Join us aboard a premier expedition ship that will traverse waters inaccessible to others and take you closer to wild Alaska! Visit small villages to experience our rich local culture as well as remote locations where you’ll kayak near icebergs and hike through rainforests. Relax in our spacious dining area with panoramic windows and take in the awe inspiring landscapes. Experience complete immersion in the wild lands and waterways of Southeast Alaska on an exciting itinerary that can be customized to specific interests.

Board our private expedition ship, the Kruzof Explorer, a reimagined fishing boat that once roamed the Bering Sea in pursuit of king crab. Constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, it is capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture. The unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities.

Highlights


• Enjoy a higher level of activity, with more time spent in remote areas. Your knowledgeable captain and shore-side management will determine the week’s best destinations based on wildlife migrations and patterns, guest interests, and weather.


• Visit Glacier Bay National Park a UNESCO world heritage site. This stunning park covers 3.3 million acres, contains several tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales.

Explore beautiful Sitka, the only community in Southeast Alaska that faces the open ocean waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Visit fascinating sites that highlight the community’s rich Alaska Native and Russian history. Embark for the winding narrows north of town while searching for sea otters, bears, whales, and other wildlife. Anchor for the evening in a protected body of water in Peril Strait or eastern Baranof Island.
Navigate the remote northeastern coast of Baranof Island. This region includes many intimate coves and inlets, making it ideal for exploration. Walk a beautiful rainforest path to the natural hot spring pools of Baranof Warm Springs; relax in a steaming pool while enjoying your favorite beverage and savoring the stunning wilderness.
View entertaining Steller sea lions on their Brothers Island haul-out while scouting for humpback whales in Frederick Sound. Experience the thrill of viewing wildlife from the skiff. End the day in a remote, wilderness bay. Options include Windham bay, Hobart bay, or Port Houghton.
Journey through Tracy or Endicott Arm in the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, a place the famous naturalist, John Muir, referred to as, “A wild, unfinished Yosemite.” Renowned for its pristine waterfalls, towering icebergs, abundant harbor seals, and granite cliffs that rise form sea level to 4,000 feet, this wilderness is often referred to by locals as one of the most scenic areas in the state. Both of these dramatic glacial fjords offer stunning views of tidewater glaciers. Traveling aboard the Kruzof Explorer provides the unique opportunity to kayak in this beautiful Alaska wilderness area.
Savor the serenity of raw wilderness on an unscripted day of Southeast Alaska discovery. The options are countless, dictated by the day’s unique circumstances. Opportunities may include a coastline kayak paddle, up-close whale encounters, or a hike through an alluring old-growth forest. We may do a beach landing on an unspoiled shoreline to explore a tidal flat or track along with a foraging bear from the safety of our skiff. Regardless of the activity, you’ll experience the magic of the archipelago’s many remote coves, bays, and inlets.
Explore the wildlife-rich waters of Icy Strait, renowned for phenomenal humpback whale viewing. In the afternoon, we’ll sail into beautiful Glacier Bay National Park to begin our first day of extended park exploration. Unique opportunities during our voyage through Glacier Bay include a beach trek near the Reid Glacier (or other remote location), a visit to the new Huna Tribal House, and rainforest trails surrounding Glacier Bay Lodge.
This remarkable national park fjord covers 3.3 million acres, contains eight tidewater glaciers, and provides pristine habitat for a wide-array of wildlife, including both brown and black bears, wolves, mountain goats, Steller sea lions, and humpback whales. The highlight for many is the Margerie Glacier, known for its dramatic calving displays. The Kruzof Explorer provides an opportunity for unsurpassed, in-depth exploration of this UNESCO world heritage site.
Disembark in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. Transfer to your hotel or the airport is complimentary.
Cruise information is subject to change without notice based on navigating conditions. Itinerary order is also subject to rearrangement based on permit allocations.

Kruzof Stateroom

$7,495 USD pp
Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx 121 sq. ft.

Kruzof Stateroom

$7,495 USD pp
Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx 121 sq. ft.

Kruzof Stateroom

$7,495 USD pp
Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx 121 sq. ft.

Kruzof Stateroom

$7,495 USD pp
Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx 121 sq. ft.

Kruzof Stateroom

$7,495 USD pp
Kruzof Stateroom
One queen bed, landscape window, spacious wardrobe, en suite bathroom with shower. Approx 121 sq. ft.

Additional charges:

Port Taxes & Fees. From: 45 USD pp

Kruzof Explorer

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 128 feet / 39 meters

Passenger Capacity: 12

The Kruzof Explorer, a Bering Sea crab fishing boat turned premier expedition vessel, was constructed to be among the toughest hulls on the planet, capable of exploring remote areas and bodies of water where few venture. The unparalleled seaworthiness and performance, coupled with modern renovations and elegant furnishings results in a craft that stands alone in its expedition capabilities. The vessel carries a sport fishing vessel, high-speed Zodiac, kayaks, and paddleboards. The vessel's five-ton crane, which once hauled king crab pots, easily handles loading and unloading of these expedition craft.


Cabin layout for Kruzof Explorer

Inclusions


• Voyage in selected cabin category
• All meals while on board
• Meals ashore where indicated in itinerary
• Shore excursions as indicated in itinerary
• Transfers to and from the vessel in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan on embarkation and disembarkation day
• Transfers from Airport to Hotel for guests arriving 1 day before embarkation
• Use of recreational equipment as indicated in itinerary
• Binoculars in each room for use throughout the voyage
• Rain jacket, rain pants and boots for use throught the voyage
• Knowledgable local staff and crew
• Daily room service
• Non alcoholic beverages
• Complimentary glass of house wine or Alaskan beer with dinner service
• Alcohol included in select cabin categories/Deluxe Cabins/Suites

Exclusions


• International and Domestic Airfares
• Travel Insurance
• Passport and Visa Costs if applicable
• Alcoholic beverages not listed in inclusions
• Gratuities (Recommended USD$15.00 per passenger per day)
• Port Fees/Taxes
Kruzof Explorer
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