Juneau To Sitka - Eight days
Day 1 - Leave Juneau, Alaska’s capital, and cruise to Taku Harbor, the home of an abandoned cannery. We will drop the crab pots and tie to the dock.
Day 2 - Tracy Arm has the North and South Sawyer glaciers at its head, 26 miles from our anchorage in an unnamed bay. Both of these are calving glaciers. We will wind our way (carefully) through the ice flows and icebergs scooping up glacier ice for the ice chest. The scenery is beautiful with steep rocky walls and waterfalls on both sides of the arm.
Day 3 - Snug Cove located in Gambier Bay is another favorite. It is well protected from winds and is perfect for kayaking as well as bear watching. Gambier Bay has many small coves among the islets and reefs and is worth exploring.
Day 4 - Cannery Cove, located on the east side of Admiralty Island, was the site of a cannery in the 1920s. It is a beautiful setting where we will crab and watch for bear feeding along the shore at low tide.
Day 5 - Red Bluff Bay has probably the most spectacular combination of mountains, waterfalls and ice fields. We will anchor near a drying mud flat, known as Bear Meadow.
Day 6 - Baranof Warm Springs is a must. It has a huge, beautiful 100-foot waterfall and natural hot springs. We will take the boardwalk and trail to the lake and sit in the hot springs next to the falls. There is a 250-foot public float where we can tie.
Day 7 - Baby Bear Bay is one of the most sheltered anchorages around. Once inside through the narrow entrance, it seems totally landlocked. This is also a really protected bay where we can kayak.
Day 8 - Sitka, the oldest and, what most people consider to be, the most beautiful city in Southeast Alaska. See the city and visit the National Historic Park, which is the site of a Tlingit Indian Fort and has a large collection of Haida and Tlinget totem poles.
Charter itineraries are customized to suit our guests. Cruising areas can be added or subtracted as can the number of charter days.