Alaska’s Glaciers & Grizzly Bears
Holiday Ref: 16305
A wonderful combination: a cruise of the famed Inside Passage to Alaska onboard Celebrity Infinity, then the excitement of seeing Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat – get up close as you view these wonderful creatures from the specially constructed viewing platform as they feed on the Salmon in the Glendale River.
You may also benefit from FREE Drinks Package, FREE Gratuities, or FREE Wifi onboard your cruise. Ask for details
Weekly departures May – September 2017 & 2018. Call for details.
Upon arrival into Vancouver Airport, make your way independently to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Morning at leisure. Afternoon make your way to the cruise terminal where you will board your ship for your 7 night Alaska Cruise.
The dramatic scenery of the Inside Passage has been shaped by glaciers for millions of years. The terrain here is verdant and vivid – mysterious forests blanket the towering mountains.
Go whale watching, learn Tinglit tribal customs, buy arts-and-crafts gifts, or fly high above Port Frederick on a 1.6km long zip-rider. Later, tuck into the best ever halibut and chips on the cookhouse deck of historic Hoonah Packing Company cannery.
Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes.
Some sightseeing is best from above. View the majestic Mendenhall Glacier from the East Glacier Loop Trail, or sail 1,800ft aloft via gondola to Mount Roberts. The fresh air’s sure to whet your appetite so try out the local treat - crisp crab cakes.
Experience Eden firsthand. Kayak tranquil saltwater fjords fringed by ancient forests, keeping an eye out for black bear and playful porpoise. Tour the great outdoors by foot or bike, or whiz above ocean shores and never-ending forests by zipline.
You'll sail beyond the Inside Passage into the more protected Alaska Inside Passage, a complex labyrinth of fjords and bays where whales and sea lions find refuge during the summer months.
Disembark your cruise ship and take a taxi to Vancouver Airport for your flight to Campbell River where you will spend the night.
Today your will be transferred from your Campbell River hotel to the seaplane terminal for your scenic seaplane flight from Campbell River to Knight Inlet Lodge over the remote islands and inlets of British Columbia’s wild coast. Floating in Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet Lodge is your home base for your wildlife adventure.
Walk the dock and enjoy stunning scenery, meet visitors from around the world. Hear bald eagles whistling in the forest and see inquisitive river otters on the dock.
Today will be spend viewing the bears from secure viewing platform or from sea kayaks as you drift quietly watch the Grizzlies up close and personal, witnessing these powerful creatures as the quietly forage amongst the sage growth in the protected waters of Glendale Cove.
Today you will take a seaplane back from Knight Inlet Lodge to Campbell River and then onward to Vancouver Airport. Try and slot in another quick bear viewing or trail hiking excursion in before its time to leave the amazing place.
Today you are free to explore the city. Take advantage of your hop on hop off sightseeing ticket. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without seeing some of the great sites such as Stanley Park, English Bay and Granville Island to name but a few.
This morning check out of your Vancouver hotel and make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.