Eastern Coves Cruise

Highlights of this 8-day voyage include exploring the mainland—glacial landscapes, old growth and rainforest of Alaska. You are treated to wildlife and whale watching with a half-day in Frederick Sound; kayaking, paddle boarding, and skiffing in remote scenic bays. Along the way enjoy wilderness hikes, massive icebergs, and calving glaciers; discover isolated coves and dramatic Misty Fjords National Monument; and visit Wrangell's Kiksetti Totem Park and Chief Shakes Tribal House.

Day 1

    Juneau, Alaska / Embarkation

    Welcome aboard! Meet your crew and get acquainted as your small ship sets sail for the Tracy Arm Wilderness.

    Day 2

      Tracy Arm Wilderness / Frederick Sound

      At the end of Tracy Arm, a winding fjord with sheer granite walls, cascading waterfalls, and some of the largest floating icebergs in all of Alaska, sits the twin Sawyer Glaciers—North Sawyer and South Sawyer. The fjord is home to brown and black bears, deer, wolves, harbor seals, birds such as arctic terns and pigeon guillemots, and mountain goats, usually spotted high on the cliffs. Later today, move into Frederick Sound—summer feeding ground for the northern hemisphere’s largest concentration of humpback whales. Keep watch for humpbacks, orca, and Steller sea lions.

      Day 3

        Thomas Bay

        Choose kayaking and a lush forest trek on a scenic Cascade Creek trail. Or go big on a roundtrip 11-mile hike to the glacially-fed and rarely-visited Patterson Lake for spectacular kayaking in the meltwaters of Patterson Glacier. Discover the origin of its “Devil’s Country” nickname during a reading from “The Strangest Story Ever Told,” about the area’s mythical shape-shifting creatures called Kushtaka.

        Day 4

          Wrangell Narrows

          Step into the back country of Alaska's wilderness, in an area known for glaciers and rich in gold and quartz. Explore glacial landscapes marked by moraines, muskegs, and mud. Adventure and natural beauty are sure to please whether you choose kayaking, paddle boarding, skiff riding, or hiking today. An abundance of bright red and green navigation lights guide you along “Christmas Tree Lane” as you cruise the winding Wrangell Narrows this evening.

          Day 5

            Wrangell

            Home to native culture, wildlife, and wonder—Wrangell is one of the oldest towns in Alaska and the only one ever governed by four nations. Before venturing into town, local islanders join you on board for an in-depth presentation on Tlingit and Haida cultures. View recently carved totem poles at Kiksetti Totem Park and step inside the famed and historically significant Chief Shakes Tribal House.

            Day 6

              Behm Canal

              Wildlife abounds in Behm Canal and the surrounding Tongass National Forest—orca, porpoise, seals, sea lions, brown and black bears, mink, marten, eagles, and otters. Paddle along the canal or venture out on an intertidal shore walk or low-elevation trek on the Cleveland Peninsula.

              Day 7

                Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness

                Affectionately called “The Yosemite of the North”, Misty Fjords National Monument represents nearly every ecosystem found in Southeast Alaska. Glacial valleys filled with sea water and steep, sometimes sheer, walls are a haven for ducks, brown and black bear, mountain goats, Sitka deer, mink, moose, river otters, and other wildlife. Glide through Walker Cove by kayak or explore by skiff soaking in the splendor of this largely forgotten corner of the world. This evening join the Captain in a farewell toast and reminisce about your Alaskan journey over a sumptuous dinner.

                Day 8

                  Ketchikan - Disembark

                  Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking the ship this morning. Transfer directly to the Ketchikan airport or begin your independent journey.
                   Trailblazer CabinPathfinder CabinExplorer Cabin
                  2015-May-09*
                  2015-Sep-20
                  $2,795$2,995$4,195
                  Port Charges: $200 per person
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  2015-May-16$2,995$3,195$4,395
                  Port Charges: $200 per person
                  2015-Jun-13$3,995$4,295$5,495
                  Port Charges: $200 per person
                  2015-Jul-11
                  2015-Aug-08
                  $4,195$4,495$5,695
                  Port Charges: $200 per person
                  - All rates are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
                  - Rates do not include port taxes and fees, which vary by itinerary.
                  - Children 12 years of age or younger receive a 25% savings on Family Departure dates.

                  Due to the nature of your explorations, itineraries are guidelines and may change in order to maximize wildlife and natural encounters. Variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur.


                  Included in your fare: All onboard meals; roundtrip transfers and baggage handling between airport/boat; entry fees to national parks/preserves; most from-the-boat adventure activities and equipment; wellness program: hot tub, sauna, fitness equipment, and yoga.

                  Not included in your fare: Port taxes and fees.

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $950 for one week cruises, $1700 for two or three week cruises, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.

                  Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure by Visa, Mastercard, Discover or AmEx.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  91 days or moreHalf of deposit
                  90-61 daysFull deposit
                  60-46 days55% trip cost
                  45-31 days80% trip cost
                  30-0 days100% trip cost