Inner Reaches: Eastern Coves
Navigate waters & wilderness by small ship. Reach rarely seen areas with explosive scenery & pristine beauty around every turn!
Lots of ice, alpine-to-sea creeks, and rainforests highlight this adventure. Stand atop a glacier or kayak through the narrows where the salmon run. Hike trails into wildlife-rich forest and ride a skiff along a dramatic fjord. Spend your days learning Tlingit culture, whale watching, and visit two incredible wilderness areas.
Day 1 Juneau - Embark
Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as we set sail for the Endicott Arm.
Day 2 Endicott Arm & Fords Terror
Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. As you glide through Endicott Arm, you’ll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on “bergy bits” 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 high Coastal Mountains that frame the skyline.
Day 3 Stephens Passage
Make the most of today! As your captain navigates through Southeast’s remote fjords, watch for whales—humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters. Perhaps you’ll hike through an other-worldly, landscape of hanging waterfalls and every shade of green, or kayak and paddle board into the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck—a tidal salt-water lake—keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.
Day 4 Thomas Bay & Wrangell Narrows
Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.
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.
Day 6 Behm Canal
Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation hike on the Cleveland Peninsula.
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 sheer 3,000 foot cliffs are a haven for sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, Sitka black-tailed deer, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove or Rudyerd Bay by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor 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.
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.
Please note: Due to the nature of explorations, itineraries are guidelines and will change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur. Sailings may operate in reverse from Ketchikan to Juneau on select dates.
2016 Cruise Departure Dates:
Wilderness Adventurer (vessel)
Wilderness Discoverer (vessel)
September 3 & 17
Wilderness Explorer (vessel)
July 2 & 30
Safari Endeavour (vessel)
Safari Explorer (vessel)
2016 Pricing Starting at:
Included in Your Fare: All onboard meals, tastefully prepared with locally sourced ingredients where possible; guiding and equipment use for kayak, paddle board, hiking, and skiff exploration; embarkation transfers and baggage handling between airport/ship; entry fees to national parks/preserves; hot tub, sauna, and yoga classes.
- SINGLE rates: available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan) at 150% of the per person double rate. All other cabins are available at 175% of double rate.
- TRIPLE rates: available in designated cabins (refer to deck plan) with a third person savings of 25% off the double rate.
All rates are in US$, per person, double occupancy, not including port taxes and fees.