Alaskan Coastal Communities

This itinerary features many of the “hidden gems” that can be found along the Inside Passage. Towns such as Sitka, Haines and Wrangell are rarely visited by the large cruise ships. Some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife can be found around these towns. This itinerary can be combined with a tour of Western Canada, Interior Alaska and the Yukon.

Tour Inclusions:

Accommodation in clean and comfortable hotels with private facilities, meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Light plane flights: Sitka/Gustavus and Gustavus/Haines, Return transfer: Gustavus/Glacier Bay Lodge, Glacier Bay Cruise, AMHS fare: Haines/Wrangell (including cabin), Fast ferry return trip: Skagway/Haines, White Pass Summit Excursion, AnAn Bear Observatory, Le Conte Glacier.

PRICES
Land arrangements
including twin share
$4,780
Day
1

Anchorage to Sitka

Fly from Anchorage to Sitka on Alaska Airlines (cost not included). Westmark Sitka (2 nights)

Day
2

Sitka

Full day at leisure. Situated on the west side of Baranof Island, Sitka is one of the most beautiful towns of the Inside Passage. The town has retained much of its original architecture from the period when Russia controlled Alaska. Major highlights include the renowned Raptor Rehabilitation Center, whale watching and Saint Michael’s Cathedral.

Day
3

Sitka to Glacier Bay

Light plane flight from Sitka to Gustavus. On arrival you will transfer to Glacier Bay. Glacier Bay Lodge (2 nights)

Day
4

Glacier Bay Cruise

This full day cruise covers the western arm of Glacier Bay providing excellent opportunities to view marine and wildlife including whales, seals, bears and moose.

Meals included: Lunch
Day
5

Glacier Bay to Haines

Morning transfer to Gustavus airport followed by a light plane flight to Haines. This scenic flight offers spectacular aerial views of Glacier Bay National Park, the Juneau Icefield and Lynn Canal. Captain’s Choice (3 nights)

Day
6

Haines

At leisure to explore the town and the surrounding countryside. Originally a Russian and Native American trading post, this little town provides beautiful views of the Chilkat Mountains and Lynn Canal. With only a few small cruise ships docking each summer, Haines has retained its local identity as a quiet South East Alaskan town.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day
7

White Pass & Yukon Summit Tour

In the morning travel by water taxi to Skagway. There is time to explore this well preserved frontier town before taking a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. Built during the days of the Klondike Goldrush, this is one of the most interesting rail trips in North America. You can view glaciers, waterfalls and historic sites. Return to Haines by water taxi in the afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day
8

Haines to Inside Passage

In the evening, board an Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferry and travel south on the Inside Passage. On-board cabin with private facilities (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast
Day
9

Inside Passage to Wrangell

Enjoy the ferry journey as it navigates the Wrangell Narrows. The town Wrangell has a relaxed feel that allows visitors to wander comfortably and converse with the locals. Stikine Inn (3 nights)

Day
10

AnAn Bear Observatory

Travel by jet-boat to the AnAn Bear Observatory. Here you have the opportunity to safely photograph black and brown bears in the wild. Experienced local guides accompany the tour.

Day
11

Le Conte Glacier

Travel by jet-boat to the Le Conte Glacier, the southern most active glacier in the northern hemisphere.

Day
12

Depart Wrangell

Depart on either the AMHS or by Alaska Airlines (cost not included).

Tour Notes & Options

Prices based on twin share accommodation, please contact us for single pricing.

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