• Duration: 7 nights
  • When to visit: May - Sep
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

A Small Ship Cruise Holiday to Alaska, USA

Kayak, hike and explore with 3 exclusive cruising days in Glacier Bay National Park
Juneau to Sitka (or reverse)


  • Three exclusive days in Glacier Bay—UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve
  • View stunning glaciers throughout Glacier Bay National Park
  • Enjoy Park Ranger interpretation and discover the Bartlett Cove Visitor Center
  • South Marble Island sea lion haulout and spectacular birding
  • Icy Strait whale watching and wildlife viewing in Peril Strait
  • Hikes ashore in Glacier Bay National Park and along Chichagof Island’s waterfall coast
  • Explore via kayak, paddle board, and skiff

To Book This Holiday or find out more call our Travel Specialists on: 01902 798008 or contact us online.
Small Ship Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier Bay in Alaska, USA
Small Ship Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier Bay in Alaska, USA

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Day 1 - Juneau, Alaska — Embarkation
Welcome aboard! Meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll be cruising the scenic channels of the Inside Passage.

Day 2 - Glacier Bay National Park
One of America’s crown jewel national parks is yours to explore and marvel at for the next three days—Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A National Park Ranger joins you to explore coves and corners of the bay that most visitors miss. Tidewater glaciers sweep like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys, terminating before you in the waters of Glacier Bay.

Paddle a kayak and be awed at the face of a massive glacier. Go on a boot-sucking trek through sandbars and rainforest. And ride a skiff along shore for an up-close exploration of Glacier Bay. You'll find sea lions, mountain goats, sea otters, bears, moose, eagles, and spectacular scenic backdrops. Linger near South Marble Island to spot the many species of rare sea birds that call this area home. Keep your eyes on the water and the island for brightly-colored puffins and Black Oystercatchers. Stop in Bartlett Cove for a visit to the Park Service's Headquarters.

Day 3 - Glacier Bay National Park
Enjoy another day of guided exploration in the park.

Day 4 - Glacier Bay National Park
Make the best of your third and last day in this majestic national park.

Day 5 - Icy Strait
Set your course for arguably the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Join the Captain on the bridge or the Expedition Leader out on deck in search of marine mammals. Camera in hand, begin your land and sea exploration of these remote reaches. Ride the skiffs for a closer inspection of the rugged and wild coastline with eyes set on the shore for possible bear sightings.

Day 6 - Chichagof Island / Baranof Island
Meander along the spectacular waterfall coast of Chichagof Island. In the Un-Cruise expedition spirit, marvel at the grand scenery as our crew expertly guides you through unsung, glacier-carved fjords. Anchor in remote waters for an opportunity to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Explore the shoreline on an intertidal walk or forest exploration with your guides.

Day 7 - Peril Strait / Sergius Narrows
Peril Strait runs 50 miles from Chatham Strait to Salisbury Sound. This haven for small boats is scenically highlighted by a very narrow connecting passageway called Sergius Narrows and an opening at Hoonah Sound. This historic and wildlife-rich waterway is a great place to watch the shoreline for bears, the waters for otters and whales, and to look skyward for eagles. The passage narrows to only 300 feet in one spot (24 feet deep). After an adventurous, but “un-perilous” day, toast your voyage with a festive Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip presented by your Expedition Leaders.

Day 8 - Sitka — Disembark
Gather for breakfast this morning as you cruise into Russian-influenced Sitka for disembarkation. Transfer to the airport or begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.   

Due to the nature of our explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.

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