North America Alaska Cruise

Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

Four small ships make this iconic passage along Alaska’s Inside Passage & San Juans, hugging the coastline between Seattle, Washington and Juneau, Alaska. Cruise in both Alaska’s and Canada’s Inside Passages, plus visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Glacier Bay National Park and Olympic National Park.

Your transit is comprehensive and diverse: from the quiet reaches of Puget Sound’s Hood Canal and the San Juan Islands of Washington State up through Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest to the sheer rock walls of Misty Fjords National Monument, the deep Tlingit culture in Ketchikan and the rafting and biking in the adventure capital of Haines, Alaska.

Choose from northbound departures in the spring and southbound departures in the fall, both optimal times for cruising. The spring season sees nature awakening for the warm months, fewer boats and people and the arrival of whales. In the fall season, expect vivid foliage, fewer crowds and wildlife foraging along the shoreline. 

Either the 84-guest Safari Endeavour, 76-guest Wilderness Discoverer, 74-guest Wilderness Explorer or the 36-guest Safari Explorer is home base. Built on a unique reputation for adventure, these boats pamper up to 84 guests with a three-to-one guest/crew ratio, fresh, healthy meals, experienced expedition leaders/naturalists who know Alaskan culture and topography, high-end expedition gear, plus a wide variety of excursions to suit any activity level.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Alaska cruises.