Family Cruise Sitka to Ketchikan« All Baranof Dream cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Category A||Category AA||Category AAA||Deluxe Cabins|
|Jul 16 '13
Prices are per person and in USD. Additional government fees and taxes apply. Single supplement rates are available.
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.
Days 4-5 Hobart Bay
Spend time doing activities like Alaskan’s do, 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.
Itinerary NotesCRUISE 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
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $700, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure.
Final payment by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 70 days prior to departure.
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- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 49
Embark on the Baranof Dream and experience warm yacht-style cruising surrounded by knowledgeable, genuinely friendly staff and accompanied by interesting people who share your passion for adventure and learning. And the relaxed, casual ambiance lets Alaska’s awe-inspiring beauty really shine. A few reasons the Admiralty Dream is the perfect way to explore Alaska:
- Intimate vessel ideally suited for exploring off-the-beaten-path
- Knowledgeable captain and all Alaskan & North American crew with many years in Alaska
- Educational presentations by Scientific & Cultural Expedition Leaders
- Complimentary chef inspired gourmet cuisine
- Social Hour with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and daily recap by the Expedition Leader
- Complimentary Alaskan gear includes jacket, pants and boots for use during the cruise
- Fresh linens, towels and mattresses
- Alaska crafted soaps & shampoos offered in staterooms
- A full day in Glacier Bay National Park including up close glacier viewing and Glacier Bay narration
- High powered and lightweight binoculars provided in every stateroom for use on the cruise
- Amazing wildlife viewing in Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm, Point Adolphus and more
Complimentary Shore Excursions:
Enjoy at least one and sometimes two intriguing shore excursions in each port of call that showcase true Alaskan adventure and colorful native heritage. And these extraordinary experiences are included at no extra cost for incomparable vacation value! Availability based on itinerary
Just a few of the complimentary shore excursions:
- Orca Point Lodge Alaskan salmon & king crab dinner
- Kayaks, all-terrain vehicles & Zego runabouts at Hobart Bay
- Sitka Sea Otter & Wildlife Quest Boat Tour
- St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Russian Bishop’s House, Alaska Raptor Center and Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka
- Mt. Roberts Tram and Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center in Juneau
- Kasaan walking and educational tour
- Norwegian Folk Dance show in Petersburg
- Stikine River Jet Boat Tour and Wrangell City Walking Tour
- World’s Largest Totem Pole, Totem Carving Demonstration, Gunnuk Creek Dog Salmon Hatchery Tour and Bear Viewing Platform in the village of Kake
The True Alaskan Experience:
A cruise aboard the Baranof Dream was conceived with the notion that travelers come to Alaska in search of a deep personal connection with the true Alaska. A place of genuine character, a place where adventure is a way of life, a place where the wandering soul’s most-cherished memories are born. To that end, true Alaskan experts have been carefully selected to travel with you on board and ashore. With years of experience as naturalists, educators, and authors, your team is well versed in everything from environmental science to marine biology. Whether they’re recapping the day’s highlights at nightly Social Hour or taking a group on a muskeg or rainforest hike, guests aboard the Baranof Dream will find that their enthusiasm for Alaska makes this vacation more rewarding.
Ten cabins on the upper deck. Two twin beds and private bath.
|Category AA |
Six cabins on the main deck. One queen bed and a twin bed for up to three guests. Private bath.
|Category AAA |
Four cabins on the upper deck. queen bed and sitting area or removable bunks for up to four guests. Private bath.
Five cabins on either the upper or bridge decks. A variety of bedding arrangements available. Private bath.