Alaska Fjords & Glaciers
This 8-day Alaska Fjords & Glaciers small ship cruise features glaciers, fjord cliffs, deep valleys, whales, Tlingit culture and Alaska’s backcountry. Dawes Glacier gleams, the hanging waterfalls of verdant Tongass National Forest mystify, towering fjord cliffs give perspective and one of Alaska’s oldest towns comes alive with a guided tour on its history and culture. Activities for all levels enable up-close exploration of “The Yosemite of the North,” Misty Fjords National Monument.
Skiff rides, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and hiking all present opportunities to explore the natural world, with options suited to varying activity levels. Guides keep watch to help spot harbor seals and their pups, shore birds, black bears, mink, eagles, orca, porpoises, seals, otters, Sitka deer and mountain goats along Endicott Arm, Fords Terror, Stephens Passage, Thomas Bay, Wrangell and Behm Canal.
The main 8-day Alaska Fjords & Glaciers cruise begins in Juneau and ends in Ketchikan. There is also a reverse itinerary that begins in Ketichikan and ends in Juneau, as well as special themed departures. Choose between the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer, 74-guest Wilderness Explorer, 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, 90-guest S.S. Legacy and the 22-guest Safari Quest for the exciting opportunity to view massive glaciers and fjords, take-in native culture and experience the Alaskan wilderness.
Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Alaska cruises.