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Traveler on a glacier tour of Alaska.

Captain's Choice Cruise

9 Day Itinerary aboard Island Spirit
  • Visit Juneau and Sitka
  • Cruise the waters of Chattam Strait
  • Watch for bears and whales
  • Learn about Alaskan culture
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Visit Alaska the towns of Juneau and Sitka as your cruise begins or ends; other ports of call will vary. Possible towns you may visit: Hoonah, Haines, Skagway, Tenekee Springs, Kake, Petersburg. This cruise is designed to take advantage of the best available scenery and wildlife during your cruise …
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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
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Embark the Island Spirit in Seattle and begin your 14-day journey through the Inside Passage. Visit Alaska's "First City", Ketchikan, explore the small fishing community of Petersburg, and tour the borough of Wrangell. Cruise through Misty Fjords, boat up the Stikine River, search for …
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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 and whales
  • Unwind in Tenakee Springs
  • Enjoy the world's longest zip-line
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Activity Level:
Explore some of the less traveled, most beautiful, and pristine areas of Southeast Alaska during this unique 9-day cruise on the Island Spirit. This incredible voyage allows travelers to experience areas of the Alaskan wilderness by kayak, foot, from the ship, and even by zip line!
Cruise Details
Jul 259Wilderness Cruise
Aug 049Captain's Choice Cruise
Aug 149Captain's Choice Cruise
Aug 249Wilderness Cruise
Sep 029Wilderness Cruise
Sep 1214Northbound Inside Passage
Max 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, she 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. With approximately 8000 lbs of batteries providing 16.5kw of eco-friendly power, Island Spirit is a responsible low carbon way to see Alaska waters!

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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