2 Native Alaskans stand on grassy shoreline wearing traditional Tlingit garb in turquoise, red & black with pearled buttons.
Weathered totem pole stands among bright green ferns & backed by tall trees, seen on the Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise.
Rigid DIB dinghy with Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise travelers in orange PFDs motors near a large blue glacier.
Young man & woman sit in red tandem kayak holding paddles in front of blue glacier bergy bit in Alaska.
2 Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise travelers walk over tan & brown tundra backed by tall snowcapped peaks on a sunny day.
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North America Alaska Cruise

Wild Alaska Odyssey

On this 8-day Inside Passage and Glacier Bay small ship adventure, uniquely embark or disembark in the charming Alaska town of Wrangell for extended time in a place rarely visited by travelers. Cruise along an itinerary largely based around wilderness, with a port call in the Alaska Native village of Kake for immersion in the inspiring Tlingit culture.

The Wild Alaska Odyssey focuses on waterways surrounding Admiralty Island, with 2 unscripted days for wilderness exploration based around weather and the best opportunities for wildlife. Main departures operate southbound from Sitka to Wrangell and feature a bonfire and feast at Fin Island Lodge. Reverse departures sail northbound from Wrangell to Sitka and offer a campfire and special meal at Orca Point Lodge.

Passage is aboard 40-guest Alaskan Dream, an Alaska native owned and operated small ship. Her shallow draft enables up-close access to pristine wilderness, complemented by spacious on-deck viewing areas. Add her excellent guest-to-crew ratio and you’re ensured a truly delightful adventure through Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska tripssmall ship Alaska cruise options and Glacier Bay cruise and Inside Passage cruise itineraries.



Itinerary

Main Wild Alaska Odyssey Itinerary

The main Wild Alaska Odyssey operates southbound from Sitka to Wrangell with a special meal at Fin Island Lodge, plus a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and 2 unplanned days to take advantage of weather and wildlife.

Route map of main Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise between Sitka & Wrangell, with visits to Kake & Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness.
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Day 1
Embark Sitka, Alaska & Fin Island Lodge

Welcome to beautiful Sitka—the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. You are encouraged to arrive early and explore the community’s rich culture, history and biodiversity. Shortly after embarking, enjoy a feast of Alaska crab (subject to availability), wild salmon cooked over an alder wood-fired grill, and prime rib, at the company’s privately-owned Fin Island Lodge.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Chatham Strait & West Admiralty Island

Spend the day exploring remote, Inside Passage wilderness. Hike a rainforest trail featuring towering spruce and hemlock trees and lush undergrowth. Your knowledgeable guide will provide commentary on the indigenous plants and wildlife of the area. Explore Chatham Strait alongside Admiralty Island, a place Tlingit Alaska Natives call Kootznoowoo, which translates to “Fortress of the Bear.” This remarkable island is home to the highest density of brown bears in North America and boasts a large population of nesting bald eagles.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
Glacier Bay National Park

This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie or John Hopkins Glaciers, which are known for their dramatic calving displays.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Wilderness Exploration

Your captain and expert expedition team will select the day’s remote wilderness adventure based on factors like weather and wildlife sightings in the area. Whether you’re lacing up your boots for a wilderness hike or beach trek, or grabbing a paddle to navigate remote shorelines, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for an unforgettable Alaska adventure that is tailor-made for your group.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
Tracy or Endicott Arm

Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its glaciers, pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Kake & Frederick Sound

View the world’s tallest totem pole, an artist demonstration, and experience the inspiring culture of the Tlingit in the Alaska Native village of Kake. Later, explore the Alaska wilderness in picturesque Frederick Sound—an area humpback whales and other wildlife frequent. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching and graceful dives that showcase their massive flukes. Other opportunities for in-depth exploration may include the protected waters or shores of Security Bay, Skanax Bay, Pybus Bay and The Brothers islands.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 7
Wilderness Exploration

The final full day of your expedition includes an opportunity for a remote hike in the heart of the Alaska wilderness and more unscripted adventure. Flexibility is one of the major hallmarks of a cruise on Alaskan Dream. Wilderness Exploration days carry an exciting and unique spirit of adventure and discovery aboard a nimble vessel that is ideal for delving deep into places few Alaska travelers get to experience.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Disembark Wrangell, Alaska

Disembark in the beautiful Southeast Alaska community of Wrangell and be transferred to your lodging or the airport.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Selected guest cabin facilities; all meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated; selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary; ground transportation to and from the vessel and airport or select Sitka and Wrangell hotels; use of recreational equipment as indicated in itinerary; all standard onboard services; complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner; all alcoholic beverages for Vista View, Deluxe and Suite categories.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; non-complimentary beer, wine or alcohol selections or where otherwise indicated; discretionary gratuities to crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; all taxes and port fees (calculated upon booking).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The main, southbound Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise begins in Sitka, Alaska (SIT), and ends in Wrangell, Alaska (WRG). Plan flights to arrive to Sitka on Day 1 ahead of the 4:00pm embarkation time. Disembarkation is at 8:00am on the final day; plan flights to depart Wrangell no earlier than 10:00am.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, kayaking, shallow-water expedition craft excursions, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and a remote beach campfire experience.

