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- • Participating in daily yoga and walking meditation
- • Listening to wellness, mindfulness and fitness presentations
- • Cruising in zodiacs to get close to Alaska’s most impressive glaciers
- • Exploring pristine wilderness
- • Searching for wildlife – bears, eagles, sea otters, seals, sea lions and more
- • Kayaking and paddle-boarding in remote inlets
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Hello, Juneau! It’s off to the hospitality area you go. Up the gangplank, your crew and wellness hosts meet you with a hearty welcome. The adventure begins, sailing westward for a week of healthful inspiration. (Please arrive to Juneau the night before)
Day 2 – Icy Strait
Kick start the morning with on-deck yoga stretches and a strong cup of coffee. Energized and snug in your kayak, glide around in remote bays off of Icy Strait through giant bullwhip kelp that can grow to over 100 feet long. Join the gang in a skiff to a rocky outcropping to watch sea lions play. Or, step into mud boots for a mindful forest hike with your top-notch, naturalist guides who have plenty to share about everything Alaska—marine biology, plants, and even geology.
On board, your hosts lead discussions with wellness tips and training to utilize back home. Soak it all in as you soak in the hot tub in a moment of peace.
Day 3 – Glacier Bay National Park
You’re in for a real treat. A National Park ranger comes aboard to share expert insight. Have your binoculars handy—South Marble Island is a birder’s slice of heaven. Puffins scoot through the water. Guillemots and gulls chatter up the airwaves. The snoozing sea lions don’t seem to mind. Prepare to be inspired as you cruise to the far end of John Hopkins Inlet or Tarr Inlet where glaciers calve into the water. Backed by knife-edged peaks, bears forage along the shoreline of Tidal Inlet. Mountain goats too. Back at Bartlett Cove, if time and daylight allow, take a forest hike around the park’s HQ, and say farewell to your ranger.
Day 4 – Chatham Strait
Stretching 150 miles into the Tongass National Forest, Chatham Strait offers adventure aplenty. Rest assured your captain navigates to the best. Anchor in a remote Chichagof Island inlet. Backpacks loaded and adventure toys lowered (skiffs, paddle boards, kayaks), it’s time to go play. Energy flows as you hike up through moss-covered trees and rain-fed waterfalls. Stick to the water in a kayak excursion, and don’t forget to look above and below the surface. A nosy seal could be watching your every stroke. Beachcomb rocky shores. Tiny creatures cling to rocks. Tonight, head to the sun deck and watch the sky
or make time for quiet meditation.
Day 5 – Kuiu Island
The jagged arms and fingers of Kuiu Island stretch from 25 to just six miles wide. Salmon streams dot the coastline—and where there’s salmon, there are bears. Despite its slim size, Kuiu Island is home to many black bears, who, like you, love the solitude and open skies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. From kayak or skiff, scope the intertidal zones of Saginaw Bay for these guys. Eagles fish here too, their white noggins give away their perches. Kayak along the Keku Islands or take the pace down a notch with an easy stroll amidst the tide pools. Or, find a serene spot to sit for peaceful self reflection.
It’s remote, and remarkable.
Day 6 – Frederick Sound
Humpbacks beeline it here each season to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Watch for whales feasting in these abundant glacial waters. Hang out and enjoy the show while you enjoy a fresh and healthy meal. Based on wind and weather, your expedition team has the lineup of adventures all mapped out. Cruise past Five Fingers Lighthouse, Alaska’s oldest light station and The Brothers Islands, where sea lions nap on rocky nobs. Paddle into the deeps of Port Houghton or Windham Bay or head ashore for a hike. Somewhere nearby, carrot-billed black oystercatchers are saying hello. Whatever you choose, your wellness hosts are there with plenty of options for presentations and discussions on
healthy living. Tonight, reflect on another big day in Alaska.
Day 7 – Endicott Arm / Dawes Glacier
Skiffing up Endicott Arm, harbor seals laze around on icebergs. If the tides are right, slip into Fords Terror, the steep walls of this narrow opening streaked with waterfalls. Back in the Arm, gasp at the deep glacier-carved valleys. It’s at the end where you meet the piece de resistance: Dawes Glacier. Blue ice marches down from the Coast Mountains. With a sharp crack, the white thunder of a calving slice makes a mega-splash. It’ll get your heart thumping just as much as one of your fitness classes. Tonight, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner and “photo journal” from your expedition team.
Day 8 – Juneau – Disembarkation
One final round of sun salutations and a filling breakfast. After this big week of whole body wellness, you’ve earned it. Your crew and new friends wish heartfelt goodbyes. This morning, transfer to the Juneau airport or begin your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.
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- • Ship accommodations based on double/twin occupancy
- • All on-board meals, beverages (incl spirits, beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks)
- • All park entrances
- • Yoga and wellness classes on-board
- • All from-the-boat tours and excursions as well as use of equipment (kayaks, SUP, etc)
- • Transfers and luggage handling on embarkation/ & disembarkation days
- • Local guides (where applicable)
• International Flights (can be arranged through us [email protected])
• Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us
• Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary
• Items of personal nature
• Pre & Post nights in Alaska (Can be booked through [email protected])
• Port Taxes and Fees USD$375 per person. Due 70 days prior to departure
• Tips/Gratuities for tour guides, house-keeping staff, servers, etc. (recommended $25USD per person per day)
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(Other departure: Sep 1st, 2019)
from $4095 USD per person based on double/twin occupancy (Master Cabin) or upgrade to higher-end Commander Cabin $4695USD
$1230USD+$4095USD Single Supplement (Limited Availability)
A $375USD per person Port-Fee must be paid 70 days prior to departure.
Full payment is due 70 prior to departure.
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Flights are not included in the tour price. Do not purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post nights can be arranged through us at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details [email protected]
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
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A perfect mash-up of old and new—replica 1898 coastal gold rush steamer, Victorian-style décor, and modern machinery. The elegant and one-of-a-kind S.S. Legacy is a classic and the fastest in the fleet. Capable of 15 knots, she can sail to the farthest reaches gathering more stories of adventure along the way. And wherever she sails, she announces her arrival with an antique whistle. Like the crew and guests having the time of their lives, she hums with each new opportunity. It’s no wonder that for many of the crew (and office folk), she’s a first love that never fades.
Onboard Features: Elevator (access to three public decks); portable activity launch platform; kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; two on-deck hot tubs; fitness equipment and yoga mats; piano; DVD and book library; wine bar
Cabin Features: TV/DVD player; hair dryer, bathrobes, conditioning shampoo, body wash; binoculars; reusable water bottles; in-room safe deposit box
– Max 86 guests, 43 cabins
– 34 Crew
– Built in 1983, renovated in 2013
Alaska’s Glacier Country—Fitness & Yoga Instructor | May 3, 2019
Mary places the focus of her practice on guiding and inspiring others to discover their optimal health of mind, body and spirit. She is a certified personal trainer, ACSM-certified cancer exercise trainer, and RRCA-certified running coach. Mary has also completed training seminars in kettlebell, TRX, Pilates, indoor cycling, HIIT, wellness coaching, and meditation. She brings on board unique expertise in corrective exercises to ease pain and improve balance, the positive impact of meditation on whole health, goal setting, nutrition, and key
*Please note that itinerary and ship are subject to change and availability.