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The Inside Passage Explorer
The Inside Passage Explorer
Boats fill Sitka's harbor at sunset

Ports along Alaska's Inside Passage

Day 1 Ketchikan

Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska's first port of call, via air or Alaska Ferry. Pick up a walking tour map and explore downtown attractions including historic Creek Street, Tongass Historical Museum, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center and unique local art galleries and shops.

Day 2 KetchikanSitka

Take an excursion boat or plane to the 2.3 million acre Misty Fiords National Monument with its majestic fjords or choose a half-day guided sport fishing trip. In the afternoon, fly to Sitka.

Day 3 Sitka

Tour historic St. Michael's Cathedral and the Russian Bishop's House in what was once the Russian capital of Alaska. Take in Alaska Native artifacts at Sheldon Jackson Museum, totem poles and a cultural center at Sitka National Historical Park and view eagles and other birds of prey up-close at the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center.

Day 4 SitkaJuneau

Take the ferry or fly to Juneau, Alaska's Capital city. Visit magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, 13 miles from downtown, a rainforest botanical garden, fish hatchery or ride Mt. Roberts’s tramway.

Day 5 Juneau

Pick from dozens of soft adventure tours like sea kayaking, rafting, and glacial trekking or hike one of Juneau's numerous trails. Visit shops and museums in the historic downtown area.

Day 6 Juneau - Haines

Enjoy a morning cruise on the Alaska Ferry to Haines. Discover historic Fort Seward on the shores of America's longest fjord. In the afternoon, explore the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Spend the night in Haines.

Day 7 HainesSkagwayJuneau

Get an early start and take the water taxi or ferry to Skagway, a browser's paradise. Take in the Gold Rush history on the "Scenic Railway of the World," the Railroad to the White Pass summit. Return to Juneau via fast ferry or air taxi before departing.

Optional Add-on Wrangell and Petersburg

After leaving Ketchikan travel via ferry, jet, or air taxi to the small communities of Wrangell and Petersburg. In Wrangell, take an exhilarating run up the Stikine River by jet boat or visit Petroglyph Beach to view prehistoric rock carvings. In Petersburg, also known as "Little Norway" see traditional Norwegian painted buildings and take an excursion to LeConte Glacier.


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