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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Kruzof Explorer
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Explore the wilderness of Southeast Alaska on an 8-day expedition aboard Kruzof Explorer. Visit historical sites of Inuit people of Alaska. Enjoy kayaking, paddling and other active excursions during the trip. Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island where intimate coves and inlets make the island ideal for discovery and exploration. The knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week's best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Sitka | Embark | Hoonah Sound
Day 2 : Baranof Island
Day 3 : Tenakee Inlet
Day 4 : Icy Strait | Port Frederick
Day 5 : True Alaska Exploration
Day 6 : Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness
Day 7 : Frederick Sound
Day 8 : Disembark | Juneau

Highlights

  • Visit fascinating Alaska sites of historical importance
  • Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island.
  • Enjoy kayaking and skiff adventures in Tenakee Inlet
  • Discover the raw wilderness of Southeast Alaska
  • View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island

Ship

Kruzof Explorer

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon Hiking with a group Explore the magnificent blue hues of an Alaskan glacier A humpback whale breaches from Alaskan waters Always having adventures together!
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Day 1 Sitka | Embark | Hoonah Sound

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community's rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.

Day 2 Baranof Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Opportunities to visit  Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.

Day 3 Tenakee Inlet

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beach comb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area. 

Day 4 Icy Strait | Port Frederick

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Later, relish the serenity of Port Frederick.

Day 5 True Alaska Exploration

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day's unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our DIB (shallow water expedition craft). Regardless of the activity, you'll experience the magic of the archipelago's many remote coves, bays, and inlets.

Day 6 Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, "A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers. Skiff excursions provide the opportunity to view the majesty of the area in even greater detail.

Day 7 Frederick Sound

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the DIB. End the day in a remote, wilderness bay for kayaking, a relaxing beach fire, and a king crab feast. Options include Windham Bay, Hobart Bay, or Port Houghton.

Day 8 Disembark | Juneau

Disembark in Alaska's capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport for your journey home.
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Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx. 121 sq.ft.

Notes

Discount for a 3rd or 4th guest in the same stateroom will be 15% off the regular rate regardless of age,

Children 15 & under receive a 15% discount.

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

This fare includes:
  • Selected guest cabin facilities
  • All meals aboard the vessel, or where otherwise indicated
  • A complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner
  • Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary documents
  • Ground transportation from the airport to lodgings, or ship in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan upon arrival and day of sailing. As well as the day of departure from the ship.
  • All standard onboard services
    This fare excludes:
    • 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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