Alaskan Whales & Glaciers Cruise

Panoramic view of Glacier Bay national Park. John Hopkins Glacier with Mount Orville and Mount Wilbur in the background. Alaska
IDEAL LENGTH 7 nights
Price From $5,300 pp
When to Go May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Alaskan Whales & Glaciers Cruise

“By taking a small ship such as Safari Endeavour, you can get up close to the enormous glaciers such as LeConte, and the narrow fjords and iceberg-filled waters of Tracey Arm. Wildlife is a key aspect of this trip, with superb whale watching opportunities alongside the chance to spot black and brown bears, sea otters and eagles.”

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival

Upon arrival in Juneau, you’ll be escorted to your cruise ship, Safari Endeavour. You’ll familiarise yourself with your surroundings and unpack before you set sail.

Day 2

Day 2
Tracy Arm - Stephens Passage

Wake in a fjord flanked by sheer granite walls, cascading waterfalls and drifting icebergs. You’ll have the chance to jump in a skiff for a better look at the glacier, keeping an eye out for mountain goats, bears, and eagles as you head towards Stephens Passage.

Day 3

Day 3
Thomas Bay - Baird Glacier

Hike along Baird’s moraine, looking for shimmers of gold and quartz. This is also a nesting hotspot for arctic terns.

Back on board, enjoy a cocktail and a soak in the hot tub.

Day 4

Day 4
LeConte Glacier - Ideal Cove

If tides are low, take a walk to witness the icebergs resting on the mudflats at LeConte Glacier. If it’s high tide, a skiff will take you up-close to its iceberg gardens. Go paddle boarding at Ideal Cove.

Day 5

Day 5
Kake - Frederick Sound

Start your day in the native village of Kake with traditional storytelling and dancing. There’ll also be the chance to kayak in Saginaw Bay or along the Keku Islands, and hikers can head for the forest.

While cruising Frederick Sound, there’s a high chance you’ll see humpbacks.

Day 6

Day 6
Baranof Island - Peril Strait

See some of the most untouched wilderness in the Tongass. Head to the woods for a bushwhack, or take a kayak for a shoreline paddle.

Day 7

Day 7
Sergius Narrows - Neva Strait

This is a prime area for spotting sea otters, and the protected beaches are made for spotting bears.

End your day with a celebration dinner.

Day 8

Day 8
Sitka - Departure

After breakfast you’ll disembark in Sitka and be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Explore Alaska's LeConte, Baird, Sawyer and South Sawyer

  • Go whale watching in Frederick Sound

  • Skiff through iceberg waters of Tracy Arm

  • Boardwalk, bushwhack, and trail hikes in Tongass National Forest

  • Kayak, paddle board and skiff in hidden coves and narrow fjords

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