Featuring all the main highlights of Alaska’s awe-inspiring Inside Passage, this itinerary is designed to give you a small taste of what this spectacular region has to offer. Start your journey exploring Juneau and Admiralty Island where you spend the day exploring in bear country. Continue your exploration with a whale watching cruise into Icy Strait and a cruise adventure into Glacier Bay National Park.

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Discover Alaska’s Inside Passage, a magical place of lush coastal rainforest, deep blue fjords, rich history, and abundant wildlife.

Experience a great range of wildlife viewing as you'll see whales in Icy Strait, glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and bears on Admiralty Island.

Explore the charming city of Juneau where you'll visit Mendenhall Glacier, the Red Dog Saloon, or go for a hike.

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Day by day Itinerary

Bears, Whales and Glaciers

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Day 1


Arrive in Juneau and make your own way to the hotel.

Day 2


Explore Juneau at your leisure. Visit Mendenhall Glacier, the Red Dog Saloon, or go for a hike. A ticket for the Mt. Roberts Tram is included.

Day 3

Juneau - Admiralty Island

Board a floatplane for a scenic flight to Admiralty Island, where you will spend the day exploring in bear country. An abundance of food resources attract bears to this area every year, so you should have the opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Day 4

Juneau - Gustavus

Fly from Juneau to Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park. This afternoon, embark on a whale watching cruise into Icy Strait, a summer feeding ground for the magnificent humpback whales. Overnight Glacier Bay Lodge.

Day 5

Glacier Bay National Park

Today enjoy a 3.5 hour whale watching cruise from Gustavus into Icy Strait. These are the summer feeding grounds for humpback whales. Roundtrip transfers in Gustavus included. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight Glacier Bay Lodge.

Day 6

Gustavus - Juneau

Early this morning depart on the 8-hr boat day cruise into Glacier Bay National Park. During this cruise you also have a chance to see wildlife including black or brown bears (sightings cannot be guaranteed). Lunch is included on the cruise. In the later afternoon or evening transfer to the Gustavus airport and scheduled flight to Juneau. Transfer in Juneau on own to hotel.  

Day 7


Your adventure ends upon check-out from your hotel. 

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