10 Night Cruise sailing from Sitka to Ketchikan aboard Alaskan Dream.
At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream is an innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages like a yacht, while at the same time providing the comforts you would expect aboard a much larger ship.
Cabins all have extra-large viewing windows. The public lounge faces forward with the same view as the Captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports and wildlife along the way.
Day 1: Sitka
Walking tour to Sheldon Jackson Museum, Russian Bishop’s House and St. Michael’s Cathedral, then view Sitka Sound marine life on a deluxe tour boat before boarding your Alaskan Dream Cruises ship.
Day 2: Glacier Bay National Park
A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates today’s program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 from a watercraft/DIB (skiff).
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 9: 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 10: Misty Fjord & Metlakatla
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. Guided walking tour to explore Tsimshian Indian culture in Metlakatla and the legacy of founder Father Duncan. Visit a traditional longhouse, watch local dancers perform and meet Native artists.
Day 11: Disembark in Ketchikan
Our Alaskan exploration comes to a close.