12 Night Cruise sailing from Sitka to Ketchikan aboard Admiralty Dream.
The Admiralty Dream is perfect for adventure in the wilderness waterways. With its shallow draft and stately pace of cruising, nothing will be missed in channels, bays and wilderness islands that the Allen family calls home.
Day 1: Sitka
This morning we will tour downtown Sitka starting with a walking tour of Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s house and St. Michael’s Cathedral. Board the Admiralty Dream as we begin our voyage of Southeast Alaska.
Day 2: Icy Straits
Adventure awaits as we explore scenic area known as Icy Strait, along eastern Chichagof Island – rich in marine life and opportunities to view humpback whales, sea otters and bears.
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
We start the morning visiting Glacier Bay via an Allen Marine vessel with a National Service Park Ranger and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist. Then we explore Icy Strait – home to abundant marine life!
Day 4: Skagway & Haines
Stroll the boardwalks of a rollicking Klondike gold rush city, then board the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad (passport required) for a journey retracing the steps of the gold-seekers into Canada. A guided walking tour through scenic Haines features a visit to pre-WWI Fort Seward National Historic Site, with parade grounds overlooking Lynn Canal, and a performance of the Chilkat Dancers.
Day 5: Juneau & Orca Point Lodge
Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic state capital including massive Mendenhall Glacier and an opportunity to enjoy downtown Juneau and the treasures of local shops and galleries. At our exclusive Orca Point Lodge, enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, marine life touch- tank, and other activities. Dine on Alaskan Salmon or Alaskan king crab then relax before a beachside bonfire.
Day 6: Tracy Arm Fjord
Explore this glacier-carved fjord with sheer 4,000-foot granite walls punctuated by waterfalls, a major highlight of Alaskan Dream Cruises. View the icy glacier face and seals up close via a guided watercraft/DIB (skiff) exploration.
Day 7: Windham Bay or Hobart Bay
At our wilderness base camps located in these secluded bays we enjoy sea kayaking, guided tours via a watercraft/DIB (skiff), relaxing campfires and opportunities to explore these scenic bays. A variety of marine life and birds are visible as well as an occasional black bear roaming the shoreline.
Day 8: Kake
Visit to the traditional Tlingit Indian Village of Kake includes a totem carving display, dance performance, the “World’s Tallest Totem,” and a tour of a salmon hatchery with a bear viewing platform.
Day 9: Petersburg
Charming Petersburg, founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, is still a fishing town. Enjoy a folk dance show by local children at the Sons of Norway Hall, then have time to explore the town.
Day 10: Wrangell
Enjoy several options to explore Wrangell’s rich colorful history which includes on a guided walking tour and a visit to the Wrangell Museum.
Day 11: Thorne Bay
Guided walking tour will explore Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world, to see local attractions and meet resident artisans.
Day 11: Kasaan
Walk a magical forest path to The Chief Son-I-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida building in North America. Inside stand original house posts, three of which date to about 1880, with the tallest, the “head house totem,” even older. They were brought to Naay I’waans (Whale House) from Old Kasaan, about 7 miles away, by the chief himself around 1880.
Day 12: Misty Fjords
As our ship glides beneath Misty Fjords’ 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs, discover the fjords’ natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls from our watercraft/DIB (skiff).
Day 14: Disembark in Ketchikan
Our exciting Alaskan voyage of adventure comes to an end.