The 8-Day Glacier Bay National Park Adventure
Explore the Inside Passage by Ferry, Air, Sea & Train
Weekly Friday Evening Departures at 6:00PM
8Days/7Nights - Six Ports of Call Featuring
Petersburg & Wrangell
Glacier Bay National Park
Alaska's Inside Passage & Glacier Bay National Park Tour. Cruise through narrow channels, with mountains rising at near vertical from the water's edge. See waterfalls, whales, bald eagles, sea lions, fjords, and awesome blue glaciers.
Friday Day 1
Depart Bellingham’s Fairhaven Terminal at 6:00pm
Alaska State Ferry M/V Columbia. Cabin included with full bath and window. The M/V Columbia amenities include Dining Room, Cafeteria, Cocktail lounge - Meals not included.
Saturday Day 2 - At Sea
Ferry through the Queen Charlotte Islands and the famous Inside Passage.
Sunday Day 3
A shore-side stop over in Ketchikan, Wrangell & Petersburg .
Inside Passage Lighthouse - Photo Sue & Julie
Monday Day 4 - Skagway Stop Over
Skagway, top of the Inside Passage, is known as the staging area for 20,000 prospectors during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. The era's history in this town is well preserved, fun, and home of the White Pass Yukon Narrow Gage Railroad.
Accommodations is Skagway Included.
Tuesday Day 5-White Pass & Yukon Railroad Summit Excursion
The tour is fully narrated and features two tunnels, sky-high trestles, cascading waterfalls, historic sites and spectacular scenery.
Climb from tidewater at Skagway to the summit of the White Pass, 2,865 feet in elevation.
Authentic Narrow Gage Rail Car
Wednesday Day 6 - Juneau & Glacier Bay National Park
Board the "Day Ferry" Malaspina for a 7:00AM departure arriving in Juneau's Auke Bay at 1:30PM -
transfer by Taxi to the Juneau Airport for a mid afternoon charter flight to Gustavus.
Glacier Bay National Park
Air taxi from Juneau to Gustavus, a fascinating half-hour flight over snow-capped mountains and ice fields. Overnight at the Glacier Bay Lodge.
Photo Sue & Julie
Thursday Day 7 -
Glacier Bay Cruise
8-hours with full view windows, often accompanied by a Park Service Ranger/Cultural Interpreter. Lunch Included.
Observe humpback and Orca whales, stellar sea lions, and sea otters.
See chunks of ice as "big as the governor's mansion" peel off the glacier sounding like fire crackers shattering on impact with the bay's surface.
Friday Day 8 - Juneau
Air Taxi provided from Gustavus to Juneau after the cruise with overnight accommodations. Tour concludes - Extra days or activities can be added in Juneau. Alaska Airlines offers flights from Juneau to the "lower 48 states and Canada.
Photo credits - Carol Pipgras / Sue & Julie