Room Configuration

Single supplement rates are 150% of the double occupancy rate. Single supplement rates are capacity controlled and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Third and fourth guests booking into a stateroom will receive a 15% discount after 2 full-price guests or after 1 full-price adult and 1 discounted child are booked.

Families & Children

Children (15 and under) receive 15% off double occupancy rate when sharing a cabin with 1 or 2 full fare adults. Programming is tailored for children ages 7 and up.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Reverse Wild Alaska Odyssey Itinerary

The reverse Wild Alaska Odyssey operates northbound from Wrangell to Sitka with a special meal at Orca Point Lodge, plus a visit to Glacier Bay National Park and 2 unplanned days to take advantage of weather and wildlife.

Route map of reverse Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise between Wrangell & Sitka, with visits to Kake & Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness.
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Day 1
Embark Wrangell, Alaska

Embark in the beautiful Southeast Alaska community of Wrangell.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

dinner

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Day 2
Wilderness Exploration

The first full day of your expedition includes an opportunity for a remote hike in the heart of the Alaska wilderness and more unscripted adventure. Flexibility is one of the major hallmarks of a cruise on Alaskan Dream. Wilderness Exploration days carry an exciting and unique spirit of adventure and discovery aboard a nimble vessel that is ideal for delving deep into places few Alaska travelers get to experience.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
Kake & Frederick Sound

View the world’s tallest totem pole, an artist demonstration, and experience the inspiring culture of the Tlingit in the Alaska Native village of Kake. Later, explore the Alaska wilderness in picturesque Frederick Sound—an area humpback whales and other wildlife frequent. Humpbacks are famous for behavior that lends itself to incredible viewing and photography, such as tail lobbing, lunge feeding, pectoral slapping, breaching and graceful dives that showcase their massive flukes. Other opportunities for in-depth exploration may include the protected waters or shores of Security Bay, Skanax Bay, Pybus Bay and The Brothers islands.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
Tracy or Endicott Arm & Orca Point Lodge

Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its glaciers, pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals and granite cliffs that rise from sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state.

End the day’s adventure with a relaxing evening at Orca Point Lodge, an exclusive day-lodge on Colt Island. Enjoy a Tlingit cultural presentation, as well as the beautiful grounds, beach and marine life touch-tank. Dine on Alaska salmon, Alaska crab (subject to availability) or prime rib from the warmth of the lodge, or nestled next to a beachside bonfire.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
Wilderness Exploration

Your captain and expert expedition team will select the day’s remote wilderness adventure based on factors like weather and wildlife sightings in the area. Whether you’re lacing up your boots for a wilderness hike or beach trek, or grabbing a paddle to navigate remote shorelines, one thing’s for sure: you’re in for an unforgettable Alaska adventure that is tailor-made for your group.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
Glacier Bay National Park

This remarkable national park fjord extends 65 miles, contains tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie or John Hopkins Glaciers, which are known for their dramatic calving displays.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
Chatham Strait & West Admiralty Island

Spend the day exploring remote, Inside Passage wilderness. Hike a rainforest trail featuring towering spruce and hemlock trees and lush undergrowth. Your knowledgeable guide will provide commentary on the indigenous plants and wildlife of the area. Explore Chatham Strait alongside Admiralty Island, a place Tlingit Alaska Natives call Kootznoowoo, which translates to “Fortress of the Bear.” This remarkable island is home to the highest density of brown bears in North America and boasts a large population of nesting bald eagles.

Accommodations

Alaskan Dream

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
Disembark Sitka, Alaska

Disembark in beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Selected guest cabin facilities; all meals aboard the vessel or where otherwise indicated; selected shore excursions as indicated in itinerary; ground transportation to and from the vessel and airport or select Sitka and Wrangell hotels; use of recreational equipment as indicated in itinerary; all standard onboard services; complimentary glass of wine or beer with dinner; all alcoholic beverages for Vista View, Deluxe and Suite categories.

Exclusions

Airfare to and from your home city; non-complimentary beer, wine or alcohol selections or where otherwise indicated; discretionary gratuities to crew; travel insurance and insurance of any kind; all taxes and port fees (calculated upon booking).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 120 days – 50% of deposit
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse, northbound Wild Alaska Odyssey cruise begins in Wrangell, Alaska (WRG), and ends in Sitka, Alaska (SIT). Plan flights to arrive to Wrangell on Day 1 ahead of the 4:00pm embarkation time. Disembarkation is at 8:00am on the final day; plan flights to depart Sitka no earlier than 10:00am.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most any expedition to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include whale watching, kayaking, shallow-water expedition craft excursions, land treks, glacier viewing, wildlife observation and a remote beach campfire experience.

Room Configuration

Single supplement rates are 150% of the double occupancy rate. Single supplement rates are capacity controlled and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Third and fourth guests booking into a stateroom will receive a 15% discount after 2 full-price guests or after 1 full-price adult and 1 discounted child are booked.

Families & Children

Children (15 and under) receive 15% off double occupancy rate when sharing a cabin with 1 or 2 full fare adults. Programming is tailored for children ages 7 and up.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Jun 08 - Jun 15, 2025
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