Summary : Explore Southeast Alaska aboard an intimate expedition vessel designed for personalized, in-depth wilderness exploration. This adventure 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. This is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week's best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.
Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking, Kayaking
$4,595 to $4,995
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 Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.
Navigate the remote eastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Opportunities include Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beachcomb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area.
Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Later, relish the serenity of Port Frederick.
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day's unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. You may land on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of a skiff. Regardless of the activity, you'll experience the magic of the archipelago's many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Ford’s 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.
View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the skiff. End the day in a remote wilderness bay for kayaking, a relaxing beach fire, and a king crab feast. Options include Windham Bay, Hobart Bay, or Port Houghton.
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport or your hotel.
Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary subject to change. ExpeditionTrips is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Reverse Itinerary (Juneau to Sitka): 7/13/2019, 7/27/2019, 8/10/2019, 8/31/2019
Transfer from local airport to select hotels in embarkation city the day prior to sailing; transfer from airport or downtown hotel to ship in embarkation city on the day of sailing; transfer from the ship to downtown hotel or airport on the day of disembarkation; shipboard accommodations; select shore excursions as indicated in the itinerary; use of recreational equipment like kayaks; gear on loan (binoculars, rain jacket, rain pants, and boots); all meals onboard ship; alcohol with some exceptions; water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soda. Subject to change without notice.
Airfare; pre- and post-cruise hotel accommodations; travel insurance; wine by the bottle; discretionary gratuities to crew; all taxes and port fees; fuel surcharge may apply.
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