Cruise around Admiralty Island with


Join us aboard our elegant, classic 106' M/V VALKYRIE for your personalized Inside Passage wilderness sightseeing, whalewatching, cruising and/or fishing experience.

Admiralty Island

During the sample adventure below, you will cruise almost 200 miles as you circumnavigate Admiralty Island, anchor in and explore six different wilderness coves, visit two villages, and enjoy magnificent views of the wilderness and wildlife. Named Kootznoowoo, or "Fortress of the Bears" by the Tlingit people, this ninety-mile long island west of Juneau is a national monument that contains one of the largest brown bear populations in the world.. It is bordered by Stephens Passage along the eastern side, Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal on its western side, and Frederick Sound to the south.

A sample Six-day Adventure - the Admiralty Island area:

Day 1 Depart from Auke Bay Cruise Stephens Passage and Lynn Canal to Funter Bay
Day 2 Depart Funter Bay Cruise Chatham Straits to Tenakee Inlet, visit the village of Tenakee Springs
Day 3 Depart Tenakee Inlet Cruise Chatham Strait to the village of Angoon, anchor in Hood Bay
Day 4 Depart Hood Bay Cruise Chatham Strait to Baranof Warm Springs Bay, hike to the lake and enjoy the springs.  Continue around Point Gardner to Pybus Bay.
Day 5 Depart Pybus Bay Cruise Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound, anchor in Holkam Bay
Day 6 Depart Holkam Bay Cruise the Tracy Arm Fjord, and Stephens Passage toTaku Harbor, visit cannery ruins.
Day 7 Depart Taku Harbor Cruise Stephens Passage to Juneau

Additions to this sample adventure could be a visit to Admiralty Island's Pack Creek to view brown bears as well as flightseeing the interior of Admiralty Island. Check our bearwatching page for details.

For further information:

Telephone: (907) 789-0111 (800) 3AFLOAT
FAX: (907) 789-3312, Email:
Adventures Afloat, Francis and Linda Kadrlik, 4950 Steelhead, Juneau, AK 99801

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Last modified: January 15, 2012

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