Exploring Southeast Alaska
aboard M/V Misty Fjord
July 21, 2018

Overview:

Be part of a small-ship exciting Southeast Alaska cruise aboard M/V Misty Fjord as the Captain navigates the remote eastern coast of Baranof Island, exploring its many intimate coves and bays. Spotlighting scenic beauty, amazing wildlife and intriguing native culture in Frederick Sound, Stephens Passage, & Icy Strait. Linger in the midst of a pod of foraging, spouting, breaching whales. Get up close to thundering tidewater glaciers and see stunning wilderness and wildlife. Be on the lookout for brown and black bears, mountain goats, and the Sitka black-tailed deer. Southeast Alaska is famous for its seasonal migration of humpback whales, which are engaged in almost constant feeding behaviors. View Orcas (killer whales), Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoise, harbor porpoise, and sea otters. Enjoy Guided kayaking and DIB (shallow water expedition craft) adventures in Hoonah Sound, Tenakee Inlet, and Port Frederick. Take off on a Hovercraft flight over the shifting sandbars of the Taku River to explore the largest and only advancing glacier flowing from the Juneau Icefield. Kayak in the stunning Tracy Arm Fjord, with up-close tidewater glacier viewing, indulge yourself at Port Houghton, Hobart Bay, or Windham Bay with an evening beach fire and a king crab feast.

Brief Itinerary:

July 21, 2018 – July 21, 2018

Day 1: Arrive in Sitka, meet and greet, tour Sitka, transfer to M/V Misty Fjord for embarkation.
Day 2: Eastern Baranof Island, explore the intimate coves and inlets
Day 3: Tenakee Inlet, kayak and shallow water exploring, hiking and beachcombing
Day 4: Frederick Sound – whale scouting and exploring ashore at the native village of Hoonah
Day 5: Hovercraft flight over Taku Inlet to Juneau’s Icefield, explore Stephen’s Passage
Day 6: Kayaking in Tracy Arm Fjord
Day 7: Stellar Sea Lions at Brothers Island, kayak/whale watching, beach fire, King crab feast
Day 8: Disembark M/V Misty Fjord in Juneau, transfer to the airport or your hotel.

Interested in more information? Please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Exploring Southeast Alaska
aboard M/V Misty Fjord
July 21, 2018

Day-By-Day Itinerary:

July 21 – 28, 2018

Day 1 – July 21, 2018: Arrive Sitka / Cruise to Hoonah Sound
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 spotting for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in Hoonah Sound, a protected body of water in Peril Strait.

Day 2 – July 22, 2018: Eastern Baranof Island
Navigate the remote eastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for True Alaska exploration. Opportunities include Hidden Falls, Takatz Bay, and Cosmos Cove.

Day 3 – July 23, 2018: Tenakee Inlet
Enjoy kayak and DIB adventures in Tenakee Inlet. Stretch your legs as you beach comb or hike along the beautiful remote coastlines of the area.

Day 4 – July 24, 2018: Icy Strait & Port Frederick
Ply the waters of Icy Strait, an area known by locals for incredible humpback whale viewing. Discover the intriguing culture of the Tlingit people as you pay a visit to the native village of Hoonah in Port Frederick.

Day 5 – July 25, 2018: Taku Inlet
Awake to a thrilling morning hovercraft flight, where you’ll soar over the shallow waters and shifting sandbars of Taku Inlet en route to the largest glacier flowing from the Juneau Icefield. Afterwards, explore the wildlife-rich waters of Stephen’s Passage.

Day 6 – July 26, 2018: Tracy Arm
Journey through Tracy Arm fjord, an area the famed naturalist John Muir referred to as “A Wild Unfinished Yosemite.” Experience the inspiring feeling of kayaking amongst towering icebergs in front of two tidewater glaciers, while taking a moment to stare upward at granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet.

Day 7 – July 27, 2018: Frederick Sound

View entertaining Steller sea lions on their haul-out on Brothers Island while scouting for humpback whales in the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the DIB. 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.

Day 8 – July 28, 2018: Juneau

Disembark M/V Misty Fjord in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to the airport or your hotel.

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. In the spirit of expedition travel, plans may change slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the destination and its people, culture, and wildlife.

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Vessel Information and Accommodations

Come experience small-ship Alaska cruising in the comfort of an expedition vessel that was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. A voyage on the 10-guest M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel is an experience that allows for itinerary flexibility. The Captain welcomes and seeks out opportunities to explore places rarely visited and showcase Alaska in its wildest form. The M/V Misty Fjord is custom built to allow us to push deeper into Alaska’s remote wilderness bays and glacial fjords. The outer deck is designed for optimal wildlife viewing and photography. Cabins are compact, but offer a private and relaxing retreat from each day’s adventure. All 5 guest cabins feature a head and shower, plush interior with elegant teak finish, Aft salon with flat-screen TV and DVD selection, spacious wheelhouse to experience the skipper’s view and to always be a part of the action. Outer deck designed for optimal wildlife viewing ad photography.

Exploring Southeast Alaska
aboard M/V Misty Fjord
July 21, 2018

Rates:

July 21, 2018 – July 28, 2018

Approximate rates: (airfare not included)
$6,595 per person sharing, assuming 6 guests
$5,695 per person sharing, assuming 7 guests
$4,995 per person sharing, assuming 8 guests
$4,700 per person sharing, assuming 9 guests
$4,395 per person sharing, assuming 10 guests
SGL supplement $1,190

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Rates are quoted in USD and subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Included:

– Daily excursions as mentioned in the above itinerary
– Full Time Expedition Leader
– All meals and drinks/alcohol aboard the vessel and where otherwise indicated in the itinerary
– Kayak excursions
– Happy Hour and daily recap with your Expedition Leader
– Complimentary Alaskan gear includes jacket, pants and boots for use during the cruise
– Alaska crafted soaps & shampoos offered in stateroom (hair dryers limited)
– High powered and lightweight binoculars provided in every stateroom for use on the cruise
– Round trip transportation to/from the airport or hotel (downtown hotel) and ship

Not Included:

– Airfare to/from Alaska from home city
– Pre or Post Cruise hotel accommodations
– Gratuities to the onboard crew or guide, hotel staff and porters
– Travel and health insurance
– Any other items of a personal nature, such as telephone and postage
– Wifi not available on board
– All taxes and port fees

Deposit & Payments

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

Reservations

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

July 21, 2018