ALASKA ISLANDS, WHALES AND GLACIERS
DATES – 2022 – SUNDAYS – May 8, 15*, 22, 29* | Jun 5, 12*, 19, 26* | Jul 3, 10*, 17, 24*, 31 | Aug7*, 14, 21*, 28 | Sep 4*
DURATION – 6 days/5 nights
EMBARKATION – SITKA, ALASKA
DISEMBARKATION – JUNEAU
SHIP – MISTY FJORD
ALL CABINS – $3,695
(Incl Taxes & Port Fees)
*Reverse Itinerary – Juneau to Sitka
LIKE A BOILING GEYSER, THE WATER ROILS AT THE SURFACE JUST BEYOND OUR SKIFF… The water erupts with a massive burst. Bubble-net feeding humpbacks! My skin prickles with goosebumps—and I catch my breath. Compared to the size of these whales, we are tiny. You can see their pink tongues and feathery baleen. A dark eye of one looks right at me.
Flexible itinerary is dependent on weather, wildlife sightings, and guest interests. With only 10 guests, it is a cozy, friendly group. Charters are available.
- All onboard meals;
- non-alcoholic beverages;
- exclusive transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark days;
- entry fees to national parks/preserves;
- all from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment;
- Visa and passport fees (if applicable);
- Luggage, trip cancellation and Emergency Evacuation Insurance;
- Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges;
- Staff gratuities;
- Beer, wine, spirits
- fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings;
- Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.
ARRIVE SITKA, ALASKA
We recommend arriving at least one day early to avoid potential flight delay issues.
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. Bear in mind this is a flexible itinerary – so what we present is only a suggestion of what you might experience.
WILDERNESS EXPLORATION – BARANOF ISLAND
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.
WILDERNESS EXPLORATIONS - 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.
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.
LYNN CANAL – WILIAM 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.
JUNEAU - DISEMBARK
DAY 6 – JUINEAU – DISEMBARK
Disembark in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Transfer your hotel or the airport is complimentary.
We have some wonderful pre- and post-cruise tour programs – see more while you are here!
The 10 passenger M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. Her hull is based on the design of well-proven Alaska commercial fishing boats for supreme comfort and stability while sailing the waters of the Inside Passage. The onboard experience features a plush interior with elegant teak finish, aft salon, spacious wheelhouse, and outer deck engineered for optimal wildlife viewing.
Length: 60 feet
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Alcohol is included with all stateroom bookings
*All rooms have private head and shower
*Some beds are 37 to 48 inches from floor