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Board the Chichagof Dream for an 8-day Alaska cruise, a unique exploration of the last frontier! Experience daily shore excursions spotting stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife, and intriguing native culture. Visit the beautiful Kitka and kayak or DIB (shallow water expedition craft) in the northern Kuiu Island's Saginaw Bay. Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town and visit Frederick Sound for a humpback whale scouting. Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord, Orca Point Lodge, and the Remarkable Glacier Bay National Park. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Sitka
Day 2 : Saginaw Bay | Kake
Day 3 : Petersburg
Day 4 : Frederick Sound
Day 5 : Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 6 : True Alaska Exploration | Orca Pt. Lodge
Day 7 : Glacier Bay National Park
Day 8 : Disembark in Juneau


  • Discover rich culture and history: Native, Russian and Scandinavian
  • Scout for whales and marine mammals
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Journey through glacial fjords, pristine waterfalls, and towering icebergs
  • Dine on fresh seafood such as Alaskan salmon and Alaskan king crab


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Day 1 Embark in Sitka

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating historical 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 the Chichagof Dream for the winding narrows north of town while spotting for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2 Saginaw Bay | Kake

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy kayak and DIB (shallow water expedition craft) exploration in northern Kuiu Island’s Saginaw Bay. Beach comb or hike along the beautiful secluded coastline of the area, where marine fossils are sometimes found. View the world’s tallest totem pole and a carving demonstration, and experience the intriguing culture of the Tlingit in the Native village of Kake.

Day 3 Petersburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the charming Mitkof Island 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 own leisure.

Day 4 Frederick Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching, and picturesque dives that showcase their massive flukes. Enjoy an exciting afternoon of Alaska adventure in a wilderness bay for DIB excursions, kayaking, and hiking. Some options include Thomas Bay, Port Houghton, or Hobart Bay.

Day 5 Tracy Arm Fjord

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord, an area the famous naturalist John Muir referred to as, “a wild, unfinished Yosemite.” This glacial fjord is renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet. At 32 miles long and averaging just a mile wide, the unique features of Tracy Arm are contained in a relatively small geographical space, adding to the dramatic beauty of the area. As ice conditions permit, navigate the entire length of the arm, stopping in view of both the Sawyer and South Sawyer Glaciers. DIB excursions provide the opportunity to view the majesty of the area in even greater detail.

Day 6 True Alaska Exploration | Orca Pt. Lodge

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. You may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of your DIB. Regardless of the activity, experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, an exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 7 Glacier Bay National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins the expedition to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 8 Disembark in Juneau

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. A transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.

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Prices are per person and in USD. Additional government fees and taxes apply. Single supplement rates are available.

CRUISE DISCLAIMER: Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

- Selected guest cabin facilities
- All meals aboard the vessel
- A complimentary glass of wine / beer with dinner
- Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary
- Ground transportation to and from the airport to hotel (downtown hotel) or ship in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan one day prior and day of sailing and the day of departure from the ship
- Ground transportation is provided from the local airport to selected hotels in those cities the day prior to sailing
- All standard on board services
- All taxes and port fees

Not Included
- Airfare to and from your home city
- Pre and Post Cruise hotel accommodations
- Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections
- Discretionary gratuities to crew
- Travel insurance


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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