Alaska Fjords and Glaciers


In and around Alaska, there are so many small islands and just as many passages to explore. On a small ship such as the Wilderness Explorer, you can venture beyond the main passages. See wildlife in their natural habitat, get on the water to kayak and paddleboard along the shoreline to see the varieties of birds and flora. Get up close to glaciers and waterfalls that few others have the chance to experience. Your broadway show is presented by Mother Nature herself!

This 7 night cruise between Ketchikan and Juneau will excite you and imprint natural beauty on your memory for years to come. Ships with a maximum capacity of 90 people allow you to explore beyond the more popular passages, learn first hand about this beauty from lecturers and guides on board. Enjoy local and fresh food with an all-inclusive experience.


The below itinerary has many departures in 2020/2021. Ask us for the most suitable date for you.

Special departures in 2020 on July 4th and August 1st are tailored to families with children 8 and older. Experience magical wilderness, wildlife, history, and cultures with kids, grandparents and extended families.

Day 1

Depart Ketchikan

Arriving into Ketchikan today, check in with the cruise line and take some time to explore the city. When the mid-afternoon arrives, head back to your ship and grab a glassy of bubbly as you set sail for Misty Fjords National Monument.

Meals Included: D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 2

Misty Fjords National Monument

Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska, its a perfect introduction to the cruise. Here you will see the beauty, feel the peace and succumb to life surrounded by nature. This is your first encounter of many with sea birds, brown and black bears, mountain goats, deer and many other animals of nature.

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 3

Behm Canal

This place is remote! Visiting the isolated Tongass National Park you will be lead on a hike that will provide you with wide angle vistas. Watch out for the orca's, seals, porpoises and otters playing in the water off the shoreline!

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 4


Who said co-governing doesn't work? Here in Wrangell four nations co-govern one of the oldest towns in Alaska. The Tlingit and Haida cultures come to you today for presentation that brings stories and history to life right onboard the ship. The afternoon is yours to explore the town.

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 5

Wrangell Narrows/Thomas Bay

Today as we travel down 'Christmas Tree Lane', so known due to the lights guiding the ship down the narrow passage way, you will realize how many people do not get to experience this part of Alaska. You will be privvy to glacial landscapes, clear as glass water, and the grassy meadows of the forests on the shoreline.

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 6

Stephens Passage

On this southeast passage, be sure to be on deck to view the humpback and orca whales as they play and travel through the passage. Once we arrive at Port Houghton, get ready for to put those rubber boots you were provided with to work, in some boot-sucking, paddle-smacking adventure with your guide team. Here you will enjoy a landscape of waterfalls, forest greenery and underwater wildlife.

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 7

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror

Have you seen a glacier? You haven't seen anything as spectacular as Dawes Glacier. Located at the end of Endicott Arm, listen for the crack and 'white thunder' of the glacier calving. Your experienced skiff driver understands the tides and the glacier and will share with you the glacier up close and personal. Don't forget to look for the mountain goats and the harbour seals along the way.

This evening, your captain will join you (although you may have already met him, as the ship has an open bridge policy) for a farewell dinner. Can you believe it has been 7 days already!?!

Meals Included: B |  L |  D

Accommodation: On board accommodation

Day 8

Arrive in Juneau

This morning, enjoy your breakfast onboard. Say goodbye to your new friends. Disembark for your flights home or continue your journey through Alaska by land.

Meals Included: B

This itinerary is tried and tested by our agent Sheri Almond.



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8 Day Tour

Pricing is based upon dates, availability and stateroom category chosen. Pricing is per person based on double occupancy. Port fees and taxes additional.

Early booking rates available until 24th December 2019 for 2020 sailing dates.