Adventure Cruising for the Active Traveler. Join fellow adventurers on the most active back country itinerary of our Alaskan expeditions. This is real adventure for the active traveler. Stretch your legs and your imagination in new areas.
A sharp crack sounded – then, as if Mother Nature had timed it so on purpose, a section of glacier sheared off from its face. Cheers from on board echoed the thunder of ice tumbling into the water. This was the most astounding geology “lesson” anyone in our group had ever experienced — and in the most enthralling classroom we ever set foot in — Glacier Bay.
- Explore parts of Glacier Bay National Park rarely seen by visitors as we explore the “Outback”
- Hike and bike through Chichagof Island – UnCruise has the only permits in this area
- Learn what it’s like to live and work in the wild country of Alaska
- All day kayak and “yak-and-whack” opportunities
- Full days – from morning birding to evening skiff tours and kayaks to an evening campfire ashore
- Wildlife search – Humpback, orca, seals, bears, moose, puffins and other sea birds
- LeConte and Baird Glaciers
- Opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, paddle board, skiff, and bushwhack, all in one week
- Access to South Baranof Wilderness, rarely visited
- Get on land with an Ideal Cove hike
- All onboard meals;
- Premium spirits, wine, microbrews;
- Non-alcoholic beverages;
- Exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days;
- Entry fees to national parks/preserves;
- All from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment;
- Wellness program:
- Hot tub, fitness equipment, yoga mats.
- Port charges of $375 per person.
- Port Charges of $375
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable);
- Luggage, trip cancellation and Emergency Evacuation Insurance;
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges;
- Staff gratuities;
- fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings;
- Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.
JUNEAU, ALASKA – Embark
Board the Wilderness Legacy just in time for a welcome cocktail or glass of champagne before dinner. The captain and crew will introduce themselves and provide an overview of the adventure that awaits this week with a kick off toast! (D)
Arrive a day early for peace of mind and to avoid any flight issues. We can also arrange pre-cruise tours to other parts of Alaska.
GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Today we will anchor in one of three outback areas of this epic national park. This will include one of the rarely visited areas of either Fern Harbor, Dundas Bay, or No Name Cove near Excursion Inlet. The entire day is set aside for activity, starting with early morning kayak and birding departures into the park. Full activities may include kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff excursions, hiking, beach strolls and more. Meals may be aboard the Wilderness Legacy or packed as a picnic. (BLD)
The outback is our playground for the day. Chichagof Island is known for its high population of Brown Bears with multiple trails and abandoned Forest Service roads that make for ease of hiking to lakes and rivers. Full range of activities will be available with a lean towards hiking and for some, biking. This is the best opportunity for long hikes on trails and old Forest Service roads. This is also home to the Chew family. Learn what it is like to live and work in the wilds of Alaska. UnCruise is the only company permitted to guide guests in this area. (BLD)
SOUTH BARANOF ISLAND
Join us for an early riser breakfast as we enter Patterson Bay. One of the most scenic areas in SE Alaska, Patterson is a deep narrow bay hemmed in mountains. We will drop off all day kayakers and early morning skiff tours and begin our day. Soon after, the ship will go on a slow meander of South Baranof Wilderness Area including Deep Cove, Port Walter, Mist Cove and eventually reach the southern extent of this primitive area. Activities will be more water-based today, with some hikes and whale watching. Weather permitting, this is an ideal area for snorkeling. Good chance to see Humpback or Orca whales. End of the day will include a cruise to Gut Bay at the north end of the wilderness area. This is a very dramatic location. Keep your camera at the ready today! (BLD)
THOMAS BAY & BAIRD GLACIER
Wake near Cascade Creek in Thomas Bay. This bay is the quintessential playground for our guests and crew. Long flat hikes, steep elevation climbs, calm kayaking, and hikes to a glacial lake with the mighty Baird Glacier still calving ice into the lake may all be options today. Depending on tides, we may start the day near Cascade Creek or at Scenery Cove near Baird Glacier. Regardless, after lunch the boat will move to the opposite end of Thomas Bay for more adventures. This is an epic day for adventurers. Evening skiff tours and kayaks take in the pre dark hours when the sounds of the wilds beckon. (BLD)
LeCONTE GLACIER AND IDEAL COVE
Today’s timing of activities is entirely controlled by the rise and fall of the tide. We may visit the Glacier early or late. LeConte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. The shallow current-filled entrance requires us to enter near slack water. If the tide is early, you may hear ice against the hull of the Legacy as you wake up. We will also visit Ideal Cove today and take advantage of trails and if the timing is right, an evening campfire ashore.(BLD)
WHALES, SEA LIONS & SEA LIFE SEARCH
Today it’s all about finding Humpbacks, Orca, Steller Sea Lions, Porpoise, Dolphins, Pelagic birds, Seals, and other marine life. We will slowly cruise the whale rich waters of Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage. This area has the highest seasonal concentration of Humpback Whales in Alaska and perhaps the entire Northern Hemisphere. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Dinner and a slide show of the week’s adventures put together by your crew.(BLD)out on a guided hike John Muir would approve of. Toast your voyage with a Farewell Dinner and a “photo journal” of your trip. A gift to you, from your expedition team. (BLD)
Enjoy one last breakfast before transferring to the Juneau airport or your extended stay.
We can arrange itineraries throughout Alaska for you.
The Wilderness Legacy is geared up and ready for adventure. The one-of-a-kind Legacy sails to the farthest reaches, spinning yarns of adventure along the way – like the crew and guests having the time of their lives. Notable features of this one-of-a-kind vessel include beautiful carved wooden cabinetry, a spacious Owner’s Suite, and the Sea Dragon (a portable launch platform for kayaks and paddle boards). She is ready for exploration, and has the most spacious viewing decks in the fleet. Wherever she sails she announces her arrival with the blow of a whistle.
Four decks are ready for guests’ comfort and adventure. The bridge deck provides room for sunning, two hot tubs, and the open bridge, as well as the highest of the bow viewing areas wrapping around the front. The upper deck provides the middle bow viewing area. The lounge deck provides the luxurious indoor lounge and bar as well as the largest of the three bow viewing areas. Downstairs on the main deck guests enjoy gourmet meals in the elegant dining room.
The Lounge is the largest of the Alaska fleet, with plenty of room for spotting wildlife, sharing photos, and playing chess – all with a cocktail or soda from the bar.
The Dining Room features open seating at set times. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served plated at table. Unlimited beverages. alcoholic and non, are included in the price of the cruise. Vegetarian options are always available. Dietary restrictions are happily accommodated with advanced notice.
Onboard Features: Custom made sea dragon kayak launch platform; bow-mounted underwater camera; kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable skiffs, hiking poles; on-deck hot tub; fitness equipment and yoga mats; DVD and book library. Legacy is the only boat in the fleet to offer an elevator. This elevator does not reach the bridge deck. While this makes her a comfortable choice for guests with mobility concerns, guests must still be able to embark and disembark via gangway and climb one flight of stairs. Explorer cabin 309 features a short ramp over the lip to get into the cabin and grab bars in the bathroom, but it is not ADA accessible.