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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

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Board the Alaskan Dream for an 8-day small ship cruise through Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska. Experience a different way to see Alaska visiting local towns, villages, communities, national parks, waterfalls, bays, and inlets. Discover Saginaw Bay, Petersburg, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy DIB (shallow water expedition craft) excursions, kayaking, hiking, and a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge.
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Highlights
  • Visit Tracy Arm Fjord's pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, and cliffs
  • Relax at the Orca Point Lodge and enjoy its beautiful grounds and beach
  • View the world's tallest totem pole and experience Tlingit culture
  • Enjoy kayaking and shallow water expedition craft tours in Saginaw Bay
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Day 1: Sitka | Embark

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. 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: Wilderness Bay | Kake

Enjoy kayak and skiff exploration in a northern Kuiu or Kupreanof Island bay. Beachcomb or hike along a secluded coastline of the area. View the world's tallest totem pole, a carving demonstration, and experience the intriguing culture of the Tlingit in the Native village of Kake.

Day 3: Wrangell

Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags and ruled by four nations- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing state historic park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. 

Day 4: Petersburg | Thomas Bay | Baird Glacier

Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska’s “Little Norway.” Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall. Later, visit Thomas Bay, a wilderness location shrouded by curious Alaska Native legends and mysterious stories told by early gold miners. Enjoy one of several trekking options in the bay, such as the Cascade Falls trail, Scenery Cove, or the outwash plain leading to the terminal moraine of the Baird Glacier. Witness the power of glacial ice in shaping even the most rugged landscapes.

Day 5: Tracy Arm Fjord and Orca Point Lodge

Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords 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. End the day's adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, an exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy a Tlingit cultural presentation, as well as the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on wild Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park

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, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins the expedition to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

Day 7: Lisianski Inlet | Pelican

Transit Lisianski Inlet, a narrow body of water between Yakobi Island and Chichagof Island. These islands are home to dense populations of coastal brown bears and other Alaska wildlife species. Explore the unique boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small fishing community of just 60 to 70 year-round residents.

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. A transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.

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$4,895 2-3 travelers

Please confirm embark/disembark locations before reserving flights, as this itinerary operates in reverse on alternating departures.
 
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Averaging 147 sq. ft. One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows, comfortable sitting area, private bathroom with shower. Located on the Upper deck.

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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.
Included
  • 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 
  • Your ship has the following available for use on board during your cruise:

    - Waterproof jacket and pants (however, if you have special sizes or preferred gear, please bring your own)
    - Binoculars
    - A hairdryer is provided in each guest cabin.
    - Towels are provided as well as a selection of organic, biodegradable, earth friendly soaps and shampoos.
Excluded
  • 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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