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Explore the top-rated United States small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Tracy Arm, and Petersburg, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of United States small ship cruises start at $2,640 for a trip of 6 to 30 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream United States small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Bald eagles resting
$4,295
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Chichagof Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Wrangell - St. Elias wilderness
$5,395
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Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn

9 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Journey through Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Kayak along the Alaskan coastline
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Spend 9 days aboard the Baranof Dream chasing beautiful, dramatic landscapes and Alaskan wildlife. After setting sail from Sitka head towards Glacier Bay National Park for the chance to see bears, wolves, humpback whales, and sea lions. Tour the capital city of Juneau and see all the highlights of …
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Exploring Alaska's glaciers
$3,995
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Last Frontier Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • See marine life in Frederick Sound
  • Participate on hiking in Sitka
  • Kayak along the Waterfall Coast
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 8-day voyage aboard Admiralty Dream for an exciting and energetic experience from the activities included on this itinerary to be able to explore Alaska from Sitka to Juneau or reverse.The dynamic itinerary features daily adventures like hiking rainforest trails, kayaking in a glacial …
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$2,970
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Wild Alaska Escape: Haines, the Inian Islands, and Tracy Arm Fjord

Sitka - Juneau - 6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Sea Lion
  • Journey by kayak into dramatic bays
  • Raft the Chilkat River with guides
  • See Haines by raft, bike, or foot
  • View glaciers and icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the National Geographic Sea Lion on this 6-day cruise to explore Alaska on an active expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in a compact timeframe. Enjoy hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak deep into glacially-carved fjords, …
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Moose found on an Alaska wildlife tour
$4,400
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Discoverer
  • Discover Glacier Bay National Park
  • Admire Alaskan wildlife
  • Visit Grand Pacific Glacier
  • Hike down Fairweather Mountain
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the unique Glacier Bay National Park, home to the world's largest marine sanctuary. From kelp-lined channels to hemlock and spruce forests, every inch of this remote land is worth exploring. This dazzling voyage offers the opportunity to admire the exotic wildlife of this region. Keep …
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Family hiking on a tour of Alaska
$4,900
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Northern Passages & Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Attend Park Ranger presentations
  • Hike at Glacier Bay National Park
  • Spot bears, otters, and whales
  • See Krestof and Nakwasina Sounds
  • Observe puffins and sea lions
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey into the crown jewel of the U.S. National Park System on this 8-day cruise aboard the Safari Endeavour. Explore Glacier Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, or boat. Highlights include trips to Glacier Bay National Park and Chichagof Islands' waterfall …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$6,223
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Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Venture
  • View unique wildlife such as orcas
  • Visit Tracy or Endicott Arm fjords
  • Explore Alaskan ecosystems
  • Hike & kayak in Icy Strait
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Southeast Alaska aboard National Geographic Venture on its 8-day expedition from Juneau to Sitka. Experience an extraordinary visit to Alaska. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of orcas or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. Explore under the guidance of an …
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Kayaking in Hawaii's lava tubes.
$5,900
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Hawaiian Seascapes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy a paŹ»ina and jam session
  • Take part in exploration activities
  • Visit the Puu Waawaa Sanctuary
  • Snorkel among coral gardens
  • Explore the island history
Starts / Ends:
Molokai / Kailua Kona
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Safari Explorer to discover gems of the Hawaiian Islands! On this 8-day voyage, partake in unparalleled snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, beach-combing, and skiff excurisons. Visit a plumeria farm, one of Hawaii's longest beaches, and discover island history at the …
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Marvel at the striking icebergs
$3,595
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North to True Alaska Expedition

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Visit Glacier Bay
  • Explore Baranof Island
  • Stroll the town of Skagway
  • Cruise Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoyan amazing array of True Alaska highlightsaboard the Alaskan Dream on this 6-day cruise.Experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$4,895
LMS
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Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Alaskan Dream
  • Visit the renowned Tracy Arm Fjord
  • Relax at the Orca Point Lodge
  • View the world's tallest totem pole
  • Enjoy kayak and DIB in Saginaw Bay
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Board the Alaskan Dream for an 8-day small ship cruise through Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska. Experience a different way to see Alaska visiting local towns, villages, communities, national parks, waterfalls, bays, and inlets. Discover Saginaw Bay, Petersburg, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Glacier Bay …
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Bald eagles resting
$4,750
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Seward to Vancouver

