This wilderness excursion will give guests the opportunity to travel through rain forests and fjords while taking in some of Alaska's most impressive scenery. The outstanding sights will range from wildflowers to expansive mountains, and eventually open up to jaw-dropping views of the Davidson Glacier.
The adventure starts aboard a custom designed boat able to provide an up-close sightseeing expedition. All along the journey through the deepest fjord in North America, guests with a keen eye may spot seals, whales, and outpouring waterfalls. A naturalist guide will educate guests about the surrounding sights and beautiful landscape as they pass through.
Upon arriving at the secluded beach at Glacier Point, guests will have a brief, venturous drive over the forested glacial moraines. Once at the base camp, guests will be able to gear up in the provided rubber boots and life jackets. A short quarter mile stroll into the forest opens up to reveal a stunning view of a crystal clear lake and Davidson Glacier above. A voyager canoe awaits guests here, from which they will enjoy a trip paddling around the lake. Guests treat themselves to up-close glacial views and the impressive Alaskan wilderness while their guide imparts their considerable knowledge of the surrounding wild landscape.
Upon arrival back at the base camp, guests can enjoy a picnic-style lunch along the beach before their returning trip via catamaran. A perfect excursion for the family or solo traveler, and a memorable at that!
Included: Picnic lunch.
Please note: Must weigh between 50-350lbs. Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approx. a quarter mile over natural terrain.
Duration: 6-6.25 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- Bottled water and boxed lunch
- Safety jackets and waterproof boots
- Minimum weight: 50lbs
- Maximm weight: 350lbs
- Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately a 1/4 mile over natural terrain
Duration: 6-6.25 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 10 minutes walk from ship to marina
- 2 hours total roundtrip boat ride
- 30 minutes walk to camp / safety briefing / equipment setup
- 1 hour at Davidson Glacier
- 2 hours Canoeing
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.
My cruise ship arrives at 7:00am, will I be able to make the 7:30am tour time?
Yes! You will be greeted by our tour guides in front of your cruise ship, who will escort the you to the boat ride to Glacier Point. It is important that you are ready to exit the ship upon arrival in order to have ample time to meet your guides.
What is the seating arrangement in the boat?
Every boat has open seating as well as outside viewing areas when permitted.
Is there an inside seating area on the boat, is it heated?
The interior of the boat is heated when needed due to weather conditions to keep a comfortable environment.
What is the temperature on the water?
Air temperature can drop as much as 10°F with the wind chill factor when viewing whales outside.
Will I see any wildlife on this tour?
Wildlife is abundant in Southeast Alaska and sightings are possible on any tour, however this is not a designated wildlife watching tour and nothing can be guaranteed!
Will I be able to walk on the glacier during this tour?
Yes, as long as the weather and ice conditions safely allow.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
There are no age restrictions for this tour however participants must weigh between 50-350lbs.
Are there any physical requirements for this tour?
Guests must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately 1/4 mile natural terrain trail.
Can I bring a backpack?
Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.
Can I bring my own food or drink?
Non-alcoholic beverages in a closeable containters and snacks are allowed on tour.
Are food and drink included?
Beverages and a lunch are included.
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