• $5,395
  • $850
  • Orbridge
  • Moderate
  • Cruise + Land

Join us for a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 76-guest Chichagof Dream.

Enjoy the agility and flexibility of small-ship travel, up-close encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and the guidance of two expert naturalists including an Orbridge Expedition Leader.

Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline, and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show.

This program also offers an optional pre-tour to Denali National Park. Explore this vast and stunningly beautiful wilderness­—home to Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Ride the Alaska Railroad, stay at a hilltop lodge with panoramic views just north of the park entrance, and learn how this magnificent landscape became one of our nation’s most breathtaking conservation areas.

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Program Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation 

Day 2: Icy Strait
Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Day 4: Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 5: Petersburg / Frederick Sound
Day 6: Eastern Baranof Island / Hidden Falls
Day 7: Eastern Baranof Island / Lake Eva
Day 8: Sitka – Disembarkation

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Juneau – Embarkation
Today, travel to Juneau from your home city or from Anchorage if you visited Denali National Park on the six-day Orbridge Pre-Tour.

For those arriving by the suggested time, join an included excursion to explore the Alaska State Museum. Peruse the museum’s artifacts and art objects that tell the tale of Alaska’s history, including extensive ethnographic exhibits of the cultures of Alaska’s native people. Then visit the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to view the fascinating glacial mass.

Afterward, take a short bus ride to the Chichagof Dream for embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner on board as you get to know your Expedition Leader, naturalists, crew, and travel companions.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (D)

Day 2: Icy Strait 
Relax on deck with your binoculars and a hot cup of cocoa as you sail through Icy Strait in search of wildlife, including orcas (killer whales), Steller sea lions, seals, porpoises, and magnificent humpback whales. Watch the treetops along the shoreline for bald eagles. Choose from activities such as kayaking, skiff rides, and hiking.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park
Arrive in Glacier Bay National Park, where scientists have found exposed rock that’s believed to be more than 200 million years old. While at Bartlett Cove, visit the park lodge and visitor center or participate in a guided forest walk. Meet a National Park Ranger for a guided walk during your visit to Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for puffins, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, mountain goats, bears, and eagles, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Alaska.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 4: Tracy Arm Fjord
This morning, experience Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord that winds through towering mountains and massive glaciers. Witness the “calving” of glaciers as gigantic chunks of ice break and crash into the water. Watch for harbor seals that often dot the ice floes and mountain goats on nearby perches. In the afternoon, if conditions permit, glide through and discover coves or bays by kayak or skiff, soaking in the splendor of some of the most untouched wilderness in the world.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 5: Petersburg / Frederick Sound
This morning, visit charming Petersburg, a fishing village founded by a Norwegian fisherman in the late 1800s. At the Sons of Norway Hall, see customary Norwegian dances and taste traditional homemade pastries and cookies. After lunch on board or in town, take a skiff across Wrangell Narrows for a beautiful hike on the Petersburg Creek Trail.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 6: Eastern Baranof Island / Hidden Falls
Experience a rare tour of the Hidden Falls Hatchery and learn about the release of Chinook, coho, and chum salmon fry and smolts, and the vital role fishing has played in Alaska for centuries. In the evening, share the day’s adventures with your fellow travelers over dinner.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 7: Eastern Baranof Island / Lake Eva
Spend the morning cruising to Lake Eva to kayak, take a guided hike, or join a skiff excursion. Recount your trip highlights with fellow travelers tonight during a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Chichagof Dream (B,L,D)

Day 8: Sitka – Disembarkation
Disembark this morning after breakfast. Take a complimentary shuttle to your accommodation if you reserved a post-night in Sitka or to the airport for your flight home. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Program Highlights:

    • See the spray of whales only yards away and venture into secluded inlets as you get up close to nature, whether from the decks of the Chichagof Dream or aboard its skiffs and kayaks.
    • Accompanied by expert naturalists, including an Orbridge Expedition Leader, learn surprising details about animal behavior, glacier activity, and the wealth of natural spectacles along these protected waters.
    • Discover Alaska’s culture and living history during a visit to the Alaska State Museum.
    • Cruise around Glacier Bay National Park.
    • Visit Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and a salmon hatchery.
    • Take a guided tour of the Norwegian fishing community of Petersburg.
    • Joined by a Park Ranger, cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to see the sanctuary’s deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, and snow-capped mountain ranges.
    • What’s included: 7 nights aboard the Chichagof Dream; all onboard hand-crafted meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners—including a special Captain’s Farewell Dinner, and complimentary wine and beer at dinner; an onboard lecture program and educational guidance of two expert naturalists, including an Orbridge Expedition Leader, and a walk guided by a Park Ranger during a visit to Glacier Bay National Park; guided kayaking, hiking, walking, skiff excursions, and wildlife viewing; all port fees and entry fees to parks, preserves, museums, attractions, and special excursions as described in the itinerary; gratuities for Orbridge Expedition Leader, airport transfer drivers, and drivers/guides on included land excursions; airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.

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