Alaska's Islands, Whales and Glaciers

This expedition is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas.


Alaska
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The vessel is anchored or moored on most nights of the journey, which presents additional opportunities for kayak paddles and other active excursions. This is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week’s best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.

Duration: 6 days
Starts: Sitka or Juneau, Alaska
Ends: Sitka or Juneau, Alaska
Language: English speaking voyage

May to September


Included

Itinerary

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Day 1: Sitka - This is a Sample itinerary only
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in a protected body of water in Peril Strait or eastern Baranof Island.

Day 2: Eastern Baranof and Branof Warm Springs
Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Walk a beautiful rainforest path to the natural hot spring pools of Baranof Warm Springs; relax in a steaming pool while enjoying your favorite beverage and savoring the stunning wilderness.

Day 3: Wilderness Exploration / Glacier Bay National Park
Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait, renowned for phenomenal humpback whale viewing. In the afternoon, we’ll sail into beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin our first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during our voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier (or other remote location), a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.

Day 4: Glacier Bay
This remarkable national park fjord covers 3.3 million acres, 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.

Day 5: Lynn Canal / William Henry Bay
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in beautiful Lynn Canal then enjoy Alaskan Dream Cruises’ exclusive property at William Henry Bay. Nestled against the dramatic Chilkat mountain range, the exclusive area features an expansive beachfront, towering old growth forest, low lying muskeg, and beautiful creek.

Day 6: Juneau
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

Reverse Juneau to Sitka Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Juneau, Day 2: Lynn Canal/William Henry Bay, Day 3: Glacier Bay, Day 4: Wilderness Exploration/Glacier Bay National Park, Day 5: Eastern Baranof Island & Baranof Warm Springs, Day 6: Sitka

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 - This is a Sample itinerary only
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in a protected body of water in Peril Strait or eastern Baranof Island.

Day 2: Eastern Baranof and Branof Warm Springs
Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Walk a beautiful rainforest path to the natural hot spring pools of Baranof Warm Springs; relax in a steaming pool while enjoying your favorite beverage and savoring the stunning wilderness.

Day 3: Wilderness Exploration / Glacier Bay National Park
Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait, renowned for phenomenal humpback whale viewing. In the afternoon, we’ll sail into beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin our first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during our voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier (or other remote location), a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.

Day 4: Glacier Bay
This remarkable national park fjord covers 3.3 million acres, 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.

Day 5: Lynn Canal / William Henry Bay
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in beautiful Lynn Canal then enjoy Alaskan Dream Cruises’ exclusive property at William Henry Bay. Nestled against the dramatic Chilkat mountain range, the exclusive area features an expansive beachfront, towering old growth forest, low lying muskeg, and beautiful creek.

Day 6: Juneau
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

Reverse Juneau to Sitka Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Juneau, Day 2: Lynn Canal/William Henry Bay, Day 3: Glacier Bay, Day 4: Wilderness Exploration/Glacier Bay National Park, Day 5: Eastern Baranof Island & Baranof Warm Springs, Day 6: Sitka

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
A complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner
Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary documents
Ground transportation from the airport to lodgings, or ship in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan upon arrival and day of sailing. As well as the day of departure from the ship.
All standard onboard services

EXCLUSIONS

Airfare to and from your home city
Pre and Post Cruise hotel accommodations
Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections
Discretionary gratuities to crew
Travel insurance
All taxes and port fees


Dates & Rates


Ship: Misty Fjord | Date: Departures from May 08th to September 22nd, 2022   More info about this Ship
Windham
USD 3,695-
Chatham
USD 3,695-
Neva
USD 3,695-
Rowan
USD 3,695-
Cosmo
USD 3,695-

* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
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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