alaska cruise misty fjord

Alaska's Islands, Whales & Glaciers

  • Overview
    Explore Southeast Alaska aboard our most intimate offering, the 10-guest Misty Fjord expedition vessel. The Misty Fjord was custom designed for personalized, in-depth wilderness exploration. Guests experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific guest interests. The Misty Fjord's Alaska's Islands, Whales, and Glaciers expedition is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas. The vessel is anchored or moored on most nights of the journey, which presents additional opportunities for kayak paddles and other active excursions. This is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week's best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather. *Children 15 years and under receive a 15% discount, while 3rd & 4th guests receive 20% off listed cruise fares.
    Duration: 8 days
    Passengers: 10 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Sitka, Alaska
    Disembarkation Point: Juneau, Alaska
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 1.5x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Sitka & Hoonah Sound; Embarkation Day

      Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community's rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.

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

    • Day 2 - Baranof Island

      Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Opportunities include Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.

    • Day 3 - Tenakee Inlet

      Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beach comb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area.

    • Day 4 - Icy Strait & Port Frederick

      Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Later, relish the serenity of Port Frederick.

    • Day 5 - True Alaska Adventure

      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 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 - Frederick Sound

      View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the DIB. End the day in a remote, wilderness bay for kayaking, a relaxing beach fire, and a king crab feast. Options include Windham Bay, Hobart Bay, or Port Houghton.

    • Day 8 - 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.

    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.

    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.

  • 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

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

    THE MISTY FJORD

    The M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. Her hull is based on the design of well-proven Alaska commercial fishing boats for supreme comfort and stability while sailing the waters of the Inside Passage. The onboard experience features a plush interior with elegant teak finish, aft salon, spacious wheelhouse, and outer deck engineered for optimal wildlife viewing.

    Itineraries on the Misty Fjord 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
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    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 10
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    Speed: 9
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    Length: 20m
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Check Voyage Dates, Pricing and Availability
misty fjord alaska cruise double cabin

Double Cabin

25 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
One queen bed, private bathroom with private shower.
USD 4,595pp
USD 4,595pp
misty fjord alaska cruise twin cabin

Twin Cabin

25 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
Two twin beds, private bathroom with shower.
USD 4,595pp
USD 4,595pp