Cloud failure or liquid sunshine, our Alaska small ship adventure cruises are perfect for exploration—paddling, hiking, hot tub under the stars, “polar bear plunges,” even playing in the mud with your expert expedition team. Glacier Bay National Park; Native totems; breaching whales; soaring eagles; rainforests; northern lights. Do as much or as little as you like on an unforgettable journey.

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2018: April 29

Highlights


• TWO days in Glacier Bay National Park

• Wilderness exploration in the Tongass National Forest and Glacier Bay outback

• Margerie and Grand Pacific Glacier visits with a park ranger aboard

• Dawes Glacier and Fords Terror by skiff

• Orca and humpback whales in Frederick Sound and Chatham Strait

• Wildlife searches: black and brown bears, eagles, sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions, sea birds

• Kayak, paddle board and skiff remote inlets

• Beachcombing and tide pool discoveries

Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew meets you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing west toward Icy Strait.
Glacier Bay has a wow-worthy list of titles—National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve. At 3.3 million acres, add Endless Adventure Playground to the list. Head for the Glacier Bay outback. These are places most visitors never see. Dundas and Taylor Bays are in the southernmost reaches of the park. It’s less windswept tucked into a bay, but no less wild. Kayak around sea stacks. Or comb for critters if the tide is right. In far reaches, share the beach with sharp-eyed eagles and bears. Skiff deep in Dundas and make for the hills. A bushwack into the forest gets your heart pumping. Paddle through kelp in Taylor Bay. Backstroking sea otters hardly bat an eye at your boat. Your bartender has an Old Fashioned ready. Perfect timing too. It’s happy hour and time to swap stories of this big day with your shipmates.
An early morning pick-up. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Plus off-the-map places in bay that most visitors pass by. Have your binoculars handy—South Marble Island is a birder’s slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water. Guillemots and gulls chatter up the airwaves. The snoozing sea lions don’t seem to mind. Cruise to the far end of Tarr Inlet where Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, pull into narrow Tidal Inlet. Bears like to forage along this shoreline. Mountain goats too. Back at Bartlett Cove, if time and daylight allow, take a forest hike around the park’s HQ, and say farewell to your ranger.
Chatham Strait stretches for 150 miles in the Tongass National Forest. Options aplenty, your captain navigates to the best. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it’s time to go play. Energy flows as you hike up through moss-covered trees. Stick to the water and don’t forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke. Beachcomb rocky shores. Tiny creatures cling to rocks. Tonight, take a nightcap to the sun deck and watch the sky.
Salmon streams dot the coastline—where there’s salmon, there are bears. Kuiu Island is home to one of the world’s densest populations of black bears. Scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for them from a kayak or skiff. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch checking out tide pools and abundant life in the intertidal zones. It’s remote, and remarkable.
Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feast in the krill-rich waters. After your breakfast, look for whales eating theirs. Chances are high they will be—time to hang and enjoy the show. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. When a bear takes notice, they generally scram. But carrot-billed black oystercatchers give you a talking-to. Tonight, toast another big day in Alaska.
Snow covered mountains. Glacier-carved valleys. White thunder of calving ice. It’s an impressive Wilderness Area. Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals pups laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror. The fjord’s steep walls are streaked with waterfalls. Choked with ice, at the end of the arm, meet Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, a calving slice makes a mega-splash. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from you expedition team.
Mmmm, fresh baked pastries over one last breakfast. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau airport.
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

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Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

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Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

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Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

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Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

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Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Master Stateroom

$ 5995 USD pp
Master Stateroom
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Commander Stateroom

$ 6495 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
Fixed queen, double or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Captain Stateroom

$ 6995 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Master Stateroom Single

$ 7795 USD pp
Master Stateroom Single
Fixed double bed, view window, private bath with shower.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 7895 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
Queen or twin beds, view window, private bath with shower.

Jr. Commodore Suite

$ 8795 USD pp
Jr. Commodore Suite
Queen or twin beds, refrigerator, wrap around view windows, private bath with shower.

Owners Suite

$ 12295 USD pp
Owners Suite
300 Sq. Ft. entertainment and sitting area with wet bat, refrigerator, media center. 300Sq. Ft. master bedroom with kind bed, view windows, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.

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Length:192 feet

Passenger:88 guests

Built: 1983, renovated 2013

Come aboard the 88-guest S.S. Legacy and take a step back in time. Our replica coastal steamer exudes old-world charm, with the benefits of modern comforts. Simultaneously elegant and casual, the vessel boasts carved wooden cabinetry and turn-of-the-century décor. Four decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for taking a stroll at sunset and gathering with new friends. The lounge offers a full bar, the open-seating dining room includes a wine bar, and, for a step back in time, sidle up to table in the Pesky Barnacle Saloon.

The onboard wellness program is accessible to all guests and includes two hot tubs on the bridge deck, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite. Elevator access is available to three of the public decks.

There are six cabin categories aboard the S.S. Legacy: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; Junior Commodore Suite, and Owner's Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles, triples, or quadruples can be accommodated.

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