North to True Alaska Expedition

Stunning View of Sitka, Alaska

6 Days/5 Nights

From $2,795 per person

(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)

Select June-July Departures


Experience Southeast Alaska’s raw natural splendor on an expedition showcasing the region’s famous wildlife and pristine wilderness. Learn about Sitka’s Tlingit roots, then venture through Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, known for exceptional wildlife viewing. Explore by kayak or zip to a remote beach on an expedition skiff, as you keep an eye out for whales, bald eagles, and moose. In Skagway, ride the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad nearly 3,000 feet high. Discover the intimate coves of Chilkat Peninsula or Admiralty Island. In Glacier Bay, home to bears, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and more, watch as the Margerie Glacier shows off with a dramatic calving display. Unhurried, yet full of unscripted discoveries, this is an iconic Southeast Alaska cruise.

Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 5 nights (aboard the ship) and 14 meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners).

Best Time to Go: June-August.

Destinations: North America and Alaska.

Interests: Adventure, Culture & History, Expedition Cruising, Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching, and Wildlife Viewing.

Places Visited: The Inside Passage.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Sitka.

Explore beautiful Sitka, considered by many to be one of the most picturesque communities in The Last Frontier. During your exploration of the town our expedition team will highlight the community’s history–from its inspiring Tlingit roots to the Russian presence that began in 1799. Beautiful totem poles adorn public areas and the Sitka National Historical Park, while the famous St. Michael’s cathedral stands in the center of the downtown district. You’ll be charmed by the island-studded waterfront, rugged mountain peaks of Baranof Island, and abundant bald eagles and marine life. (Guests can also choose to book optional excursions, such as fishing and private wildlife excursions in the days before embarkation).

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal.

Voyage through Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal enroute to the northern end of the Inside Passage. These areas are well known for some of the best wildlife viewing in the region. The waters are home to humpback whales, orcas, Steller sea lions, and Dall’s porpoises, while brown and black bears, wolves, moose, and Sitka black-tailed deer roam the shorelines. This is a day of True Alaska discovery and adventure that may include kayaking, a remote beach landing via our expedition skiffs, or other activities determined by the captain and expedition team.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Skagway.

Stroll the boardwalks of the rollicking Klondike gold rush town of Skagway while enjoying its unique history. In the late 19th century, thousands of crazed gold seekers poured into the community en route to the Klondike. Wooden buildings, streets, and docks were constructed in mere months. Skagway was rambunctious, lawless, and torment-ed by a notorious con man named Soapy Smith. Today, historic businesses, frontier homes, and museums bring the spirit of the gold rush to life. Aboard the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad, you’ll enjoy a journey retracing the steps of gold-seekers into Canada. Built in 1898, the railroad climbs nearly 3,000 feet in 20 miles and offers stunning wilderness views. This excursion crosses the border into Canada, so passports are required.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4: Wilderness Bay & Orca Point Lodge.

Venture into one of the many intimate coves or inlets of the Chilkat Peninsula or Admiralty Island, such as Alaskan Dream Cruises’ exclusive property at William Henry Bay. Enjoy kayak and skiff exploration in the heart of Alaska’s wilderness. End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, our own exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, beach, and marine life observation-tank. Dine on Alaska salmon, Alaska crab*, or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Glacier Bay.

This remarkable national park fjord extends 65-miles, 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, which is known for its dramatic calving displays.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Juneau.

Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary. Choose to extend your adventure with custom offerings such as a journey into Tracy Arm aboard a high-speed expedition vessel, a glacier helicopter landing and trek, and saltwater fishing for salmon or halibut.

*Subject to local processor availability.

Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary Map

North to True Alaska Expedition - Itinerary Map

Prices & Dates

Price per Person

Ship/Departure/Category A AA AAA Deluxe Deluxe Suite Vista View Owner’s Suite
Sitka-Juneau: 6/17/24
$2,795 $3,295 $3,595 $4,095 n/a n/a $4,395
Juneau-Sitka: 6/30/24
n/a $3,395 $3,595 n/a n/a $4,695 $4,795
Sitka-Juneau: 7/21/24
$2,995 $3,395 $3,595 $4,295 $4,795 n/a n/a
** The prices shown above are in U.S. Dollars. See the cost of this tour in your currency at


  1. There is no minimum age for the cruise.
  2. The single supplement is 50%.
  3. The triple rate is discounted by 15% for the third passenger. There are only a limited number of cabins available for triples.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
  • Ground transportation from the local airport to selected hotels in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan prior to sailing.
  • Ground transportation to and from the vessel in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan.
  • Selected guest cabin facilities.
  • All meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated.
  • Selected shore excursions as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Use of recreational equipment as indicated in itinerary.
  • All standard onboard services.

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Non-complimentary beer, wine, or alcohol.
  • Gratuities to ship crew and guides.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Taxes and port fees.

We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare, land services, and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.



Additional Details

Group/Private: All services included in this tour are operated on a group basis.

Elevations: N/a.

Passport/Visa: U.S. citizens are not required to provide a passport or visa except on those itineraries that visit Skagway, Alaska (complimentary shore excursion includes the White Pass Railroad which stops in British Columbia, Canada). All non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States by air are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated and may be required to have a passport or visa, depending upon the country of origin.

Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.

To Book This Trip: We require a non-refundable deposit of $1,600 for Single passengers and $1,200 for Double/Triple Passengers plus the cost of the international airfare (if we arrange it for you). The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days prior to departure.

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