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Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Sitka

From: $3,490

Season: May - September


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Alaska Dream Cruises

Journey through Southeast Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords on our 7-night, 8-day Alaska's Glacier Bay and Island Adventure. Kayak, hike, and explore by skiff in Saginaw Bay, 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.

I love how Alaskan Dream supports small Southeast Alaska companies and people–all has been so great – a fabulous cruise!

Day-to-Day 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 fascinating historical sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history, including the Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s House, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 — Saginaw Bay & Kake

Enjoy kayak and DIB (shallow water expedition craft) exploration in northern Kuiu Island’s Saginaw Bay. Beachcomb or hike along the beautiful secluded coastline of the area, where marine fossils are sometimes found. View the world’s tallest totem pole, a carving demonstration, and experience the intriguing culture of the Tlingit in the Native village of Kake.

Day 3 — Petersburg

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, enjoy a narrated bus tour and take time to explore the vibrant community at your own leisure.

Day 4 — Frederick Sound

Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in the world-renowned whale waters of 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. Enjoy an exciting afternoon of Alaska adventure in a wilderness bay for DIB excursions, kayaking, and hiking. Some options include Thomas Bay, Port Houghton, or Hobart Bay.

Day 5 — Tracy Arm Fjord

Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord, an area the famous naturalist John Muir referred to as, “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” This glacial fjord is renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. At 32-miles long and averaging just a mile wide, the unique features of Tracy Arm are contained in a relatively small geographical space, adding to the dramatic beauty of the area. As ice conditions permit, we’ll navigate the entire length of the fjord, stopping in view of both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. DIB excursions provide the opportunity to view the majesty of the area in even greater detail.

Day 6 — True Alaska Exploration & Orca Pt. Lodge

Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, 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 DIB. Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets. 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 Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 7 — 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 8 - Juneau

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

Note: Cruise information is subject to change without notice. Cruises are subject to navigating conditions.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ship A AA AAA Deluxe Deluxe Suite Vista View Owner's Suite
May 12, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
May 13, 2017 Baranof Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
May 14, 2017 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $5,790 $6,690
May 19, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
May 20, 2017 Baranof Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
May 21, 2017 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $5,790 $6,690
May 28, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
May 28, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jun 2, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
Jun 4, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jun 9, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
Jun 11, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jun 16, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
Jun 16, 2017 Alaskan Dream $4,190 $4,390 $6,190 $6,290
Jun 18, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jun 25, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jul 2, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jul 16, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Jul 30, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Aug 6, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Aug 13, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Aug 18, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
Aug 20, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Aug 25, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,790 $4,290 $4,990 $5,490 $6,390
Aug 27, 2017 Chichagof Dream $4,390 $4,990 $5,490 $6,190 $6,990
Sep 1, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
Sep 3, 2017 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $5,790 $6,690
Sep 8, 2017 Admiralty Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
Sep 9, 2017 Baranof Dream $3,490 $3,990 $4,590 $5,190 $5,990
Sep 10, 2017 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $5,790 $6,690

Prices are per person and in USD. Additional government fees and taxes apply. Single supplement rates are available.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • 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 and airport or hotel within Sitka, Ketchikan and Juneau, AK within one day of sailing
  • Use of recreational equipment at Hobart Bay
  • All standard onboard services

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to and from your home city
  • Beer, wine, or alcohol selections
  • Discretionary gratuities to crew
  • Travel insurance
  • All taxes and port fees


Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure Itinerary Map


Admiralty Dream

Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream (former Cruise West Spirit of Columbia) is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in channels, bays and wilderness islands that the Allen family calls home. View ship details...

Alaskan Dream

Alaskan Dream

At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream (former Contessa, Executive Explorer) is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship. View ship details...

Baranof Dream

Baranof Dream

The 144-foot Baranof Dream (former Cruise West's Spirit of Alaska) features a shallow draft for navigating intimate coves and passages, a spacious bow for viewing fjords and glaciers, a covered outside deck and a relaxed cruising speed for optimum viewing of wilderness and wildlife. Cabins offer large viewing windows. The Lounge and Dining Room offer intimate venues to get to know your fellow travelers. View ship details...

Chichagof Dream

Chichagof Dream

At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream (former Contessa, Executive Explorer) is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship. View ship details...