Alaska & Pacific Coast Cruises
Explore Anchorage before embarking on an incredible 7 night Alaskan cruise aboard a luxury yacht. Set sail from Juneau, Alaska. Come face to face with enormous glaciers in Glacier Bay. Watch for whales as you transition the Icy Strait. Hike and kayak along remote coastlines, see a colony of sea-lions up close. Gaze upon the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Alaska, as they cascade over cliffs at Ford's Terror before the return voyage back to Juneau.
Cruise Departure Dates (2013):
(32-guest 'Explorer' yacht): Jul 26, Aug 2,9,16,23,30
(22-guest 'Quest' yacht): Jul 26, Aug 2,9,16
(12-guest 'Spirit' yacht): Jul 26, Aug 2,9,16,23
Cruise Departure Dates (2014):
(86-guest 'Endeavour' yacht): May 18,25, Jun 1,8,15,22,29, Jul 6,13,20,27, Aug 3,10,17,24,31, Sep 7
(32-guest 'Explorer' yacht): May 30, Jun 6,13,20,27, Aug 1,8,15,22,29
(22-guest 'Quest' yacht): Jun 6,13,20,27, Jul 4,11,18,25, Aug 1,8,15
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
Meet your driver-guide for a private half-day tour of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Full of interesting sites, picturesque scenery, and history, Anchorage makes for a great sightseeing tour. Your tour will pass attractions like the Log Cabin Visitor Center, the Alaska Railroad Depot, and the Museum of Art & History. Visit Resolution Park and the Captain Cook Monument as well as Ship Creek Viewpoint, which overlooks Cook Inlet. Return transfer to your hotel included. Admissions (if desired) payable on spot.
Courtyard by Marriott (3*) surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Relax and get ready for the day ahead in a guest room featuring a large, comfortable, well lit work desk with ergonomic chair, two phones with dataports, complimentary wireless high speed internet access, microwave & refrigerator in each room, complimentary weekday newspaper, and in-room coffee.
Flight from Anchorage to Juneau.
Welcome to Juneau! Arrive by 2:30pm. You will be met at the airport and taken on a city tour of Juneau and nearby glaciers before being transferred to the yacht.
After boarding the yacht, it will embark at 5:30pm when your journey into scenic waters around Alaska begins. Relax on board with dinner, fine wine, and a chance to meet your new shipmates (included).
The 150' motor yacht Safari Explorer offers passengers a luxurious and relaxing stay while on board, featuring a well-equipped spa area with hot tub and sauna, massages, wine library and many other equisite touches, while cruising along at a steady 10 knots. The vessel sleeps up to 36 passengers in elegant staterooms, and carries a professional crew of 16.
Today, come face-to-face with massive glaciers and floating icebergs in Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for whales, mountain goats, bears and harbour seals.
Today you can enjoy exclusive hiking and kayaking access in Glacier Bay National Park. Most of the park is a designated wilderness area, and it has also been designated as a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Search for humpback whales, porpoise, sea lions and other wildlife in the rich waters of Icy Strait and Point Adolphus, Alaska's most famous humpback whale feeding area. Tour by kayak and inflatable skiff and then soak in the onboard hot tub this evening.
Spend the morning cruising the waters only the locals know; hike Lake Pavlof trail and kayak along the remote coast line. Throughout the afternoon keep a sharp eye out for humpback whales. The next destination on Baranof Island is an unspoiled bay for the evening anchorage.
Today you will cruise around Admiralty Island to visit prime humpbackviewing waters in Frederick Sound. Tour Saginaw Bay by skiff and sea kayak, and cruise up-close to a sea lion colony at the Brothers Islands.
See the cliff-walled fjords with many tall waterfalls in an area widely acclaimed as the most beautiful in all of Alaska. Watch for bears, mountain goats, and other wildlife. Enjoy a skiff ride at Ford’s Terror, named after an early mariner who was somewhat taken aback when a waterfall appeared at the turn of the tide where none had been visible at high tide. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner in the lovely setting of Taku Harbor.
Your yacht will arrive back in Juneau at approximately 9:00am. A transfer to the airport is provided for you to catch your flight if you are flying out today (departure must be after 11:30am).
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