Discover Southeast Alaska

Trip Highlights

Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.

Dates

July 27 to August 03, 2018

Region

North America

Tour Operator

Orbridge

Physical Activity Level

Mildly Active

Duration

7 Days

Price

$ 3,295.00

Type

Cruise

Make a Reservation

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation
Today, travel to Juneau from your home city, or from Anchorage if you visited Denali National Park on the 6-day Orbridge Pre-Tour. Before embarkation, explore the newly renovated Alaska State Museum. Peruse the museum’s artifacts and art objects that tell the tale of Alaska’s history. Then visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to view the fascinating glacial mass.

Afterward, take a short bus ride to the Admiralty Dream for your embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner on board as you get to know your Expedition Leader, crew, and travel companions.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (D)

Day 2: Icy Strait / Chichagof Island
Relax on deck with your binoculars and a hot cup of cocoa as you sail through Icy Strait in search of wildlife, including orca (killer whales), Steller sea lions, seal, porpoise, and the magnificent humpback whales. Along the shore, perhaps catch sight of bald eagles in the treetops. Choose from activities like kayaking, skiff rides, and hiking.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Arrive in Glacier Bay National Park, where scientists have found exposed rock that’s believed to be more than 200 million years old. While at Bartlett Cove, visit the park lodge and visitor center or participate in a guided forest hike. Meet a National Park Service Ranger and a Native Huna Tlingit Cultural Heritage Guide who will come aboard and accompany you during your time in Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, and eagles, and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 4: Tracy Arm Fjord
This morning, experience Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord that winds through towering mountains and massive glaciers. Witness the “calving” of glaciers as gigantic chunks of ice break and crash into the water. Watch for harbor seals that often dot the floating platforms and mountain goats on nearby perches. In the afternoon and conditions permitting, glide through and discover coves or bays by kayak or skiff, soaking in the splendor of some of the most untouched wilderness in the world.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 5: Petersburg / Frederick Sound
This morning, visit charming Petersburg, a fishing village founded by a Norwegian fisherman in the late 1800s. At the Sons of Norway Hall, see customary Norwegian dances and taste traditional home-made pastries and cookies. After lunch on board or in town, take a skiff across Wrangell Narrows for a beautiful hike on the Petersburg Creek Trail.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 6: Hidden Falls
Experience a rare tour of the Hidden Falls Hatchery and learn about the release of Chinook and Coho salmon fry and smolts, and the vital role fishing has held in Alaska for centuries. In the evening, share the day’s adventures with your fellow travelers over dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 7: Eastern Baranof Island / Lake Eva
Spend the morning cruising to Lake Eva for an afternoon hike, kayak or skiff excursion. Recount your trip highlights with fellow travelers tonight during a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 8: Sitka – Disembarkation
Disembark this morning after breakfast and take your complimentary shuttle to the airport for your flight home or to your accommodation if you reserved a post-night in Sitka. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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