Itinerary NotesWe may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes our style of travel unique.
Arrival & DepartureYour Glacier Bay Adventure starts and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Airport arrivals may be at anytime on Day 1 and departures may be at anytime on Day 7. Transfers will be provided both upon arrival on Day 1 and on Day 7 for your return flight home.
Internal FlightsInternal flights from Juneau to Gustavus are booked aboard small planes. While these are regularly scheduled flights they are almost like a flight-seeing excursion and we feel this is part of the Alaska experience. Baggage limits on these flights are 70 pounds per person, and travelers will be charged 50 cents per pound for additional luggage.
ActivitiesIncluded in this trip are sea kayaking, glacier trekking, a helicopter ride and opportunities to hike. Optional add-on activities include Alaska fishing from salt-water charters to Blue Ribbon stream fishing; the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that climbs nearly 3000 feet in just 20 miles and features cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees; additional sea kayaking and whale watching; flight-seeing; a visit to the brown bears of Chichagof Island and the option to ride the longest zip line in the world; and golfing at Mt. Fairweather Golf Course.
Departs Any Day:From early June through late September. Prices are per person for 2014, based on double, triple or quadruple occupancy cabins.
IncludedAirport arrival transfer via courtesy shuttle, most meals, accommodations in a mix of hotels and rustic lodges, entrance fees, leadership, crew, local guides, kayaking, hiking activities, private coach transfers in Gustavus.
ExclusionsTaxes of $216 per person double occupancy,$204 per person triple/quad occupancy. Airfare to Alaska, airport taxes, excess baggage charges; any additional hotel nights in Gustavus or Juneau; some meals, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, and insurance of any kind.
Payment & CancellationA deposit of 50% of the total tour cost is required to book this trip. The remaining 50% of the tour cost is due 90 days before departure. Cancellation fees are as follows, for days prior to departure:
91 days or more - 50% of deposit
31-90 days - 50% of total tour cost
0-30 days - 100% of total tour cost
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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Denali Backcountry ExplorerExperience Denali National Park in style from a remote wilderness lodge located 90 miles inside the park. Your up-close exploration is enhanced by a trip aboard the historic Alaska railroad, two nights in Anchorage and an optional scenic flight over Mt McKinley. Our Denali Backcountry Explorer can be customized to begin on any day to complement any Alaska small ship cruise.
Brown Bears of KatmaiExperience one of Alaska’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the brown bears of Brooks River. Katmai National Park and Brooks River feature one of the most famous congregations of brown bears in the world. Our package includes hotel accommodations in downtown Anchorage and two nights in a rustic cabin at Brooks Camp and airfare from Anchorage to Katmai.
Bear Track InnThe rustic but elegant Bear Track Inn in Gustavus, Alaska, features exquisite accommodations, incredible activities and scrumptious meals.
Goldbelt HotelJuneau’s finest hotel offers outstanding full-service accommodations, including complimentary airport transportation. Located facing the waterfront in downtown Juneau, the 105-room hotel is in close proximity to most major attractions.