- Duration: 6-10 Days
- Length: Varies
- Intensity: Easy
- Season: May - September
- Airport: Depends on itinerary
Incredible and abundant wildlife and marine life, remote passages that larger cruise ships cannot access, glaciers, native cultures, sea kayaking, gourmet food.
ROW Adventures is pleased to offer you a choice of Alaska adventure cruise options that explore southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. Thousands of islands and the imposing coastline form a natural wonderland that's woven together by an intricate network of waterways. Our small yacht tours allow intimate exploration of the many coves and inlets unreachable by traditional cruise ships.
Rather than merely gazing upon the scenery from the rail of a large commercial cruise ship, ROW's adventure cruises drop anchor often to explore the Alaskan coastline and glaciers. Cruising only three to four hours each day leaves plenty of time for walking secluded beaches, exploring dramatic ice fields, wandering through old growth rain forests, and paddling sea-kayaks through misty fjords where jagged peaks tower above.
Whether your interest is wildlife, sea kayaking, active exploration or relaxing on the deck of the "mothership" and watching for whales, you'll find this adventure cruise a life-enriching experience. Wildlife, weather, tides and your group's interests all play a part in the making of an Alaska adventure cruise. We follow general itineraries, but each trip is unique.
Alaska cruise Itineraries by ROW vary. Some of the yachts cruise in the Frederick Sound area while others travel further west near Sitka. We also offer trips in Glacier Bay - a beautiful wilderness which allows guests to be immersed in the isolation of this vast State. However, each trip takes you to a different part of Alaska's awe-inspiring Inside Passage. No roads intrude this isolated wilderness. It's one of the few places in North America that remains largely unpopulated and unspoiled.
The sea teems with a rich variety of life. Humpback and Orca whales abound. Playful Dall porpoises commonly visit our adventure cruise ships. Sea lions are as common as sparrows and the highest density of brown bears and bald eagles in the world is found here. Wolves, beavers, foxes, martens and moose also make this area their home.
Inaccessible to most, the wonders of this vast wilderness are experienced first-hand aboard the yacht of your choice. Accommodating four to twelve guests, life onboard an adventure cruise ship includes comfortable private cabins with shared bathrooms, a large and roomy deck and fresh gourmet meals prepared for you in the galley. ROW's adventure cruises are joined by an expert naturalist guide who will share knowledge of the local flora and fauna, and the natural and cultural history of this remarkable place.
Choosing your Alaska Adventure Cruise
Our goal is to match you with the yacht and adventure cruise itinerary that best meets your interests and desires. If your departure dates aren't very flexible, call or email for availability. Weather is another consideration for Alaskan adventure cruises. June is drier than other months. Salmon start to run up the creeks in early July, so bear sightings are more common.
The bottom line - Alaska is an incredible, enormous and beautiful area. If you're having trouble deciding which trip is right for you, call us and we'll be happy to help you discover the adventure cruise that's right for you.