Admiralty Dream

9-Day Glacier Bay & Inside Passage small ship sailing

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SOUTHEAST ALASKA & GLACIER BAY

From Alaska’s wildlife and Native culture to opportunities to visit historic ports and hike and kayak in the wilderness, our exclusive overnight exploration aboard the Admiralty Dream is an excellent way to experience the gems of Southeast Alaska.

Ports of Call

Day 1 – SITKA (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka)
Day 2 – SITKA (Embark Admiralty Dream)
Day 3 – CHATHAM STRAIT & EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND
Day 4 – WRANGELL
Day 5 – FREDERICK SOUND & TRACY ARM
Day 6 – EXPLORATION DAY
Day 7 – WHALE WATCHING & ICY STRAIT POINT
Day 8 – GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Day 9 – JUNEAU (Fly Home)

Itineraries are guidelines and due to permitting and the nature of our explorations, changes may occur and the order of days may vary by departure.

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All-Inclusive Sailing

This privately chartered inclusive weeklong voyage puts Alaska’s wildlife and glaciers front and center.

Sitka overnight + 7 nights aboard the 54-passenger Admiralty Dream
View glaciers – South Sawyer, Mendenhall, and in Glacier Bay NP
Stikine River jet boat adventure; hiking, kayaking, and skiff exploration
Whale watching in Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound
Experience the private port and Native-owned Icy Strait Point
Visit Fortress of the Bears, Sitka Raptor Center, and Wrangell Museum

Why choose a John Hall’s Alaska small vessel exploration?

By partnering with the best, John Hall’s Alaska has designed an exploration that provides the most comprehensive small vessel experience in Southeast Alaska. Guided by naturalists on daily shore activities, a John Hall’s Alaska expert tour representative also joins you.

Exclusive to John Hall’s Alaska guests, this unique experience cannot be found anywhere else. Pair this Southeast Alaska small vessel package with a John Hall’s Alaska land tour and your air from Anchorage is included.

Pair an Inside Passage experience with a land tour

If matching one of these cruises with a land tour we are happy to help you reserve extra hotel stays and exciting optional excursions to fill the time between your land tour and the start of your cruise. For most land tours, the cruise will begin the following day and extra overnights/activities are not required.

Itinerary

Day 1SITKA

Welcome to Sitka – the ceremonial site for the United States’ 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia. A John Hall’s Alaska representative greets you at the airport for your transfer to your accommodation for the evening. Rest well, you have an exciting week ahead!

Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel

Day 2SITKA

Sitka is a special place. Enjoy the morning at leisure and later, get a taste of the wild life. Visits to the Fortress of The Bear – an educational rescue center for orphaned bears, and the famous Sitka Raptor Center – a healing and rehabilitation center for injured avian patients, highlight the community’s unique relationship with nature. This afternoon, board the Admiralty Dream and set sail for an evening through Peril Strait.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3CHATHAM STRAIT & EASTERN BARANOF ISLAND

The waters of Chatham Strait are rich with herring, creating a whale-watching spectacle when humpbacks beeline it to feed on them! Spend the morning cruising and whale watching before reaching the eastern shores of Baranof Island. Archaeological evidence has revealed people were living here 10,000 years ago although today, the wilderness rules. Join your naturalists on a guided shore walk, and possible skiff rides and kayaks for further exploration in one of the island’s pristine bays.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4WRANGELL & STIKINE RIVER

Make your way to Wrangell, an area inhabited by the Tlingit people for thousands of years and the only town in Alaska to have been ruled by four nations – the Tlingit, Russia, England, and the United States. Explore the town’s colorful history at the Wrangell Museum. This afternoon, get set for adventure with a jet boat tour on the Stikine River, the fastest navigable free-flowing river in North America. Home to a large concentration of bald eagles, watch for them perched in trees and soaring overhead.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5FREDERICK SOUND & TRACY ARM

Set sail for Tracy Arm Fjord – the heart of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness – and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Cruise the length of this glacially-carved, jade-green fjord, tracing granite cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above sea level. Surrounded by waterfalls, hop in the skiff for an up-close exploration of South Sawyer Glacier (conditions permitting). Keep watch for marine life, harbor seals, Arctic tern, and mountain goats.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6EXPLORATION DAY

