The Wilderness Discoverer small Alaska ship sails along the horizon line of the ocean with a blue sky and clouds.
Mom and baby cub drinking water from stream in Alaska
Wilderness Explorer Bow in Glacier Bay with guests viewing glacier
Kayakers kayaking up to a waterfall in Alaska's Northern Passage.
Sea Otter floating on its back in Alaska.
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North America Alaska Cruise

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

This 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay small ship cruise features on- and off-boat excursions along jagged coastline, narrow channels, secluded coves, tree-covered islets and lush backcountry wilderness. Cruise between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, in the waters of America’s largest national forest, the nearly 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Cook, the first European to enter Glacier Bay, in 1878. A national park ranger joins the ship for a day to enhance the Glacier Bay National Park experience by providing environmental interpretation and teaching about the park’s history, local culture, geography, flora and fauna.

Activities like hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are the perfect way to spot bald eagles, harbor seals and orca pods. Take a skiff ride near the Icy Strait to discover muskeg, enchanting mossy trees and kelp-threaded channels. Enjoy opportunities to seek out orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets at Bartlett Cove and mountain goats near South Marble Island. Marvel at the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. Be on the lookout for surprise appearances by whales, sea lions, harbor seals, otters, porpoises and dolphins. On land, guided hikes of all levels offer opportunities to encounter giant trees, tidal pools and one of the world’s largest populations of grizzly and black bears.

The main 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise begins in Juneau and ends in Sitka. There is also a reverse itinerary that begins in Sitka and ends in Juneau, as well as special themed departures. Select from the 36-guest Safari Explorer, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer or the 84-passenger Safari Endeavour, for the perfect chance to view Alaska’s massive glaciers and enter some of the world’s deepest fjords to hike, kayak and stand-up paddleboard. The Safari Explorer and Safari Endeavour are each a perfect basecamp for luxury Alaska cruises due to their unique amenities and ideal size.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Alaska cruises and Glacier Bay National Park cruises.



Itinerary

Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Itinerary

The main 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary travels southbound from Juneau to Sitka.

Route map of Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Cruise from Juneau to Sitka.
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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Upon boarding, be welcomed by the captain and crew with smiles and a cocktail. Begin the cruise in the magical channels of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait

Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, the captain makes the call. The guides provide gear and lead the adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or stand-up paddleboard, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Glacier Bay National Park

What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres, this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins the day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Upon arrival at South Marble Island, a haulout for sea lions, take in the sights, sounds and smells. Watch for mountain goats perched around the bend and foraging bears lower along shore. Farther up the bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Take in the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Watch lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs and if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this full day relaxing for the sail into Icy Strait.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Icy Strait

Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild with whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. Enjoy opportunities to view more rollicking sea lions and birds, but don’t forget to look straight down, as porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline to see a different sort of wild than the open strait, where swampy muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Ride a skiff along the shore and down through kelp-threaded channels.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Chichagof Island & Peril Strait

Kick off the morning with on-deck yoga stretches. Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast before stopping to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Take a skiff ride for a closer inspection of the moss-dripping trees that run right down to the water. With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible to spot them too. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools, hiking in the Tongass National Forest. Eagle-eyed guides lead the pack and pull up the rear. Later, wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Sergius Narrows & Neva Strait

There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods created by morning fog. The aptly named Sergius Narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and offer good territory for play. Ride ashore on a skiff and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float, working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. At Hoonah Sound, squeeze back into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light from the hot tub.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure among secluded coves and tree-covered islets. Drop anchor and get going aboard a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or skiff to be on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. There are no groomed trails here, only opportunities to enjoy a guided hike of which John Muir would approve. Toast the voyage with a festive farewell dinner and a photo journal of the trip: a gift from the expedition team.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Sitka, Alaska

Cruise into Sitka this morning over breakfast and then say farewell. Disembark and transfer to the airport, a hotel stay or land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines), non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; exclusive activities and shore visits; wellness amenities; presentations by onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature; taxes and port fees of $375 per person in 2021.

