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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Kruzof Explorer
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Visit small villages to experience our rich local culture as well as remote locations where you’ll kayak near icebergs and hike through rainforests. Relax in our spacious dining area with panoramic windows and take in the awe inspiring landscapes. Experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Alaska on this exciting 8-day itinerary!
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Highlights
  • Learn more about the Alaska Native and Russian history at Sitka
  • Navigate the remote west coast of Chichagof Island
  • Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Glacier Bay National Park
  • See wildlife such as brown bears, black bears, wolves, moose, and more
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  • 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 on an exclusive tour guided by an expedition leader. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

Day 2: West Chichagof Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Navigate the remote west coast of Chichagof Island in the West Chichagof-Yakobi Wilderness—a stretch of Southeast Alaska that few travelers have a chance to experience. The pristine coastline is adorned by miles of stunning cliffs, narrow passages, and towering rainforest. The vessel’s high-speed Zodiac and kayaks provide an opportunity for indepth exploration of the region.

Day 3: Pelican

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore along the scenic boardwalk “road” of Pelican, Alaska during a port call to this small community of less than 100 year-round residents in Lisianski Strait. As you walk the charming town, you’ll have a chance to photograph the picturesque harbor and browse unique local shops. You may also choose to experience Southeast Alaska’s famous Rose’s Bar and Grill, a watering hole that has provided the setting for many colorful tales. Pelican is situated on the northwest coast of Chichagof Island near some of the best fishing in Alaska. The Kruzof Explorer’s aluminum fishing tender is an ideal vessel to quickly transport interested guests to the fishing grounds. Keep your eyes peeled as you navigate near shore—brown bears are prevalent in the region.

Day 4-6: Glacier Bay National Park

  • Ship
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Glacier Bay National Park. Highlights include South Marble Island—a nesting area for puffins, a myriad of other birds, and Steller sea lion haul-out; Gloomy Knob, a dramatic rocky outcropping known to be excellent mountain goat habitat; and the mighty Margerie glacier—famous for spectacular displays of calving.

Enjoy continued exploration of one of Southeast Alaska’s most prized natural treasures. Our in-depth travels in this UNESCO world heritage site afford the best opportunity for amazing encounters with wildlife, such as brown bears, black bears, wolves, moose, and more. Savor a chance to trek ashore near one of the park’s famous glaciers, which allows an unmatched perspective of one of nature’s most powerful forces.

​Venture west in Glacier Bay National Park to remote Dundas Bay. In this secluded area, you’ll experience remarkable solitude as you paddle a shallow water coastline inaccessible to larger craft.

Day 7: Icy Strait | Lynn Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relish unhurried navigation of Icy Strait and Lynn Canal, two pristine bodies of water known for humpback whales, orcas, and more. Our expert shipboard team and knowledgeable captain will spot for wildlife and allow ample time for photography and viewing.

Day 8: Juneau | Disembark

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

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Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx. 121 sq.ft.

Notes

CRUISE DISCLAIMER: 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 is provided 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

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