• Hike on glacial moraines
• Witness the booming bergs at Dawe's Glacier Glacier
• Journey into Ford's Terror
• Optional sea-kayaking
• Watch for bears and whales.
• Search for humpback and orca whales, and sea lions
• 7 days
• Maximum 12 travelers
• Start in Petersburg and finish in Juneau or reverse *
• Includes meals on the boat, starting with lunch on Day 1, ending with breakfast on Day 7
• Travel aboard a classic motor yacht, the M/V Catalyst (Zodiac and kayaks for shore excursions available)
• Activity Level: 2
This cruise offers a diverse experience of Southeast Alaska, from fishing towns to wilderness solitude, from islands to glacial fjords. Our goal is to provide the most remote wilderness experience possible while enjoying the amenities of our wandering home.
While we have a planned itinerary, each trip differs slightly depending upon the time of the tidal currents, the weather conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities and the wishes of our clients.
This glacial wilderness supports a diversity of wildlife as varied as the landscape. On water there is the probability of sighting humpback whales, orcas, porpoises and stellar sea lions as well as numerous sea birds. On terra firma we may see black bears, brown bears, and mountain goats. There are some great halibut holes along the way and, during the right time of year, there is the possibility for salmon.
There is plenty of time to enjoy whale watching while underway and plenty of opportunity for exploring by foot and by kayak.
This is not an ElderTreks operated tour. As such, participants on this tour are not exclusive ElderTreks clients and it may not adhere to ElderTreks' maximum size restrictions of our tours.
Aboard a motor yacht, the M/V Catalyst.
Cabin 1 - Main Deck Double Private:upper deck, private washroom with shower; double bed 49"w x 80"l,
single pull down upper bunk 32"w x 74"l, door to deck, three portholes (one opens
Cabin 2 - Lower Deck Double:lower deck, double bed 50"w x 78"l, two non-opening portholes
Cabin 3 - Lower Deck Double:
lower deck, double bed 50"w x 78"l,
two non-opening portholes
Cabin 4 - Lower Deck Single:
lower deck, single bed 43"w x 84"l, one non-opening porthole
Cabin 5 - Lower Deck Quad:
lower deck, two lower beds 48"w x 80"l, two upper bunks 36" six opening portholes, four non-opening portholes
Cabin 6 - Upper Deck Double:
pilot house deck, private washroom with shower, double bed 50"w x 78"l door to deck, opening portholes and windows, comfortable dining lounge.
Sea can be rough. Zodiac landings required.
Board the M/V Catalyst
Frederick Sound, the Brothers Islands
Admiralty Island - Pack Creek Zoological Reserve
Stephens Passage, Dawe's Glacier, Tlingit culture, Ford's Terror
Explore Ford's Terror by kayak
Holkolm Bay, Hike, and Captain's Ball
Stephens Passage to Juneau