North America Alaska Cruise

Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

The 8-day Glacier Bay & Island Adventure small ship cruise aboard the 49-guest Baranof Dream or 40-guest Alaskan Dream begins in Sitka and ends in Juneau, or reverse. Along the way around Alaska’s Admiralty, Chichagof and Baranof Islands, encounter all the highlights of Southeast Alaska, including many lesser-known ports and wilderness areas. Cruise to Sitka, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Tracy Arm, Petersburg and Frederick Sound. Explore remote gems such as Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness, Orca Point Lodge, Kake, Wrangell and Pelican, and a transit of the Lisianski Inlet.

Enjoy opportunities to explore hidden coves and shoreline by kayak or inflatable watercraft. View the world’s tallest totem pole and a carving demonstration. Take in Petersburg, Alaska’s “Little Norway” via a narrated bus tour, followed by a folk dance that displays Scandinavian culture. Scout for humpback whales in the whale-rich waters of Frederick Sound. Be awed by the cliffs that rise 4,000 feet above the water in Tracy Arm-Ford’s Terror Wilderness. Enjoy a dinner of Alaskan salmon, Alaskan king crab or prime rib at the exclusive Orca Point Lodge. In Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, enjoy additional programming by a Native Huna Tlingit interprative naturalist, alongside the park ranger.

In 2020, the Baranof Dream offers the True Alaskan Family itinerary. On the True Alaskan Family itinerary, enjoy time at the Sitka Sound Science Center, the Alaska Raptor Center and the Fortress of the Bear rescue center.

This cruise is perfect for travelers seeking an easy and affordable Alaskan small ship cruise. Operated by an Alaskan family-owned company, Glacier Bay & Island Adventure has a focus on Alaska’s nature, history and First Nations culture. 

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