See and Do-UnCruise

See and Do-UnCruise

What to See & Do on an Alaska Adventure Cruise

On Board

  • From the bow, keep watch for whales, Dall’s porpoises, and the antics of Steller sea lions at a local haulout
  • Return from a wilderness excursion and be greeted by your crew with a mug of hot chocolate or a hot toddy
  • Count the red and green lights as your vessel navigates “Christmas Tree Lane” in Wrangell Narrows
  • Cruise—where the big ships can’t go—through narrow channels, in fjords, and at the terminus of ice rivers, witness calving glaciers
  • At your request, the crew awakens you in the wee hours when the Northern Lights put on their show

In the Water

  • Skiff among the bergy bits (some with lounging critters) floating near the face of a mighty glacier
  • Kayak and skiff along the towering walls of a steep fjord or into hidden inlets of a tucked-away cove
  • Depending on your boat, snorkel with orange waving sea anemone, silvery fish, and slow-moving sea stars
  • Test your mettle with a “polar bear plunge” jumping from the aft deck into the cool Alaska saltwater
  • Paddle board along the reaches of an isolated and remote, forest-covered island

On Land

  • Hike through temperate rainforest listening for sounds and watching for bird and wildlife sightings
  • Hike on boot-sucking sandbars at the foot of a glacier, or explore an intertidal zone in search of microscopic life
  • A Forest Ranger guides you on an exploration of El Capitan Cave, or hike a trail at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove
  • Along a coastal river trail, watch for birds soaring high above and in the lush vegetation around you
  • Mingle with locals, view totems, and uncover Tlingit and Haida culture