Alaska Eco Travel | The Wild North Yacht Cruise | Day by Day

 

Sample Itinerary

Journeys commencing in Juneau would operate in reverse. Actual route subject to weather, wildlife, interests of the group and other factors


Day 1

Day 1

Arrive in Sitka, Alaska. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon and evening free in Sitka. Explore Totem Park, the Sheldon Jackson Museum, St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal Community House.


Day 2

Day 2

Board yacht and start cruising! Head up very narrow Neva Strait to anchor in sheltered Kalinin Bay on Kruzof Island. Kayak in the evening.


Day 3

Day 3

Hike over a Kruzof Island ridge to Sealion Cove on the Pacific Ocean, or fish from the skiff. Cruise Sergius Narrows and Peril Strait, looking for whales, orcas, bears, deer and eagles.


Day 4

Day 4

Cruise Chatham Strait into Frederick Sound, where we hope to see humpback whales "bubble-netting." Afternoon halibut fishing at the Brothers Islands.


Day 5

Day 5

Hear a Steller Sea Lion orchestra, spy grizzlies on Admiralty Island, the home to the densest population in the world. Check the crab pots!


Day 6

Day 6

Walk to a pristine forest lake, fly fish a rapid stream, or beach comb the tidal flats.  Cruise to the mainland and anchor within striking distance of tomorrow’s fjords. Enjoy the long northern sunset.


Day 7

Day 7

Tracy Arm Fjord! Cruise up the narrow fjord to the massive Sawyer Glacier. Return to Stephens Passage.


Day 8

Day 8

Cruise up Gastineau Channel to Juneau. Disembark your vessel. Fly from Juneau to home, or stay to explore Juneau to visit the Alaska State Museum, ride the Mt. Roberts tram, take a glacier overview flight, ride with sled dogs, or simply walk through town.


 

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