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Cruising in Alaska to see glaciers and wildlife

Glacier Bay Lodge & Whale Watching

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Cruising in Alaska to see glaciers and wildlife
Tick off from your bucket list Alaska’s majestic glaciers and untouched wildlife – whales, sea lions, porpoises, sea otters and more – through this 3-day adventure on Glacier Bay.
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Glacier Bay National Park Cruise

See whales, porpoises, pufifns, orcas and other exotic animals

Travel by plane from Juneau or Skagway to your accommodation at Glacier Bay Lodge, which is set inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. Enjoy fun activities like biking, sea kayaking and fishing. Discover the area’s natural history and get to taste fresh-caught seafood, such as halibut and salmon. Cruise across Glacier Bay to see fascinating glaciers, humpback whales, stellar sea lions, thousands of harbour seals, and other exotic wildlife. Witness whales’ unique feeding techniques and be amazed with their vocalizations.

This tour departs daily and starts/ends in either Juneau or Skagway.

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Included

Round trip flight from Juneau or Skagway to Gustavus
Return transfers in Gustavus from the airport to the lodge
2-night accommodation with private bath
Glacier Bay National Park cruise with lunch (8 hours)
Whale Watching Cruise (3 ½ hours)

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Day 1
Juneau or Skagway - Gustavus (Air)

Flight from Skagway or Juneau over Inside Passage to Gustavus. Transfer to Glacier Bay Lodge. Afternoon/evening free for optional activities, such as free national park talks, sea kayaking, biking or saltwater fishing.

Day 2
Glacier Bay Cruise (Cruise)

Glacier Bay Cruise to the face of the calving Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers. Rising 76m above the waterline and stretching another 30m below the water. Several whale species feed extensively in the bay, including the endangered Humpback whales and the threatened Steller Sea Lion. Thousands of harbour seals breed and nurture their pups. Minke and Killer whales as well as Harbour and Dall’s porpoises feed in the park’s productive, near-shore waters. Sea otters are colonizing the bay. 

Lunch
Day 3
Gustavus to Juneau or Skagway (Cruise/Air)

Today, cruise aboard the 45′ M/V TAZ, into Alaska’s most famous whale feeding grounds - Icy Strait and Point Adolphus. Their unique feeding techniques, acrobatics, and vocalizations make every tour unique. Observe Humpback whales, plus other marine mammals, including Minke and Orca, Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall and Harbour porpoises. Observe Bald Eagles, Puffins, a variety of sea birds, and occasionally an Alaskan Brown Bear can be seen strolling on the beach. After the cruise, transfer back to the airport for your return flight to Skagway or Juneau.

Additional information

Official language
English
Currency
USD
2 nights
from AUD1,358
per person, twin share
Juneau/Skagway (Daily)
26 May - 01 September 2020
Canada & Alaska Brochure
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