alaska inside passage sojourn voyage

Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

  • Overview
    Explore Southeast Alaska, from its northern to southern ends, on our 8-Night, 9-Day Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn. Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you'll learn about the region's compelling history and three distinct Native cultures- Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. Along the way, you'll journey through Southeast Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas and glacial fjords. Kayak, skiff, and hiking excursions allow for up-close and personal exploration. *Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount, while 3rd & 4th guests receive 30% off listed cruise fares.
    Duration: 9 days
    Passengers: 40 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Sitka, Alaska
    Disembarkation Point: Ketchikan, Alaska
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 1.5x 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 - True Alaska Experience

      Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day 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 (shallow water expedition craft). Regardless of the activity, you'll experience the magic of the archipelago's many remote coves, bays, and inlets.

    • Day 3 - 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 4 - Juneau & Orca Point Lodge

      Spend the day visiting highlights of the scenic capital city of Juneau, including the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau, visit the recently-renovated Alaska State Museum. There will also be time to explore on your own. You may choose to visit the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Alaska State Capitol, or take in the spectacular panoramic views of the Mount Roberts Tram. You can also delve deeper into local Native culture and history by exploring fascinating exhibits, art displays, and a clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center. End the day's adventure with a relaxing evening 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.

    • Day 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - Thorne Bay / Kasaan

      Experience the frontier spirit of Alaska's timber years on a tour of Thorne Bay, once the largest logging camp in the world. This tight-knit community is located on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, an island renowned for its high concentration of black bears. Here, you'll meet resident artisans and enjoy a walking tour of the town while keeping an eye out for the island's fauna. In Kasaan, walk an enchanted forest path laden with intricately carved totem poles to the Chief Son-i-Hat Whale House, the only remaining traditional Haida longhouse in the United States. Inside stand four original house posts, or "Gáats," that were most likely carved at Old Kasaan in about 1880 and then installed at Naay I'waans Whale House. The tallest interior post, the "Head House Totem," dates to an even earlier time and was brought here from its original location in Old Kasaan, about 7 miles away.

    • Day 8 - Metlakatle / Misty Fjord

      Immerse yourself in the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Metlakatla Indian Community on Annette Island. Visit a traditional Tsmishian longhouse, enjoy a ceremonial dance performance, and meet Native artists. Later, your ship will glide beneath the 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs of Misty Fjords. Discover the fiord's natural history, listen to the calls of a myriad of seabirds, feel the mist from glistening waterfalls, and see famous New Eddystone Rock, a stunning volcanic core.

    • Day 9 - Ketchikan; Disembarkation

      Disembark in Ketchikan, otherwise known as Alaska's "First City' and "Salmon Capital of the World." 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner.
    - Use of recreational equipment
    - Scheduled shore excursions
    - Transfers between airport and vessel
    - All accommodation and meals on board
    - All shore excursions and lectures in the itinerary

    Not included in your Expedition

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

    THE ALASKAN DREAM

    At 104 feet in length, the Alaskan Dream's innovative, streamlined catamaran design allows the vessel to easily navigate narrow channels and passages. All cabins feature extra-large viewing windows. The Vista View lounge faces forward with the same view as the captain, affording spectacular views of the scenery, ports, and wildlife along the way.

    Itineraries on the Alaskan 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, families working together to hang their harvest of sockeye salmon in a smoke house, or a ceremonial potlatch.

     

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 40
    Crew #:
    Ice Class:
    Speed: 13
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 31m
    Width:
    Draft:
    Tonnage:
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets:
Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability
All available dates
alaska dream cabin a

AA Cabin

07 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. *Select cabins can accommodate a 3rd guests at a reduced rate.
USD 4,995pp
USD 4,995pp
alaska dream cabin aa

AAA Cabin

07 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
One queen bed or two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. *Select cabins can accommodate 3rd or 4th guests at a reduced rate.
USD 5,195pp
USD 5,195pp
alaska dream cabin vista view

Vista View

07 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
One queen bed with side and forward views from large windows. Comfortable sitting area, private bathroom with shower.
USD 7,295pp
USD 7,295pp
alaska dream cabin owner's suite

Owner's Suite

07 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
One queen bed, large picture windows, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower. *Select cabins can accommodation 3rd or 4th guests at a reduced rate.
USD 7,395pp
USD 7,395pp