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Join this 8-day voyage aboard Admiralty Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse. The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial fjord, scouting marine animals in Frederick Sound and guided hiking around Hobart Bay, exploring Baranof Island’s “Waterfall Coast” and more. Sailing between Sitka and Juneau, you’ll spend the majority of your time in remote locations, including Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The offering also includes a visit to the company’s exclusive Orca Point Lodge.
Killer whales.Kayaking in the fjordEncountering a grizzly in Alaska's wildernessAlaska native clan house and totemsThe fluke of a humpback whaleExploring Alaska's glaciers
  • Explore the wilderness in Glacier Bay National Park
  • Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in Frederick Sound
  • Hike on many trails in Sitka and get a wider view of the beautiful city
  • Kayak along the famous Waterfall Coast in Baranof Island
Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

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Day 1: Sitka, Alaska | Embark

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Participate in a wilderness hike on one of the many trails in town. Visit sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2: Rainforest Hike & Baranof Island's Waterfall Coast

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the day exploring remote, Inside Passage wilderness. Hike a rainforest trail, featuring towering spruce and hemlock trees and lush undergrowth. Your knowledgeable guide will provide commentary on the indigenous plants and wildlife of the area. Explore Baranof Island’s charming shoreline dubbed “The Waterfall Coast” and savor an opportunity to kayak a protected bay in the area. 

Day 3: Frederick Sound

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in Frederick Sound. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching, and picturesque dives that showcase their massive flukes. Other opportunities for in-depth exploration include the protected waters or shores of Security Bay, Skanax Bay, Pybus Bay, and The Brothers islands.

Day 4: Petersburg or Kupreanof Hike

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Moor on the northern end of Mitkof Island in the community of Petersburg and choose your own adventure! This small, charming fishing town is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” One option is to explore the community at your own pace, experiencing it’s unique Scandinavian culture and small-town lifestyle. Or, you can opt to board a skiff and cross the beautiful Wrangell Narrows for a guided wilderness hike on Kupreanof Island.

Day 5: Endicott Arm

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy an exciting kayak or skiff expedition in stunning Endicott Arm-a glacial fjord in the Tracy Arm Ford’s Terror Wilderness area. View the impressive Dawes Glacier at the head of the arm.

Reverse (Juneau to Sitka) Itinerary:  Day 5 - Exploration Day - A detailed day description will be provided onboard the ship. Exploration Day will consist of activities such as hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and getting out for beach exploration. Note: Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary orders are also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Day 6: Wilderness Exploration & Orca Point Lodge

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin the day with unscripted exploration of Southeast Alaska. Your captain and crew will search for wildlife, including the area’s famous humpback whales or brown bears along Admiralty Island National Monument. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, the exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaskan salmon, Alaskan crab*, and prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.
*Subject to local processor availability‚Äč

Day 7: Glacier Bay National Park

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, which is known for its dramatic calving displays.

Day 8: Juneau, Alaska | Disembark

Disembark in Alaska's capital city of Juneau. A complimentary transfer is available to the airport or to a hotel.


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Category A
Averaging 93 sq. ft. Four A class cabins with two twin beds, picture window, private bathroom with shower.
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Averaging 95 sq. ft. Twelve AA class cabins with two twin beds or one double bed, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
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Averaging 122 sq. ft. Four AAA class cabins with one queen bed or two single beds, large picture window, private bathroom with shower.
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Averaging 134 sq. ft. Six Deluxe cabins with one queen bed or two single beds, large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
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Averaging 135 sq. ft. One spacious Owners cabin with one queen bed, forward views from large windows, wardrobe, comfortable sitting area, private bathroom with shower.


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 Supplements are 50% of the cabin rates. 
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner 
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Pre- and Post Land Arrangements
  • Alcohol outside of included glass at dinner
  • Port Fees & Taxes: Not included and subject to change until final payment. Up to $350 per person depending on cabin type.



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