Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017
more visits to Glacier Bay National Park, and seven new itineraries. The 88-guest S.S. Legacy, a replica coastal steamer newly outfitted with kayaks and skiffs, joins the Alaska fleet in 2018 to sail adventure cruises.
Also new in 2018, the adventure outpost of Haines is added to five itineraries. A full day of activities in Haines includes a float trip down the Chilkat River, a guided hike, bikes for riding into town and a shipboard presentation by local Chilkat Tlingit members.
From April to October, travelers may choose from 10 adventure cruise itineraries on 160 departures lasting one week to 14 days from homeports of Seattle, WA; Ketchikan, Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka, Alaska. Ships carry 22 to 88 guests.
“Seven of our ten itineraries visit Glacier Bay National Park in 2018,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO. “There are many outstanding wilderness areas in Southeast Alaska, but Glacier Bay is iconic. With multiple days in the park, we’re able to actively explore more, including access to rarely visited, pristine outback areas.”
Whale Watching in Alaska
Travelers visiting Glacier Bay see the sights up close by small ship—sea lion haul-out at Marble Islands, tidewater glaciers, mountain goats at Gloomy Knob—and often stop at Bartlett Cove Visitor Center for a short hike. A Glacier Bay National Park ranger boards the ship to provide narration in the park. Cruises with two or three days in the park have time to explore deeper with guided kayak and hiking excursions.
Alaska Yacht—Bears, Bergs & Bushwhacking – New in 2018
The 22-guest Safari Quest sails 15 departures on an itinerary targeted to past guests and other travelers seeking out new adventures in rarely visited wilderness areas. The eight-night itinerary out of Petersburg, Alaska begins with an included hotel night in Petersburg, followed by a choice of fishing or flightseeing in the morning. Four wilderness areas are explored—South Baranof, Admiralty, Tebenkof, Stikine-LeConte Glacier—plus a visit to the native village of Kake and a guided tour to the Fortress of the Bear on Admiralty Island.
Source:- UnCruise Adventures