- 128 feet
- cruising speed
- 9 knots
The 12-guest Kruzof Explorer, formerly a Bering Sea crab fishing boat, was originally constructed to have one of the toughest hulls on the planet, allowing her the capability to explore remote areas and sail through bodies of water where few other ships can venture. This ship’s work days have come to an end and she has now been transformed into a premier expedition Alaska small ship cruise vessel, ready to take passengers into the depths of the remote Alaskan wilderness.
Kruzof Explorer Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Kruzof Explorer review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Alaska experts have been aboard nearly every first-class vessel in Alaska. Please read our Kruzof Explorer review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Kruzof with other small ships to Alaska that offer luxury Alaska cruises and private Alaska yacht charters.
Choose the Kruzof Explorer for her unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings that result in a craft that stands alone in Alaska. Guests experience true Alaskan hospitality aboard the Kruzof Explorer, as she is run by a local Alaskan family that strives to give each passenger an experience they will never forget. This ship is also ideal for charter bookings, providing the option for excellent Alaska group vacations.
Common Areas Aboard Kruzof Explorer
Timelessly styled and beautifully furnished, the interior offers an elegant and comfortable cruising atmosphere. The spacious dining room, lounge and bar area offers panoramic viewing to ensure guests never miss a moment of the exciting Alaskan terrain and wildlife. The large outdoor deck creates opportunities for wildlife sightings in the fresh Alaskan air while the open bridge allows guests to learn from the captain and crew. The former crab holding tank has been completely transformed into a theater room for nighttime entertainment and lectures.
Activities Aboard Kruzof Explorer
The Kruzof Explorer’s former crab deck provides an ideal platform for a high-speed Zodiac, kayak and paddleboard deployment. The vessel’s five-ton crane, which once hauled king crab pots, easily handles loading and unloading of these expedition craft. The expansive swim step creates an easy in and out for all expedition activities. Uniquely, Kruzof Explorer carries a sport fishing vessel equipped with all the necessary gear for trolling; permits may be obtained on the boat for added convenience.
Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Kruzof Explorer
Each of the 6 staterooms offers one queen bed (and/or an upper single berth), landscape window, spacious wardrobe and en suite bathroom with a shower. Cabin square footage is approximately 121 square feet.