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.


  • Visit Alaska towns of Juneau, Hoonah, Haines.
  • Spend an entire day aboard a catamaran visiting the Famous Glacier Bay.
  • Soak in one of the hot sulphur tubs while enjoying the waterfall view.
  • Learn more about Alaskan Culture and watch a Tribal Dance.

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 Juneau, Alaska

Arrive in Juneau. Scheduled airport pick-ups are provided today. For those coming in a day earlier, luggage pick-up at in town hotels is provided. Those staying out of town are to arrive at the ship at boarding time with their luggage. At boarding time, please come aboard the Island Spirit located at Sedrome/Goldbelt Marina Dock. Meet your crew, freshen up then join the Naturalist for a tour of the Alaska State House or a local museum. Come back aboard the Island Spirit for cocktails and dinner as you depart for your evening anchorage. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lynn Canal

Cruise north in Alaska’s longest and deepest Fjord, the Lynn Canal. Weather permitting you will visit a quiet bay and enjoy some kayaking! Enjoy a presentation on the marine life of the area from the on-board naturalist and visit a sea lion haul-out where there are hundreds of these mammals in the wilderness. Continue cruising and pass Eldred Rock lighthouse (named after Sarah Eldred) having the opportunity to take pictures. Porting takes place tonight in the village of Haines, AK.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Haines, AK

This morning it’s a leisurely brunch. Afterwards, you will be able to tour the town of Haines and enjoy a unique museum that houses 3000 hammers of all sorts and types. There is an exhibit from the Smithsonian museum as well! You will also have the chance to visit the rehabilitation museum to study local birds and animals. Learn about the salmon runs and more. There is impressive native artwork to be discovered and you will have the opportunity for shopping. In the evening you will cruise to Skagway, AK. You will arrive in Skagway in time to take a walk through town if you would like.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Skagway, AK

Start the day in Skagway with a local guided tour and some time at the Park Service museum and interpretive center. This afternoon, you are on your own to enjoy the town. You may choose to buy a ride on the historic White Horse railway, it is one of America’s scenic wonders. You may also enjoy some of Alaska’s best shopping; from furs, jewelry, native carvings, etc... You will cruise during dinner then relax at evening anchorage.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hoonah, AK

Enjoy a Tlingit tribal dance today. Shop and stroll in the old Icy Strait Point Cannery. Visit the local village of Hoonah and enjoy a presentation from the local native carvers. The natives have been working on some new totem poles for the famous Glacier Bay celebrations in the future. Settle in on- board for another quiet anchorage tonight.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Glacier Bay, AK

The day starts early as you transfer to the Exploration vessel in Glacier Bay National Park. You will be educated and entertained there by a National Park Service ranger. You will visit the majestic Tidewater Glaciers of this historic park; once the vision of John Muir, now a full day of ice flowing wilderness. You will cover over 140 miles of this icy wonderland. Afterwards, return to the Island Spirit for cocktails and cruising and dinner.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sitka. AK

Some morning cruising today as you come to port in Sitka, AK. Listen to a narrated tour of the community. The tour includes local museums, the Raptor rehabilitation center, Totem Park, finish the tour by visiting the Russian Orthodox Church. There will be some time to shop for you Alaskan trinkets before coming back aboard the Island Spirit for your final evening on the ship.

Day 9

  • Breakfast

Disembark Sitka, AK

Disembark the ship after one last breakfast and transfer to the airport for your continued independent journeys.
 Twin StateroomQueen Stateroom
-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.