Glaciers, Humpback whales (and others), mountains, endless forest, a wealth of wildlife and plenty of activity and relaxation are the hallmarks of this cruise. Every day you will have the choice of walking in the forest with a guide, kayaking, exploring and looking for wildlife in a Zodiac, or relaxing on board while scouring the area for some of the spectacular wildlife.

We will spend a full day in Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. A park ranger joins you on board as a font of knowledge, and we hope to see Sea lions, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds at South Marble Island. Mountain goats climb and bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers on their downward march into the bay.

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.

Highlights


• Full day in Glacier Bay National Park, joined by a park ranger

• Haines history and adventure—hike, bike, or river float trip

• Learn about Chilkat Tlingit Native culture

• Wilderness wildlife—whales, Dalls porpoise, sea lions, and black bears

• Birdwatching—eagles, puffins, black oystercatchers, and other seabirds

• Kayak, paddle board, and skiff in rugged wildlife-rich coves

• Hike and beachcomb in Tongass National Forest

• Captain’s choice wilderness exploration

Welcome aboard! It’s time to relax and meet your crew. And as you sail away in Sitka Sound, what’s also worthy of your precious time are the unmistakable views of Mt. Edgecumbe—a volcanic wonder in its own right.
Shhh. If you don’t say a word, you can hear the sounds of these Sounds. Dense Baranof Island forest to one side. Small, wild, lesser-known islands on the other. You might even spot black bears loping on shore although they’re likely to catch a whiff of you first. And keep watch for neighboring sea lions and eagles, too. Your first day offers options to drop anchor and find adventure. Slip into a kayak. Nose along shore in a skiff. Or head into the Tongass National Forest on foot with your expedition team. The possibilities, endless. Reward yourself when you get back to the boat, the crew will have a treat waiting.
Nothing like kick starting the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a chaser of exploration mode d’jour—motor, paddle, boots. It might be your toughest transition of the day. In and around Icy Strait, glide through giant bullwhip kelp (it can grow to over 100 feet long). Skiff to a rocky outcropping and watch sea lions play. Mud boots serve their purpose on a forest hike with your top-notch guides, who are sharp and have plenty to share about everything Alaska—animals, plants, and even geology. At the end of this unforgettable day, you’ve earned a soak in the hot tub.
Enter, the granddaddy of national parks—Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. Once you round Point Gustavus, a park ranger joins you on board with a font of knowledge. The specialness of this place starts to sink in, as one of its truly privileged visitors. Sea lions jockey for position among puffins, black oystercatchers, and other sea birds at South Marble Island. Mountain goats climb and bears scrounge for food along the park’s inland shores. Motor deeper into the park to Margerie and Grand Pacific, two tidewater glaciers on their downward march into the bay.
Your course is set—wildlife-rich Alaskan wilderness. Head to the bridge or bow, and watch for whales and other creatures before tucking into Port Frederick or some other wild inlet. You’re about to get a close up look. Muskeg under foot, head out on a bushwhacking hike in the Tongass National Forest or board a skiff, eyes wide for bears on shore.
Not so much a canal, as a fjord—in fact, North America’s deepest at over 2,000 feet. This once major route of Klondike gold rushers is now a busy inlet for humpbacks, orcas, Dall’s porpoise, Steller sea lions, salmon, halibut, and mischievous river otters. And that’s at water level. Look up, and you see bald eagles. Looking like golf balls in the tree tops when they’re not soaring overhead. But it’s not all looking and seeing today, your captain is on task to pick the prime spot for adventure. Feel the burn on a long paddling excursion. Search tide pools for microscopic life. Or, hike a shadow-filled forest.
The unofficial adventure capital of Alaska. Hard-charging or smell the flowers, pick your speed. In this bald eagle hotspot, you have choices to make. Hit the trailhead with your guides to the top of Chilkat Peninsula or the shores of Chilkat Inlet. Some of the best trails with the best views. Or, raft along the Chilkat River on a float trip through the bald eagle preserve. The local history—native culture, influence from European explorers, as a US Army outpost, and its gold rush past. Chilkat Tlingit members come aboard and share their tribe’s cultural history and thousands-of-year-old legacy. Soak it up. Then see the sites on foot or by bike with free time in town. It’s a big day. Tonight, celebrate your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and special photo recap from your expedition team.
It’s your last morn of freshly baked pastries. Eat ‘em up and get in your farewells as you cruise into Juneau to transfer to the airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Master Stateroom

$ 6295 USD pp
Master Stateroom
103-104, 212, 301-302 Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

Commander Stateroom

$ 6895 USD pp
Commander Stateroom
303-308, 311-322 Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

Captain Stateroom

$ 7395 USD pp
Captain Stateroom
105-112, 203-204, 209-210 King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

Single

$ 8185 USD pp
Single
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.

Admiral Stateroom

$ 8395 USD pp
Admiral Stateroom
201-202, 309 King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

Commodore Suite

$ 11395 USD pp
Commodore Suite
205-208 Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Additional charges:

Port taxes/fees: 375 USD pp

Safari Endeavour

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 232 ft

Passenger Capacity: 88

Built / Refurbished: 1983 / 2012

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Ready for adventure at a moment’s notice, the Safari Endeavour is fully loaded with adventure equipment: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and snorkel gear and wetsuits; plus, a hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera. For those moments when attention turns to relaxation, the vessel comes equipped with two hot tubs, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a massage suite.

There are five cabin categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; desk and chair; private bath with shower; generous storage and closet space.

Cabin layout for Safari Endeavour

Rail, Denali & Knik River Endeavour

Complete your Alaskan adventure cruise aboard the Safari Endeavour with our 7-night pre-cruise land tour into Denali National Park, the wilderness surrounding the Knik River, Fairbanks, and Anchorage.

Save up to $1000 on a 2020 Alaska Adventures

Save $1,000 per couple ($500/person) per week aboard the S.S. Legacy or Safari Endeavour — Commander cabins and above. Savings double on 14-night cruises. 

Save $500 per couple ($250/person) per week aboard the Wilderness Discoverer or Wilderness Explorer — Trailblazer cabins and above. Savings double on 14-night cruises. 

Offer valid on NEW 2020 Alaska reservations booked January 2–February 28, 2020.

Prices online do not show the discounted rates. Terms and Conditions apply, special offer is subject to availability, please contact us for more details.

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