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Alaska: Exploring John Muir’s Wilderness. Aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour. 8 Days.

Join R. Crusoe & Son for a close examination of our 49th state aboard one of two quite exceptional yachts, the 36-passenger Safari Explorer and the 86-passenger Safari Endeavour, members of the Un-Cruise Adventures fleet.

We explore the Alaskan Panhandle—including Glacier Bay National Park—in utter style (think comfort that’s not at all stuffy). Kayaks, inflatable skiffs, and paddle boards keep us close to the action as we wend our way through some of the nation’s most spectacular scenery. An on-board hot tub proves irresistible. Mountain biking and hiking provide perfect, earth-friendly transport on land. And naturalists fill us in on all that we see along the way. 


8 Days.

United States of America

Type:Ocean Cruising

Mode:Water

Journey

Please note: On this journey, R. Crusoe & Son partners with American Safari Cruises, and Crusoe travelers share the Safari Explorer and the Safari Endeavour with other, non-Crusoe travelers.

Exploring John Muir's Wilderness. Alaska Aboard the Safari Explorer & the Safari Endeavour. 8 Days.
Departs May through early September.

Day 1: United States Home City; Juneau, Alaska
• Trabnsfer to your yacht and embark.
• Begin cruising.
Overnight aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 2: Icy Strait
• Cruise Icy Strait, whale-watching and wildlife viewing, kayaking, skiff rides.
Overnight aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
• Arrive in Glacier Bay National Park. 
• Hike Bartlett Cove, south Marble Island, Grand Pacific Glacier, Margerie Glacier.
Overnight aboard the
Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 4: Chatham Strait, Kuiu Island
• Cruise Chatham Strait, paddle board, skiff rides, kayaking.
Overnight aboard the
Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 5: Thomas Bay
• Shore-walking, paddle-boarding, skiff-riding, and kayaking around Thomas Bay, fjord tour, rain forest hiking.    
Overnight aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 6: Port Houghton
• Riverside hiking, tidal pools, explore a salt chuck, kayaking, paddle-boarding, wildlife viewing.    
Overnight aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 7: Ford's Terror, Endicott Arm
• Dawes Glacier by skiffs.
• Cruise Endicott Arm fjord to Ford’s Terror, farewell captain’s dinner.
• Captain's farewell dinner.
Overnight aboard the Safari Explorer or the Safari Endeavour

Day 8: Juneau; United States Home City
• Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Pricing

Per person sharing cabin from $4,695 for this eight-day itinerary.

For more information, to book, or to speak to an R. Crusoe & Son travel specialist, please call us at 800-585-8555.

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About Our Ships.

For a close examination of our 49th state, R. Crusoe has chosen two wonderful yachts that excel in the Alaskan waters: the 36-passenger Safari Explorer and the 86-passenger Safari Endeavour. Both are part of a fleet operated by our travel partner, Un-Cruise Adventures.

     Yachting in Alaska makes perfect sense. These small ships allow for small-group travel. Their shallow drafts and maneuverability give travelers unparalleled access to Alaska’s many wonders. Bypassing busy ports of call, we maximize wildlife adventures aboard the yachts, coming close not only to animals, but also to scenic wonders like quiet beaches and pristine waterfalls (you’ll feel the spray on your face). Our itineraries are flexible enough that the captain can change course when whales are spotted or slow the engines to linger in a tidal inlet where bears forage. Perhaps all the guests want to spend time kayaking in a particularly gorgeous spot? By all means—it’s your journey.

Safari Explorer.

The Safari Explorer is exquisitely appointed with a wine library, a spa area including a large on-deck hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and complimentary massage. All staterooms feature heated tile floors in the bathroom,  memory foam mattresses, flat-screen TV/DVD, an iPod docking station, and view windows (no portholes). Amenities: exercise equipment, large-screen TVs/DVDs in both salon and dining room, a wine library, full-beam swim-step, sea kayaks and skiffs, DVD and book library, complimentary bar stocked with premium spirits, fine wines, and micro-brews. Carries 36 passengers, 14-15 crewmembers. Length: 145 feet. Beam: 36 feet. Cruise speed: 10 knots.

Safari Endeavour.

The Safari Endeavour joined the fleet in 2012. The ambience aboard this refurbished yacht is casual elegance with a full menu of upscale amenities. Its new design includes an intimate wine bar and a spa area with two hot tubs, sauna, fitness equipment, yoga classes, and massage suite (complete with a complimentary massage.) Three decks provide ample outside viewing opportunities and relaxing public spaces for gathering with new friends. A full-beam swim step makes launching a kayak and boarding the skiff easy. Onboard adventure equipment includes kayaks and stand-up paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; hydrophones for listening to undersea sounds; and a bow-mounted underwater camera that pipes the action to the TV screen in your stateroom and in the lounge. Carries 86 passengers, 34-35 crewmembers. Length: 217 feet. Beam: 37 feet. Cruise speed: 10 knots.

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Ten Things You Really Ought to Know About Alaska.

  1. In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia two cents per acre for Alaska. Americans laughed. (Russians didn’t.)
  2. Alaska officially became our 49th state on 3 January 1959.
  3. Despite what you think you know based on watching “The Deadliest Catch,” Alaska's most important revenue sources are oil and natural gas.
  4. The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times. When a map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the Lower 48, Alaska extends from coast to coast.
  5. Most of the salmon, crab, halibut, and herring on your dinner plate was caught in Alaskan waters.
  6. Dog mushing is the official state sport.
  7. The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the Alaska’s state insect.
  8. Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
  9. The Alaska Highway was originally built as a military supply road during World War II.
  10. Of America’s 20 tallest peaks, 17 are in Alaska. At 20,320 feet, Mount McKinley is the highest point in North America.
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