Platinum Inside Passage Experience

7-Day inclusive package – day trips by small vessel & hotel stays

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SKAGWAY, LYNN CANAL & GLACIER BAY

An exploration of southeast Alaska’s islands, glaciers, and historic ports. Accompanied by an onboard guide, sail through wildlife-rich waters, Lynn Canal, Glacier Bay, and visit Alaska Native-owned-and-operated Icy Strait Point. Return each evening to your hotel.

PORTS OF CALL (OVERNIGHTS)

Day 1 – SITKA (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka)
Day 2 – SITKA (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka)
Day 3 – JUNEAU (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau)
Day 4 – GLACIER BAY NP (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau)
Day 5 – SKAGWAY (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau)
Day 6 – ICY STRAIT POINT (Overnight Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau)
Day 7 – 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 Experience

Exclusive to John Hall’s Alaska guests, this small group vessel and hotel experience offers a unique way to explore southeast Alaska.

Explore by private day vessel and nightly hotel stays in Juneau and Sitka
Explore Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Tlingit Dancing and Alaska Native-owned-and-operated Icy Strait Point
Visits to Fortress of the Bears and Sika Raptor Center
Glacier viewing in Glacier Bay National Park and Mendenhall Glacier
Tour Gold Rush-era Skagway and a former brothel, the Red Onion Saloon

What is the Platinum Inside Passage Experience?

Designed as a fully guided exploration of Southeast Alaska’s islands, bays, and glaciers! By day, travel through wildlife-rich coastal waters via small private vessel – whale watching, viewing glaciers, and visiting historic ports. Each evening, return to port and overnight in the comfort of your hotel.

Exclusive to John Hall’s Alaska guests, this unique experience cannot be found anywhere else. Pair our Platinum Inside Passage Experience 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

Arrive in 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. The remainder of the day is open for a leisurely stroll on the Sitka Sea Walk or along the harbor, exploring the shops and sights around town, or taking in optional activities.

Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka

Day 2SITKA

Sitka is a special place. 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. At a traditional-style clan house, immerse yourself in the rich Tlingit culture with authentic drumming and Native dance performances.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Sitka

Day 3JUNEAU

This morning set sail for Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Just outside the city sits shimmering Mendenhall Glacier, and a chance to hike, stop in the visitor center, or simply take in the glacial views. Next up is a tour at Glacier Gardens, a unique botanical garden set in the temperate rainforest of the Tongass National Forest. The rest of the day is free for a taste of lively downtown Juneau.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau

Day 4GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK

Today is full of surprises on a private small vessel in Glacier Bay National Park, offering a far superior experience in one of the world’s largest protected areas. Near the park’s entrance, sail past South Marble Island – easily spotted by rowdy sea lions, Gulls, Guillemots, and puffins frolicking about and perched on this rocky knob. Deeper in America’s crowning national park view tidewater glaciers, icy blues, and icebergs. Keep watch for bears, whales, moose, eagles, and mountain goats.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau

Day 5SKAGWAY

Rich with marine life, today, cruise one of the world’s deepest and longest fjords, the Lynn Canal. After docking in Skagway explore historic buildings along the town’s main street or head to the Gold Rush cemetery. Later, tour Skagway’s most infamous saloon, the Red Onion – built in 1987 and in its heyday one of the finest brothels in town. There is time for optional activities like riding the rails to the White Pass Summit or panning for gold. Take in dinner before sailing back to Juneau.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau

Day 6ICY STRAIT POINT & WHALE WATCHING

Today’s treat is Icy Strait Point, an Alaska Native-owned port on Chichagof Island. Take in lunch and ride the Transporter and Mountaintop Gondolas for majestic views. Tour the cannery, enjoy a cultural dance performance, and as a special farewell, dinner is a private Alaska-style feast. Sail through rich feeding grounds of humpback and orca whales. Each season they beeline it here to feed on krill, zooplankton, and herring. Camera at the ready, keep your eyes on the horizon as you return to Juneau.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Aspen Suites Hotel, Juneau

Day 7JUNEAU

It is time to say farewell, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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LAND TOURS THAT PAIR WITH THIS ITINERARY:

GRAND SLAM ALASKA

Match this itinerary with these land tour departure dates:
June 8, 2023
June 22, 2023
July 6, 2023
August 3, 2023
August 17, 2023

View the Grand Slam Alaska land itinerary.

NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA

Match this itinerary with this land tour departure date:
July 2, 2023
View the National Parks of Alaska land itinerary.

Departures and Pricing

PER PERSON PRICING INCLUDES
PLATINUM INSIDE PASSAGE: Accommodations; fully-guided service; cruise transportation; airport transfers; daily activities; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; port charges and taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s signature windbreaker.

LAND TOUR + PLATINUM: When added to one of our interior Alaska land tours, the price also includes the flight from Anchorage to Sitka.

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Embarkation: Guests will board the Platinum Inside Passage sightseeing vessel as a group. John Hall’s Alaska will take care of your arrival at the pier.
Large Parties: Please contact our office if you are traveling with a larger party who requires triple and/or quad pricing.

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

PLATINUM INSIDE PASSAGE: This itinerary begins in Sitka, Alaska, and ends in Juneau, Alaska. If booking only the Platinum Inside Passage Experience, your flights should arrive in Sitka by 5pm on Day 1. On Day 7, flights may depart Juneau after 8am.

LAND TOUR + PLATINUM PASSAGE EXPERIENCE: If adding the Platinum Inside Passage Experience to a John Hall’s Alaska land tour, your flight from Anchorage to Sitka is included in your package price. Flights may depart Juneau after 8am.