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Northbound Inside Passage

Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Island Spirit
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Embark the Island Spirit in Seattle and begin your 14-day journey through the Inside Passage. Visit Alaska's "First City", Ketchikan, explore the small fishing community of Petersburg, and tour the borough of Wrangell. Cruise through Misty Fjords, boat up the Stikine River, search for wildlife, and kayak Ford's Terror! This relaxed cruise shows you the best of Alaska, The Last Frontier! 
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  • Voyage through the Wrangell Narrows & visit a small fishing community
  • Witness one of the most majestic fjords in Alaska, Ford's Terror
  • Venture out on a kayak in a remote cove in Ketchikan
  • Admire the beauty and grandeur of Dawes Glacier
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Embark in Seattle, Washington

Board the Island Spirit and settle in. Cruising begins later in the afternoon with a transit through the Seattle locks. Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail hour before your first delicious dinner on board. Cruise tonight to historic Coupeville, Washington.

Day 2: Coupeville, Washington

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast visit historic Coupeville for the morning hours. Return to board in time for lunch while the Island Spirit cruises to Friday Harbor, Washington.

Day 3-4: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Depart in the morning for Canadian waters! Cruise from Washington heading northbound through the inside passage of Canada. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, including orca and white-sided dolphins.

Day 5: Arrive Alaska

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy some relaxing time and listen to narrative talks about the sea, land, and wildlife from the on-board naturalist. Enter back into U.S. waters this evening. Tonight you anchor in a small bay in Alaska.

Day 6: Ketchikan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Venture to Ketchikan, Alaska this morning. Enjoy a day to shop and explore this touristy town. Return aboard to witness the "real" Alaska.

Day 7: Behm Canal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today cruise through the Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument, a spectacular Alaskan cruising area. Visit Punchbowl Cove for lunch. Cozy in for a peaceful evening at anchor tonight.

Day 8: Misty Fjords

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue cruising Misty Fjords National Monument area today. Stop in a quiet little cover for afternoon kayaking (if weather permits) then cruise to a quiet anchor.

Day 9: Wrangell

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise during the morning. Enjoy an afternoon visit to Wrangell and a thrilling jet boat ride up the Stikine River, making sure to keep an eye out for moose! Overnight in port in Wrangell.

Day 10: Petersburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning cruise through the Wrangell Narrows and visit a small fishing community in the quaint town of Petersburg, Alaska. Anchor in a local bay for some kayaking in the afternoon.

Day 11: Dawes Glacier

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today visit the beautiful Endicott Arm and get a good look at the Dawes Glacier from your own vessel. Observe spectacular glacier calving and watch for the seals that rest on the ice. Anchor tonight by Dawes Glacier.

Day 12: Ford's Terror

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning enter into a region that is some of the most scenic in the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy a day in Ford’s Terror, take a skiff ride with your naturalist, or grab a kayak and set out to watch nature at its best. Be among a handful to visit this fjord, one of the most majestic hidden fjords in Alaska.

Day 13: Brunch in Ford's Terror

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you have the option for more kayaking and skiff rides. Depart Ford’s Terror after a leisurely lunch. Cruise to Juneau this afternoon. Settle for dinner aboard the Island Spirit.

Day 14: Disembark in Juneau | Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning enjoy your final breakfast aboard the Island Spirit then transfer to your hotel or airport.


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The exact cruise route and components may vary due to the Captains discretion. The Island Spirit always strives to provide the best trip available. Some things may change due to weather, wildlife, tour availability etc.

Included in your cruise fare:
  • All meals
  • Cocktail hour and wines with dinner
  • Kayaks and walking tours
  • Port charges and taxes
Excluded in your cruise fare:
  • Crew gratuities


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