North America Alaska Cruise

Prince William Sound Discovery

The vast marine wilderness of Prince William Sound offers an abundance of tidewater glaciers, wildlife and solitude – ideal for the up-close style of exploration aboard a small ship. This pristine environment is equally as impressive as the famed Inside Passage but much less traveled. Surrounded by the world’s northernmost temperate rainforest, rugged mountain ridges, and gentle ocean waters, the Sound is considered a world-class travel destination. Daily excursions provide intimate encounters with Alaska’s marine life and exotic vistas, including leg-stretching strolls along quiet shores and hikes through lush, inland meadows and old-growth forests. 

The scenery from the Discovery’s deck is unrivaled and many optional off-ship activities amplify it. Each departure of 5, 7 or 8 days operates round-trip from Anchorage, offering more or less time spent exploring the Sound. The flexible itinerary follows the seasonal movements of the Sound’s maritime nature and climate. While traveling in the home of whales, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles and many more residents of this wilderness sanctuary, the pace is gentle; the scenery epic. Each day offers new opportunities for intimate nature exploration by small ship, foot and kayak. Each night features fine dining, interpretive lectures and comfortable accommodations. 

Join the 12-passenger yacht, M/V Discovery, to experience the enchanted inlets, fjords, glaciers and wildlife of Prince William Sound. Enjoy the professionally-guided, small-ship cruises based out of Anchorage, Alaska, that is perfect for the entire family. Our Adventure Specialists can also arrange private Alaska yacht charters aboard Discovery for your family or special group of 12 or fewer.

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