Alaskan Dream - Based in Sitka, Alaska
A voyage on the Misty Fjord expedition vessel is an experience that allows for itinerary flexibility. We welcome and seek out opportunities to delve deep into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness to explore places rarely visited and showcase Alaska in its wildest form. Kayaking, hiking, and DIB (shallow water expedition craft) adventures may happen at any time as unique opportunities arise.
8-day Alaska's Islands, Whales and Glaciers Adventure
Day 1: Sitka & Hoonah Sound 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 spotting for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.
Day 2: Eastern Baranof Island Navigate the remote eastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for True Alaska exploration. Opportunities include Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.
Day 3:Tenakee Inlet Enjoy kayak and DIB adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beach comb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area.
Day 4: Icy Strait & Port Frederick Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Discover the intriguing culture of the Tlingit people as you pay a visit to the native village of Hoonah in Port Frederick.
Day 5: Taku Inlet Awake to a thrilling morning hovercraft flight, where you’ll soar over the shallow waters and shifting sandbars of Taku Inlet en route to the largest glacier flowing from the Juneau Icefield. Afterwards, explore the wildlife-rich waters of Stephen’s Passage.
Day 6:Tracy Arm Journey through Tracy Arm fjord, an area the famed naturalist John Muir referred to as “A Wild Unfinished Yosemite.” Experience the inspiring feeling of kayaking amongst towering icebergs in front of two tidewater glaciers, while taking a moment to stare upward at granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet.
Day 7: Frederick Sound View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the DIB. End the day in a remote, wilderness bay for kayaking, a relaxing beach fire, and a King crab feast. Options include Windham Bay, Hobart Bay, or Port Houghton.
Day 8: Juneau Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.
Reverse Juneau-Sitka Itinerary: Day 1– Juneau Day 2– Frederick Sound & Hobart Bay Day 3– Tracy Arm Day 4– Taku Inlet, Day 5– Icy Strait & Port Frederick Day 6– Tenakee Inlet Day 7– Eastern Baranof Island Day 8– Sitka
*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.
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