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Glacier Bay National Park Cruise Tour from Skagway: Discover Glacier Bay

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Glacier Bay Lodge is nestled among Sitka Spruce on the shores of Bartlett Cove at the border to Glacier Bay National Park. The main lobby is spacious and inviting with giant wood beams and cathedral ceilings. Relax in front of the fireplace in the view lounge area, visit the National Park Service's excellent interpretive displays or enjoy walks on nearby trails throughout the rain forest. The restaurant - with outside decks - serves fresh, creatively prepared meals with an emphasis on local seafood favorites such as Dungeness crab, salmon and halibut. Guest rooms are separate from the main lodge and are accessed by boardwalks. Each room features a private bath and/or shower. Activities: National Park Service Rangers lead daily walks directly from the lodge on the Forest Loop Trail. For a longer outing, a 4-mile trail leads you from the lodge to Bartlett River and back. On the way, view an estuary where wildlife and migrating birds are frequently observed.

Day 1: Skagway

Arrive in Skagway during the day and explore the town on your own. On July 17, 1898, the "Portland" steamed into Seattle with "a ton of gold" from the Klondike. These news electrified the world and sparked the most fantastic gold rush ever known. A few weeks later the first boats loaded with stampeder landed at Skagway and at the nearby town of Dyea were the infamous 33-mile-long Chilkoot Trail began. Thee 40-mile White Pass Trail originated at Skagway and paralleled the present-day route of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Although harder to climb, the Chilkoot Trail was favored because it was the shorter of the two trails into the Yukon Territory and to the Klondike goldfields. Today, Skagway is Alaska's northernmost stop on the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry system serving communities along the Inside Passage. It is also the home of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Skagway has a historical district of about 100 buildings from the gold rush era. Overnight: Skagway

Day 2: Skagway – Juneau

This morning board the catamaran for a scenic cruise to Juneau - Alaska's capital city. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, the community's rich culture and history is displayed throughout the town. After arrival you will be transfered to downtown where you have a chance to grab lunch and time to explore the area. In the afternoon you have the option to visit famous Mendenhall Glacier. The transfer to Mendenhall Glacier is included. Return to Juneau is on your own. Juneau has a vibrant urban feel with great dining, shopping and lodging, while being surrounded by jaw-dropping scenic vistas.Overnight: Juneau

Day 3: Juneau - Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the morning in Juneau and enjoy the scenic flight to Gustavus in the early afternoon. Upon arrival you will be transfered to Glacier Bay Lodge where you can check in your hotel room. In the afternoon you have the option to attend a 3 1/2 hr whale watching and wildlife cruise that takes you to Point Adolphus. Every year, thousands of humpback whales migrate more than 3000 miles from Hawaii to Alaska. They spend winter in tropical waters for mating and calving, and then make the long 4â€"8 week voyage to temperate and polar waters in Alaska during the summer to feed and rebuild their blubber supply. Point Adolphus in southeast Alaska near Gustavus is a popular feeding area for the Alaska humpback and a popular place for travelers to get a glimpse of these enormous mammals. The nutrient-rich waters at Point Adolphus makes southeast Alaska an especially great place to view them feeding. The best time to view humpback whales at Point Adolphus is between May and August. A onboard naturalist describes the biology and behavior of the diverse species that gather here .Spend the remaining day to stroll the beach at Bartlett Cove or explore the rainforest trails that surround the lodge. After dinner, take in a National Park Service presentation to prepare for tomorrows cruise up-bay aboard the catamaran. Overnight: Glacier Bay Lodge

Day 4: Glacier Bay National Park Cruise - Skagway

Morning departure at 7:30 AM for the scenic high-speed catamaran cruise into Glacier Bay. Watch glaciers with giant towers of ice 'calve' into the water. Throughout the cruise, watch for the Park's resident wildlife: humpback, orca and minke whales; harbor seals and sea lions: bears, mountain goats and moose; and more than 200 species of birds. The "Baranof Wind", a spacious, comfortable catamaran, was designed for maximum viewing enjoyment with open top-deck viewing, interior seating and large picture windows. Throughout the cruise, a National Park Service Ranger explains wildlife behavior as well as the geologic features and cultural history of the Park. Lunch is included and served on board with complimentary hot cocoa, tea and coffee. After the cruise, return to Bartlett Cove. After the cruise enjoy the scenic flight to Skagway where your tour ends.

Tour Includes

  • 3 Nights Superior Hotel / Lodge Accommodation
  • Catamaran Cruise from Skagway to Juneau
  • Transfer to downtown Juneau
  • Flight from Juneau to Gustavus
  • Flight from Gustavus to Skagway
  • Glacier Bay Wildlife & Glacier Cruise
  • Lunch & Non-Alcoholic Beverages onboard
  • Transfers Gustavus - Glacier Bay Lodge - Gustavus
  • Glacier National Park Concession Fee
  • Evening Interpretive Program
  • Tour Documentation

Rates per Person in US $ from Skagway

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Glacier Bay Package from Skagway





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Salmon & Halibut Fishing Trips

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