Wilderness Cruise-2014

A humpback whale in Alaska.
Monika Sundem
Kayaking to the glacier!
Monika Sundem
Kayaks await in Alaska
A humpback whale in Alaska.
Alaska travel and dall sheep grazing on Alaska hillside
Island Spirit's Common Room.
Island Spirit's lounging area.

Day 1


    Arrive Juneau in the morning and transfer to downtown. Experience lunch on your own before meeting for an Alaska State Museum tour after lunch. Meet at the boat this evening for cocktails and a dinner departure. Anchorage this evening is in Taku Harbor. Disembark for a remote walk on the beach with your Naturalist.

    Day 2

      Alaskan wilderness

      A day of cruising today will take you through many narrow and winding passages. Keep a sharp eye on the shoreline for bear, deer and river otter as your expert crew plies these serene and peaceful waterways. Watch the local fishermen troll by or see them hauling in their catch. Your anchorage tonight will be "Captain's Choice."

      Day 3

        Windham Bay

        This morning enjoy some leisure time. Brunch is served on board with an incredible view. Launch kayaks and take advantage of the solitude and serenity of a remote inlet. Later this afternoon, enjoy Windham Bay, another quiet anchorage. Maybe the local miner will be over to the boat to tell you about the old gold mine? His home is in the bay just across from your anchorage.

        Day 4


          Transit Stephens passage and Frederick Sound as you make your way to Petersburg, Alaska. Humpback whales should be the highlight of the day and watch them feed in these waters. Plan to visit the Five Finger Lighthouse, the first manned lighthouse in the region. Later tonight, enjoy a festive meal in the Norwegian community. Enjoy some local entertainment tonight off ship.

          Day 5

            LeConte Glacier

            Today venture out to LeConte Glacier. Enjoy a speedy jetboat ride, up and over around the ice. You'll be back this afternoon for cocktail hour and a short cruise to another favorite bay — Portage Bay — your evening anchorage off Frederick Sound.

            Day 6

              Baranoff Warm Springs

              It's morning cruising today. Watch for Sea Otters in this area. Move west to Baronoff Island. Visit a place that few know exists and even fewer enjoy: Baranoff Warm Springs. Disembark to shore this morning for a walk up to the local lake. On the way, stop for a dip in one of the hot spring pools or just enjoy the beauty of the Muskeg Forest. Or, if you are not up for the hike, you can spend some time in the hot tubs that overlook the fantastic waterfall.

              Day 7

                Tenakee Springs

                Today cruise north for a special visit to a special wilderness community: Tenakee Springs. Maybe you'll post some mail at the 1902 post office, visit the country store, or enjoy the small bakery. The local residents (only 95 people) spend their summers here to avoid the big ships and big tourist towns. Enjoy this jewel in the wilderness.

                Day 8

                  Admiralty Island / Juneau

                  It's a leisurely morning at anchor. Today enjoy a cruising day north and around the top of Admiralty Island. Later today, arrive in Juneau in time for a trip to the Red Dog Saloon.

                  Day 9

                    Disembark / Return Home

                    After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flights home.

                    - A fuel surcharge may be added due to fuel price volatility.
                    - All rates are quoted in USD and are based on double occupancy.
                    - Limited special single cabins available on first come first served basis for the same rate.

                    PLEASE NOTE: Anchorages may change due to weather and/or to find wildlife.