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Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers

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$7,495* per person

Join us aboard a premier expedition ship that will traverse waters inaccessible to others and take you closer to wild Alaska! Visit small villages to experience our rich local culture as well as remote locations where you’ll kayak near icebergs and hike through rainforests. Relax in our spacious dining area with panoramic windows and take in the awe inspiring landscapes. Experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific interests. *Children age 15 and under receive 15% off listed cruise fares.

Board our private expedition ship, the Kruzof Explorer, a reimagined fishing boat that once roamed the Bering Sea in pursuit of king crab. Constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, it is capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture. The unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities.


7-night | 8-day

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

The Kruzof Explorer’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. Depending on chosen itinerary we strive to anchor the vessel on most nights of the journey, which presents additional opportunities for kayak paddles, stand-up paddle boarding, 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 destinations based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.

Special Note: We are thrilled to announce that Alaskan Dream Cruises is permitted for the Kruzof Explorer to visit Glacier Bay National Park a UNESCO world heritage site.

This stunning park covers 3.3 million acres, contains several tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. Glacier Bay’s South Marble Island is a nesting area for puffins and a myriad of other bird species. The opportunities for True Alaska adventure are countless in this World Heritage Site, and the Kruzof Explorer will be an ideal vessel for exploring the area in a way very few people have ever experienced.

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1 Sitka - This is a sample itinerary only

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 a protected body of water in Peril Strait or eastern Baranof Island.

2 Eastern Baranof Island & Baranof Warm Springs

Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Walk a beautiful rainforest path to the natural hot spring pools of Baranof Warm Springs; relax in a steaming pool while enjoying your favorite beverage and savoring the stunning wilderness.

3 Frederick Sound

View entertaining Steller sea lions on their Brothers Island haul-out 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. Options include Windham bay, Hobart bay, or Port Houghton.

4 Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness

Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords 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 form 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. Traveling aboard the Kruzof Explorer provides the unique opportunity to kayak in this beautiful Alaska wilderness area.

5 Wilderness Exploration

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.

6 Icy Strait & Glacier Bay National Park

Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait, renowned for phenomenal humpback whale viewing. In the afternoon, we’ll sail into beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin our first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during our voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier (or other remote location), a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.

7 Glacier Bay National Park

This remarkable national park fjord covers 3.3 million acres, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. The Kruzof Explorer provides an opportunity for unsurpassed, in-depth exploration of this UNESCO world heritage site.

8 Juneau

Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

Juneau: Spend the morning visiting highlights of the scenic capital of Alaska, including the world famous Mendenhall Glacier. In downtown Juneau visit the newly renovated Alaska State Museum, and more.

Sitka: You will have the unique opportunity to explore the rich history and biodiversity of Southeast Alaska’s only “outer coast” community.

Day of disembarkation, transportation to the airport & your lodging is complimentary.

Alaskan Dream Cruises is authorized by Special Use Permit to provide guiding & outfitting services in the Tongass National Forest and is an authorized Concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Kruzof Explorer

The Kruzof Explorer, a Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned premier expedition vessel, was constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where  few venture. The unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities. The vessel carries a sport fishing vessel, high-speed Zodiac, kayaks, and paddleboards. The vessel’s five-ton crane, which once hauled king crab pots, easily handles loading and unloading of these expedition craft.

  • Passengers: 12*
  • Length: 128 feet
  • Staterooms: 6
  • Cruising Speed: 9 knots

Alcohol is included with all stateroom bookings
*All cabins are approx. 121 sq. ft.

Kruzof Explorer
  • Departure
  • The Ship
  • Route
  • Shelikof
  • Salisbury
  • Krestof
  • Sukoi
  • Kalinin
  • Nakwasina
  • Departure Jun 6, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jun 13, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jun 20, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jun 27, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jul 4, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jul 11, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jul 18, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Jul 25, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Aug 1, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Aug 8, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Aug 15, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Aug 22, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Aug 29, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Sitka to Juneau
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
  • Departure Sep 5, 2020
  • Kruzof Explorer Kruzof Explorer
  • Route Juneau to Sitka
  • Shelikof $7,495
  • Salisbury $7,495
  • Krestof $7,495
  • Sukoi $7,495
  • Kalinin $7,495
  • Nakwasina $7,495
  • Booking Request
All rates are per person based on double occupancy | Port taxes/fees are in addition to your cruise fare (USD).

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