That's a great cruise to take, Don, I'm sure you guys will have a great time.
There are many places to see and things to do. Must see and do places on our list would be Red Bluff Inlet/Bay on the east side of Baranof Island, where we fished two shrimp pots pulling them twice a day and each time coming back with about 3~ gallons of prawns each time. We shrimped for a week and froze about 1800 prawn tails in water and they were just the same a year later, the best tasting we had ever had. We also ate our fill every day and made some great shrimp broth with the heads which we also froze for later use.
Another memorable place was Salisbury Sound on the north end of Baranof Island after we left Sitka where we fished and caught numerous Silver Salmon while waiting for the tide to change for passage through the narrows. The best salmon fishing I have experienced anywhere.
We had reservations for Glacier Bay but when we called a couple days ahead as suggested, we were told that all traffic in GB was at a standstill for several days already and for the foreseeable days ahead due to heavy fog that lasted all day making transits very slow. We chose to skip GB and go to Tracy Arm instead where there are a couple glaciers that seem to be calving all the time and had a great time. Distances were much less than at GB to go from place to place.
We watched for bears all the way up to Juneau and all the way back south and only saw one in the city itself, going through the garbage until Lowe Inlet.
It was only at Lowe Inlet (nice name
) that we saw many bears fishing at the head of the inlet where the river entered over some falls. We anchored right at the head of the inlet on the shelf (set your anchor alarm) in the river flow and had spectacular views of all the bears and salmon going up the falls. Spent several days there. Great experience.
All in all, about the best 5 months onboard Dreamer we ever had.