1Embark in Juneau
After departing Juneau, we'll head straight to Swanson Harbor to anchor overnight. Try out the kayaks around the harbor!
You’re in luck! The Captain is taking us to one of his favorite halibut holes! After we've caught our limit of halibut, we'll visit the Indian village of Hoonah. Make your own adventure in Hoonah — chat with a carver as he works on a totem pole or canoe, or try out the largest zipline in North America!
The halibut we caught in Hoonah? We're sending them to Juneau. They'll be processed and shipped to your front door. In the meantime, we'll be heading out to Tenakee Springs in search of humpback and orca whales! Tenakee Springs is a bush town, population 50 (give or take). As our guest, you’ll take a walking tour of the unique cabins, the general store, and the local bakery. Long story short: This is not a place you'll ever get to see aboard other ships.
4Baranof Hot Springs
This trip just gets better and better. Hot fresh cinnamon rolls from the local bakery for breakfast? Yes, please! Then we'll head over to check our Dungeness crab pots. (You can help pull the crab pots if you like!) We often catch 20 or more large male Dungeness crabs. Next, we'll head towards Baranof Hot Springs. Be sure to watch for whales and porpoises on the way. It's a one-mile hike to the hot springs, and they’re located next to a rushing whitewater river. What other charter yacht takes you on this kind of up-close and personal adventure?
Across Frederick Sound, we'll anchor in Portage Bay, which is absolutely perfect for kayaking. In late July or early August, we can also fish for salmon in the streams.
Perhaps the most spectacular and awe-inspiring day of the trip. We’re going to get as close to LeConte glacier as possible. (You'll know we're getting close as we pass by floating chunks of ice.) When we get in position, we'll turn the engines off. We'll all be standing outside, holding our breath, while we listen to the glacier crack and pop with each calve! Perhaps we’ll even see the awesome "shooter" iceberg in action — when enormous pieces of the iceberg shoot out of the water! Afterward, we'll overnight in the harbor at Petersburg.
7Disembark in Petersburg
Finally, you’ll enjoy breakfast and take some time to wander in the Norwegian fishing town of Petersburg. You'll depart the Northern Dream at noon.