Payment & Cancellation

Reservations Made Prior to 7/29/20:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 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 may 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:
91 days or more – 50% of deposit
90 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 31 days – 75% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Reservations Made 7/29/20, On:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 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 may 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:
120 days or more – 50% of deposit
119 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

A booking or future travel certificate re-accommodated to a new sailing date is a one-time only move and remains non-refundable. Cancellation of your re-booked cruise will result in the loss of any reservation payments on file at time of re-accommodation.

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.

Arrival & Departure

The main Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU), and ends in Sitka, Alaska (SIT). Plan flights to arrive to Juneau by 2:30pm on day 1 of the itinerary. Plan flights to depart Sitka no earlier than 11:30am on day 8.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for rent (Wilderness Explorer & Wilderness Discoverer) and 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.

Room Configuration

Select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy at 150-175% of the per-person listed rate; special triple-occupancy rates may also be available in select cabins. Call AdventureSmith for more details, as availability and rates vary by ship and cabin category.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 7 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval. Save $500 per child, ages 8 to 13, with the exception of holiday departures.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

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 small ship cruising unique.

Reverse Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Itinerary

The reverse 8-day Northern Passages & Glacier Bay itinerary travels northbound from Sitka to Juneau.

Route map of Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Cruise from Juneau to Sitka.
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Day 1
Embark Sitka, Alaska

There’s nothing like a hearty greeting from the crew and some bon voyage bubbly. With all souls settled in on board, the ship is underway. From the bow, Southeast Alaska welcomes with grand views.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Krestof & Nakwasina Sounds

There aren’t many straight lines along Baranof Island. Its western side is spattered with remote, uninhabited islands. These features mean endless opportunities for adventure among secluded coves and tree-covered islets. Drop anchor and get going aboard a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or skiff to be on the level with curious sea lions and possibly whales. Rocky intertidal zones make good beach combing. There are no groomed trails here, only opportunities to enjoy a guided hike of which John Muir would approve.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Neva Strait & Sergius Narrows

There’s an eerie, enigmatic feeling in these woods created by morning fog. The aptly named Sergius Narrows squeezes to only 300 feet wide in one spot and a shallow 24 feet deep. The shorelines are close and offer good territory for play. Ride ashore on a skiff and hike into the backcountry. Otters back float, working to crack snacks resting on their bellies. At Hoonah Sound, squeeze back into Neva Strait. Watch the scenery change in the late fading light from the hot tub.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Peril Strait & Chichagof Island

Kick off the morning with on-deck yoga stretches. Wend along a twisting channel known for dramatic currents. Peril Strait runs 50 miles to Salisbury Sound. Meander through glacier-carved fjords along the Chichagof coast before stopping to lower the kayaks and skiffs. Camera in hand, set off on land and sea explorations. Take a skiff ride for a closer inspection of the moss-dripping trees that run right down to the water. With one of the world’s largest populations of bears, it’s possible to spot them too. Go searching for giant trees and tidal pools, hiking in the Tongass National Forest. Eagle-eyed guides lead the pack and pull up the rear.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Icy Strait

Nearly to the Pacific Ocean, Icy Strait is remote and wild with whales and marine mammals. Spouts and fin slaps are certain giveaways. Enjoy opportunities to view more rollicking sea lions and birds, but don’t forget to look straight down, as porpoises and dolphins may hitch a ride on the bow wave. And don’t worry about missing any wildlife; it’s a favorite mission of the crew to point out any creatures they spot. Make a break for it and head for a quiet pocket along the rugged coastline to see a different sort of wild than the open strait, where swampy muskeg leads to forest bushwhacks. Ride a skiff along the shore and down through kelp-threaded channels.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Glacier Bay National Park

