North America Alaska Cruise

Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture Cruise

The 8-day Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture cruise explores Alaska’s Inside Passage between Sitka and Ketchikan, with an uncommon route that aims to include the open-ocean west coast of Baranof Island. A Zodiac, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards enable off-ship immersion into the wonderful wilds of southeastern Alaska. The experienced captain guides the 12-guest Kruzof Explorer, an Alaskan-owned-and-operated small ship, to optimize wilderness and wildlife opportunities.

Highlights include unique possible visits to Keku Strait, Red Bay, Totem Bay and the small community of Port Protection. A possible circumnavigation of St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge reveals a breeding ground for thousands of seabirds. A visit to the exclusive Fin Island Lodge features a feast of Alaska crab, prime rib and wild Alaska salmon. A high-speed jet boat tours you through Dry Strait to LeConte Bay and the LeConte Glacier—an exciting option that’s uncommon among our Alaska family cruises. An uncommon visit to Kasaan offers Alaska Native heritage. And a day in Misty Fjords National Monument features 3,000-foot glacier-sculpted cliffs.

Passage is aboard the 12-guest Alaska small ship Kruzof Explorer. This former Bering Sea crab fishing boat, constructed to have one of the toughest hulls on the planet, capably explores Alaska’s remote areas and rugged outer coast. The Kruzof Explorer offers luxury Alaska cruises and is an ideal ship for private Alaska yacht charters due to her small size.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, small ship Alaska cruise options and Inside Passage cruise itineraries.