Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

Explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends.


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Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you’ll learn about the region’s compelling history and three distinct Native cultures- Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Along the way, you’ll journey through Southeast Alaska’s most abundant wildlife areas and glacial fjords. Kayak, skiff, and hiking excursions allow for up-close and personal exploration.

Duration: 9 days
Starts: Sitka, Alaska
Ends: Ketchikan, Alaska
Language: English Speaking Voyage

*Children age 15 and under receive 15% off listed cruise fares


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 Exploration/Glacier Bay National Park (when we have two day entries):
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon of Southeast Alaska discovery. The countless options are dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our expedition skiff. Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.

Day 3 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, which is known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service
Ranger narrates the day’s program and an Alaska Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 4 Juneau & Orca Point Lodge:
Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic capital city of Juneau, including the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the recently renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol, or take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Mount Roberts Tram.
You can also delve deeper into local Native culture and history by exploring fascinating exhibits, art displays, and a clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center. 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 Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, and prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 5 Tracy/Endicott Arm Fjord/ Frederick Sound:
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist John Muir called “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. Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in Frederick Sound. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching, and picturesque dives that showcase their massive flukes.

Day 6 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 7 Thorne Bay & Kasaan:
Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, which was once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you’ll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town while keeping an eye out for the island’s fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. Inside stand four original house posts, or “Gáats,” that were most likely carved at Old Kasaan in about 1880.

Day 8 Metlakatla & Misty Fjords:
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Alaska Native artists. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fjord’s natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock--a stunning volcanic core.

Day 9 Ketchikan:
Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska’s “First City’ and “Salmon Capital of the World.” Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

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 Exploration/Glacier Bay National Park (when we have two day entries):
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon of Southeast Alaska discovery. The countless options are dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our expedition skiff. Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.

Day 3 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, which is known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service
Ranger narrates the day’s program and an Alaska Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 4 Juneau & Orca Point Lodge:
Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic capital city of Juneau, including the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the recently renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol, or take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Mount Roberts Tram.
You can also delve deeper into local Native culture and history by exploring fascinating exhibits, art displays, and a clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center. 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 Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, and prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 5 Tracy/Endicott Arm Fjord/ Frederick Sound:
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist John Muir called “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. Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in Frederick Sound. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching, and picturesque dives that showcase their massive flukes.

Day 6 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 7 Thorne Bay & Kasaan:
Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska’s timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, which was once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you’ll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town while keeping an eye out for the island’s fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. Inside stand four original house posts, or “Gáats,” that were most likely carved at Old Kasaan in about 1880.

Day 8 Metlakatla & Misty Fjords:
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Alaska Native artists. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fjord’s natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock--a stunning volcanic core.

Day 9 Ketchikan:
Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska’s “First City’ and “Salmon Capital of the World.” Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.


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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: Baranof Dream | Date: 21 May 2023 - 29 May 2023 (1734)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 29 May 2023 - 06 Jun 2023 (1735)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 06 Jun 2023 - 14 Jun 2023 (1736)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 14 Jun 2023 - 22 Jun 2023 (1737)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,395
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 22 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 (1738)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 30 Jun 2023 - 10 Jul 2023 (1739)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 10 Jul 2023 - 18 Jul 2023 (1740)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 18 Jul 2023 - 26 Jul 2023 (1741)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 26 Jul 2023 - 03 Aug 2023 (1742)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 03 Aug 2023 - 11 Aug 2023 (1743)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 11 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023 (1744)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 19 Aug 2023 - 27 Aug 2023 (1745)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 27 Aug 2023 - 04 Sept 2023 (1746)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095
Ship: Baranof Dream | Date: 04 Sept 2023 - 12 Sept 2023 (1747)
A
$5,395
AA
$5,495
AAA
$6,195
Deluxe
$7,595
Deluxe Suite
$8,095

* 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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