Inner Reaches Western Coves cruise in Alaska
Description of Inner Reaches Western Coves cruise in Alaska
The Alaskan mountains reach up to the sky and the thick Sitka spruces grow all the way down to the shore. The best way to admire the view is from a small boat. Be totally dwarfed by the scenery, and be agile at slipping from sound to strait in your pursuit of dramatic calving glaciers, black bears, wolves and playful harbour seals.
Starting and ending in Juneau, this eight-day cruise spends lots of time in Glacier Bay National Park accompanied by an expert park ranger. Whether you’re keeping your eyes peeled for wolves, watching playful sea lions, or listening to ice crashing into the water off Margerie Glacier, three full days in Glacier Bay National Park won’t feel like enough. But there’s more to see, and you’ll soon reach Haines, a renowned adventure capital where you can hike, track a black bear through the forest, and look out for enormous bald eagles.
There’s plenty of time to paddleboard and kayak, and explore by zodiac along the way on this cruise. For bragging rights, do a ‘Polar Plunge’ en route – a quick-as-you-can dip in the sea. Your smart-looking boat has an on-board hot tub. Make sure you head straight there after your ice-cold dip.
PlanetTraveling by small vessels enables us to get up close to nature and wildlife in some of the most scenic areas of the world. While delivering exceptional access to these areas, we realize our presence has an impact and foster responsible practices to lessen our environmental footprint—from replacing engines for more efficient models to making arrangements in each port for recycling and proper disposal of waste. Our teams on board and ashore work together to operate responsibly.
Eco-friendly bath amenities on board in refillable containers
Reusable water bottles in each cabin for guest use; no bottled water on board
Serve only sustainable seafood and partner with Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program
The operators of this vessel are members of the 'Passenger Vessel Association Green WATERS Program'
The Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) recognizes the vessels owners as a member of its Green WATERS Program for their dedication and commitment toward a cleaner, greener marine environment. Members of WATERS (We Are Taking Environmental Responsibility/Stewardship) around the U.S. have taken it upon themselves to reduce their environmental impact in a variety of ways, including reducing fuel consumption, conserving potable water, using less harmful chemicals near waterways, conserving energy, and working with their employees to create a greener workplace.
PeopleA key part of operating a responsible business is ensuring we leave a positive impact in the communities we visit. This core value is part of our initial itinerary planning on through to operations management and office practices. Whether it’s a cruise donation to an organization for a fundraising effort or partnering with locals for tours, we look for ways to share the wealth and enrich the lives of those we meet.
Purchase local food and supplies
Partner with local people for cultural tours / presentations
Follow “Leave No Trace” practices
Purchase supplies with less packaging to reduce waste
Recycle wherever facilities exist
Donate to local organizations in areas where we operate
We are stewards of the lands where we travel—our teams on board and ashore work together to operate responsibly.
They are also managers of 'Chefs Collaborative'
Chefs Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions. Through these actions, members embrace seasonality, preserve diversity and traditional practices, and support local economies.