North America Alaska Cruise

Sea Wolf Glacier Bay Adventure

The 6-day Sea Wolf Glacier Bay Adventure is one of only a few small ship cruises that spends most of its itinerary inside Alaska’s famed Glacier Bay National Park. The itinerary travels from waterfall-laden Geike Inlet to the barren mountain faces of the bay’s East arm, then routes outside the park to Point Adolphus for whale watching. Hundreds of miles of glacial fjords are here to enjoy by kayak, hike and small ship cruise, including the cascading Marjorie Glacier and Reid Glacier, offering its ice worms and glacial silt facials. View all of our Glacier Bay cruise itineraries.

Homebase for exploration is the historic 12-passenger small ship M/V Sea Wolf. Because this is an Alaskan-owned-and-operated vessel, and due to the Sea Wolf’s small size, the Sea Wolf crew has the flexibility and local knowledge to venture to unique locales—qualities that make this ship ideal for both set departures and private Alaska yacht charters. If the fish are running, Sea Wolf might head to the Tongass; if bears are active on Chichagof Island, the ship may sail there to view them.

The highlight is exploring the national park in the company of expert local guides on exciting small ship explorations with hikes and kayaking excursions right from the boat. Additionally, we recommend this as one of our top Alaska family cruises due to the knowledgeable naturalist captain and our experience bringing our own kids on this itinerary.

Each day offers the possibility of seeing the coastal brown bears and black bears as well as wolves, mountain goats, coyotes and moose. Glacier Bay National Park is also home to numerous seals, sea lions, sea otters, humpback and orca whales along with hundreds of bird species. Marvel at breathtaking glaciers, towering mountains that shoot up from the sea and the acrobatic humpback whales. Close out the trip with a cultural visit to the Huna Tribal House and its exhibits. 

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