“Inside” Inside Passage
by Your Alaska Specialists
has long beckoned the curious and
adventurous. A century ago, John Muir's
wanderlust led him here to study "the
wild places.” Generations later,
countless others followed in his footsteps.
Their intensions are the same - to
witness first-hand the amazing array
of natural wonders that are Alaska.
There is no better way to see and
experience Alaska than via a small
the feeling of looking out your window
as the early morning mist rises gently
from the crystal clear water, giving
way to the sun as it breaks the dawn
to highlight towering snowcapped mountains.
The only sound you'll hear for the
next several hours will be the gentle
splash of your kayak paddle. In the
distance, black bears roam the shoreline
and bald eagles perch atop old growth
evergreen trees. Later, the ship stops
to watch humpback whales feed, breach,
and spy hop.
The passageways and inlets of southeast
Alaska are numerous - yet each summer,
only a few are truly explored. Larger
ships turn away, choosing the well-traveled
routes. Only a lucky few, on smaller
boats or expedition vessels, experience
and explore these waters. Small ships
with Zodiacs and kayaks allow guests
to come even closer to the tranquil
waters, drifting ice, and native wildlife.
There are many different options of
small ship operators in Alaska and
the experienced staff at ExpeditionTrips.com
is here to help you find the perfect
vessel and itinerary. We work with
all the smaller ships, know the region
well, and can easily find just the
trip you are looking for. The following
are just a few examples:
For over 50 years, Cruise West has
been introducing guests to the beauty
and history of Alaska remote wilderness
and small towns. With a fleet of ships
averaging about 70-80 passengers,
clients enjoy learning from skilled
naturalists and a staff that takes
pride in offering the finest quality
programs. Cruise West offers a great
option for those who are looking for
an easy, soft-adventure experience.
Onboard, the atmosphere is casual
and the program enriching.
Also offering easy, soft adventure
is Clipper Cruise Line. Clipper's
138-passenger Yorktown Clipper features
top-notch service and hospitality.
Lindblad Expeditions and Glacier Bay
Cruiseline offer active small ship
cruises in southeast Alaska, including
a wonderful variety of adventures
in the Inside Passage and Glacier
Bay National Park, aboard uniquely
different vessels ranging from 34-96
passengers. Your comfortable ship,
good food and knowledgeable staff
are complemented by kayaking and hiking
excursions suitable for all abilities.
If you are considering a family vacation,
Alaska is a great destination and
small ships of all types are ready
to charter for a special family occasion.
Utilizing two yachts, one accommodating
12 passengers and the other 22, American
Safari Cruises organizes exclusive
Alaskan itineraries through the Inside
Passage as well as from Juneau to
Sitka or Juneau to Prince Rupert.
The yachts provide an excellent blend
of luxury and adventure with fine
cuisine, comfortable staterooms, Zodiacs
and kayaks, and onboard expedition
After your journey comes to an end,
and you return home, Alaska's beauty
and stillness will seem almost unreal.
Your memories of paddling with humpback
whales or walking on a glacier will
surely last a lifetime. ExpeditionTrips.com
invites you to journey north to discover
"the wild places" for yourself.