Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure
Journey through Southeast Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas and stunning glacial fjords on this 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.
Day 1 Sitka
Explore beautiful Sitka, visiting 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 narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.
Day 2 Saginaw Bay
Enjoy kayaking and skiff exploration in northern Kulu Island's Saginaw Bay. Beachcomb or hike along the secluded coastline of the area where marine fossils are sometimes found.
Day 3 Petersburg
Discover the charming 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 leisure.
Day 4 Kake & Frederick Sound
View the world's tallest totem pole, a carving demonstration, and experience the intriguing culture of the Tlingit in the Native village of Kake. Later, scout for humpback whales and other marine life in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound.
Day 5 Tracy Arm Fjord
Journey through Tracy Arm, a dramatic fjord renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, tidewater glaciers, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. As ice conditions permit, navigate the entire 32-mile length of the fjord, stopping in view of both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. Skiff excursions provide the opportunity to view the majesty of the area in even greater detail.
Day 6 True Alaska Exploration & Orca Point Lodge
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day's unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or hike through an alluring old-growth forest. End of the day at Orca Point Lodge, our exclusive property on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch pool. Dine on salmon, king crab, and 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 spectacular 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 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.
Package departs from:
Sitka to Juneau
June 2, 11, 16, 25
August 6, 20, 25
Juneau to Sitka
June 4, 9, 16, 18
July 2, 16, 30
August 13, 18, 27
2017 Pricing Starting at:
Note: pricing does not include applicable taxes and fees
• Selected guest cabin facilities
• All meals aboard the vessel, or where otherwise indicated
• A complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner
• Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary documents
• Ground transportation to and from the airport to hotel or ship in Juneau, Sitka, or Ketchikan
• Ground transportation is provided from the local airport to select hotels the day prior to sailing
• All standard onboard services
Note: Airfare to and from your home city, pre and post cruise hotel accommodations, and all taxes and port fees are not included.