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Ultimate Glacier Bay, Wilderness, & Wildlife

Ultimate Glacier Bay, Wilderness & Wildlife

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Sitka to Juneau

From: $9,995

Season: May - June, August - September

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Alaska Dream Cruises

Alaska adventurers can now explore the Last Frontier like never before aboard a Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned premier expedition vessel. The rugged Kruzof Explorer was constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture. This unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities.

The Kruzof Explorer carries a sport fishing vessel, high-speed Zodiac, single and double kayaks, and paddleboards. The vessels five-ton crane, which once hauled king crab pots, easily handles loading and unloading of these expedition tools.

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 sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history, guided by an Alaskan Dream Cruises expedition leader. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 — West Chichagof Island

Navigate the remote west coast of Chichagof Island in the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness—a stretch of Southeast Alaska that few travelers have a chance to experience. The pristine coastline is adorned by miles of stunning cliffs, narrow passages, and towering rainforest. The vessel’s high-speed Zodiac and kayaks provide an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the region.

Day 3 — Pelican

Explore the scenic boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small community of less than 100 year-round residents in Lisianski Strait. As you walk the charming town, you’ll have a chance to photograph the picturesque harbor and browse unique, local shops. You may also choose to experience Southeast Alaska’s famous Rose’s Bar and Grill, a watering hole that has provided the setting for many colorful, local tales. Pelican is situated on the northwest coast of Chichagof Island near some of the best fishing in Alaska. The Kruzof Explorer’s aluminum fishing tender is an ideal vessel to quickly transport interested guests to the fishing grounds. Keep your eyes peeled as you navigate near shore–brown bears are prevalent in the region.

Day 4 — Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy continued exploration of one of Southeast Alaska’s most prized natural treasures. Our in-depth travels in this UNESCO world heritage site afford the best opportunity for amazing encounters with wildlife, such as brown bears, black bears, wolves, moose, and more. Savor a chance to trek ashore near one of the park’s famous glaciers, allowing an unmatched perspective of one of nature’s most powerful forces.

Day 5 — Glacier Bay National Park

Enjoy continued exploration of one of Southeast Alaska’s most prized natural treasures. Our in-depth travels in this UNESCO world heritage site afford the best opportunity for amazing encounters with wildlife, such as brown bears, black bears, wolves, moose, and more. Savor a chance to trek ashore near one of the park’s famous glaciers, allowing an unmatched perspective of one of nature’s most powerful forces.

Day 6 — Glacier Bay National Park (Dundas Bay)

Venture west in Glacier Bay National Park to remote Dundas Bay. In this secluded area, you’ll experience remarkable solitude as you paddle a shallow water coastline inaccessible to larger craft.

Day 7 — Icy Strait & Lynn Canal

Relish unhurried navigation of Icy Strait and Lynn Canal, two pristine bodies of water known for humpback whales, orcas, and more. Our expert shipboard team and knowledgeable captain will spot for wildlife and allow ample time for photography and viewing.

Day 8 — Juneau

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

The Kruzof Explorer carries a high-speed Zodiac, kayaks, and paddleboards. Opportunities to utilize these expedition craft will occur frequently throughout the 8-day voyage. A sport fishing vessel is also available, which offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hook into Alaska’s world-renowned salmon and other species.

Itinerary also operates in reverse order.

Portions of this itinerary include remote coastal areas susceptible to the ocean swell. If weather conditions would compromise the comfort or safety of our guests, then alternate Inside Passage routes will be sailed.

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

Ultimate Glacier Bay, Wilderness, & Wildlife Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates Direction Shelikof Krestof Sukoi Salisbury Nakwasina Kalinin
May 2, 2020 Juneau to Sitka $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
May 9, 2020 Sitka to Juneau $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
May 16, 2020 Juneau to Sitka $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
Jun 10, 2020 Sitka to Juneau $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
Jun 17, 2020 Juneau to Sitka $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
Aug 5, 2020 Sitka to Juneau $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
Aug 12, 2020 Juneau to Sitka $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995
Sep 6, 2020 Sitka to Juneau $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995 $9,995

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

Ships

Kruzof Explorer

Kruzof Explorer

The 12-passenger Kruzof Explorer, a Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned premier expedition vessel, was constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture. The unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities.View ship details...