alaska cruise

Alaska's Frontier & Wilderness Quest

  • Overview
    The new 10-night, 11-day Alaska’s Frontier and Wilderness Quest offers guests two days in Glacier Bay National Park, including a beach trek near the face of a tidewater glacier, exploration of Southeast Alaska's "Waterfall Coast" (Eastern Baranof Island), and a visit to the remote Five Finger Lighthouse in Frederick Sound (weather permitting). In addition, it features a full day in Skagway to learn about its fascinating gold rush history and an excursion aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad. *Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount, while 3rd & 4th guests receive 30% off listed cruise fares.
    Duration: 11 days
    Passengers: 74 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Sitka, Alaska
    Disembarkation Point: Juneau, Alaska
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Sitka; Embarkation Day

      Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit sites that highlight the community's rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for bald eagles, sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife.

      *** Please consider that depending on the date of your voyage, this voyage may operate in reverse. ***

    • Day 2 - Eastern Baranof Island & Kake

      Venture into one of the many intimate coves or inlets along Southeast Alaska's "Waterfall Coast" (Eastern Baranof Island). Experience traditional dancing, a totem carving display, and the world's tallest totem in the Tlingit Native village of Kake.

    • Day 3 - Wrangell

      Home to a little over 2,000 permanent residents, Wrangell is the only town in Alaska to have been under the jurisdiction of three flags, and ruled by four nations -- the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Enjoy several options to explore this colorful history, including a guided walking tour and a trip to the Wrangell Museum. Visit the intriguing State Historic Park, Petroglyph Beach, which contains the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska.

    • Day 4 - Petersburg

      Discover the charming Mitkof Island fishing town of Petersburg. Founded by Norwegian fishermen in the late 1800s, Petersburg is nicknamed Alaska's "Little Norway." Experience this Scandinavian culture with a folk dance show by local youth at the iconic Sons of Norway Hall. Later, enjoy a narrated bus tour and take time to explore the vibrant community at your own leisure.

    • Day 5 - Frederick Sound

      Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching, and picturesque dives that showcase their massive flukes. Experience a shore excursion to the remote Five Finger Lighthouse (weather permitting).

    • Day 6 - Tracey Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness

      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. Skiff excursions provide the opportunity to view the majesty of the area in even greater detail.

    • Day 7 - Taku Harbour & Orca Point Lodge

      Venture into Taku Harbor to explore its beautiful, protected waters and shoreline. End the day's adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaska salmon, Alaska king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

    • Day 8 - Skagway

      Stroll the boardwalks of the rollicking Klondike gold rush town of Skagway, then board the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad for a journey retracing the steps of gold-seekers into Canada. Built in 1898, the railroad climbs nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles and offers stunning wilderness views. This excursion crosses the border into Canada, so passports are required.

    • Day 9 - Icy Strait & Glacier Bay National Park

      Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon 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. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our DIB. Regardless of the activity, you'll experience the magic of the archipelago's many remote coves, bays, and inlets. In the afternoon, we’ll sail into the beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin our first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during our voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier, a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.

    • Day 10 - Glacier Bay National Park

      This remarkable national park fjord extends 65-miles, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. A Glacier Bay National Park Service Ranger narrates the day's program and a Native Huna Tlingit interpretive naturalist joins us to reveal traditional cultural ties to this ancient treasure.

    • Day 11 - Juneau; Disembarkation day

      Disembark in Alaska's capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.

      *** Please consider that depending on the date of your voyage, this voyage may operate in reverse. ***

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking Alaska's Inside Passage

    Kayaking in Alaska offers an intimate experience with Alaska's marine wildlife and wilderness.

    Included

    Calving Glaciers

    See breathtaking tidewater glaciers calve into the sea from your tender, or hike to them onshore.

    True Alaskan Experience

    This vessel is one of very few that is owned and operated by Alaskans. Because of their true Alaskan heritage they are afforded privileges in visiting special regions and communities along the Inside Passage.

    Spectacular Wildlife

    Alaska is a haven for wildlife. Its remote coastlines and incredible wilderness allow for so many iconic species to flourish here. We hope to encounter whales, orca, seals, black and grizzly bears, bald eagles, among others.

    Orca Point Lodge

    Spend the evening relaxing at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

    Glacier Bay National Park

    The national park is a huge expanse of coastal areas in Alaska's Inside Passage. The park is flanked by huge mountains and glaciers and is a favourite spot for wilderness trails and wildlife spotting.

  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - All accommodation and meals on board
    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary

    Not included in your Expedition

    - International and internal flights that are not specified
    - Travel insurance (mandatory)
    - Optional excursions and activities.
    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
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  • Vessel

    THE CHICAGOF DREAM

    This sleek vessel was thoughtfully renovated in our company shipyard. The ship features expansive viewing areas on the bow and aft promenade decks, new carpets and furnishings in public spaces and staterooms, and a hull design optimized for supreme comfort in Alaskan waters, regardless of weather. In the lounge, forward-facing windows extend from the deck to the ceiling, offering panoramic views off the bow.

    Itineraries on the Chicagof Dream offer an opportunity to discover three distinct Native cultures, the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, through visits to intriguing villages. These communities are among the least-traveled places in Alaska, and a visit can be a powerful experience.

    To witness the spiritual way in which the indigenous people of Alaska are connected to the earth and to each other is inspiring. Many of the remarkable residents continue to subsist off the land and sea. As local Alaska Natives ourselves, we are grateful to be welcomed with open arms by our friends in several villages.

    As you walk the streets and forests of these communities, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy several planned experiences, from dance shows to carving demonstrations. You may even witness several events unique to village life: a hunter’s return after a successful hunt of seal or deer, fam

    Features & Facilities
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    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 74
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    Speed: 6
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A Cabin

03 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Two twin beds, porthole window, spacious wardrobe and private bathroom with shower.
AUD$ 9,057pp
AUD$ 9,057pp
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AA Cabin

03 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Two twin beds, picture window(s), spacious wardrobe and private bathroom with shower.
AUD$ 10,353pp
AUD$ 10,353pp
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AAA Cabin

03 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
One queen or two twin beds, large picture window, spacious wardrobe and private bathroom with shower. *Select cabins can accommodate 3rd or 4th guests at a reduced rate.
AUD$ 11,361pp
AUD$ 11,361pp
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Deluxe

03 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
One queen or two twin beds, large picture window, spacious wardrobe and private bathroom with shower. *Select cabins can accommodate 3rd or 4th guests at a reduced rate.
AUD$ 12,801pp
AUD$ 12,801pp
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Deluxe Suite

03 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Two-room suite, each with the option for 1 x Queen or 2 x Twin beds or bunk beds, large picture window, spacious wardrobe and 2 x private bathrooms with shower. *Select cabins can accommodate 3rd or 4th guests at a reduced rate.
AUD$ 14,385pp
AUD$ 14,385pp