Enjoy a Therapeutic Soak in White Sulfur Hot Springs
White Sulfur Hot Springs sits nestled on the outer coast of Chichagof Island. Situated at the back of a wide bay exposed to the open north Pacific Ocean, White Sulfur Springs offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a therapeutic soak in piping hot water while listening to the crash of bone-chilling waters washing upon the rocky shore mere feet away. The morning starts with a departure from Glacier Bay National Park and out through the northern entrance of Alaska’s famed inside passage into Cross Sound. Just before lunch, after a 2-3 hour cruise, we enter a secluded and very small, protected cove to anchor the Seclusion and begin a short mile hike on a mixed trail and boardwalk to the site of the hot springs. Weather permitting, a hot shore lunch may be enjoyed near the springs. The trail offers views of the open coast, forest views, and breathtaking vistas of coastal mountains, open muskegs, and beaver ponds. It is certainly possible to see Sitka Blacktail Deer, Mink, Marten, Land Otter, and if we are lucky, Brown Bear! The ocean portion of this journey almost always yields multiple sightings of Whales, Sea Lion, Sea Otters, the occasional Orca, and a vast myriad of bird species. An active Sea Lion rookery is also on the route, and it is always a treat to enjoy these magnificent animals. The return to Bartlett Cove, inside Glacier Bay National Park is scheduled to coincide with an evening meal at one of the local lodges or if necessary, in time for the Alaska Airlines jet departure.
Charter rate is $2,400 for up to 6 guests.