Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn
Explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends, on an 8-Night, 9-Day Inside Passage Sojourn. Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you'll learn about the region's compelling history and three distinct Native cultures- Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Along the way, you'll journey through Southeast Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas and glacial fjords. Kayak, skiff, and hiking excursions allow for up-close and personal exploration.
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 True Alaska Exploration
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 coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest.
Day 3 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 you to reveal traditional ties to this ancient treasure.
Day 4 Juneau & Orca Point Lodge
Visit highlights of the scenic capital, including the world-famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the newly-renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. End 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 beach side bonfire.
Day 5 Tracy Arm & Frederick Sound
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, your captain will 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. Scout for humpback whales and other marine life in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound.
Day 6 Wrangell
Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags, and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history including a guided walking tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.
Day 7 Thorne Bay & Kasaan
Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska's timber years during a tour of Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you'll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town, while keeping an eye out for the island's fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States.
Day 8 Metlakatla & Misty Fjords
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Native artisans. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000 foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fjord's natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock, a stunning volcanic core.
Day 9 Ketchikan
Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska's "First City" and "Salmon Capital of the World." Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.
Package departs from:
Sitka to Ketchikan
Ketchikan to Sitka
2017 Pricing Starting at:
Note: Applicable taxes and fees not included in this pricing
• 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.