Adventure Life Voyages - vacations and travel
|from $4,995* per person||9 Days||May-August|
|Boutique accommodations||Exertion level: 3|
|Operator: Adventure Life Voyages||24 people max|
- Petersberg airport near washington, dc
- Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
An Alaska cruise takes travelers into an untamed wilderness and allows up-close experiences with the natural wonders of this ecological hotspot. Wildlife sightings seem limitless: Brown and black bears, moose, spirited otters, and majestic bald eagles share this region with countless numbers of humpback whales, orcas and porpoises. The landscape of Alaska is as wild as the animals that roam the region. Discover isolated inlets only accessible by sea – zodiacs and kayaks take you through a labyrinth of glaciers, icebergs, fjords and rivers. A cruise of Alaska includes trips to the famous Prince William Sound, Glacier Bay, Point Adolphus, and Denali Park where travelers enjoy river rafting, horseback riding and hiking in the shadow of Mount McKinley. It is easy to understand why a trip to Alaska is so widely celebrated by the world’s veteran travelers.
Alaska, United States
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2 testimonials about the provider, Adventure Life Voyages:
This trip was the best, coolest, most exciting thing that I have ever done. It was more than I expected. I was undecided about a trip to Antarctica, mostly because of the price. I spoke several times with Adventure Life's staff and they were the reason I went. They took lots of time to explain that it's well worth the money - but after going, I have to disagree. It's worth a whole lot more! Bottom line: the people at Adventure Life treated me like a king, even before I signed up to go on my trip and that makes me a lifetime Adventure Life customer.5
We enjoyed our trip immensely - even more than we anticipated. The boat, Archipel I, was perfect and spotless. More important, the staff was terrific - and it seemed genuine. They worked hard but obviously enjoyed themselves. They were as friendly and helpful as could be. The crew was concerned about our welfare, and we felt well cared for. The guide was very well informed, but he also let us just enjoy the animals and scenery. We never felt rushed or that the guide was impatient. He adapted our schedule for maximum pleasure - such as seeing the sunrise on top of Bartolome Island without having hordes of people around. We'd recommend this trip most enthusiastically!5
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ItineraryDay 1 Arrive Petersberg, Alaska
An Island Spirit representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to town for shopping and lunch on your own. Your baggage will be transferred to the vessel and stowed in your cabin. There's time in the afternoon for an interpretive Muskeg walk and shopping. Later today you will enjoy an early dinner at the Sons of Norway Hall with entertainment. Board the vessel and meet the crew - cocktail reception. Early evening cruise to Anchorage.
Day 2 Northbound
Whale search and cruise northbound toward the Glacier area. Search for humpback whales enroute. Tides permitting, you may visit 5 Fingers Lighthouse, one of the oldest in SE Alaska. Anchor tonight in a quiet wilderness anchorage.
Day 3 Majestic Fjords Terror
Cruising today includes: Endicott arm, Dawes glacier and Fords Terror. This region is some of the most scenic in the Tongass national forest. Fords Terror is one of the most majestic hidden Fjords in SE Alaska and you will be the only ship to spend an evening here at anchor! Be among a handful on the planet to visit this Majestic Fjord. Kayak in this majestic wilderness.
Day 4 Juneau, Alaska
Today visit Juneau. There’s time to explore Alaska’s Capital. Perhaps you’ll enjoy an optional adventure: You could visit the Mendenhall Glacier, ride the Juneau tram or visit the old gold mine. It’s your option. Enjoy the day and be back on board for a 3pm departure. We’re off to new vistas, cruising to Hoonah, Alaska.
Day 5 Hoonah, Alaska
After Breakfast you'll be off for a Native experience. Visit the Icy Strait Point “Historic Salmon Cannery”. Enjoy a “Tlingit” cultural experience arranged for your education and entertainment. There’s time for a forest walk or even a thrilling adventure. You might embark on the optional adventure - ride the world’s longest Zip Line.
Day 6 Remote Tenakee Springs, Alaska
Cruise this morning in Chatham Strait and search for Dalls Porpoise and Orca Whales. Today enjoy a true unique Alaskan community of Tenakee Springs - population 97! There will be time to stroll among the waterfront homes, visit the merchantile founded in 1899, and enjoy a little shopping at the friendly bakery.
Day 7 Cruising and Exploring
Experience more of the great wilderness as you cruise to a local bay for kayaking or exploring. Your captain will find a great spot. Tonight enjoy a serene evening away from the crowds. Maybe you’ll take your skiff in search of bears foraging on the beach.
Day 8 Sitka
Morning cruise into Sitka, Alaska. Afternoon tours to include Raptor Rehabilitation Center and lecture, Totem Park and Sheldon Jackson museums. Afterward, shopping time then back to the vessel for the Captains Dinner with a slide presentation after dinner.
Day 9 Disembark
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.