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Day 1: Arrive in Sitka for Embarkation

Be sure to arrive in Sitka by noon so you’ll have time to immerse yourself in the Tlingit culture at a dance show at Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi (which roughly translates to “The clan house for all the people of Sitka”).

Afterward, join a local guide for a visit to the Alaska Raptor Center, the state’s foremost bald eagle rehabilitation and education center.

Then venture to Sitka National Historical Park, where you’ll learn the history of the area that served as the battle site between Russian traders and the indigenous Tlingit. Stand in awe before the massive totem poles lining the park’s coastal trail, and gain insight into their powerful symbols.

Later, transfer to the Admiralty Dream for embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner on the ship as you get to know your Expedition Leader, crew, and travel companions. (Note: Depending upon tides, flight arrival times, and other factors, you may transfer onto a day boat to rendezvous with the Admiralty Dream.)
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (D* included)

Day 2: Icy Strait/Chichagof Island

Relax on deck with your binoculars and a cup of hot cocoa as you sail through the Icy Strait in search of wildlife, including orca (killer whales), Steller sea lions, seals, porpoises, and magnificent humpback whales. Don’t forget to look for bald eagles in the treetops along the shore. Choose from activities like kayaking, skiff rides, and hiking.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 3: Glacier Bay National Park

Arrive in Glacier Bay National Park, where scientists have found exposed rock 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 hike. Meet a National Park Service Ranger and a Native Huna Tlingit Cultural Heritage Guide who will accompany you during your time in Glacier Bay National Park. Watch for puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, and eagles, and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 4: Eastern Baranof Island/Lake Eva

Spend the morning cruising through the Peril Strait to Hanus Bay. In the afternoon, enjoy a kayak, skiff, or hiking excursion. If you choose to hike, you’ll trek through old-growth forest to Lake Eva, home to a variety of salmon and trout.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 5: Hidden Falls

Experience a rare tour of the Hidden Falls Hatchery, where you will learn about the release of Chinook and Coho salmon fry and smolts as well as 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: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 6: Petersburg/Frederick Sound

Arrive early at the charming fishing village of Petersburg, founded by a Norwegian fisherman in the late 1800s. Tour the town with a local guide, and see the local youth perform a spirited dance celebrating their Norwegian heritage. Explore the town on your own for a bit, and then return to the Admiralty Dream for lunch. Afterward, take a skiff excursion for a beautiful hike at Petersburg Creek across Wrangell Narrows. Depart Petersburg in the late afternoon, and sail through Frederick Sound in search of whales.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 7: Tracy Arm Fjord

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 floating platforms and mountain goats on nearby perches. In the afternoon, conditions permitting, we’ll glide through openings to discover coves or bays by kayak or skiff, soaking in the splendor of some of the most untouched wilderness in the world. Recount your trip highlights with fellow travelers tonight during a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B, L, D included)

Day 8: Auke Bay/Juneau—Disembarkation

Disembark this morning after breakfast, and take your complimentary shuttle to the airport for your flight home or to your accommodation if you reserved a post-cruise night in Juneau. (B included)

*B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

(Itinerary subject to change.)