VIDEO: Kayaks, Grizzlies and the Polar Plunge in Glacier Bay

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So it’s our last stop on our epic Adventure Life and Un-Cruise adventure through Alaska’s Inside Passage. Sheesh! Where does the time go?

As we’ve mentioned several times this was our first visit to the great state of Alaska, and overall it exceeded our expectations in just about every possible way. And the fact that we opted to see the Inside Passage aboard a small expedition ship like the Safari Endeavour (rather than going with a large cruise liner) no doubt has a lot to do with that. It’s been quiet, intimate, and our fellow passengers (along with the crew) have been absolutely awesome. Great times with great people in a beautiful place. Yep. Tough to beat.

And at several points along this journey we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the spectacular beauty of Alaska, as we expected might happen. But nothing – nothing – could have prepared us for the day we spent in Glacier Bay National Park and what we experienced there. As you’ll see in this week’s episode, it was an epic day from start to finish – and certainly a day that will live vividly in our hearts and minds forever. Seriously. How many people can say they’ve kayaked alongside a grizzly bear in one of the most beautiful places on earth? Craziness.

And experiences like that are no doubt one of the many reasons that just this month, Un-Cruise won a Magellan award from Travel Weekly, specifically for its activities inside Glacier Bay National Park. Un-Cruise won a silver for “best expedition cruise shore excursion” (as well as a gold medal for its Hawaiian Islands adventure cruise). Good stuff! And as we can personally attest, absolutely well deserved.

So come spend this incredible day with us in Glacier Bay, and see what the hubbub is about. Oh! And bring a warm towel! ‘Cause we’re all taking the plunge at the end…

Cheers gang! And happy travels. 🙂

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  1. Love this! I went to Alaska in 2012 and while I didn’t get to kayak in Glacier Bay, it was one of my favorite parts of the trip. It really is just unreal. I was fortunate to kayak the Eagle Islands near Ketchikan with humpback whales and eagles in the pouring rain, which was amazing!I’m totally addicted to y’alls blog and I wish I could quit but I just CAN’T, and every time I watch another episode I get a new case of wanderlust!

    • Thanks so much for the comment Katy! It definitely is unreal! Such an incredible experience. Your kayak trip sounds surreal! How amazing that must have been. Those are the thrilling experiences that stay with you forever. We’ll take those experiences over material belongings any day! So glad you’re enjoying the blog! GREAT to have you along for the ride! Cheers 🙂

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