Discover Southeast Alaska

Discover Southeast Alaska

Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.

Trip Itinerary:

July 19 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)

July 20 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)

July 21 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)

July 22 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)

July 23 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)

July 24 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)

July 25 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)

July 26 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

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Testimonials:

This trip far exceeded my expectations. It was such a special trip for us.

- Daniel Montgomery, 2016

The cruise staff, guides, and Faith, a native of Alaska, were incredible—the biggest and most pleasant surprise of any trip ever! Their love and respect for Alaska was obvious.

- Richard Campbell, 2015

The naturalists were very knowledgeable and contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the trip.

- Stuart and Anita Rifkind, 2014


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