Wilderness Cruise« All Island Spirit cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Twin Stateroom||Queen Stateroom|
|Jul 2 '13
Aug 8 '13
-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 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.
Itinerary NotesPLEASE NOTE: Anchorages may change due to weather and/or to find wildlife.
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.