What a privilege. At 3.3 million acres—this UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is massive. At Bartlett Cove, a park ranger joins in on the day’s exploration and shares the park’s history. Orange-beaked puffins, guillemots and marbled murrelets are just a few possible sightings. Keep a tally—the list will grow. Arriving at South Marble Island, take in the multi-sensory experience of a sea lion haulout . Perched above around the bend, watch for mountain goats, and lower along shore, foraging bears. Up bay, glacial silt turns the water a milky white. Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers—one holding steady, the other retreating. Lounging harbor seals laze on bits of bergs. And if time allows, tuck up in Tidal Inlet. End this very full day with feet up, taking in the enormity of it all.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait

Lynn Canal or Chatham Strait, the captain makes the call. The guides provide gear and lead the adventure along the rocky outcroppings. By kayak or stand-up paddleboard, take in the size of this wilderness. Bald eagles dot the tree tops. Harbor seals bob up and under. Pods of orcas—the largest in the dolphin family—skim along the water’s surface. Toast the voyage with a festive farewell dinner and a photo journal of the trip: a gift from the expedition team.

Accommodations

Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, Wilderness Adventurer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Disembark Juneau, Alaska

Cruise into Juneau this morning over breakfast and then say farewell. Disembark and transfer to the airport, a hotel stay or land tour.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard vessel; onboard meals; premium wine, beer and liquor (excludes super-premium wines), non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embarkation/disembarkation day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; exclusive activities and shore visits; wellness amenities; presentations by onboard expedition/heritage guides and guest experts.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; optional excursions and land tours; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature; taxes and port fees of $375 per person in 2021.

Payment & Cancellation

Reservations Made Prior to 7/29/20:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 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 may 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:
91 days or more – 50% of deposit
90 to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 31 days – 75% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Reservations Made 7/29/20, On:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 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 may 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:
120 days or more – 50% of deposit
119 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

A booking or future travel certificate re-accommodated to a new sailing date is a one-time only move and remains non-refundable. Cancellation of your re-booked cruise will result in the loss of any reservation payments on file at time of re-accommodation.

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.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruise itinerary begins in Sitka, Alaska (SIT) and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Plan flights to arrive to Sitka by 2:30pm on day 1 of the reverse itinerary. Plan flights to depart Juneau no earlier than 11:30am on day 8 of the reverse itinerary.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and polar bear plunges. Snorkeling gear and wetsuits are available for rent (Wilderness Explorer & Wilderness Discoverer), and 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.

Room Configuration

Select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy at 150-175% of the per-person listed rate; special triple-occupancy rates may also be available in select cabins. Call AdventureSmith for more details, as availability and rates vary by ship and cabin category.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates; exceptions for children 7 years and under may be allowed with special pre-approval. Save $500 per child, ages 8 to 13, with the exception of holiday departures.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

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 small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

Apr 09 - Apr 16, 2021
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Apr 16 - Apr 23, 2021
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Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2021
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Apr 30 - May 07, 2021
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May 07 - May 14, 2021
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May 22 - May 29, 2021
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May 29 - Jun 05, 2021
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May 29 - Jun 05, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jun 05 - Jun 12, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jun 05 - Jun 12, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jun 12 - Jun 19, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jun 12 - Jun 19, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jun 19 - Jun 26, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jun 19 - Jun 26, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jun 26 - Jul 03, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jun 26 - Jul 03, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jul 03 - Jul 10, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jul 03 - Jul 10, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jul 10 - Jul 17, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jul 10 - Jul 17, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jul 17 - Jul 24, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jul 17 - Jul 24, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jul 24 - Jul 31, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Jul 31 - Aug 07, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Jul 31 - Aug 07, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Aug 07 - Aug 14, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Aug 07 - Aug 14, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Aug 14 - Aug 21, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Aug 21 - Aug 28, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Aug 28 - Sep 04, 2021
Safari Endeavour • 8 days
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Aug 28 - Sep 04, 2021
Safari Explorer • 8 days
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Sep 04 - Sep 11, 2021
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Accommodations

Choose the Small Ship that Fits Your Travel Style

Expedition Ship
Safari Endeavour

The 84-guest Safari Endeavour offers the luxury and amenities of a yacht with the price and efficiency of a small ship. Suites on this ship feature balconies, and activity options include stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.

