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Kayaking in the fjord

Discovery Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Stroll through Tenakee Springs
  • Attend a native dance in Hoonah
  • Cruise Ford's Terror canyon
  • Kayaking & ziplining options
Board the Island Spirit for a 9-day cruise around Alaska's pristine wilderness. Embark in Sitka and enjoy scenic cruising through Chatham Strait, Endicott Arm, and ports of call Juneau and Petersburg. Search for Alaskan wildlife and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Endicott Arm, Ford's Terror, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka
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A large waterfall cascades from the Alaskan mountainside

Exploration Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Visit Juneau, Hoonah & Haines
  • Cruise the famous Glacier Bay
  • Enjoy sulphur tubs & waterfalls
  • Learn about Alaskan culture
Journey to Alaska's Inside Passage and encounter abundant wildlife and dazzling glaciers from your small ship, the Island Spirit. Spend 9-days exploring Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Chatham Strait, and more as you experience The Last Frontier.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Glacier Bay National Park, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway
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Kayaks await in Alaska

Hinterlands Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Interact with locals in Kake
  • Kayak the bays of Baranof Island
  • Skiff & Kayak Ford's Terror
  • Explore the highlights of Juneau
Explore America's Last Frontier on this exceptional 9-day small ship Alaska voyage on the Island Spirit. Cruise the Inside Passage (the Alexander Archipelago) and admire the remote wilds of Alaska in the ports of Kake, Chatham Strait, Tenekee Springs, and more. As you sail and kayak, keep your eyes on the horizon for whales and sea birds.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Baranof Island, Ford's Terror, Hoonah, Icy Strait, Juneau, Kake, Petersburg
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Elk feeding on the lush grass.

Northbound Inside Passage

14 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Voyage through Wrangell Narrows
  • Witness Ford's Terror Fjord
  • Kayak a remote cove in Ketchican
  • Admire 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.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Alaska, Canada, North America, Pacific Northwest, United States, Behm Canal, Coupeville, Dawes Glacier, Ford's Terror, Friday Harbor, Johnstone Strait, Juneau, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords National Wilderness, Petersburg, Seattle, Thomas Bay, Wrangell, Wrangell Narrows
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Kayaking to the glacier!

Wilderness Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Revel in the midst of Dawes Glacier
  • Admire brown bears
  • Unwind in Tenakee Springs
  • Enjoy the world's longest zip line
Cruise Southeastern Alaska aboard the Island Spirit on our 9 day cruise. Explore Alaska's pristine waterways by ship, skiff, and kayak while searching for wildlife. Visit local communities and explore the coastline on foot.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Alaska, North America, United States, Chatham Strait, Dawes Glacier, Ford's Terror, Icy Strait, Juneau, Kake, Taku Harbor, Tenakee Springs, Windham Bay
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May 0114Northbound Inside Passage
May 159Wilderness Cruise
May 259Wilderness Cruise
Jun 039Exploration Cruise
Jun 129Discovery Cruise
Jun 229Hinterlands Cruise
Jul 019Discovery Cruise
Jul 109Exploration Cruise
Jul 209Wilderness Cruise
Jul 299Exploration Cruise
Aug 079Exploration Cruise
Aug 169Wilderness Cruise
Aug 269Wilderness Cruise
Sep 0514Northbound Inside Passage
Passengers: 32
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

The Island Spirit carries up to 32 passengers overnight in 17 comfortable staterooms. Each room has a private bath and shower, as well as a minimum of one large opening window for wonderful views and fresh air ventilation during your Alaska cruise.

The Island Spirit is a three deck U.S. Coast Guard licensed and inspected passenger vessel. Originally built in 1978 as an oil field supply vessel, she is all-aluminum and heavily constructed. There are two staircases for access between decks. The stairs are brightly lit and are easy to navigate with handrails.

Although the Island Spirit cruises in primarily protected waterways, the Island Spirit has been upgraded to 2010 USCG vessel standards. The vessel utilizes fin stabilizers and a reshaped hull for extra stability and cruising comfort.

This Vessel Is Blue, But the Impact Is Green!
The vessel was completely rebuilt and re-powered in 2002 with Caterpillar marine engines. These new state-of-the-art engines meet all existing EPA low pollution standards. The Island Spirit continues to set the benchmark for low impact on the environment.

The Island Spirit is the only US Coast Guard licensed small ship to power guest and public areas by batteries at night. The Island Spirit utilizes excess power during the day to charge up for super quiet evenings. Engines are not run at night so you'll sleep right. Imagine anchoring in pristine Alaskan bays on such a quiet vessel.

On the Island Spirit, all of the ship's liquids are treated prior to discharge — even your shower and sink water. All galley sinks are also treated.

Features and Amenities
Interior Features
-Cozy lounge with a full-service bar
-Full-size shower in every stateroom
-Library for quiet reading time
-Two televisions and a sound system
-Perfect for celebrating special occasions

Exterior Features
-Full-size windows in lounges and staterooms
-Open bow area with cushioned seating
-Outdoor back deck with tables and chairs
-8 single and 8 double kayaks
-Comfortable 10-person zodiacs
Island Spirit's Standard Staterooms.
Twin Stateroom
Stateroom with two twin beds, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.
Island Spirit's Queen Stateroom.
Queen Stateroom
Slightly larger stateroom with queen bed, private bathroom with shower. All rooms have full size windows with screens.
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