Board the Island Spirit in Petersberg, Alaska and begin your 9-day small ship cruise through America's Last Frontier. Enjoy visits to local villages such as Kake, Tenakee Spring, & Icy Strait. Interact with locals and learn about their culture and history. Scenic cruise through Endicott Arm and Ford's Terror and experience a landscape defined by glaciers. As you sail and explore the pristine wilderness keep your eyes open for wildlife and marine life!
Day 1 : Embark in Petersburg Day 2 : Kake Day 3 : Chatham Strait Day 4 : Tenakee Springs | Hoonah Day 5 : Icy Strait Day 6 : Juneau Day 7 : Endicott Arm | Ford's Terror Day 8 : Ford's Terror Day 9 : Disembark in Petersburg
Visit the native community of Kake and interact with locals
Kayak the bays of Baranof Island
Experience Ford's Terror with skiff rides and kayak adventures
Explore Juneau and visit the Capitol building & local state museum
Arrive in Petersburg and board the Island Spirit around lunch-time. Enjoy lunch on board, then meet your crew and freshen up. Join your naturalist guide for a walk through town and up the muskeg walk. Return to the ship to set sail towards Frederick Sound.
Spend the morning cruising to a large sea lion haul-out area to view hundreds of these massive mammals. Board a zodiac to observe the sea lions up close. In the afternoon, sail for Kake, a native community. Enjoy a quiet evening with the locals.
Spend the morning in Chatham Strait. Anchor in one of many beautiful bays on Baranof Island for some kayaking, and take an interpretive walk with your naturalist. Get up close to the large waterfall or stay near the harbor to keep an eye out for humpback whales.
Arrive in Tenakee Springs, a wonderful village on the coast of the Chatham Strait. Admire this small Alaskan town and visit the bakery, mercantile, and museum of local art. In the afternoon, partake in some whale watching as you cruise for Hoonah.
After breakfast, enjoy a true native experience in Icy Strait Point. Enjoy a Tlingit cultural experience, which is arranged for your education and entertainment. Return to the ship for whale watching as you sail for Juneau.
Arrive in Juneau, Alaska's capital city. Join your naturalist for a morning visit to the Capitol buildings and the local state museum. Depart the city in the afternoon and set sail for Glacier territory.
Spend the morning visiting the beautiful Endicott Arm and get a good look at the Dawes Glacier. Keep your eyes out for the seals which rest on the ice. Later in the day, enter Ford's Terror, which was named after an early mariner, unfamiliar to the lively Alaska waters.
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Stateroom with two twin beds, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.
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Slightly larger stateroom with queen bed, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.
- 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.
The exact cruise route and components may vary due to the Captains discretion. The Island Spirit always strives to provide the best trip available. Some things may change due to weather, wildlife, tour availability etc.
Included in your cruise fare:
- All meals
- Cocktail hour and wines with dinner
- Kayaks and walking tours
- Port charges and taxes
Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!