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Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation
Day 2: Icy Strait / Chichagof Island
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4: Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 5: Petersburg / Frederick Sound
Day 6: Eastern Baranof Island / Hidden Falls
Day 7: Lake Eva
Day 8: Sitka – Disembarkation

Optional Pre-Tour: Denali National Park

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation
Today, travel to Juneau from your home city, or from Anchorage if you visited Denali National Park on the 6-day Orbridge Pre-Tour. Before embarkation, explore the Alaska State Museum—renovated in 2017—to peruse the museum's artifacts and art objects that tell the tale of Alaska's history. Then visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to view the fascinating glacial mass.

Afterward, take a short bus ride to the Admiralty Dream for your embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner on board as you get to know your Expedition Leader, naturalists, crew, and travel companions.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (D)

Day 2: Icy Strait / Chichagof Island
Relax on deck with your binoculars and a hot cup of cocoa as you sail through Icy Strait in search of wildlife, including orca (killer whales), Steller sea lions, seal, porpoise, and the magnificent humpback whales. Along the shore, perhaps catch sight of bald eagles in the treetops. Choose from activities like kayaking, skiff rides, and hiking.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Arrive in Glacier Bay National Park, where scientists have found exposed rock that's believed to be more than 200 million years old. While at Bartlett Cove, visit the park lodge and visitor center or participate in a guided forest hike. Meet a National Park Service Ranger and a Native Huna Tlingit Cultural Heritage Guide who will come aboard and accompany you during your time in Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, and eagles, and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 4: Tracy Arm Fjord
This morning, experience Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord that winds through towering mountains and massive glaciers. Witness the “calving” of glaciers as gigantic chunks of ice break and crash into the water. Watch for harbor seals that often dot the floating platforms and mountain goats on nearby perches. In the afternoon and conditions permitting, glide through and discover coves or bays by kayak or skiff, soaking in the splendor of some of the most untouched wilderness in the world.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 5: Petersburg / Frederick Sound
This morning, visit charming Petersburg, a fishing village founded by a Norwegian fisherman in the late 1800s. At the Sons of Norway Hall, see customary Norwegian dances and taste traditional home-made pastries and cookies. After lunch on board or in town, take a skiff across Wrangell Narrows for a beautiful hike on the Petersburg Creek Trail.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 6: Eastern Baranof Island / Hidden Falls
Experience a rare tour of the Hidden Falls Hatchery and learn about the release of Chinook and Coho salmon fry and smolts, and the vital role fishing has held in Alaska for centuries. In the evening, share the day's adventures with your fellow travelers over dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

Day 7: Lake Eva
Spend the morning cruising to Lake Eva for an afternoon hike, kayak or skiff excursion. Recount your trip highlights with fellow travelers tonight during a Captain's Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)


Day 8: Sitka – Disembarkation
Disembark this morning after breakfast and take your complimentary shuttle to the airport for your flight home or to your accommodation if you reserved a post-night in Sitka. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level:

Easy

This program offers a variety of activities: skiff rides, walking, hiking, and kayaking. Activities are not strenuous for guests with average mobility. Walks and hikes are leisurely in pace to allow guests the opportunity to see and learn as much as possible about the region. Skiffs provide the mode for much of the exploration on this program and sure-footed guests can enter/exit them with little trouble. The Admiralty Dream crew is diligent in assisting guests while boarding and exiting the ship and small craft. Guests with no previous experience can easily handle the double kayaks. We expect that guests on this program can walk with good balance and go up and down stairs easily without assistance, as the ship does not have an elevator.