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Cruise ship verses small boat cruise in alaska

Northern Dream Alaska Yacht Charters Clients standing on beach holding crabs

Cruising on a large ship in Alaska you will miss so much of the beauty of Alaska. Big ships primarily cruise at night to get to the larger cities in Southeast Alaska. During the day they dock at either Juneau, Skagway, Sitka or Ketchikan. Each of these towns are set up with Jewelry stores T...

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Baranoff Hotsprings

Baranoff hot springs is located on Baranoff island just off of Chatam Straights and directly east of Sitka Alaska. My first visit to Baranoff Hot springs as a Deckhand on my brothers Halibut longline boat was in 1978. It is one of my favorite places to visit in Southeast Alaska. There was a large yacht...

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Guard Island Lighthouse

Located near the entrance to the Tongass Narrows in southeastern Alaska, the Guard Island Lighthouse was built to help shipping freights safely navigate one of the more dangerous passageways from Alaska to mainland America due to its shallow inlets and dense fogs. Once the gold boom of the late 19th century occurred, it became incredibly...

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Eldred Rock Lighthouse

Eldred Rock Lighthouse in Alaska

One of the coolest tours Northern Dreams does is the Alaskan Lighthouse Tour. Not only are the lighthouses beautiful buildings standing proud against the equally beautiful Alaska wilderness, but they are also historically significant landmarks with rich and storied pasts. Today, we’re going to focus on Eldred Rock Lighthouse, one of my favorite stops to...

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