First charted in 1794, the waters of the Alexander Archipelago are frequent playgrounds of humpbacks and orcas, and the area’s many nooks and coves make it good for you too – perhaps a chance to kayak, hike, or ride in the skiff. Have your camera at the ready, eyes on the horizon, and see what the day brings! Later today, sail to Orca Point Lodge for an exclusive Alaska-style feast and s’mores on the beach.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7WHALE WATCHING & ICY STRAIT POINT

Today’s treat is searching for whales on a morning cruise and conditions permitting, take to the skiffs for shoreside discoveries, courtesy of Mother Nature. The surrounding waters are rich with bullwhip kelp, sea otters, and whales! Spend the remainder of the day exploring Icy Strait Point – North America’s only privately owned port held by Alaska Natives. Revel in the mountain views and enjoy a private dinner at Duck Point Smokehouse.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

Arrive early at one of America’s crown jewel national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve – Glacier Bay! Deep in the park view tidewater glaciers, icebergs, and waterfalls. Keep watch high and low, for bears, whales, moose, eagles, and mountain goats. On your way out, sail past South Marble Island – easily spotted by noisy sea lions, Gulls, Guillemots, and puffins frolicking about and perched on this rocky knob. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9JUNEAU

After breakfast, bid a final farewell to your crew before disembarking in Juneau. Visit Mendenhall Glacier and Glacier Gardens before transferring to the airport. Guests with afternoon flights have access to the hospitality room in town until their scheduled departure home.

Breakfast

TOURS THAT PAIR WITH THIS ITINERARY

GRAND SLAM ALASKA

Match this package with these Grand Slam Alaska departure dates:
June 15-June 24, 2023
July 13-July 22, 2023
July 27-August 5, 2023
Pricing: View the Grand Slam Alaska land itinerary.

NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA

Match this package with this National Parks of Alaska departure date:
July 9-July 22. 2023
Pricing: View the National Parks of Alaska land itinerary.

Departures and Pricing

PER PERSON PRICING INCLUDES

ADMIRALTY DREAM: Accommodations; fully-guided service; small vessel transportation; airport transfers; daily shore activities; meals, baggage handling, Admiralty Dream crew, and other corresponding gratuities; port charges and taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s trademark windbreaker.
LAND TOUR + ADMIRALTY DREAM: When added to one of our interior Alaska land tours ending in Anchorage, the price also includes the flight from Anchorage to Sitka.

June 23, 2023
ADMIRALTY DREAM
9-Day Sailing Package

June 23 – July 1, 2023

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July 21, 2023
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July 21 – July 29, 2022

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August 4, 2023
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August 4 – August 12, 2023

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ADMIRALTY DREAM

Embarkation: Guests will board the Admiralty Dream overnight vessel as a group. John Hall’s Alaska will take care of your arrival at the pier.

Onboard Dining: Every meal served on board the Admiralty Dream is a casual dining experience. During mealtimes, guests are seated in the main dining room with any choice of seats.

Large Parties: Please contact our office if you are traveling with a larger party who requires triple or quad pricing and/or multiple cabins.

How To Reserve This Tour

A deposit of $500.00 USD per person is required within ten days of booking your reservation. Deposits are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to departure.

Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks are acceptable forms of deposit payment. To confirm your space by credit card, please contact our office: 800.325.2270. Alaska Specialists are available for tour bookings 7:30am-5:30pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

ARRANGING YOUR FLIGHTS

LAND TOUR + ADMIRALTY DREAM: This itinerary begins in Sitka, Alaska, and ends in Juneau, Alaska. Your flights may arrive in Sitka any time on Day 1, and may depart from Juneau after 12pm on the last day.
ADMIRALTY DREAM SAILING: If adding Admiralty Dream to a John Hall’s Alaska land tour that ends in Anchorage, your flight from Anchorage to Sitka is included in your package price. Flights may depart Juneau after 12pm on the last day.