On Annette Island, experience the extraordinary history, art, and cultural traditions of the Tsimshian tribe of the Metlakatla Indian Community, the only Indian Reserve in Alaska. While on shore, choose one of the following excursions:-
\i Option one \i0 - Enjoy an 8km hike to Yellow Hill, a challenging walk with rewarding panoramic views of Metlakatla and Annette Bay, walking mostly on timber board walks, stairs, and moderately steep terrain. Visit the community Long House to learn about the building's history and traditions and enjoy a dance performance from a local Tsimshian dance group. Visit the Artist Village next door to see handicrafts made by local artists, with an opportunity to buy a souvenir to take back home.
\i Option two \i0 - Walking Town Tour & Totem Pole Journey. The Totem Exploration Journey is a path that guides you to the Totems & points of interest of Metlakatla. On a guided walk, you get a close-up view of the fascinating, hand-crafted cedar carvings scattered throughout Metlakatla. During the excursion, you'll discover the 14 totem poles standing in Metlakatla, all carved by local artists, you'll visit several historical and cultural points of interest, including the William Duncan Memorial Church, the Metlakatla
Indian Community Longhouse, and the Artist Village.
\i Option three\i0 - Skater's Lake Trail Walk & Totem Journey. On this scenic timber boardwalk, you'll experience the lush scenery at Skater's Lake. Afterwards, visit the community Long House to learn about the building's history and traditions, and where you will enjoy a dance performance. Afterwards, visit the Artist
Village next door to see handicrafts made by local artists, available for purchase.
Later, we sail in Misty Fjords National Monument, a wilderness area characterised by towering granite cliffs, shrouded in mist and glacial valleys. The area is a haven for wildlife, we explore the area by Zodiac, searching for grizzly and black bear, whale, mountain goat and deer.