Next year six of the Seattle-based company's small ships will explore Glacier Bay on week-long adventure cruises.
Un-Cruise Adventures has worked with the park service for entry permits into Glacier Bay National Park since 2001. A park ranger joins each ship in the bay to provide interpretation.
Glacier Bay takes center stage in 2016 when the National Park Service commemorates its 100th anniversary. Visitors to Glacier Bay during the week of Aug. 25—the actual anniversary day—will get a commemorative gift and special celebration aboard Un-Cruise ships.
Itineraries that spend a day inside Glacier Bay National Park include 'Exploring Muir’s Wilderness' and 'Northern Passages & Glacier Bay.' 'Discoverers’ Glacier Country' spends two days inside the park.
The 22-passenger Safari Quest, 36-passenger Safari Explorer, 60-passenger Wilderness Adventurer, 74-passenger Wilderness Explorer, 76-passenger Wilderness Discoverer and 84-passenger Safari Endeavour are the six ships exploring Glacier Bay.
All the Glacier Bay itineraries make a stop in Bartlett Cove and the park's visitor center. Several hiking trails are available. On sailings with two days inside the park, more time is spent searching for wildlife and viewing glaciers. Guided skiff, hiking and kayaking excursions explore additional areas of the park.
In 2016, Un-Cruise Adventures’ six small ships will sail 113 departures on seven itineraries in Alaska. Every cruise includes activities such as hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions and whale watching in remote wilderness.