Discover Southeast Alaska

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JUL. 3-10, 2015 From $2,995
Sitka, Glacer Bay National Park, Idaho Inlet, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Baranof Island
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Discover Southeast Alaska

JUL. 3-10, 2015
Sitka, Glacer Bay National Park, Idaho Inlet, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Baranof Island
Aboard Admiralty Dream

Enjoy unparalleled access to one of nature’s most diverse playgrounds on this small cruise ship experience. Board the intimate 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and get up close and personal with glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park by either kayaks or skiffs. In the company of naturalists and park rangers, search for humpback whales and other abundant wildlife. With mountains eroding by the crushing force of a massive glacier, icebergs plunging into the cold aquamarine seas and sea lions battling on rocky shores, the forces of nature are on full display in Alaska’s Inside Passage.

Cost: From $2,995
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Activity Level: Active
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  • See the spray of whales only yards away and venture into secluded inlets as you get up close to nature, whether from the decks of the Admiralty Dream, or aboard its skiff and kayaks.
  • Accompanied by two naturalist Orbridge Expedition Leaders, learn surprising details about animal behavior, glacier activity, and the wealth of natural spectacles along these protected waters.
  • Learn about Alaska’s culture and industry with visits to a salmon hatchery and a traditional Tlingit dance performance.
  • Joined by a Park Ranger, enter the pristine waters of Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve to see the sanctuary’s deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, and snowcapped mountain ranges.
  • Relax: included are all excursions, presentations, beverages including complimentary beer and wine with dinner, meals (7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners), and airport transfers for guests on suggested flights.
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310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
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  • We love to travel with like-minded, educated, interesting people – knowing that all the details are taken care of, leaving us free to enjoy."
    Tom and Lore Burger, Travelers

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DAY 1 | July 3. Arrive in Sitka / Embark Admiralty Dream
Today, travel to Sitka from your home city, or from Anchorage if you visited Denali National Park on the 6-day Orbridge Pre-Tour. Once you arrive, you will have the chance to begin your expedition with cultural immersion at a Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi (which roughly translates to “The clan house for all the people of Sitka”) dance show, an authentic Tlingit performance. With a local guide, visit the Southeast Alaskan Indian Cultural Center, where Tlingit 100-year-old totem poles still remain; and Alaska Raptor Center, Alaska’s foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, before transferring to the Admiralty Dream for an evening embarkation. Enjoy your first dinner onboard as we sail through the Peril Strait.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (D)

DAY 2 | July 4. Hidden Falls / Icy Strait
Experience a rare tour of the Hidden Falls Hatchery where you will learn about chum, Chinook, and Coho salmon, as well as the vital role fishing has held in Alaska for centuries. Relax on deck with your binoculars and a hot cup of cocoa as you sail through Icy Strait in search of wildlife.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

DAY 3 | July 5. Glacier Bay National Park
Early this morning we arrive at Bartlett Cove where we meet a National Park Service Ranger who will accompany us to Glacier Bay National Park. Here, scientists have found exposed rock that’s believed to be more than 200 million years old. Look out for puffins, sea lions, mountain goats, bears, eagles, and some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

DAY 4 | July 6. Chichagof Island / Point Adolphus
After breakfast, enjoy kayaking and skiff excursions in protected bays on Chichagof Island, experiencing some of the richest whale waters in Southeast Alaska. Observe the marine mammals in their natural habitat while sailing to Point Adolphus. Your onboard naturalists will be available to provide information about local history, geology, and wildlife.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

DAY 5 | July 7. Auke Bay / Juneau
Arrive at Auke Bay and depart early for sightseeing through Juneau and a visit to the Mendanhall Glacier Visitor Center to view the fascinating glacial mass. Take time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own before returning to the ship. As we depart Juneau, watch for porpoises, brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and a variety of marine birds. Sail through Stephens Passage towards Tracy Arm.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,D)

DAY 6 | July 8. Tracy Arm
This morning, experience Tracy Arm, a narrow fjord that winds through towering mountains and massive glaciers. From your kayak or skiff, witness the “calving” of icebergs as gigantic chunks of ice break and crash into the water. Watch for harbor seals that often dot the floating platforms, mountain goats on nearby perches, and bears hunting for fish on the nearby banks. Later this afternoon we depart Tracy Arm and head South in search of marine life on our way to Baranof Island.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

DAY 7 | July 9. Baranof Island / Lake Eva
Kayak or skiff early this morning in a secluded cove near Baranof Island and watch for bears wandering the shore. Continue cruising to Lake Eva for an evening hike. Enjoy a slow cruise through Peril Strait as you enjoy a farewell dinner.
Overnight: Admiralty Dream (B,L,D)

DAY 8 | July 10. Sitka / Disembark
Disembark this morning after breakfast and meet your complimentary shuttle to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)
*Itinerary subject to change

Pricing

Program Rates*

Category C: $2,995
Category B: $3,295
Category A: $4,295
Category AA: $4,695
Category AAA: $5,595
Deluxe: $5,995
Owner’s Suite: $6,995
Single: $3,995

Extension Rate: $2,395**

 

*Discounted group rate; limited offer. Rates are per person based on double occupancy except where noted in the single occupancy cabin, are in U.S. dollars, and do not include airfare. Single pricing listed is for Category C; availability limited. **Rates are per person based on double occupancy in U.S. dollars. Single pre-tour rate is $2,995; availability limited. Airfare is not included.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (5.6 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We love to travel with like-minded, educated, interesting people – knowing that all the details are taken care of, leaving us free to enjoy."
    Tom and Lore Burger, Travelers

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Orbridge. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please read the cancellation clauses contained within the brochure for this tour carefully.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (5.6 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • We love to travel with like-minded, educated, interesting people – knowing that all the details are taken care of, leaving us free to enjoy."
    Tom and Lore Burger, Travelers