Lighthouse & Whale Watching Cruise

10 Days / 9 Nights

Come cruise in comfort and style aboard the Northern Dream while cruising some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and experiencing South East Alaska’s historic lighthouses.

We pride ourselves as the only boat company in Alaska to offer lighthouse enthusiasts the chance to not only see these beautiful structures, but in most cases, to go ashore and experience them for yourself. Along the way, enjoy the best of what Alaska has to offer while cruising to your next destination.

Whale watching, kayaking, fishing, crabbing and gourmet food prepared by our in house chef are all part of what you can look forward to when you cruise with Northern Dream Yacht Charters!

Why be one of thousands aboard the giant cruise ships hurriedly being shuttled from one tourist town to the next? Treat yourself to a real Alaska adventure the way it was meant to be seen. Experience the rugged beauty of Alaska up close and personal. Let us show you the difference!

Included in this
10 Day, 9 Night vacation

  • Shore excursions provided at all lighthouses except one
  • Small passenger count ensures you V.I.P. treatment
  • Exclusive tours of the lighthouses and their history
  • Whale watching and a lecture on local marine life
  • A licensed captain, experienced crew, and professional chef


Day 1
You board the Northern Dream in Ketchikan, Alaska for a cruise to Mary’s Island and Tree Point Lighthouse. We return to Ketchikan for the evening.

Day 2
We depart Ketchikan for Guard Island Lighthouse. After we tour Guard Island, we cruise the rest of the day and anchor in a small bay for the evening.

Day 3
We make our way to Cape Decision Lighthouse. There will be lots of whales and wildlife along the way. This lighthouse has a group from Sitka restoring it, and if the conditions allow, we go ashore.

Day 4
We cruise to Five Fingers Lighthouse and usually go ashore. This lighthouse is normally manned over the summer by the private foundation. The whale foundation usually has staff here as well. If we are lucky, Dr. Fred will be there to give a lecture on the local whales and marine life.

Day 5
We cruise to Dawes Glacier for an up close view. Then we spend the evening in Taku Harbor, where you can kayak or hike the local trials.

Day 6
We cruise to the Cape Decision Lighthouse. The group that owns this lighthouse has done a wonderful job of preserving the property. The caretaker likes to give tours of the hard work that has been put into restoring the beautiful lighthouse.

Day 7
We cruise to Cape Spencer Lighthouse at the entrance to Icy Straights. This is the only lighthouse that we actually go offshore to view. We then spend the evening in the small community of Elfin Cove. Elfin Cove has no cars, just boardwalks between the homes and a couple stores.

Day 8
We cruise to Sentinel Island Lighthouse. Sentinel Island is another lighthouse that a local nonprofit is restoring. We go ashore here to view the property.

Day 9
We cruise to Eldred Rock Lighthouse. Eldred Rock is the only original wooden lighthouse left in Alaska. This lighthouse also has a nonprofit from Haines restoring it. We also go ashore here.

Day 10
We cruise to Juneau Alaska for our return.