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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Sitka
Day 2 : Sea Otter Quest / Embark
Day 3 : Juneau & Orca Point Lodge
Days 4-5 : Hobart Bay
Day 6 : Tracy Arm
Day 7 : Petersburg
Day 8 : Klassan
Day 9 : Misty Fjords
Day 10 : Ketchikan


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Remote Alaskan waterfall A group of seals sun themselves on the ice Water cascades from a humpback's fluke Hospitable and knowledgeable staff and expedition leaders ensure a fantastic experience A humpback whale breaches in Alaska

Day 1 Arrive Sitka

Arrive into Sitka, Alaska's historic port town, and settle into your included hotel. Prepare for the upcoming family adventure aboard the Baranof Dream, a cruise that makes science come to life for kids and their families, while creating memories to last a lifetime and having tons of fun at the same time. There’s something new to see, do and learn around every bend.

As the Baranof Dream cruises through Southeast Alaska, daily activities give kids provides personal experience in the Last Frontier with boots-on and hands-on learning opportunities.

Kids will learn about the geology of the region, collecting and identifying rocks. Budding biologists and naturalists will identify indigenous plants and animals. The maritime environment is the perfect place to learn about nautical charts and terms, and study the tides and intertidal zones. Kids will find their way to treasure in the rain forest on a geocaching expedition. Social Sciences activities will cover the demographics of the region, plus the economics and culture of the areas and people visited. Kids will get to make traditional arts and crafts in cultural classes.

Day 2 Sea Otter Quest / Embark

Spend time exploring Sitka’s popular attractions: Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishops house and St. Michaels Cathedral. Board a deluxe tour boat for a “Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest” exploration of beautiful Sitka Sound. Home to marine mammals, Sitka sound counts humpback, and killer (orca) whales, sea otters, and Steller sea lions amongst the abundant wildlife. Embark the Baranof Dream and set sail.

Day 3 Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

Tour the state capital, including the Mendenhall Glacier and State Museum. Orca Point Lodge for a locally harvested king crab and seafood dinner, marine life touch-tank, beach fire and other activities.

Day 4-5 Hobart Bay

Spend time doing activities like the Alaskans, such as Kayaking, Skiff rides and All-Terrain Vehicles. Also, learn about tide cycles, intertidal zones, beach walk, camp fire, geology, logging, plant and animal identification, navigation, and more.

Day 6 Tracy Arm

Explore Tracy Arm Fjord. View the Sawyer Glaciers, Skiff Excursions.

Day 7 Petersburg

Tour Petersburg including the Norwegian Dancers. Afternoon Wildlife and Scenic Exploration of Sumner Strait.

Day 8 Klassan

Visit the small native village of Kasaan. Walk to the oldest Haida Clan House in the world. Explore the ancient totem park and also learn about traditional native carving. Wildlife and Scenic Exploration of Clarence Strait.

Day 9 Misty Fjords

Explore Misty Fjords National Monument. View Rudyard Bay, including the “Punch Bowl”. View New Eddystone Rock. Skiff Excursions.

Day 10 Ketchikan

Disembark this morning in Ketchikan for your continued journey home.

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Six cabins on the main deck. One double bed and a twin bed for up to three guests. Private bath.
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Four cabins on the upper deck. One queen bed or two twin beds and sitting area for up to four guests. Private bath.
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3 bridge deck cabins. One queen bed convertible to two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
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2 upper deck cabins. One queen bed convertible to two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.


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Child Discount: Kids 15 and under save 30% (not combinable with quad or triple discounts)

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. Cruises are subject to navigating conditions.

Taxes vary by voyage and cabin types: approx $70-$120 per person
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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