Like the intrepid explorers before you, cruise Canada’s and Alaska’s Inside Passages for twelve nights. Glacial fjords, winding passages, rainforest, totems, wildlife, adventure—it’s all there.
• Cruise Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages
• Native culture, whales, and wildlife viewing
• Kayak, paddle board, and hike
• Explore Misty Fjords National Monument and Fords Terror
• Dawes Glacier and the ice-rich waters of Endicott Arm
• Watch for whales in Stephens Passage
• Adventure activity in Thomas Bay and Tongass National Forest
• Wrangell’s Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House
• Transit Wrangell Narrows and wildlife-rich Behm Canal
Welcome to Seattle! Depending on your vessel, you’ll sail north from downtown Seattle admiring the waterfront skyline view, or depart from Fishermen’s Terminal transiting the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks where you're lowered twenty feet into the Salish Sea.
Gunkhole close to shore by skiff or kayak, exploring this serene archipelago—first charted by European explorers in 1791. Join your expedition guides along the shoreline and in the forest for invigorating hikes and discoveries. And keep watch for local residents—harbor seals, orcas, eagles, sea stars.
Mountains rise higher and fjords become more dramatic. Intricate waterways and fjords alongside temperate rainforests are ideal for sighting orca, seals, sea lions, sea otters, dolphins, porpoise, sea birds, and spotting bald eagles from on deck. Unlock the natural history of the area and discover how Native influences and the fishing and forest industries have shaped these sparsely-populated islands and communities.
Take in the pure, wilderness air and fill your days through the passage with splendid scenery, relaxation, and plenty of onboard activities. Your expedition team aims to entertain and keep you busy with engaging presentations, games, and enlightening narration.
Pass the ghost town of Butedale, on British Columbia’s Princess Royal Island, before passing through Prince Rupert, BC and crossing the US/Canadian border into Alaska.
Alaska’s southernmost city and “salmon capital of the world” also claims fame to having the world’s largest collection of standing totem poles. Explore Tlingit culture, and the notorious Creek Street, once a red-light district in downtown Ketchikan.
Home to nearly every ecosystem in Southeast Alaska—stunning glacial valleys filled with seawater, untouched wetlands and estuaries, and 3,000-foot vertical cliffs that are a haven for wildlife. Soak in the splendor of this largely unknown corner of the world with an up-close look at this majestic, 2.3 million-acre wilderness.
Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, black bears, mink, eagles, and otters. Paddle along pristine waterways or venture out on an intertidal shore walk.
Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska. Brush up on your Tlingit culture and view recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park. Wander past the fishing marina to the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House. Touch Wrangell's storied past at the artifact-filled museum.
Bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows. Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today.
Keep watch for colossal marine life—humpback and orca are frequent residents of these waters—as your captain navigates through Southeast’s remote fjords. Hike through an other-worldly landscape of hanging waterfalls and emerald greens. Or investigate the wild inner reaches of a salt chuck—a tidal salt-water lake—by kayak and paddle board, keeping a lookout for bears, heron, moose, mink, and harbor seals.
Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice at Dawes Glacier complete your last day. Gliding through Endicott Arm, you’ll likely spy harbor seals and their pups lounging on “bergy bits” in the water. And if the tides allow, explore Fords Terror—a narrow passageway with towering walls and cascading waterfalls. At the end of the day, join the Captain for a sumptuous Farewell Dinner and reminisce with a slideshow of your journey from the crew.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer directly to the Juneau airport or begin your add-on Un-Cruise overnight stay or extended land tour.
A passport is required on this itinerary. Itineraries are guidelines and variations and the order of days will occur to maximize your experience.
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view window or port hole, private bath with shower.
Fixed twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath and shower.
King or twin beds, desk and chair, view windows, private bath with shower.
Single use cabin available. Please enquire for details.
King or twin beds, refrigerator, desk and chair, view window, private bath with shower.
Sitting area: King or twin beds, Tempur-Pedic Products. Refrigerator, windows, French doors and step out balcony, private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower.
Port taxes/fees: 500 USD pp
Vessel Type: Small Ship
Length: 232 ft
Passenger Capacity: 86
Built / Refurbished: 1983 / 2012
Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.
Ready for adventure at a moment’s notice, the Safari Endeavour is fully loaded with adventure equipment: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and snorkel gear and wetsuits; plus, a hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera. For those moments when attention turns to relaxation, the vessel comes equipped with two hot tubs, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a massage suite.
There are five cabin categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.
Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; desk and chair; private bath with shower; generous storage and closet space.