A special package tailored to break away from the masses, to engage, connect & explore the hidden gems of Alaska, for the ultimate wilderness adventure the ‘UnCruise’ way. Smaller ships with BIG adventures that access secluded coves and quiet corners, taking you deeper into the natural habitat of Alaska’s wildlife. The flexibility of the itineraries allows your captain to turn, pause, and linger if a whale surfaces or a bear appears on shore. With 60 guests onboard & a 3:1 guest to crew ratio, this experience is truly intimate. Alaska is meant for active adventures, picture bushwhacking & skiffing among the bergy ice, or kayaking along the walls of a steep fjord as you partake in activities on this off the beaten track trip, a journey that will stay with you for a lifetime.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 1nights accommodation in Juneau
• 7nights UnCruise in a Navigator Cabin on the Wilderness Adventurer
• Meals on board the Wilderness Adventurer as well as spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages
• Transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1
• Transfer from hotel to cruise on Day 2
• Transfer from cruise to airport on Day 9
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Day 1 Juneau
Upon arrival at Juneau Airport collect your transfer to your downtown hotel and explore the beauty of the state capital. Surround by the rich, green Tongass National Forest, Juneau is a popular tourist destination. Unique because it is the only state capital in the United States that is inaccessible by road, Juneau sits at sea level below the steep mountains that are home to the Juneau Icefield and the Mendenhall Glacier. Its temperate climate produces remarkable scenery with miles of hiking trails through woods and alpine meadows providing a glimpse of just how rugged the rainforest of Southeast Alaska is.
Day 2 Embark on Cruise
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to UnCruise’s hospitality area. Upon boarding, your crew greets you with champagne and smiles. Set sail for a week of scenic channels and secluded wilderness.
Day 3 Icy Strait/Cross Sound
Before you do anything, look out the window. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this far northwest corner is worth exploring. And if the tides are right, head out in the skiff with one of the guides for a closer exploration of the rugged shore. Seals and sea lions haul out on rocky outcroppings, resting before they disappear in the water to search for food. Whatever you do—wilderness trekking, skiffing, or paddling—your expedition team guides the way.
Day 4 Glacier Bay National Park
This crown jewel of America’s national parks covers 3.3 million acres (that’s a tad smaller than the state of Connecticut). Let that sink in. Most visitors see the same sliver of the park as everyone else. Not you. You’re going the furthest and exploring parts that 99% of visitors never go to. Get started! 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. Discover Glacier Bay outback.
Day 5 Glacier Bay National Park
Your camera’s memory card needs plenty of room. A National Park ranger comes aboard joining your adventures in Glacier Bay. South Marble Island is abuzz with activity. Rare sea birds, black oystercatchers, and orange-beaked tufted puffins can’t be missed. A colony of raucous sea lions adds to the hubbub. They add a distinct aroma to the air, too. Tucking into silent Tidal Inlet—the stomping grounds for bears, wolves, mountain goats, eagles—the backdrop is spectacular. At the end of the western-most arm of the bay sits Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. And possible views of glacial calving. Take it all in on deck and bid adieu to your ranger.
Day 6 Chatham Strait
Find a perch on the bridge with your captain, or with your guides on the bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or another inlet in the Tongass National Forest. Any spot’s a good one to pull over and stretch your legs. Hike, paddle, or skiff your way through this remote corner with bears on the shoreline, seals bobbing on the surface, and welcoming boughs of moss in the trees. It’s all yours to explore. Back on the boat, make a beeline straight for the hot tub.
Day 7 Captain’s Choice
Just what you need, morning stretches on deck with your guide. Warm those hard-at-play muscles. You know first-hand—conditions in Southeast change one inlet to the next. Your captain is at the helm and picks just the right spot. Wherever you head, the adventures are as big as the water is deep! So many hidden pockets in the Tongass National Forest. Give your paddle board skills a glide. Watch for big-eyed harbour seals from a kayak. Bushwhack into the forest of giants. Your guides know the area’s history and keep it lively.
Day 8 Haines
The centre of adventure. Tucked beneath snow-capped peaks, Haines has it all. Hiking, biking, rafting, and history. One thing’s for sure—the trails are irresistible. Go easy, or feel the burn—whatever your speed, the views reward in spades. Your expedition team shares the city’s captivating history. A trading outlet for Chilkat Tlingit, they called it “Dtehshuh”—the end of the trail. European explorers, the Klondike gold rush, a U.S. Army outpost—influences still apparent today. What holds your interest? Follow your curiosity on a self-led tour. Tonight, it’s a festive Farewell Dinner. A “photo journal” of your trip by your expedition team is the cherry on top.
Day 9 Fly Home
Linger over breakfast this morning cruising into Juneau. Wish your crew and new friends goodbye. Then it’s off to the airport for your flight back to the UK.Want to alter anything?
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Selected dates between April – September
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