Yachters' Alaskan Frontier
- Cruise iceberg-rich Endicott Arm
- Experience the cathedral-walled Fords Terror
- Kayak and hike in the remote, rugged Port Houghton
- Explore wilderness shores by skiff
At a glance
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Coverage: Roundtrip Juneau
Season: June - August
Activities: Kayaking, Hiking, Wildlife viewing, Glacier Exploration, Photography
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Yacht Cruise Exploring Southeast Alaska
On this exclusive expedition for the elite few, Alaska is sure to have a lasting impact. Capture the blue, green, and white hues of this massive landscape in your memory and in photos. Get up-close.
- Towering waterfalls and a day of play on Baranof Island
- Hike to a salt chuck and through the lush and immense Tongass National Forest
- Watch for whales and wildlife on land and in the water at Chichagof Island
- Secluded exploration in hidden tucked-away coves
- Day 1 — Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Captain and crew welcome you and your fellow adventurers aboard. Pushing off from the dock, your week of exploration begins as you sail through Stephens Passage!
- Day 2 — Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
It’s a landscape that lives up to Alaska’s nickname, The Great Land—peaks that fill the horizon, a glittering blue river of ice, and the booming crack of “white thunder” as ice calves from the face of Dawes Glacier. Take to the skiffs to explore this astounding fjord. Keep watch for local residents—mountain goats, arctic terns, and seals in repose on the glacier’s “bergy bits.” And if tides and conditions allow, navigate through the cathedral-walls of Fords Terror.
- Day 3 — Port Houghton
This forested bay looks nearly the same today as it did for hearty frontier folk a century ago. Lucky for you, you won’t have to battle as rough of extremes—choose to witness this wilderness fjord by skiff or go by foot hiking along a coastal river. Investigate hidden nooks and crannies along the rugged shore by kayak and paddleboard watching for big wildlife and plentiful shorebirds. At the end of this big day of adventure, enjoy a refreshing beverage with your fellow shipmates in the lounge. It’s a tough life!
- Day 4 — Frederick Sound
Frederick Sound is a playground for whales, harbor seals, sea lions—and for you too! And the odds are high there’ll be humpbacks feeding and spouting in the waters of the sound. Located in southeast Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago and surrounded by emerald forests and a backdrop of the looming Coast Mountains, you may even have an opportunity to gear up for an adventurous bushwhack or a guided walk among tide pools.
- Day 5 — Baranof Island
The eighth largest island in Alaska, Baranof boasts towering waterfalls along its sheer granite walls. Eagles soar off thermals above and sea otters play in the water below. A guided hike through temperate rainforest uncovers the flora and fauna of an intricate ecosystem. Or go for the water on a skiff, paddle board, or kayak. It’s a full day of adventure!
- Day 6 — Chichagof Island
Wildlife searches top your list today. Chichagof’s waterfall-lined coast is home to harbor seals, whales, and porpoises, and deep in the forest, bears. Settle in to one of the island’s “not in the guidebook” quiet coves for a chance to head ashore for an exploratory hike or slip into the water for another paddle in the heart of this wild archipelago.
- Day 7 — Icy Strait
The western-most point of your journey, Icy Strait is a favored summer stopping point for whales. Watch for tell-tale spray from the bow or join your captain on the bridge for an eagle-eye view. Cruise toward Cross Sound and get up-close to the rugged coast by skiff, keeping a lookout for hidden treasures, including rambunctious Steller sea lions. After dinner this evening, your expedition team treats you to a special photo presentation of your unforgettable week.
- Day 8 — Juneau – Disembarkation
Savor a last sumptuous breakfast before wishing your travel companions safe travels. You’ll be transferred to the Juneau airport, or to begin your Un-Cruise hotel stay or land tour.
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order days may occur to maximize your experience.
Dates & Rates
|Sail Dates||Ship||Mariner||Commander||Captain||Single||Ship Charter|
|Jun 9, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jun 16, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jun 23, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jun 30, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jul 7, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jul 14, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jul 21, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Jul 28, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Aug 4, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
|Aug 11, 2017||Safari Quest||$7,595||$9,095||$9,895||$8,695||$182,395|
All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy, not including port taxes and fees.
2016 FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-vessel activities and equipment. Fares aboard the Safari Endeavour, Safari Explorer, and Safari Quest also include: Premium spirits, wine, beer; port taxes/fees; all from-the-boat adventure activities; a complimentary massage*; and an introductory annual membership to Alaska Geographic+ *excludes Safari Quest +requires registration.
2017 FARES INCLUDE: Onboard meals; premium spirits, wine, beer; non-alcoholic beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to national parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment.
Unwind aboard the Safari Quest, with four decks, upscale amenities, and warm public spaces. Escape in the on-deck hot tub, your comfortable stateroom, and the casually elegant salon. Features also include fitness equipment, a hydrophone, and full-beam swim step for easy access in the water.
Pre-/Post-Cruise Hotel Stays
- Juneau – Goldbelt Hotel
- Centrally located and overlooking the waterfront, this newly renovated and upgraded hotel features spacious water view rooms and is within walking distance to Juneau’s shop, restaurants, and the Mt. Robert’s tram.
- Winterlake Lodge
- North of Anchorage and nestled along mile 198 of the historic Iditarod Trail, experience Alaska’s interior on a 4-night land extension that features the remote, fly-in wilderness Winterlake Lodge.
Pre-/Post-Cruise Land Tours
- Denali National Park & Knik River Adventure
- Our 8-night, pre-cruise ESCORTED land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Knik River Valley, and additional hotel nights in Fairbanks and Anchorage.
- Alaska Railroad & Denali National Park Adventure
- Enhance your cruise with a 5-night pre- or post-cruise land package featuring Denali National Park and Preserve and hotel overnights in Anchorage.