Alaska Family Cruise

  • Overview

    Alaska is America’s last frontier and one of the best places for a family vacation. Cruising on a small ship allows for exploring down small waterways, visiting parks and viewing wilderness that large ships can’t access. It’s one of the most intimate ways to explore the breadth of Alaska’s outdoors.

    Here are some ideas for your custom family vacation in Alaska!

    Whale Watching in the Icy Strait

    The Icy Strait is a great place to hang out on the deck of the ship and look for whales as its part of the most populated whale waters in all of Southeast Alaska.

    Explore Glacier Bay National Park

    Disembark in Bartlett Cove, part of UNESCO World Heritage Site Glacier Bay National Park, and hike through forest trails searching for bears, moose, puffins, and bald eagles.

    Kayak the Chatham Strait

    Venture on the Chatham Strait to search for the secret coves, fjords, and anchorages that define the area and are ripe for adventure.

    View Glaciers Up Close

    Some of the best sites in the smaller passages of Alaska are the impressively large glaciers like Dawes, Grand Pacific, Margerie, and Johns Hopkins.

    Expedition Through Port Houghton and Stephen’s Passage

    Explore one of the most remote and wildest places of the Alaskan wilderness, where you’re more likely to see a blue heron, bald eagle, harbor seal, oystercatcher, or black bear than a fellow human.

    This is a sample of ideas. Please give us a call to discuss creating a full itinerary.

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7 days

Activity Level


Our challenging trips are the most active adventures that we have and require a high level of fitness. These trips generally involve over four hours of strenuous activity on multiple days. While these trips can be demanding, they are rewarding and gratifying at the end. These adventures are perfect for families to bond over unique experiences that will challenge and excite.
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9 days

Activity Level


Active trips revolve around multi-sport activities that keep your family outside and having fun! Your family will spend more time interacting with the elements and exploring than sitting on a beach or inside of a museum. These activities are not always physically demanding but they can be and do require a basic level of fitness.