An Alaska adventure cruise takes travelers through an untamed wilderness and allows up-close experiences with natural Arctic wonders. Wildlife watching opportunities seem limitless: Brown and black bears, moose, spirited otters, and majestic bald eagles share this region. Whale watching from a small cruise ship reveal humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, puffins, and sea lions. The landscape of Alaska is as wild as the animals that roam the region. Choosing a small ship Alaskan cruise is important as you'll be able to discover isolated inlets only accessible by small ships and explore further in zodiacs and kayaks that take you through a labyrinth of glaciers, icebergs, fjords and rivers. Adventure Life's Alaska cruise experts will help you craft the perfect trip crafted to your precise intrests, budget and schedule.
Adventure Life's Alaska cruise experts pick their favorite small cruise ships for exploring the Alaskan wilderness.
Wilderness Adventurer - mixing a classic Alaska adventure cruise with hiking, railroad excursions and even a chilling arctic snorkeling experience (optional!), the Wildnerness Adventurer is an excellent choice for active travelers. This small expedition ship is equipped with kayaks, drysuits, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, inflatable boats, a fishing boat, trekking poles, and overnight camping gear.
Island Spirit - a small 36 passenger ship that is ideal for those who cherish peace and quiet, as it's the only boat that uses batteries during the night instead of a noisy generator. It's also considered one of the more ecologically friendly small ship cruise options.
Wilderness Discoverer - is the slightly larger (76 passenger) sister ship of the Wilderness Adventurer, so it appeals to the same type of active type of traveler. It's small enough to navigate tight coves while being more stable in the water than the smaller boats.