Alaska-Yukon Cruise Tour

Vancouver, BC

Juneau, AK

Skagway, AK

Whitehorse, Yukon

Dawson City, Yukon

Eagle, AK

Chicken, AK

Tok, AK

Fairbanks, AK

Fort Yukon, AK

Denali National Park

Anchorage, AK

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 Picture Galleries: VancouverLeaving Vancouver  |  Walking around the ship  |   Discovery PassageAlaska Marine Highway  

At 5:00 p.m. the ship was getting under way leaving the port of Vancouver through the Straits of Georgia and passing under the Lions Gate Bridge.  This body of water between Vancouver Island and the mainland leads to the Discovery Passage, which ends in the Seymour Narrows.  We were then traveling the Alaska Marine Highway.

Sunday, July 13, the Statendam was headed north and was transiting the Seymour Narrows and sailed through Johnstone Strait, the hazardous Race Pass and Blackney Pass. 

The Canadian pilots disembarked at Pine Island around 6:15 a.m.  The ship continued on through the Queen Charlotte Sound and Dixon Entrance.

At 12 noon the ship was passing Aristazabal Island, 23 miles to the East.  At 10:40 on July 13, we were passing the U.S. – Canadian Border.

Monday, July 14 (day 2), the Statendam passed Wolf Rock off Dall Island to reach Catham Strait.  At the Kake Pilot Station the ship embarked the southeastern Alaska pilots to provide local knowledge in navigating for the cruise through Frederick’s Sound, an area normally abundant with whales.  This passage led to Stephen’s Passage before entering Gastineau channel on the approach to Juneau.

By 1:30 p.m. on July 14, the ship was mooring at Juneau Steamship Dock.  At this point, the ship traveled 762 nautical miles with an average speed of 17.1 knots.  (Nautical mile = 1.15 statute mile.)

 History of Vancouver

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