Scenic Orca Point Lodge is a Feast for Your Eyes… and for Your Palate!
Crackling firewood, the sweet smell of burning Alder wood, toasted marshmallows, maybe even a song or two after swapping stories ‘round the campfire… Reminiscent of summer camp or a favorite family vacation? You likely haven’t had a campsite quite like this before – it’s hardly roughing it! – and you probably haven’t rustled up a fresh, local, Alaska crab feast in the wilderness, either!
A stopover for a sumptuous meal and an evening of relaxation at our exclusive Orca Point Lodge, is a highlight of many of Alaskan Dream Cruises’ itineraries. In fact, Cruise Buzz calls the Orca Point Lodge a “truly spectacular venue.” Our owners, the Allen Family, purchased the lodge more than ten years ago, making us the only Alaska cruise line to own its own private lodge – another unique way for you to experience True Alaskan hospitality.
Tucked away on secluded Colt Island, just a short distance from Juneau, the day-lodge’s magnificent scenic views of Stephens Passage and Admiralty Island National Monument will take your breath away. The monument, located in the Tongass National Forest, is also known by the Tlingit name Kootznoowoo, which means Fortress of the Bear – a fitting name, since the island has the highest concentration of brown bears in North America.
This picturesque area is also rife with whales, salmon, eagles and more, so we have binoculars and spotting scopes at the ready for viewing and exploring. Travelers also love the marine-life touch tank filled with a wide array of intertidal zone sea creatures.
There are opportunities to stroll along the shore, or even on a sandbar, to browse in the Orca Point Gift Shop for local art, salmon delicacies, and other local items, and to experience an exciting cultural program where you’ll learn more about Alaska’s Native Tlingit tribe.
No stop at Orca Point Lodge is complete with the grand centerpiece – a meal of Alaska crab legs, Alaska salmon, prime rib, and delicious sides. Afterwards, cozy up to the warm, beachside fire to enjoy everyone’s favorite camp treat – s’mores!
Whatever Alaskan Dream Cruises itinerary you choose, you can count on our True Alaska hospitality! For more information, touch base with our Reservations Specialists today.
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