An adventure cruise aboard a mothership sea kayaking yacht through the enormous wilderness of southeast Alaska will open your eyes to leviathan whales, countless eagles, bears catching wild salmon, sea lions, porpoises and various seabirds too numerous to count. ROW works with two adventure yachts in Alaska and has crafted multiple trips of varying length. Highlights of Alaska adventure cruises include seeing calving glaciers, walking through old growth rain forests, strolling along secluded beaches, Alaska sea kayaking and incredible land, air and sea wildlife.
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.
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.
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The good ship Sea Wolf is an 97' ocean-going ship that carries 12 passengers plus 5-6 crew in great comfort. She is an amazing expedition platform for cruising, wildlife spotting, whale watching and as a kayaking mothership. The Sea Wolf has many guest areas including a main viewing salon, covered aft viewing/dining deck and a wonderful wide bow. Our aft deck is enclosed in eisen glass and heated. There is a large outdoor viewing deck behind the wheelhouse. The side decks are also covered for your sightseeing comfort.
Our staterooms each have their own bathrooms including shower, sink and head. We carry an extensive naturalist library for our guests to enjoy. Our crew are all fun, knowledgeable and eager to share their naturalist lore and stories. We carry 6 double kayaks for guests and 2 guide kayaks. We also have a 18' Rigid inflatable for shore excursions. The Sea Wolf is an incredibly stable vessel and our waters as a rule as glassy calm for a wonderful cruising adventure.
The Sea Wolf cruises in Glacier Bay on 6 day Adventures between May and August begining and ending in Gustavus
The Catalyst is a classic wooden cruiser that was built in 1932 as a University of Washington research vessel. It's been completely updated and has a warm and casual ambiance. Its trip itinerary has less actual cruising time that most Alaskan Inside Passge cruises, so there's plenty of time for hiking, sea kayaking or just relaxing onboard.
Itinerary options are depended on the time of year you'd like to go but the majority of the season is:
- Juneau to Petersburg or vice versa
Trip length is 7 days and 6 nights.
Dates & Rates
Dates and Itineraries 2019 - Pacific Catalyst
Dates and Itineraries 2019 - Sea Wolf
May 12 - August 16 - Glacier Bay - 6 days from $4200 to $4700 depending on season
August 18 to September 18 - 10 Days South East Alaska Exploration - $7800