Double-occupancy accommodation in selected cabin aboard Wilderness Discoverer or Wilderness Explorer and a standard double-occupancy room at Anchorage hotels, Seward Windsong Lodge, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, Camp Denali or North Face Lodge as indicated in itinerary; meals where indicated; spirits, wine, beer aboard ship; non-alcoholic beverages aboard ship; all transfers and baggage handling throughout itinerary (transfers between airport/vessel are provided on embark/disembark days only); Alaska Railroad passage in Luxury Dome Car (round-trip Anchorage-Seward and one-way Denali-Anchorage); entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel or lodge-naturalist-guided activities and equipment.
Airfare to and from Alaska; internal airfare between Juneau and Anchorage; any additional hotel overnights in Juneau or Anchorage; discretionary gratuities to vessel crew and lodge staff; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours not indicated in the itinerary; optional flight from Kantishna back to Denali entrance; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature; alcoholic beverages at the wilderness lodges and premium wine/spirits aboard ship. Taxes and port fees of $600 per person for 2021.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $3,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – 50% of deposit
120 to 91 days – 20% of total trip cost
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Great National Parks of Alaska land-and-sea adventure begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU) and ends in Anchorage, Alaska (ANC). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Juneau by 2:30pm on day 1 of the itinerary; a transfer is provided from the Juneau airport to the vessel/hospitality area if arriving on day 1. Plan flights to depart Anchorage any time on day 18; a departure transfer from your Anchorage hotel to the airport is included.
A post-cruise flight from Juneau to Anchorage is required on Day 8 of the itinerary, and must be independently arranged by each traveler (not included in the trip rate). Your AdventureSmith Specialist can provide guidelines for booking this flight.
Included (and optional) activities are available and vary by accommodation on this trip:
Wilderness Discoverer or Wilderness Explorer
Whether you are looking for moderate activity or vigorous, extended and challenging outdoor pursuits, the Wilderness Adventurer crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include: whale watching, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Limited quantities of hiking poles, binoculars, mud boots and rain gear are available on board. To ensure availability and fit, we encourage you to bring your own gear.
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
Guided activities at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge are offered at your own pace, with casual, moderate and challenging options to best suit personal travel goals. Naturalist guides lead the way and provide safety briefings, instruction and wilderness interpretation on each excursion. Kayaking is offered in varying levels and suitable for those with any level of experience, including first-timers! For those with limited experience, or for families wishing to enjoy water activities together, there are group canoe paddles available, which can accommodate up to 10+ guests.
Activities at Camp Denali include daily naturalist guided hikes with a unique, historic status of being able to hike both deep in the park near Wonder Lake, as well as in the park’s two-million-acre, trail-less wilderness. The strenuous hike (all-day outing, 4-6 miles, up to 1,800 feet elevation gain) is for guests who want to hike at a steady pace for longer distances and gain significant elevation. Moderate hikes (all-day outing, 3-5 miles, up to 800 feet elevation gain) allow guests to travel through a variety of terrain at an average pace. Forays (all-day outing with 1-3 walks of a quarter- to a half-mile each) operate from a van and take short walks on the gravel park road, on unimproved trails or in firmer tundra, as group members are able. Each year Camp Denali invites guest speakers to share their expertise in the field and through evening presentations. Independent activities consist of canoeing on Wonder Lake, biking along the Denali Park road, photography and fishing for grayling in Moose Creek or trout in Wonder Lake. Weather depending, a return scenic flight from the lodge to the park entrance may be available for an added cost.
Single, triple and quad occupancy may be available for a special rate. Contact an AdventureSmith Specialist for further details, pricing and availability.
Families & Children
Children ages 8 to 12 traveling with a full-fare adult receive a per-child discount of $1400.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique. Note that in rare circumstances, due to high winds, weather fronts or ocean conditions, we are unable to access the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge at scheduled times. Alternative activities and accommodations have been planned for this uncommon occurrence, but please be prepared for a possible change in schedule.