Dream Catcher

capacity
12
year built
1995
remodeled
2009
crew members
3-6
length
97 feet

The Dream Catcher was built tough enough for the roughest Alaskan waters, yet her interiors are cozy and inviting. With over 1,500 square feet of living space, the 12-guest Dream Catcher is a remarkable way to experience the beauty Prince William Sound has to offer. Owned and operated by an Alaska-based family, the Dream Catcher provides an intimate Alaskan cruise to take in this enchanting environment.

Dream Catcher Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Dream Catcher review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in Alaska. Please read our Dream Catcher review below, then contact our experts to compare the Dream Catcher with other small cruise ships and yachts that offer Alaska cruises, including Alaska yacht charters.

The Dream Catcher was built primarily as a fishing and research vessel. Then the Hulse family who owns and operates the boat wished to slow the pace and enjoy the splendid remote Alaska area where they worked. They love to share their passion for the area by taking new found friends into the hidden coves and secret gems of the Prince William Sound.


A very high crew-to-guest ratio (6 crew to 12 guests) ensures the best of first-class service aboard Dream Catcher. Choose the Dream Catcher if you want one of the most intimate of Alaska experiences. With only 12 guests, your fellow travelers on board will become your friends. Unique opportunities, like fishing for dinner, and her location in Prince William Sound full of spectacular scenery, glaciers, coves and bays, really set this ship and its sailings apart.

Meals Aboard Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher has a commercial-style 230 square foot galley kitchen where the chef prepares fresh pastries and freshly caught seafood. Dream Catcher’s “rod to plate” dining is sure to be a highlight of your trip. You can literally catch your meals and have some else clean, filet and cook them before your eyes or while you are out kayaking. Perhaps you catch a salmon or red snapper and in the morning pull up your shrimp and crab pots. There is a wide diversity of cuisine with something for everyone, so even if you don’t like seafood there will be a variety of options to choose from.

Activities Aboard Dream Catcher

Kayaking, hiking and taking in the spectacular tidewater glacier area is sure to fill up your days. The Dream Catcher is outfitted with four double and four single kayaks, two skiffs, fishing gear, shrimp and crab pots, rain gear and hiking boots. Although this trip is not a fishing expedition, the Dream Catcher has gear on board for halibut, rockfish, cod or salmon for your evening use. With the walk-in freezer there is no problem freezing your catch for your flight home. You can also purchase fishing licenses on board. The costs are 1 day $20, 3 day $35, and 7 day $55. Depending on the time of year, berry picking is fantastic along many of the beaches.

Common Areas Aboard Dream Catcher

The interior of the Dream Catcher is inviting and cozy, yet comfortable enough you will think you are on a larger yacht. On the Main Deck you will find two lounge areas, with the forward TC lounge’s hosting theater featuring a 42-inch LCD TV with a 500-plus film library. The stern lounge offers a secluded relaxing area with a fireplace, a library of Alaskan books and board games. Large viewing windows surround the bridge lounge area with wrap-around seating for up to six guests. On the flying bridge you will find seating around a built-in picnic table, a BBQ for cooking outdoor meals and a viewing area for spotting wildlife.

The dining area consists of wrap-around bench seating for up to 12, three extra large viewing windows and a cozy breakfast bar. Enjoy the aromas coming from the galley each morning, midday and night.

Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Dream Catcher

The Dream Catcher’s six private staterooms feature storage for personal items, standard charging outlets, as well as central forced air heating system and individual electric heaters. Bunks have their own reading light and 110-volt outlets. A washer and dryer are located in the hull level, and are open for travelers to use.