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Example 6 Day Cruise aboard M/V Misty Fjord
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This 6-day cruise aboard the M/V Misty Fjord is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. The expedition is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas. The vessel is anchored or moored on most nights of the journey, which presents additional opportunities for kayak paddles and other active excursions. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week’s best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.
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Highlights
  • Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island.
  • Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait
  • Enjoy skiff adventures in Lynn Canal
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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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 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 a protected body of water in Peril Strait or eastern Baranof Island.

Day 2: Hidden Falls | Chatham Strait

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Navigate the remote eastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration by kayak and skiff. As you ply the waters of Chatham Strait, you will enjoy its abundant marine wildlife and stunning mountain scenery. Venture into Kasnyku Bay on Baranof Island en route to Hidden Falls—the beautiful outlet of Hidden Falls Lake. While there, you may have an opportunity to see coastal brown bears in this remote wilderness.  

Day 3: Wilderness Exploration | Glacier Bay National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait, renowned for phenomenal humpback whale viewing. In the afternoon, you’ll sail into beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin your first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during your voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier (or other remote location), a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.

Day 4: Glacier Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This remarkable national park fjord covers 3.3 million acres, 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 5: Lynn Canal | William Henry Bay

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in beautiful Lynn Canal then enjoy an exclusive property at William Henry Bay. Nestled against the dramatic Chilkat mountain range, the exclusive area features an expansive beachfront, towering old growth forest, low lying muskeg, and beautiful creek.

Day 6: Juneau | Disembark

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

Ship/Hotel

M/V Misty Fjord

Hospitable and knowledgeable staff and expedition leaders ensure a fantastic experience
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Windham
Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
Chatham Stateroom
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Chatham
Located at Lower deck. One queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Neva
Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Rowan
Located at Main Deck. Two twin beds, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
Cosmo Stateroom
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Cosmo
Located at Lower deck. One queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.

Notes

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.

Included:
- 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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