900USD
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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8 Day Cruise
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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From $3600USD
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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8 Day Cruise
Alaska’s Glacier Country

The 84-guest Safari Endeavour and 22-guest Safari Quest explore Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska's Inside Passage and Ford’s Terror Wilderness Area on this adventure cruise. Get close to Alaska’s impressive glaciers, plus hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and whale-watch with naturalist guides.

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From $5900USD
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
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13 Day Cruise
Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

A collection of small ships make this iconic 13-day passage along the coastline between Seattle and Juneau, Alaska, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site Glacier Bay National Park.

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From $5800USD
Apr May Sep Oct
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

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