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The shallow draft of the Misty Fjord allows passengers an up-close view of stunning estuaries and bays that become spawning grounds for herring. While the specific timing of the herring spawn changes from year to year, guests are guaranteed an exclusive and personalized journey in and around the channels and bays of the Sitka Sound area. This 6-day itinerary truly has something for everyone: jaw-dropping photography opportunities, birding and wildlife viewing, kayak ventures, and even the possibility of witnessing the spirited and competitive commercial herring fishery.
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  • Visit St. Lazaria Wildlife Refuge which is home to many seabird species
  • Visit the rustic mineral pools at Goddard Hot Springs
  • Explore the towering canopies of Sitka spruce and western hemlock stands
  • Experience hiking adventures on many beautiful trails near Sitka
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Sitka | Embark

When you arrive, the hospitality team will greet you at the airport. Even before stepping foot on the Misty Fjord, you’ll be charmed by the uniquely Alaskan hometown and its rich Tlingit culture, natural beauty, friendly locals, and Russian history.

Day 2-5: Sitka by the Sea

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Nestled between the mountains and shoreline of rugged Baranof Island, Sitka boasts incredible amenities and attractions for a small island town. Guests will have an opportunity to view birds of prey like bald eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons at the Alaska Raptor Center, and get up close with many marine species at the Sitka Sound Science Center, a working salmon hatchery and aquarium.

Highlights of the Expedition may Include:
• Dazzling humpback whale viewing; these gentle giants are famous for their powerful and sometimes synchronized foraging behaviors of breaching, lunging, and bubble net feeding

• Bays and inlets teeming with herring along with a great variety of additional wildlife including sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, Sitka black tailed deer, brown bears, bald eagles, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and more

• An up-close visit to the St. Lazaria Wildlife Refuge, an offshore volcanic island that is home to a variety of seabird species • A chance to step ashore on remote beaches dwarfed by the towering canopies of Sitka spruce, yellow cedar, and western hemlock stands

• Hiking adventures on one or more of the many beautiful trails near Sitka. These trails include maintained paths or boardwalks through rainforest habitats that feature tidelands, waterfalls, muskegs, and old growth forests

• A visit to the rustic mineral pools at Goddard Hot Springs, where visitors can soak in healing tubs while taking in views of the meadows, tidelands, and islands scattered about Sitka Sound

Day 6: Sitka | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The expedition comes to a close back in the home port of Sitka. Before departing, you will have another chance to enjoy more local amenities including galleries, museums, an award-winning independent bookstore, boutique shopping, an extensive trail system, yoga studios, and restaurants featuring local seafood and ocean views.

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Sea otter spotting on an Alaska wildlife tour Hiking Alaska Glimpse elusive wildlife on your Alaskan cruise A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters Arriving in Sitka Alaska Bald eagle that was restored to health at the Raptor Center



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RESERVE YOUR SMALL SHIP CRUISE IN THE 49TH STATE FOR JUST $49!  We’re reducing the deposit amount required to book an Alaskan Dream Cruises stateroom to just $49 per person. Offer valid for new bookings on any 2021 itinerary of the Alaskan Dream, Admiralty Dream, Baranof Dream, and Chichagof Dream.
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Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
Chatham Stateroom
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Located at Lower deck. One queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Located at Lower deck. One queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.


Prices are per person and in USD. Single supplement are 50% of the cabin rates.

Children 15 & under receive a 15% discount.

CRUISE DISCLAIMER: Cruise information is subject to change without notice. Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

- Selected guest cabin facilities
- All meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated
- A complimentary glass of wine / beer with dinner
- Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary
- Ground transportation to and from the airport to hotel (downtown hotel) or ship in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan one day prior and day of sailing and the day of departure from the ship
- Ground transportation from the local airport to selected hotels in those cities the day prior to sailing
- All standard on board services

Not Included:
- Airfare to and from your home city
- Pre and Post Cruise hotel accommodations
- Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections
- Discretionary gratuities to crew
- Travel insurance
- All taxes and port fees


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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