Northbound Inside Passage Cruise


  • Voyage through the Wrangell Narrows & take in a small fishing community
  • Venture out on a kayak in a remote cove in Ketchikan
  • Witness one of the most majestic hidden fjords in Alaska
  • Admire the beauty and grandeur of Dawes Glacier

Embark on this 14-day Alaska voyage through the famous Inside Passage with a cruise of British Columbia and the San Juan Islands. Accommodating just 32-passengers, the small ship, Island Spirit, provides a relaxed on-board atmosphere, ideal for cruising this remote and wild region.

Day 1

Embark in Seattle, Washington

Board the Island Spirit and settle in. Cruising begins later in the afternoon with a transit through the Seattle locks. Enjoy a welcome aboard cocktail hour before your first delicious dinner on board. Cruise tonight to historic Coupeville, Washington.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Coupeville, Washington

After breakfast visit historic Coupeville for the morning hours. Return to board in time for lunch while the Island Spirit cruises to Friday Harbor, Washington.

Days 3-4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At Sea

Depart in the morning for Canadian waters! Cruise from Washington heading northbound through the inside passage of Canada. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, including orca and white-sided dolphins.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive Alaska

Enjoy some relaxing time, listen to narrative talks about the sea, land, and wildlife from the on-board naturalist. Enter back into U.S. waters this evening. Tonight you anchor in a small bay in Alaska.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Venture to Ketchikan, Alaska this morning. Enjoy a day to shop and explore this touristy town. Return aboard to witness the "real" Alaska.

Day 7

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Behm Canal

Today cruise through the Behm Canal and Misty Fjords National Monument, a spectacular Alaskan cruising area. Visit Punchbowl Cove for lunch. Cozy in for a peaceful evening at anchor tonight.

Day 8

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Misty Fjords

Continue cruising Misty Fjords National Monument area today. Stop in a quiet little cover for afternoon kayaking (if weather permits) then cruise to a quiet anchor.

Day 9

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Cruise during the morning. Enjoy an afternoon visit to Wrangell and a thrilling jet boat ride up the Stikine River, making sure to keep an eye out for moose! Overnight in port in Wrangell.

Day 10

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


This morning cruise through the Wrangell Narrows and visit a small fishing community in the quaint town of Petersburg, Alaska. Anchor in a local bay for some kayaking in the afternoon.

Day 11

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dawes Glacier

Today visit the beautiful Endicott Arm and get a good look at the Dawes Glacier from your own vessel. Observe spectacular glacier calving and watch for the seals that rest on the ice. Anchor tonight by Dawes Glacier.

Day 12

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ford's Terror

This morning enter into a region that is some of the most scenic in the Tongass national forest. Enjoy a day in Ford’s Terror, take a skiff ride with your naturalist or grab a kayak and set out to watch nature at its best. Be among a handful to visit this fjord; one of the most majestic hidden fjords in Alaska.

Day 13

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Brunch in Ford's Terror

This morning you have the option for more kayaking and skiff rides. Depart Ford’s Terror after a leisurely lunch. Cruise to Juneau this afternoon. Settle for dinner aboard the Island Spirit.

Day 14

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Juneau / Return Home

This morning enjoy your final breakfast aboard the Island Spirit then transfer to your hotel or airport.

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* Itinerary operates in reverse.
- 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. The Island Spirit always strives to provide the best trip available. Some things may change due to weather, wildlife, tour availability etc.

Included in your cruise fare:
- All meals
- Cocktail hour and wines with dinner
- Kayaks and walking tours
- Port charges and taxes

Excluded in your cruise fare:
- Crew gratuities