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Cruise along Hubbard Glacier
  • Witness bald eagles & brown bears
  • Experience adventures in Juneau
  • Explore the scenery of Seward
Starts / Ends:
Seward / Vancouver, BC
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise on the luxurious Silver Muse explores the sights of southeastern Alaska. Sail from Seward, Alaska, to Vancouver, Canada,through the famed Inside Passage. Along the journey, watch for Alaska's spectacular wildlife, including whales, bears, and moose. Observe stunning, lush …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$3,950
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Vancouver to Seward

8 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Muse
  • Explore Vancouver
  • Discover Inside Passage
  • Experience Ketchikan
  • Explore Icy Strait Point
Starts / Ends:
Vancouver, BC / Seward
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day cruise from Vancouver to Seward aboard the Silver Muse, through Canada and Alaska, starting in Vancouver. Enjoy city views from the Vancouver Lookout Tower, explore art galleries, and savor Chinatown's cuisine. Sail the Inside Passage, witnessing Alaska's beauty. Arrive …
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Kayaking around Alaska
$4,400
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Wild, Woolly and Wow: Best of Glacier Bay

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte and Baird Glacier
  • Enjoy wildlife searches
  • Experience active adventures
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the Wilderness Legacy for this 8-day voyage that takes you into the jewel of the US National Park System.Join fellow adventurers on the most active back-country itinerary that UnCruise offers. See areas that no other boats visit, and stretch your legs and imagination in all new areas. Enjoy …
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Alaska wildlife tours and brown bear fishing for salmon
$6,100
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Alaska's Glacier Country

8 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Quest
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
  • Admire Alaska's natural beauty
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Safari Quest gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, mountain …
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Get up close to amazing glaciers in Alaska
$5,770
LMS
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Ice of the Inside Passage

Sitka to Ketchikan - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Baranof Dream
  • Watch glaciers calve giant icebergs
  • Journey through Endicott
  • Explore Wrangell
  • Visit the highlights of Juneau
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Spend 9 days aboard the Baranof Dream chasing beautiful landscapes and Alaskan wildlife. Set sail from Sitka and head towards Glacier Bay National Park to get a chance to see bears, wolves, humpback whales, and sea lions. Tour the capital city of Juneau and see all the highlights of this scenic …
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Kayak alongside glaciers on your Alaskan cruise
$2,995
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North to True Alaska Expedition

6 Day Itinerary aboard Chichagof Dream
  • Cruise Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal
  • Stroll the town of Skagway
  • Visit Glacier Bay
  • Explore Alaska's coastal wilderness
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier Bay National Park, and three of the Inside Passage’s most historical and charming towns—Sitka, Skagway, and Juneau. This 6-day cruise aboard the Chichagof …
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Downtown Juneau, Alaska
$2,795
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North to True Alaska Expedition

6 Day Itinerary aboard Admiralty Dream
  • Visit Glacier Bay
  • Stroll the town of Skagway
  • Cruise Chatham Strait & Lynn Canal
  • Explore Alaska's coast
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day cruise aboard the Admiralty Dream is carefully outlined in a way that is unhurried and there are multiple opportunities for unscripted discovery and adventure. Experience Alaska’s famous wildlife, pristine wilderness bays and rainforest, kayak and skiff adventures, stunning Glacier …
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Hiking on glacier
$4,400
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Glaciers & Tranquility, Alaska's Adult-Only Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Legacy
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Hike old-growth forest and glacial
  • Enjoy wildlife searches
  • Experience active adventures
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Wilderness Legacy on an 8-day Glaciers & Tranquility, Alaska's Adult-Only Adventure cruise from Juneau and back. Head to Robert and Crow Island to experience an engaging guide through a forest hike and whale-watching cruise. Then visit LeConte Glacier and Ideal Cove, and the next stop …
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