Mid-Sized Cruiser
Safari Explorer

This luxury motor yacht embodies an ambiance of refinement and relaxation, with just 36 guests. The Safari Explorer cruises the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska's Inside Passage.

Expedition Ship
Wilderness Adventurer

Sailing with a maximum of 60 guests, the Wilderness Adventurer's small size and shallow draft allow her to explore regions of Alaska's Inside Passage unreachable by most other vessels. A full wrap-around viewing deck and EZ Dock launching platform provide immediate and intimate access to nature.

Deals

Current Deals on This Trip

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Offer expires December 15th, 2020
Save $400 On 2021 Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Cruises

Book your 2021 cruise and save up to $400 per person in this special early-booking deal.

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Deposit for Only $100 per Cabin on Select 2021 Alaska Cruises

Book now to secure your 2021 Alaska cruise with only $100 deposit per cabin.

Expert Review

Review from Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Leslie Camacho • August 24th, 2017
Expert Review: Northern Passages & Glacier Bay Cruise, Plus Kenai Lodges

Adventure Specialist Leslie Camacho reviews her Alaska small ship cruise aboard the 76-guest Wilderness Explorer and post-cruise land trip on the Kenai Peninsula.

Testimonials

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"FABULOUS"

The trip was FABULOUS! The boat was very nice, the crew and guides exceptional! All together a wonderful adventure!

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"Exceeded Our Expectations"

The spontaneous whale watching, nearly every day at some point, made the trip memorable. That the captain could slow down and maneuver in an area to extend our viewing is not something that could happen on an aircraft-carrier-sized cruise ship.

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Extend Your Trip

Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

Choose from a variety of other AdventureSmith Alaska trips to extend your journey, combine cruise itineraries, or opt for a pre-cruise extension with your fellow passengers on this cruise.

The Denali & Talkeetna Wilderness Rail Adventure is a pre-cruise escorted land tour featuring wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Talkeetna Mountains, and hotel overnights in Anchorage. This tour takes you through the Talkeetna Mountain and Denali National park by rail, visits the Alaska Native Heritage Center, and provides opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, kayaking, and river rafting or flightseeing (added cost). This land package aligns with Friday cruise departures. Northern Passages & Glacier Bay cruises departing on other days require additional hotel night(s).

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6 Day Land Tour
Denali Backcountry Explorer

Spend 3 nights at a remote backcountry lodge situated 90 miles inside Denali National Park. Unbeatable wildlife viewing, landscape photography, guided hikes, fishing, dog sleds and an Alaska railroad ride can be customized to complement any Alaska small ship cruise.

From $2365USD
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7 Day Land Tour
Alaska Wildland Collection

The 7-day Alaska Wildland Collection is a seamless Alaska adventure promising remote and in-depth exploration of the Kenai Peninsula. Easy access from Anchorage, short travel times, fun activities and special youth rates make this a great family travel option.

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From $4595USD
May Jun Jul Aug
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Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

This 8-day cruise between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, aboard 74-guest Wilderness Explorer, features a visit to Misty Fjords National Monument and many opportunities to explore the back passages and narrow waterways of the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage.

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From $4495USD
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure Cruise

Enjoy 2 days venturing farther than 99% of visitors into Glacier Bay National Park. Plus, a day of adventure in Haines. Choose between 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer or 74-guest Wilderness Explorer as your home base.

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From $3795USD
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Great National Parks of Alaska

Aboard the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer and a host of wilderness lodges, this land-and-sea trip explores Alaska's Glacier Bay, Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks, with all your accommodations and transfers included for a seamless best-of-Alaska experience.

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From $11795USD
Jun Jul Aug Sep
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Alaska’s Glacier Country

The 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer and 22-guest Safari Quest explore Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska's Inside Passage and Ford’s Terror Wilderness Area on this adventure cruise. Get close to Alaska’s impressive glaciers, plus hike, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and whale-watch with naturalist guides.

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From $3895USD
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

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