Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

Journey through Southeast Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords


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Kayak, hike, and explore by skiff in wilderness bays, Frederick Sound, and other remote destinations. Experience local Southeast Alaska culture in a rarely visited Native village and charming fishing town. You’ll disembark having explored the True Alaska few travelers get to experience.

Duration: 8 days
Starts: Sitka or Juneau, Alaska
Ends: Juneau or Sitka, Alaska
Language: English Speaking Voyage


Included

Itinerary

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Day 1 | Sitka
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 | Wilderness Bay & Kake
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

Day 3 | Wrangell
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

Day 4 | Petersburg, Thomas Bay & Baird Glacier
Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall.

Later, visit Thomas Bay, a wilderness location shrouded by curious Alaska Native legends and mysterious stories told by early gold miners. Enjoy one of several trekking options in the bay, such as the Cascade Falls trail, Scenery Cove, or the outwash plain leading to the terminal moraine of the Baird Glacier. Witness the power of glacial ice in shaping even the most rugged landscapes.

Day 5 | Tracy Arm Fjord & Orca Point Lodge
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on wild Alaska salmon, Alaska crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 6 | Glacier Bay National Park
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 7 | Lisianski Inlet & Pelican
Transit Lisianski Inlet, a narrow body of water between Yakobi Island and Chichagof Island. These islands are home to dense populations of coastal brown bears and other Alaska wildlife species. Explore the unique boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small fishing community of just 60 to 70 year-round residents.

Day 8 | Juneau
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.


Reverse Juneau to Sitka Itinerary:
Day 1: Juneau, Day 2: Lisianski Inlet & Pelican, Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park, Day 4: Orca Point Lodge & Tracy Arm-Fords Terror, Day 5: Baird Glacier & Thomas Bay, Day 6: Petersburg & Wrangell, Day 7: Kake & Wilderness Bay, Day 8: Sitka (transportation to the airport or your lodging is complimentary).

Note: Itinerary information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Sitka
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 | Wilderness Bay & Kake
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

Day 3 | Wrangell
Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

Day 4 | Petersburg, Thomas Bay & Baird Glacier
Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall.

Later, visit Thomas Bay, a wilderness location shrouded by curious Alaska Native legends and mysterious stories told by early gold miners. Enjoy one of several trekking options in the bay, such as the Cascade Falls trail, Scenery Cove, or the outwash plain leading to the terminal moraine of the Baird Glacier. Witness the power of glacial ice in shaping even the most rugged landscapes.

Day 5 | Tracy Arm Fjord & Orca Point Lodge
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on wild Alaska salmon, Alaska crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 6 | Glacier Bay National Park
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 7 | Lisianski Inlet & Pelican
Transit Lisianski Inlet, a narrow body of water between Yakobi Island and Chichagof Island. These islands are home to dense populations of coastal brown bears and other Alaska wildlife species. Explore the unique boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small fishing community of just 60 to 70 year-round residents.

Day 8 | Juneau
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.


Reverse Juneau to Sitka Itinerary:
Day 1: Juneau, Day 2: Lisianski Inlet & Pelican, Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park, Day 4: Orca Point Lodge & Tracy Arm-Fords Terror, Day 5: Baird Glacier & Thomas Bay, Day 6: Petersburg & Wrangell, Day 7: Kake & Wilderness Bay, Day 8: Sitka (transportation to the airport or your lodging is complimentary).

Note: Itinerary information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.


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INCLUSIONS

• Selected guest cabin facilities
• All meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated
• Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary
• Ground transportation to and from the vessel in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan.
• Additionally, ground transportation is provided from the local airport to selected hotels in those cities prior to sailing.
• Use of recreational equipment as indicated in itinerary
• All standard onboard services

EXCLUSIONS

• Airfare to and from your home city
• Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections or where otherwise indicated
• Discretionary gratuities to crew
• Travel insurance
• All taxes and port fees


Dates & Rates


Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 14 May 2023 - 21 May 2023 (1715)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 21 May 2023 - 28 May 2023 (1716)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 28 May 2023 - 04 Jun 2023 (1717)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 04 Jun 2023 - 11 Jun 2023 (1718)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 11 Jun 2023 - 18 Jun 2023 (1719)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 18 Jun 2023 - 25 Jun 2023 (1720)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 25 Jun 2023 - 02 Jul 2023 (1721)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 02 Jul 2023 - 09 Jul 2023 (1722)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 09 Jul 2023 - 16 Jul 2023 (1723)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 16 Jul 2023 - 30 Jul 2023 (1725)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 30 Jul 2023 - 06 Aug 2023 (1726)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 06 Aug 2023 - 13 Aug 2023 (1727)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 13 Aug 2023 - 20 Aug 2023 (1728)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 20 Aug 2023 - 27 Aug 2023 (1729)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 27 Aug 2023 - 03 Sept 2023 (1730)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 03 Sept 2023 - 10 Sept 2023 (1731)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995
Ship: Alaskan Dream | Date: 10 Sept 2023 - 16 Oct 2023 (1732)
AA
$4,695
AAA
$5,395
Vista View
$6,795
Owner's Suite
$6,995

* The prices are per person in US Dollars, unless expressly specified in a different currency. In that case, payment will be in US dollars at the exchange rate of the day.
** All prices will be re-confirmed by email at the time of booking.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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