Discover Southeast Alaska
8 Days, August 5 - 12, 2022
$4,395 from Sitka, Alaska
Alaska has been a favorite destination of the W&L Traveller for many years. “To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” So wrote John Muir 100 years ago while exploring the Alaska coast. Muir offered his testimonial well before Alaska became our 49th state. Today, Alaska is the grandest expression of “America the Beautiful,” and the Inside Passage its most accessible wilderness.
We invite you to explore the wild beauty of Alaska from the comfort of the 76-guest Chichagof Dream. This exclusive small-ship itinerary offers many advantages that simply are not available on other Alaska cruise programs: unparalleled access to tranquil coves, the exquisite leisure of early-morning kayaks on quiet waters, and informed exploration of glacier moraines and the crystal-clear depths of tidal basins. With a talented and enthusiastic team of on-board naturalists assisting you, you’ll have an unparalleled opportunity to observe the wonder of Alaskan wildlife at eye-level: humpback whales, sea otters, bears, orcas, puffins, as well as the deeper patterns of life in the wild kingdom available only to those with close access. Among the pleasures of sailing on the nimble Chichagof Dream is the freedom and flexibility to change course at a moment's notice to watch humpback whales while they breach and feed, to deploy kayaks and paddle to a rushing salmon stream where a mother bear is teaching her cubs how to fish, or to take a skiff ride (with hot chocolate) among the blue ice newly calved from a massive glacier.
Another highlight of this exceptional itinerary are two wondrous days in Glacier Bay, Muir’s favorite Northern destination, where you’ll have the opportunity to walk through the lush temperate rainforest, kayak or skiff along the spectacular coastline, or bird watch from a comfortable seat on the bridge. “In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” —And the spirit, perhaps. This is a voyage for those ready and willing to entertain the possibility.