Inside Passage (Sud-Est Alaska)

€1,965.00

For any reservation at more than 2 months of departure, a deposit of 30% is requested.
At this price of €1,965 will be added €330 for onboard kitty payable at the boarding. This price do not incude flights (tarifs available on the General conditions page).

Sailing cruises in the Inside Passage on board of Qilak

Sailboat expedition in the Gulf of Alaska, from the mythical « Inside Passage » to the waves of the Pacific Ocean (2 out of 4 expeditions offer offshore navigation from the Inside Passage to Prince William Sound).

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You’ll enjoy...

  • The sailboat adventure in the tumultuous narrows to the powerful currents of the Inside Passage
  • The immense ice walls that calve huge blocks of ice collapsing in a resounding crash
  • Observe an exceptional fauna made up of whales, sea lions, bears
  • Relax in the relaxing baths of the hot springs
  • Discovering «villages at the end of the world»
  • The Kuro Shivo, a hot marine current from Japan making a very mild microclimate
  • Fishing on board, trolling and mooring
  • Sailing in small groups: maximum 6 passengers and 2 crew
  • A very patient skipper ready to introduce you to sailing, beginners are welcome to participate in manoeuvers!

Your adventure...

The interior crossing or «Inside Passage» is a maritime route connecting Canada to Alaska, bordered by a myriad of islands and fjords. There are colonies of orcas and humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions and bears in search of salmon that can be observed. This tour will have you discover the Inside Passage in Alaska(note that we propose to discover its southern part in the cruise «West Canada: Haida Gwaii»).

South-eastern Alaska was completely invaded by ice over 300 years ago, during the last «Little Ice Age» of the 18th century. The glaciers still exist and give birth to thousands of icebergs. With the retreat of the glaciers, the land is colonized by fragile vegetation and the fauna takes its place gently. The sea remains today the only means of access to these territories of a wild and pure nature. We invite you to read the story of John Muir "Voyage to Alaska", written two centuries ago by a true geographer, who became the founder of the American National parks.

4 EXPEDITIONS

P3 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from May 23 to June 1, 2019​​​​

Boarding: Ketchikan (Alaska)

Landing: Juneau (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

P10 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from Aug. 1 to Aug. 10, 2019​​​​

Boarding: Valdez (Alaska)

Landing: Juneau (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

P4 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from June 2 to June 11, 2019​​

Boarding: Juneau (Alaska)

Landing: Valdez (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

P11 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20, 2019​​​​

Boarding: Juneau (Alaska)

Landing: Ketchikan (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

The prices shown do not incude flights (tarifs available on the General conditions page). You can extend your trip by signing on for several legs !

Day by Day

P3 and P11 Cruises - From Ketchikan to Juneau

Note: for the P11 cruise boarding/landing are reversed (detail of the H13 cruise day by day on request).

D1 Ketchikan

Boarding Qilak at Ketchikan, Alaska’s maritime gateway and endearing Lake town with Tlingit totems. Anchorage at Ketchikan.

D2-3 Anan Creek Bear Observatory

We cast off to get to the exciting Anan Creek Bear Observatory in the Tongan forest. In the summer, black and brown bears find their way there to catch the salmon that are trying to climb this river. Anchorage at Anan Bay.

D4 Petersburg

Navigation from Ketchikan to Petersburg, a village founded in 1890 by a Norwegian colony. Today this is one of the principal fishing ports in the region. Beautiful view of the snowy peaks that border the coast. Anchorage close to the village.

D5 Warm Spring Bay

Cruising to the Hot Springs of Warm Spring Bay for a relaxing bath. Anchorage at Warm Spring Bay.

D6-7 Elfin Cove

Navigating a maze of narrow channels with powerful currents: the « narrows » to Elfin Cove, a village on the edge of the world, north of Chichagof Island. A dozen fishing families live here all year round in this charming cove with houses on stilts. Anchorage at Elfin Cove.

D8-9 Glacier Bay National Park

Coastal navigation to Glacier Bay National Park. The glacier surge during the last « Little Ice Age » of the 18th century forced the Tlingit nation to flee the land they had inhabited for centuries. Moorings and strolls on some of the 16 glaciers that pour into the fjords an incredible amount of icebergs. The landscapes of this immense glacial valley are grandiose.

D10 Juneau

Anchorage and disembarkation in Juneau, capital of Alaska and living memory of the pioneers of the gold Rush. A number of museums and ancient gold mines remain.

P4 and P10 Cruises - From Juneau to Valdez

Note: for the P11 cruise boarding/landing are reversed (detail of the H13 cruise day by day on request).

D1 Juneau

Boarding Qilak in Juneau, capital of Alaska and living memory of the pioneers of the gold Rush. Museums and ancient gold mines are witness to this period.

D2 Tanakee Springs

We cruise to Tanakee Springs south of Chichagof Island. A small fishing port of about 15 fisher families live here all year , in this village at the end of the world. The grocery store dates from 1899 and has kept its look of yesteryear. Relaxing bath at the Hot Springs of Tanakee Springs, before heading for Crab Bay to anchor near a colony of crabber seals.

D3-5 Glacier Bay National Park

Coastal navigation and hikes at the foot of the 16 glaciers of the Glacier Bay National Park. The glaciers surge during the last « Little Ice Age » of the 18th century forced the Tlingit nation to flee their land they had inhabited for centuries. The landscapes of this immense glacial valley are breathtaking.

D6-7 Yakutat

We leave Glacier Bay National Park to sail up the Pacific Coast to Yakutat, with the lovely icy mountains of Kluane National Park in the background, anchorage at he foot of this village founded by the Tlingit nation.

D8-9 Gulf of Alaska

Offshore Navigation from Yakutat to Prince William Sound, accompanied by whales. If lucky the Aurora borealis, will light up our nights. The arrival in Prince William Bay is magical! Some sailing experience would be desirable but not obligatory (in case of seasickness: do not confuse the adaptation of the first days with recurrent sea sickness!).

D10 Valdez

Approach to a rockery of a hundred sea lions then anchorage and landing at Valdez a large village at the head of the fjord, which is glacier free all year round. Anchorage and landing in Valdez.