Silversea Luxury Cruises To METLAKATLA (Alaska)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Metlakatla, Alaska

Since the late 19th century, Metlakatla has been the major settlement of the Metlakatla Indian Community of the federally recognized Annette Islands Reserve, the only remaining reservation in Alaska. It is located on Annette Island, and in 2010 had 1,405 residents. Membership in the community is primarily by lineage and is comprised primarily of Tsimshian people. Metlakatla comes from a Tsimshian word meaning "Salt Water Passage". View more

In 1886, William Duncan, an English tannery employee and lay member of the Church Missionary Society, along with a devoted group of Tsimshian followers, decided to leave his home village in British Colombia. Duncan went to Washington, D.C., asked the U.S. government to give his group land in Alaska. The U.S. gave them Annette Island after a Tsimshian search committee in seagoing canoes discovered its calm bay, accessible beaches and abundant fish. The group arrived in 1887 and built a settlement laid out in a grid pattern like a European town. They named the town New Metlakatla, after the town they had left behind, but later dropped the "New."

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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VANCOUVER To SEWARD (Anchorage, Alaska)
  • Departure
    Jul 29 2021
  • Duration
    10 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Muse
From US$ 6,570
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VANCOUVER To SEWARD (Anchorage, Alaska)
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    Aug 19 2021
  • Duration
    10 Days
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    Silver Muse
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Excursions in METLAKATLA (Alaska)

Wildlife Safari & Beach Bonfire

Experience the heart of the Alaskan wilderness from a unique perspective during this panoramic wildlife -viewing excursion via boat.


Marine Wildlife Cruise

Depart the pier for the short walk to your awaiting expedition vessel, then embark the boat and begin your quick trip to a secluded Alaskan beach.


Annette Island, Tsimshian Alaska Native Greeting, Rainforest Trek, Surrounding Islands, Bonfire

After your short journey, step ashore on remote Annette Island, the only Native Reserve in Alaska. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by your Tsimshian Alaska Native hosts with a hearty, "La gwelga lak!" ("The fire has been lit!").


This gentle bay area, with a sloping beach fringed with lush vegetation, offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding islands. During your guided nature walk, take an opportunity to explore the old -growth rainforest, and learn about the intertidal zone and traditional harvesting techniques. Afterward, enjoy an Alaska-style beach bonfire.


Alaskan Lunch with Local Specialities, Coastal Cruise

Whilst your camp hosts tend the fire and tell stories, you can indulge your appetite with a scrumptious feast that includes reindeer sausage hotdogs, kettle chips, salmonberry jam and other local specialities. Drinks include Alaskan amber beer or your choice of wine, soda or juice. Finish your meal with an American classic; roasting marshmallows for s'mores made with locally-sourced chocolate. After lunch, embark the vessel explore the coastline. Along the way, your captain utilises his understanding of tides, weather and seasonal evolutions to design an expedition uniquely suited to the day. As wildlife is spotted, the captain manoeuvres the vessel to provide optimal views, and your expert naturalist explains their fascinating life cycles and behaviours. Whilst scanning the water for signs of wildlife, enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate. You may also wish to purchase locally -harvested items such as smoked salmon, devil's club tea, pickled bull kelp and salmon jerky. At the conclusion of your cruise, return to the pier, disembark the boat and commence the short walk back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.