ALASKAN INNER REACHES EAST

8 days departing JUNEAU from

Style: Cruising
Destination: Alaska
Tour Code: IPE

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Trip Overview

This eight day Alaska adventure cruise to the most remote areas of Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage navigates the inner reaches of the Eastern Coves by small ship. Venture to rarely seen areas and experience pristine beauty at every turn. Explore by kayak, skiff or on foot to find out why Alaska's Inside Passage is an unforgettable frontier. This isn't small ship or big ship cruising, this is an adventure cruise that's fully-focused on the luxury of experience; quality over quantity, wildlife over nightlife, and once in a lifetime encounters over momentary entertainment.

Included Highlights
  • Kayak, paddleboard, skiff and hike in glacial landscapes and old-growth rainforests
  • Dawes glacier and exploration in the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm
  • Whale watching in Stephens Passage
  • Kayak and wilderness hike along remote coast of Stephens Passage
  • Navigate winding Wrangell Narrows
  • Visit Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House
  • Spot wildlife in Behm Canal
  • Explore Misty Fjords National Monument
Guaranteed departures

All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 'Navigator' cabins with queen or twin beds, private bath w/shower and view window. Single supplements and upgraded cabins are available at additional cost. Contact us for further details
Transport: Small discovery cruise ship
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
Guided: Services of qualified expedition guides/naturalists
Group size: Maximum 60-76 (depending on vessel)
Age range: All ages welcome

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.


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Optional Activities (paid locally)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Snorkelling (Including gear hire) US$35


Itinerary Update

For all 2018 departures, the tour name will change to 'Alaska Fjords & Glaciers'.

Day 1: Juneau - Embark on Your Adventure

Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as you set sail for Endicott Arm.
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2: Endicott Arm - Fords Terror

Snow covered mountains and the thunder of calving ice will take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you're likely to spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on islands of ice in the water. Tides permitting, explore the narrow passageway of Fords Terror. Marvel at its towering walls, the many waterfalls that spill down them, and the mountains that frame the skyline.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 3: Stephens Passage

Make the most of today as your captain navigates through Southeast's remote fjords! Watch out for whales - Humpbacks and Orcas frequent these waters. Hike through this other worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and discover every shade of green in this epic wild scene. Kayak or paddleboard into the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck, a tidal salt-water lake. Don't forget to keep a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and seals.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 4: Thomas Bay - Wrangell Narrows

Step into the backcountry of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers, gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please as you choose between kayaking, paddleboarding, skiff riding or hiking. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along `Christmas Tree Lane' as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5: Wrangell

Home to native culture, wildlife and wonder - Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6: Behm Canal

Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest - Orcas, porpoise, seals, sea lions, Brown and Black Bear, mink, marten, eagles and otters are all par for the course in this wildlife wonderland. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7: Misty Fjords National Monument

Affectionately called 'the Yosemite of the North', Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer walls are a haven for sea birds, Brown and Black Bear, mountain goats, Black-tailed Deer, mink, moose, River Otters and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff, soaking in the splendour of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening join the captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 8: Ketchikan - Disembark

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your add-on overnight stay or extended land tour.
Meals: Breakfast included

NB: This tour is operated by our local cruise partner and is not chartered by Grand American Adventures.

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  • A deposit per person is required to confirm your booking.
  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • We charge no credit card fees or hidden surcharges
  • ABTA & ATOL licensed operator offering financial security for our tours
  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to cabin availability.

Prices for this cruise are based on a twin share cabin. If you require a single cabin there will be an additional supplement payable. Cabin upgrades are also available at additional costs. Contact us for further details.

Port taxes & fees: US$250 payable at time of booking


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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer tailor-made private departures for any of our published tours enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Tailored itineraries and departure dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions).

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

Hotels Before and After your trip

Tours begin and end at our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact our sales team.

Goldbelt Hotel Juneau

JUNEAU - GOLDBELT HOTEL

Includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer from the airport to the hotel, and waterfront or mountain-view room. Please note, the Goldbelt is only for pre and post tour accommodation, the start and end point of this tour is at the Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive, Juneau, Alaska 99801, United States, Tel: +1 907 586 5283

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.


Cape Fox Lodge Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN - CAPE FOX LODGE

Set amidst the Tongass National Forest. Includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer to the hotel, and waterfront or mountain-view room.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.


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Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our travel destinations.

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We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on +44 208 682 8921 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

At Grand American Adventures we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

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