North America Alaska Cruise

Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers

Explore wild Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park and rarely visited places along the Inside Passage on this 6-day or 8-day Alaska’s Islands, Whales & Glaciers small ship cruise. The small 10-guest Misty Fjord or 12-guest Kruzof Explorer are home base, cruising between Sitka and Juneau. Many nights are spent at anchor or on a mooring, enabling even more activity. Travelers experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific interests. 

Enjoy a morning taking in Sitka’s fascinating cultural and historic sites, or visiting highlights of Juneau including the newly renovated Alaska State Museum. Seek out opportunities to experience a beautiful rainforest path, intimate coves and inlets or natural hot springs around the eastern coast of Baranof Island. Scour the Icy Strait for humpback whales before an extended exploration of Glacier Bay National Park. View John Muir’s wild, unfinished Yosemite with time in Tracy or Endicott Arm and relax beside a beach fire with king crab for dinner beside the world-renowned whale waters of Frederick Sound. Ply the waters of Chatham Strait watching abundant marine wildlife and stunning mountain scenery. Inside the Lynn Canal accept an invitation to an exclusive William Henry Bay beachfront property.

The Kruzof Explorer and Misty Fjord expedition vessels enable a flexible itinerary, with the captain welcoming opportunities to delve deep into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Kayaking, hiking and expedition watercraft adventures provide numerous opportunities for travelers to get off the ship and explore Southeast Alaska as much as possible.

In 2020, join the Kruzof Explorer for 8-days, venturing through Frederick Sound and Stephens Passage to Glacier Bay. In 2021 cruise aboard the Misty Fjord for 6-days and explore the Chatham Strait on the way to Glacier Bay. The main itinerary begins in Sitka and end in Juneau with options to also cruise the itinerary in reverse.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska cruises.