Southeast Explorer

12 days from Juneau

From $3,199 per person + $279 tax

This vacation is for those adventurers that want to visit the best of the Inside Passage without having to leave when the cruise ship departs. The vacation allows guests to tour in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka and still have free time for personal exploration of these cities.

Tour Features

  • Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Glacier Bay
  • Whale Watching Tour
  • Misty Fjords Fly/Cruise Excursion
  • Glacier Bay Cruise
  • Helicopter Dog Sled Tour
  • Best of Sitka Tour

Day 1 – Juneau

Arrive in Alaska’s capital city. Claim your luggage and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 – Fly to Glacier Bay

This morning and early afternoon are free to explore Juneau. In the late afternoon board your flight to Glacier Bay National Park. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Day 3 – Full day sightseeing cruise in Glacier Bay

The Glacier Bay cruise will take you deep into the Park in order for you to observe the many different species of birds. You may be lucky enough to see seals, or whales. Look for bears, deer and mountain goats along the shoreline. Cruise to the face of the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, two towering masses of ice and snow. The Margerie and Grand Pacific are two of 16 tidewater glaciers, 30 alpine glaciers and numerous unnamed glaciers that encompass Glacier Bay National Park. Lunch is included.

Day 4 – Whale watching tour and return to Juneau

The captain and naturalist- guide both have years of experience on the spectacular Southeastern Alaskan waters, and delight in sharing their love of observing marine animals in their natural environment. The vessel is ideal for observing and photographing wildlife. After leaving the dock you head to whale feeding grounds to observe these magnificent creatures.

After your tour you board your flight back to Juneau. On arrival transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Day 5 – Helicopter Dog sled tour

On your tour today you will fly in a helicopter, land on a glacier and learn how drive a dog sled. Combine the excitement of helicopter flight-seeing with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier. Once on the glacier, you will spend approximately one hour at the dog camp, which includes twenty to thirty minutes of dog mushing.

Day 6 – Juneau to Sitka

Today you will to fly to Sitka, once capital of Russian America. On arrival you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Day 7 – Best of Sitka Tour

This unique excursion explores the historical highlights of this former “Russian” capital city and includes a tour through the Alaska Raptor Center, a visit to Sitka National Historical Park, where the 1804 “Battle of Alaska”, was fought. The final stop is the Fortress of the Bears, which allows you get within 25 feet of Alaska’s brown bears in a naturalized setting.

Day 8 – Sitka to Ketchikan

This morning fly to Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capital of Alaska”. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights. You have the afternoon to explore on your own.

Day 9 – Misty Fjords Tour

Today you will see this great National Monument from the water and then fly over this area. This combination excursion incorporates a cruise on a comfortable, state-of-the-art high-speed catamaran and a floatplane flight in a bush plane. An unbeatable Alaska outdoors adventure!

On the cruise portion of this tour, a knowledgeable naturalist guide will provide in-depth commentary on the geology and history of the area. Watch for bears, whales, orcas, mountain goats, seals and sea lions. View all this from the comfort of the enclosed cabin of your catamaran or venture out onto the open deck for some fresh air while taking in the peacefulness of the Fjords.

You then board your aircraft. Soar over pristine wilderness and enjoy the unspoiled forest, lakes and muskeg bogs of the Inside Passage landscape. You will also witness a wide panoramic view of the city of Ketchikan.

Day 10 – Juneau

Today you depart for your onward journey.

 

Departure Dates (2018) Double 3rd and 4th Single
May $3,249 $2,399 $4,494
June 1 – August 31 $3,299 $2,399 $4,499
September $3,199 $2,399 $4,399
Taxes $279 $194 $389

* Prices are per person based on the occupancy shown.
* 3rd and 4th person rates are based on sharing with two full fare guests.
* All prices are in U.S. dollars.

* Unless otherwise indicated, all rates shown are per person in U.S. Dollars, sharing double occupancy. All rates are subject to change.

Unless otherwise indicated all tours are available for daily departure during the effective date range.

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