Discover Alaska's Magnificent Glacier Bay National Park on a Boutique Adventure Cruise

  • Margerie Glacier: Unforgettable Encounter in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

    Soaking in the majestic view of the Margerie Glacier in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park from the deck of a boutique adventure cruise, as pictured here with Un-Cruise Adventures, is an unforgettable travel experience.
    National Park naturalists board the ship upon its entry in the park to help share the wonders and history of the bay, spot wildlife, and present interpretive programs. They are also on hand throughout the adventure to answer the many questions from awed passengers as they sail together through this magnificent wilderness.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Kayaking Through Ice Floes

    What makes boutique adventure cruises so attractive is the ability to easily get off the ship to discover the glories of nature up close and personal. Each day, passengers are offered the choice of a wide variety of excursions.
    One of our favorites was kayaking among the ice floes (sheets of ice that had fallen from the glaciers) in the picturesque inlets that weave through Alaska's Inside Passage.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • A Whale of an Adventure

    A flexible itinerary is another factor that makes small ship adventure cruises so desirable. If you spot whales frolicking, or hungry bears foraging for salmon, you can hang out for as long as it takes to watch nature at its best. 

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Board a Skiff Boat for a Closer Look

    On small ship boutique cruises, you don't just look at nature from your stateroom, you experience it firsthand. Skiffs are available throughout the day to bring passengers to areas throughout the national park and outlying straits (many of which are inaccessible to large cruise ships.)
    Along the way, be prepared to enjoy a close up view of a wide variety of wildlife - from eagles to mountain goats to bears - right from your skiff!

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Breakfast with a View

    While you are sleeping, boutique adventure cruises make their way quietly through Alaska's Inside Passage from one grandiose landscape to another.
    Waking up to a view of Dawes Glacier, located in Endicott Arm just outside Glacier Bay National Park, was spectacular enough. But if you're lucky, you'll get to watch the glaciers calve - huge blocks of the glacier collapse into the sea - while sipping your morning coffee. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Ocean to Table...and Other Culinary Delights

    For obvious reasons, seafood is king on many of the small ship cruises through Glacier Bay National Park. All Alaska seafood is wild and pure, sustainably managed for continuing abundance.
    However, a variety of meal choices is always available to cater to every taste and dietary restriction.
    On the Un-Cruise Safari Endeavor, multi-course meals are served at breakfast, lunch and dinner, always with choice of entree. 

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • A Sea of Sea Lions on South Marble Island

    South Marble Island, in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park, is famous for its colonies of sea lions. Watch these rambunctious showoffs dive off the cliffs, banter with each other, and bask lazily on the rocks.
    The area is also a birder's paradise, where you can spot countless varieties of species, including the colorful tufted puffin, black oystercatchers, and majestic bald eagles - just a few of the 240+ species of birds that call the national park their home.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Boldly Go Where Few Have Gone Before

    One significant advantage of choosing a boutique adventure cruise is the fact that the smaller ship size allows access into fjords and inlets that larger ships cannot access.
    The approach to Baranof Island, just south of Glacier Bay National Park, takes you past thundering waterfalls and dizzying cliffs.
    Marvel at the grand scenery of Alaska's wilderness as the crew expertly guides you through those "not in the guidebook" places known only to locals.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Hot Tubbing with a View

    After a day of exploring Geikie Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park, this couple soothes away sore muscles in a bubbling hot tub spa... with an amazing backdrop!

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • A Photographer's Paradise

    To say that Glacier Bay National Park is a photographer's dream is an understatement. Constantly changing weather patterns in this wildly beautiful region lend a touch of drama to every scene. 
    Spectacular vistas, an abundance of wildlife, sparkling glaciers, pristine fjords... these are just some of the many photo opportunities you will encounter on an adventure cruise through this wilderness park. 

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Nature's Splendor is Just a Few Steps Away

    Glacier Bay is among a handful of national parks that are only accessible by boat or small plane. The joy of a boutique adventure cruise is that you need only step out of your cabin and onto the deck to drink in nature's glory, any time of the day or night.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Intimate On Board Ambiance: Where Friendships Are Made

    Since boutique adventure cruises carry a limited number of passengers, many travelers bond and form firm friendships with their fellow adventurers. Many of these small ships are all-inclusive, allowing passengers to travel in style while leaving their wallets in their cabins.
    On select Un-Cruise sailings, for example, wine, beer and spirits are included in your fare - an invitation for passengers to leisurely hang out at the bar and mingle with their fellow passengers from around the world. 

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Experience an SUP Adventure in Alaska's Wilderness

    For an exciting, but intimate adventure, try the SUP options on a boutique cruise. Imagine paddling through the pristine waters of Endicott Arm, located just outside Glacier Bay National Park. Gaze down into the crystal clear waters and marvel at the abundant sea life in the tide pools. 

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Bushwhacking Anyone?

    Another adventure option on a small-ship Alaska cruise is to board a skiff and explore a pristine remote island or inlet. Knowledgeable guides will point out the diverse, and often fragile, vegetation that makes up Alaska's ecosystem.
    And you never know when one of Alaska's wild creatures will come into view, like this young bald eagle who happily posed for the bushwhacking group.

    Photo courtesy of Tony DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures

  • Alaskan Sunset: Promise of a New Dawn & New Adventures

    Watching the glorious sunsets off the deck of your boutique cruise brings the promise of new adventures and discoveries when the morning sun rises in the Alaskan sky.

    Photo courtesy of Joanne DiBona/Un-Cruise Adventures


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