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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: $3,590

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-Ford's Terror Wilderness

Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Ford’s 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. Skiff 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.

Reverse Embarkation: Spend the morning visiting highlights of the scenic capital of Juneau, including the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the newly renovated Alaska State Museum. There may also be time to explore the historic downtown area on your own. At disembarkation in Sitka, transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.

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

Alaskan Dream Cruises is authorized by Special Use Permit to provide guiding & outfitting services in the Tongass National Forest and is an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ship A AA AAA Deluxe Deluxe Suite Owner's Suite
May 11, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,590 $4,090 $5,290 -- -- $6,190
May 13, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $6,690 -- --
May 18, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,590 $4,090 $5,290 -- -- $6,190
May 20, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $6,690 -- --
May 25, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,590 $4,090 $5,290 -- -- $6,190
May 27, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $6,690 -- --
Jun 1, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,890 $4,390 $5,090 $5,690 -- $6,590
Jun 8, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,890 $4,390 $5,090 $5,690 -- $6,590
Jun 15, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,890 $4,390 $5,090 $5,690 -- $6,590
Jul 1, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Jul 15, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Jul 29, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Aug 5, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Aug 12, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Aug 19, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Aug 26, 2018 Chichagof Dream $4,490 $5,090 $5,690 $6,390 $7,190 --
Aug 31, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,590 $4,090 $5,290 -- -- $6,190
Sep 2, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $5,290 $5,790 $6,690 --
Sep 7, 2018 Admiralty Dream $3,590 $4,090 $4,690 $5,290 -- $6,190
Sep 9, 2018 Chichagof Dream $3,990 $4,690 $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

Map

Alaska’s Glacier Bay & Island Adventure Itinerary Map

Ships

Admiralty Dream

Admiralty Dream

The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways of the Inside Passage. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in the channels, bays, and wilderness islands of Southeast Alaska. View ship details...


Chichagof Dream

Chichagof Dream

This sleek vessel was thoughtfully renovated in our company shipyard. The ship features expansive viewing areas on the bow and aft promenade decks, new carpets and furnishings in public spaces and staterooms, and a hull design optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters, regardless of weather. In the lounge, forward facing windows extend from the deck to the ceiling, offering panoramic views off the bow View ship details...