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Wilderness Cruise-2014

9 Day Sample Cruise aboard Island Spirit
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Juneau
Day 2 : Alaskan wilderness
Day 3 : Windham Bay
Day 4 : Petersburg
Day 5 : LeConte Glacier
Day 6 : Baranoff Warm Springs
Day 7 : Tenakee Springs
Day 8 : Admiralty Island / Juneau
Day 9 : Disembark / Return Home

Ship

Island Spirit

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Juneau

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 Petersburg

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.

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- 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.
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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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