ALASKA INSIDE PASSAGE SOJOURN SITKA-KETCHIKAN
DATES – 2021 – Jun 8, 16*, 24 | Jul 2*, 12, 20*, 28 | Aug 5*, 13, 21*, 29 | Sep 6*
DURATION – 9 days/8 nights
EMBARKATION – SITKA, ALASKA
DISEMBARKATION – KETCHIKAN
SHIP – BARANOF DREAM
FROM – $5,195
(Plus $195 Taxes & Port Fees)
*Reverse Itinerary – Ketchikan to Sitka
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.
Selected guest cabin facilities
- All meals aboard the vessel, or where otherwise indicated
- A complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner
- Selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary documents
- Ground transportation from the airport to lodgings, or ship in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan upon arrival and day of sailing. As well as the day of departure from the ship.
- All standard onboard services
- Alcohol is included with Deluxe Suite and Deluxe bookings
- Airfare to and from your home city
- Pre and Post Cruise hotel accommodations
- Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol selections
- Discretionary gratuities to crew
- All taxes and port fees ($195)
- Travel and emergency evacuation insurance
ARRIVE SITKA, ALASKA
We recommend arriving at least one day early to avoid potential flight delay issues.
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Participate in a wilderness hike on one of the many trails in town. 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.
WILDERNESS BAY - KAKE
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted morning and afternoon of Southeast Alaska discovery. The countless options are 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 expedition skiff. Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
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.
JUNEAU AND 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 a Tlingit cultural presentation, as well as 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.
ENDICOTT ARM AND FORDS TERROR
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist John Muir called “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. Scout for humpback whales and other marine mammals in 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.
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 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.
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.
METLAKATLA & MISTY FJORDS
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 fjord’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.
KETCHIKAN – DISEMBARK
Disembark in Ketchikan, known as Alaska’s “First City’ and “Salmon Capital of the World.” Transfer your hotel or the airport is complimentary.
We have some wonderful pre- and post-cruise tour programs – see more while you are here!
The 143-foot Baranof Dream features a shallow draft for navigating intimate coves and passages, a spacious bow for viewing fjords and glaciers, a covered outside deck and a relaxed cruising speed for optimum viewing of wilderness and wildlife. Cabins offer large viewing windows. The Lounge and Dining Room offer intimate venues to get to know your fellow travelers.
- Passengers: 49
- Length: 143 feet
- Staterooms: 25
- Cruising Speed: 9 knots
One queen and one single bed, picture window, private bath with shower.
Approx. 109 sq. ft.
Two twin beds, picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
Approx. 105 sq. ft.
One queen bed and either two chairs or one twin bed. Large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
Approx. 116 sq. ft.
One queen bed with either two chairs or an additional twin bed (or bunk bed) in the sitting room. Large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
Approx. 110 sq. ft.
One queen bed with two chairs; ore replaced with one twin bed or twin bunk bed. Large picture window, wardrobe, private bathroom with shower.
Approx. 210 sq. ft.