Alaska's Southeast Explorer Cruise

Sail through the exciting frontier of Alaska on this 11-day Alaskan cruise! Sail for the ports of Sitka, Skagway, Juneau, and more, viewing wildlife and making stops along the way.

Day 1


Take a walking tour to Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s House, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Board a deluxe tour boat for a “Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest” exploration of beautiful Sitka Sound. Home to marine mammals, Sitka sound counts gray, humpback, and killer (orca) whales, eagles, brown bears, sea otters, and Steller sea lions amongst the abundant wildlife.

Day 2

Glacier Bay National Park

A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger leads your programming and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins your group to reveal traditional ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 3

Skagway & Haines

Stroll the boardwalks of a rollicking Klondike gold rush city, then board the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (passport required) for a historic and unique trip retracing the steps of the gold-seekers into Canada. On a guided walking tour through Haines, visit a pre-WWI Fort Seward National Historic Site, with parade grounds overlooking Lynn Canal, and a performance of the Chilkat Dancers.

Day 4

Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

Highlights of the scenic state capital include the Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Roberts Tram, and local shops and galleries. Depart Juneau to Colt Island and go ashore for an Alaskan salmon and king crab dinner at Orca Point Lodge. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, marine life touch-tank, and a beachside bonfire.

Day 5

Tracy Arm

In Tracy Arm explore the full length of this ice-carved fjord, tracing the face of cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above the sea. View waterfalls and seals up close from a Zodiac.

Day 6

Hobart Bay or Windham Bay

Enjoy exclusive access to Hobart Bay from your own wilderness adventure base camp, outfitted with sea kayaks, small outboard driven Zego runabouts, and all-terrain vehicles. Enjoy hiking and relaxing campfires which provide opportunities to explore the water, islands and the wilds.

Day 7


Petersburg is a fishing town established by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800’s. At the Sons of Norway Hall, enjoy a Norwegian Folk Dance show performed by Petersburg’s children. On your own, take a short walk to Eagle Park, explore Sing Lee Alley, or shop downtown.

Day 8


Visit the rural community of Wrangell, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Wrangell is the gateway to the Stikine River, the fastest navigable free-flowing river left in North America. Take a jet boat tour to this inspiring area and enjoy a guided walking tour and a visit to the Wrangell Museum.

Day 9

Thorne Bay & Kassan

Thorne Bay was once one of the largest logging camps in the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the area and visit with local artisans. In Kassan, walk a magical forest path to The Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida building in North America. Inside stand original house posts, three of which date to about 1880, with the tallest, the “head house totem,” even older. They were brought to Naay I’waans (Whale House) from Old Kasaan, about 7 miles away, by the chief himself around 1880.

Day 10

Misty Fjord & Metlakatla

Learn the natural history of the fjords, listen to the call of nesting seabirds, and feel the mist of glistening waterfalls while gliding quietly beneath 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs. Join a guided walking tour to explore Tsimshian Indian culture in Metlakatla and the legacy of founder Father Duncan. Visit a traditional longhouse, watch local dancers perform and meet Native artists.

Day 11

  • Breakfast


In one of "America’s Top 100 small arts communities", visit a variety of shops and galleries featuring resident artists. Transfer to the airport or your hotel is included.
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* Itinerary operates in reverse.
Child Discount: Kids 15 and under save 30% (not combinable with quad or triple discounts)
Single supplement 50% on most cabins
CRUISE DISCLAIMER: Cruise information is subject to change without notice. Cruises are subject to navigating conditions.

Taxes vary by voyage and cabin types: approx $70-$120 per person