Liseron Trip #5 – Sitka to Juneau – June 10-17

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Sunday June 11th Leaving Sitka on a cool, dry, and overcast afternoon, we cast the dock lines around 3 o’clock. The water was lively as the winds picked up and we made our way up Olga and Neva Straights and through Surgis Narrows. Along the way we saw several sea otters, a humpback whale, numerous Sitka black-tailed deer, and a…

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Mist Cove Trip #4 – Sitka to Juneau – June 4 – 10

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The Mist Cove’s fourth cruise of the 2017 season began in Sitka with a forecast of a rainy week. Although we had one very wet day, the rest of the cruise was mostly dry and all were happy that the forecast was wrong. Among this cruise’s guests were a dozen members of Joyce Bottom’s extended family. Joyce last cruised with…

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Liseron Trip #4 – Juneau to Sitka – June 4 – 10

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Endicott Arm – Young (Dawes) Glacier – June 5th 2017 Large quantities of ice filled the fjord for miles, but we managed to pick our way through and get up close to the calving glacier. In the company of pregnant female seals hauled out on the ice, soon to give birth, we watched as the great river of ice fell…

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Liseron Trip #3 – Sitka to Juneau May 28 – June 3

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Sitka Sound (May 28th 2017) Our journey began with a visit out on Sitka Sound with the North Pacific humpback whales. One surfaced close to our ship, causing us to stop in order to give it some space, and also to watch as it lifted its great tail into the air, and then dropped out of sight into the depths….

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Mist Cove Trip #3 – Juneau to Sitka May 28 – June 3

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For our third cruise of the 2017 season, Mist Cove guests were treated to cool but beautiful weather throughout the week for activities that included ocean fishing for halibut, salmon and rockfish; stream fishing for cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden char; guided and unguided kayaking; and daily hikes in forests, on beaches, and in estuaries and river valleys.    …

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Liseron Trip #2 May 20 – 27 Juneau to Sitka

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Deep Blue Ice Rocket (May 22nd 2017) We approached Dawes Glacier (named Young Glacier by John Muir) in our excursion boats, carefully making our way around icebergs and giving an especially wide berth to those on which harbor seals had hauled out in preparation to give birth. As we watched blocks, chunks, and slurries of ice fall from the face…

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Liseron Trip #1 – Sitka to Juneau – May 13-20 2017

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Sunday May 14th A cold spring rain fell as we greeted our guests on Sunday afternoon in Sitka. The excitement of the first trip warmed the ship as the passengers were shown to their cabins and then addressed by the captain in the main salon. Docks lines were promptly cast at 3pm and the Liseron made her way toward Olga…

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Mist Cove Trip #2 Sitka to Juneau May 20-27 2017

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  Sunday, May 21st Embarkation of guests aboard the Mist Cove in Sitka at 1430. Began with Stateroom Introductions, safety briefing and Crew introductions in the salon. Motored north, out of Sitka towards Sukoi Inlet, where we anchored for the night. Naturalist Larry gave a presentation on local geology/geography prior to dinner.     Monday, May 22nd Pulled anchor and…

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Mist Cove Trip #1 Juneau to Sitka May 13-20 2017

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Captains Notes: Mist Cove Trip #1 2017 Sunday, May 14th — Embarkation of guests aboard the Mist Cove in Juneau at 1430. Began with Stateroom/Crew introductions, and safety meeting in the salon. Motored south, down Stephen’s Passage for the evening. Naturalist presentation on glaciers and geology prior to dinner. Anchored in North Dawes for the night. Monday, May 15th— Early…

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Cape Decision Lighthouse dinner Cruise

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On Friday evening, May 12th, The Boat Company was delighted to once again host benefit dinner cruises for the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society. Two events were held simultaneously aboard the Liseron and Mist Cove in Sitka and Juneau, and together they raised several thousand dollars to support the work of refurbishing and maintaining one of Southeast Alaska’s historic lighthouses.   The Cape Decision…

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