Explore Southeast Alaska aboard our most intimate offering, the 10-guest Misty Fjord expedition vessel. The Misty Fjord was custom designed for personalized, in-depth wilderness exploration. Guests experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific guest interests. *Children age 15 and under receive 15% off listed cruise fares
The Misty Fjord's Alaska's Islands, Whales, and Glaciers expedition is ideal for travelers seeking a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas. The vessel is anchored or moored on most nights of the journey, which presents additional opportunities for kayak paddles and other active excursions. This is a true expedition-style itinerary with no set routes. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week's best route based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.
The itinerary below is a sample.
Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community's rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.
Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Opportunities include Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.
Enjoy kayak and skiff adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beachcomb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area.
Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Later, relish the serenity of Port Frederick.
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day's unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our skiff. Regardless of the activity, you'll experience the magic of the archipelago's many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, "A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers.
View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the skiff. End the day in a remote, wilderness bay for kayaking, a relaxing beach fire, and a king crab feast. Options include Windham Bay, Hobart Bay, or Port Houghton.
Disembark in Alaska's capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport or your hotel is complimentary.
The M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. Her hull is based on the design of well-proven Alaska commercial fishing boats for supreme comfort and stability while sailing the waters of the Inside Passage. The onboard experience features a plush interior with elegant teak finish, aft salon, spacious wheelhouse, and outer deck engineered for optimal wildlife viewing.