Alaska expedition cruise

Alaska Small Cruise: Supervoyage

This Alaska small cruise is a sweeping exploration of southeast Alaska, from Sitka’s outer coast in the northwest, to Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, BC in the southeast. Two, almost identical, itineraries.

Explore on an Alaska Small Cruise

Highlights

  • Explore Alaska from the decks of a small ship, an 88 foot classic tugboat, with two viewing decks, a hot tub, and ample seating to relax and take in the views all around.
  • Travel through sheer-sided glacial fjords to the foot of tidal glaciers where you will witness natural calving events as building size chunks of ice fall from the glaciers face into the ocean below.
  • Cruise through Fredrick sound, a hot spot for feeding humpback whales. Keep your eyes out for breaching calves, young humpback whales that are known to jump out of the water.
  • Gain special access to a remote and protected Salmon Creek & Pack Creek, where brown bears gather to feed.
  • Join your naturalist on foraging expeditions through estuaries, forests, and bogs. Uncover the sensationally sweet Alaskan blueberry.
  • Visit Baranof Island’s Warm Springs Bay and dip into a relaxing natural hot spring.
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Activities

  • Moderate walking
  • Bear viewing (from shore boats, on land, and in some cases at a bear viewing stand)
  • Small boat rides
  • Marine mammal viewing (whales, sea lions) and bird viewing
  • Natural history through hands on experience and talks with your naturalist and other knowledgeable crew members
  • Hot-springs
  • Cruising
  • Exploring beaches
  • Kayaking and fishing (optional)

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Nature & Landscape

Southeast Alaska is majestic; tall snow-capped mountain peaks rise from the ocean where long fjords lead to powerful rivers or calving glaciers. Where the waters open to great expansive sounds humpback whales can be found all around.  Sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, rainforest islands, and salmon bearing streams.

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Feature Wildlife

  • brown bear / grizzly bear
  • black bear
  • humpback whale
  • killer whale / orca
  • dall’s porpoise
  • pacific white-sided dolphin
  • sea otters
  • bald eagle
  • seabirds

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Cultural History

Layered in history, Southeast Alaska has cultural connections to Russian, Scandinavian, American, and many First Nations cultures including Tlingit and Haida.

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Comfortable Ships, Expert Guides

Get ready for days of adventure and wildlife, supported by a very comfortable expedition ship, a gourmet chef and welcoming guides.  An Alaska small cruise will allow you to explore the coast intimately while remaining exceptionally relaxed aboard our well-equipped cruising vessel. 

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Trip Itineraries

Alaska expedition cruise
Alaska Supervoyage

A sweeping exploration of southeast Alaska. Fredrick Sound, Endicott Arm, Warm Springs Bay, and Pack Creek to see humpback whales, a tidal glacier, and brown bears. Travel south into the Etolin Wilderness Area, Myers Chuck, and Ketchikan....