Alaska’s Spring Wilderness & Wildlife Safari aboard Misty Fjord

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£2935

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• Dazzling humpback whale viewing; these gentle giants are famous for their powerful and sometimes synchronized foraging behaviors of breaching, lunging, and bubble net feeding • Bays and inlets teeming with herring along with a great variety of additional wildlife including sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, Sitka black tailed deer, brown bears, bald eagles, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and more • An up-close visit to the St. Lazaria Wildlife Refuge, an offshore volcanic island that is home to a variety of seabird species • A chance to step ashore on remote beaches dwarfed by the towering canopies of Sitka spruce, yellow cedar, and western hemlock stands • Hiking adventures on one or more of the many beautiful trails near Sitka. These trails include maintained paths or boardwalks through rainforest habitats that feature tidelands, waterfalls, muskegs, and old growth forests • A visit to the rustic mineral pools at Goddard Hot Springs, where visitors can soak in healing tubs while taking in views of the meadows, tidelands, and islands scattered about Sitka Sound

Capacity: 10, Types: ExpeditionSmall Ship CruiseVery small ships, fewer than 24 passengers

On the Alaska’s Spring Wilderness and Wildlife Safari, you’ll skirt miles of rugged coastline, taking in dramatic mountain views, pristine old growth forest, and the bountiful wildlife that rely on herring as a keystone species. The shallow draft of the Misty Fjord allows passengers an up-close view of stunning estuaries and bays that become spawning grounds for herring. While the specific timing of the herring spawn changes from year to year, guests are guaranteed an exclusive and personalized journey in and
around the channels and bays of the Sitka Sound area.

During the days, you may find yourself immersed in whale and other wildlife viewing or on kayak,
paddleboard, and hiking excursions. In the evenings, you’ll enjoy exquisite meals featuring fresh Alaska
cuisine while anchored in secluded coves. After a decadent dessert, step onto the upper deck to enjoy the
sunset, alpenglow, and stars while listening for the faint sounds of nearby humpback whales and the rustle of eagles settling into their nests. Upon setting sail, you’ll immediately be immersed in the unparalleled natural beauty of Sitka Sound. This itinerary truly has something for everyone: jaw-dropping photography opportunities, birding and wildlife viewing, kayak ventures, and even the possibility of witnessing the spirited and competitive commercial herring fishery.

• Dazzling humpback whale viewing; these gentle giants are famous for their powerful and sometimes synchronized foraging behaviors of breaching, lunging, and bubble net feeding • Bays and inlets teeming with herring along with a great variety of additional wildlife including sea otters, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, porpoises, Sitka black tailed deer, brown bears, bald eagles, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, and more • An up-close visit to the St. Lazaria Wildlife Refuge, an offshore volcanic island that is home to a variety of seabird species • A chance to step ashore on remote beaches dwarfed by the towering canopies of Sitka spruce, yellow cedar, and western hemlock stands • Hiking adventures on one or more of the many beautiful trails near Sitka. These trails include maintained paths or boardwalks through rainforest habitats that feature tidelands, waterfalls, muskegs, and old growth forests • A visit to the rustic mineral pools at Goddard Hot Springs, where visitors can soak in healing tubs while taking in views of the meadows, tidelands, and islands scattered about Sitka Sound

25 March, 2023 to 30 March, 2023
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Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin
£ 2935 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees None USD pp)
Cabin
Two twin beds or a queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
01 April, 2023 to 06 April, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin
£ 2935 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees None USD pp)
Cabin
Two twin beds or a queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
08 April, 2023 to 13 April, 2023
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Cabin
£ 2935 GBP pp (+ Port taxes/fees None USD pp)
Cabin
Two twin beds or a queen bed, private bathroom with private shower. Approximately 85 sq. ft.
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Days 1 - 6 Alaska
The Alaska’s Spring Wilderness and Wildlife Safari sails round-trip from beautiful “Sitka by the Sea,” the only Southeast Alaska community facing the open waters of the Gulf of Alaska. When you arrive, our hospitality team will greet you at the airport. Even before stepping foot on the Misty Fjord, you’ll be charmed by our uniquely Alaskan hometown and its rich Tlingit culture, natural beauty, friendly locals, and Russian history. Nestled between the mountains and shoreline of rugged Baranof Island, Sitka boasts incredible amenities and attractions for a small island town. Guests will have an opportunity to view birds of prey like bald eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons at the Alaska Raptor Center, and get up close with many marine species at the Sitka Sound Science Center, a working salmon hatchery and aquarium. The 5-night expedition comes to a close back in our home port of Sitka. Before departing, you will have another chance to enjoy more local amenities including galleries, museums, an award-winning independent bookstore, boutique shopping, an extensive trail system, yoga studios, and restaurants featuring local seafood and ocean views.
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Itineraries are subject to change.

Misty Fjord

Length 18 Metres

The M/V Misty Fjord expedition vessel was custom designed for in-depth wilderness exploration of Southeast Alaska. Her hull is based on the design of well-proven Alaska commercial fishing boats for supreme comfort and stability while sailing the waters of the Inside Passage. The onboard experience features a plush interior with elegant teak finish, aft salon, spacious wheelhouse, and outer deck engineered for optimal wildlife viewing.

Vessel Accommodations:

• Hull based on well-proven Alaska commercial fishing vessels for supreme stability and comfort in Inside Passage waters

• Elegant teak interior

• Aft salon with flat-screen TV and DVD selection

• 5 cabins with private head and shower. Chatham and Cosmo have queen beds, other cabins have twins.

• Spacious wheelhouse to experience the skipper’s view and always be a part of the action

• Outer deck designed for optimal wildlife viewing and photography 

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