Exploration Cruise« All Island Spirit cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Twin Stateroom||Queen Stateroom|
|May 26 '13 *
Jun 23 '13
Jul 21 '13 *
Jul 30 '13
Aug 17 '13 *
Aug 27 '13
|Jul 30 '13 - Family themed departure
* Itinerary operates in reverse
-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.
Day 1 Arrive Sitka, Alaska
Your morning arrival in Sitka will give you time to shop and get lunch on your own before your tour begins at 2:30 p.m. Tour begins at the St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church, then followed by the Alaska Raptor Center, Totem Park and the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Then join your Captain and crew aboard the Island Spirit at 5:00pm for cocktails as you depart for your evening anchorage. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way.
Day 2 Baranof Warm Springs
Experience more of the great wilderness as you make your way to Baranof Warm Springs Bay. This will be your anchorage for the evening. Take a hike up to the lake and learn about the Muskeg along the way. Later, soak in one of the hot sulphur tubs while enjoying the waterfall view.
Days 3-4 Chatham Strait
Cruise north in Chatham Strait, watching for humpback whales that frequent this area in the summer months. The Captain will make his choosing on your days events. Arrive in Hoonah, AK. Perhaps have a fire and take a walk along the banks of the Icy Strait.
Day 5 Icy Strait Point
Enjoy Hoonah this morning on the banks of Icy Strait Point. Learn of the Icy Strait Cannery, the Alaskan Culture and watch a Tribal Dance. Afterward some may choose to partake as an add-on - the longest zipline in US. Cruise tonight to port in Gustavus, AK.
Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park
Rise early today for breakfast and early morning transfers to Bartlett Cove (The gateway to the Famous Glacier Bay, AK. You will have a full day of cruising and sightseeing through Glacier Bay on a narrated Catamaran. You come back aboard the Island Spirit for cocktails and Dinner to this evenings anchorage.
Day 7 Haines
Early morning cruising to Haines, AK, where you will enjoy a local tour and have some time for exploring the city. This evening tour north to the port in Skagway.
Day 8 Skagway
After breakfast have a day of tours, shopping, and exploring the city of Skagway. Optional lunch on your own. Back aboard for cocktails and cruising at 5:00pm.
Day 9 Juneau
Transfers to the airport after breakfast for flights home.
Itinerary NotesThe exact cruise route and components may vary due to the Captains discretion. Your captain will always strive to provide the best trip available! Some things may change due to weather, wildlife, tour availability etc.
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $1000, 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 130 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or 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 130 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|Over 120 days||$350|
|119 days or less||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 32
The Island Spirit carries up to 32 passengers overnight in 17 comfortable staterooms. Each room has a private bath and shower, as well as a minimum of one large opening window for wonderful views and fresh air ventilation during your Alaska cruise.
The Island Spirit is a three deck U.S. Coast Guard licensed and inspected passenger vessel. Originally built in 1978 as an oil field supply vessel, she is all-aluminum and heavily constructed. There are two staircases for access between decks. The stairs are brightly lit and are easy to navigate with handrails.
Although the Island Spirit cruises in primarily protected waterways, the Island Spirit has been upgraded to 2010 USCG vessel standards. The vessel utilizes fin stabilizers and a reshaped hull for extra stability and cruising comfort.
This Vessel Is Blue, But the Impact Is Green!
The vessel was completely rebuilt and re-powered in 2002 with Caterpillar marine engines. These new state-of-the-art engines meet all existing EPA low pollution standards. The Island Spirit continues to set the benchmark for low impact on the environment.
The Island Spirit is the only US Coast Guard licensed small ship to power guest and public areas by batteries at night. The Island Spirit utilizes excess power during the day to charge up for super quiet evenings. Engines are not run at night so you'll sleep right. Imagine anchoring in pristine Alaskan bays on such a quiet vessel.
On the Island Spirit, all of the ship's liquids are treated prior to discharge — even your shower and sink water. All galley sinks are also treated.
Features and Amenities
-Cozy lounge with a full-service bar
-Full-size shower in every stateroom
-Library for quiet reading time
-Two televisions and a sound system
-Perfect for celebrating special occasions
-Full-size windows in lounges and staterooms
-Open bow area with cushioned seating
-Outdoor back deck with tables and chairs
-8 single and 8 double kayaks
-Comfortable 10-person zodiacs
Stateroom with two twin beds, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.
Slightly larger stateroom with queen bed, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.