Exploration Cruise

Adventure Life
A large waterfall cascades from the Alaskan mountainside
A humpback whale in Alaska.
Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
Adventure Life
Alaskan totem poles
Monika Sundem
Kayaking in the fjord
Island Spirit's Common Room.
Island Spirit's lounging area.
Sail the jewels of the Alexander Archipelago (Alaska's Inside Passage) on this 9-day small ship Alaska cruise. Admire the pristine scenery of The Last Frontier as you disembark daily to explore Baranof Warm Springs, Chatham Strait, Glacier Bay National Park, historical Skagway, and more. Alaska is sure to dazzle you with its abundant wildlife, massive glaciers, and wonderful kayaking opportunities.

Day 1

Arrive Sitka, Alaska

Your morning arrival in Sitka will give you time to shop and get lunch on your own before your tour begins at 2:30 p.m. Tour begins at the St. Michaels Russian Orthodox Church, then followed by the Alaska Raptor Center, Totem Park and the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Then join your Captain and crew aboard the Island Spirit at 5:00pm for cocktails as you depart for your evening anchorage. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way.

Day 2

Baranof Warm Springs

Experience more of the great wilderness as you make your way to Baranof Warm Springs Bay. This will be your anchorage for the evening. Take a hike up to the lake and learn about the Muskeg along the way. Later, soak in one of the hot sulphur tubs while enjoying the waterfall view.

Day 3

Chatham Strait

Cruise north in Chatham Strait, watching for humpback whales that frequent this area in the summer months. The Captain will make his choosing on your days events. Arrive in Hoonah, AK. Perhaps have a fire and take a walk along the banks of the Icy Strait.

Day 4

Icy Strait Point

Enjoy Hoonah this morning on the banks of Icy Strait Point. Learn of the Icy Strait Cannery, the Alaskan Culture and watch a Tribal Dance. Afterward some may choose to partake as an add-on - the longest zipline in US. Cruise tonight to port in Gustavus, AK.

Day 5

Glacier Bay National Park

Rise early today for breakfast and early morning transfers to Bartlett Cove (The gateway to the Famous Glacier Bay, AK. You will have a full day of cruising and sightseeing through Glacier Bay on a narrated Catamaran. You come back aboard the Island Spirit for cocktails and Dinner to this evenings anchorage.

Day 6


Early morning cruising to Haines, AK, where you will enjoy a local tour and have some time for exploring the city. This evening tour north to the port in Skagway.

Day 7


After breakfast have a day of tours, shopping, and exploring the city of Skagway. Optional lunch on your own. Back aboard for cocktails and cruising at 5:00pm.

Day 8


Spend your final day cruising Alaska. In the afternoon, port in Juneau and take a tour of the Juneau Museum.

Day 9

  • Breakfast


Disembark the ship after one last breakfast and transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.
-Port fees, taxes, and permits are included.
-A fuel surcharge may be added due to fuel price volatility.
-All rates are quoted in USD and are based on double occupancy.
-Limited special single cabins available on first come first served basis for the same rate.
The exact cruise route and components may vary due to the Captains discretion. Your captain will always strive to provide the best trip available! Some things may change due to weather, wildlife, tour availability etc.