Cruise Adventures

For Alaska cruise passengers, Alaska Private Touring provides small ship cruises and private charted cruise options for travelers. In addition, we offer unique, custom-designed shore excursions in cruise ports of call as well as land-based itineraries to help you maximize your fun pre and post cruise and extend your on-board cruise experience.

Small Ship Cruises

There is simply no better way to explore Alaska by water than on a small-ship cruise. Our cruising options include scheduled departures out of Sitka, Ketchikan, Petersburg or Juneau in Alaska’s spectacular Inside Passage. Small ship cruises appeal to multiple generations and provide unparalleled opportunity for marinelife and glacier viewing. Each small ship or luxury yacht has its own unique “personality” and feature delicious cuisine, rich amenities, outstanding guest service, and complimentary adventure gear and equipment.

Private Cruise Charters

We offer boat buyouts for private charted cruising on the route of your choice with full crew and amenities included. Our charters cruise vessels typically have a capacity of 4 – 22 persons, but larger cruise vessels are also available for private charters upon request.

Shore Excursions Just for You

Whatever port of call your cruise pulls in at, the Alaska Private Touring team knows how to help you plan a very special private shore excursion maximizing your limited time while docked there. We know all Alaska’s ports of call inside and out including the unique activities available to cruise passengers in Skagway, Sitka, Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan, among others. Our carefully selected local adventure partners will show you the time of your life and have strong reputations for providing quality service. And we are always on the lookout for new, exciting opportunities in our cruise ship ports of call so we can share them with cruise lovers.

Pre or Post Cruise Land-Based Itineraries

Before your cruise begins or after it ends, a private, land-based travel experience in Alaska allows you to experience even more of Alaska’s many natural treasures, outdoor adventures, and unique cultural traditions. We can plan tailor-made land-based itineraries for you which span from one day to two weeks. If you just need a private transfer directly from the ship or to the airport, we can also assist.

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Juneau “Bites and Booze”

You’ll enjoy the best Alaskan “bites and booze” as you sip award-winning craft beers from Alaskan breweries and handcrafted cocktails while tasting locally-inspired culinary favorites on this “tasty” pub crawl in Juneau.  You’ll discover immediately why Juneau has one... Read more

Juneau Icefield Excursion by Helicopter

Explore the natural ice formations of Juneau Icefield by helicopter on this guided flightseeing adventure including a scenic flight and a brief landing.  Explore the ice formations with your pilot and guide and stroll along a river of ice... Read more

Glacier Bay Flightseeing Tour (Haines)

Check another Alaska National Park off your bucket list with this exclusive 1.5 hour flightseeing tour over Glacier Bay National Park.  Your experienced pilot will highlight the beauty of this special corner of the world as he showcases the... Read more

Whale Tails and Rainforest Trails

Your Juneau-based outdoor adventure begins with a hike through Alaska rainforests in Tongass National Forest followed by your own private, naturalist-guided exploration of Mendenhall Glacier.  Continue to Auke Bay to board your exclusive, private whale-watching cruise for some of... Read more

Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Skagway

Travel from Skagway to Haines on a scenic ferry ride for your private guided kayaking exploration of Chilkoot Lake State Park.  This lake is surrounded by scenic waterfalls, lush green rainforests, and attracts a myriad of wildlife. Spend your... Read more

An Evening with Bears (Skagway)

The months of August and September provide unique opportunities in Haines for bear viewing. Travel from Skagway to Haines by ferry, then meet your naturalist guide for an evening wildlife “safari” to see Alaskan brown bears. Photograph these majestic... Read more

“A Taste of Juneau” Culinary Tour

Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will take you on a fascinating culinary adventure through Juneau as you explore Alaska’s cuisine while you walk through Juneau’s colorful neighborhoods.  Taste Alaska’s diverse and delicious seafood while sipping on locally-brewed beer... Read more

Mendenhall Glacier Canoeing and Trekking

Paddle your canoe through the calm deep waters of Mendenhall Lake, then hike across the rocky shores with views of Tongass National Forest to reach Juneau’s famous Mendenhall Glacier.  Bald eagles and mountain goats will watch over you as... Read more

Chilkat Rainforest Nature Hike from Skagway

Travel from Skagway to Haines via ferry to join your private, knowledgeable, and experienced naturalists as they guide you through the lush wilderness of the world’s largest temperate rainforest in Chilkat Lake State Park. Head to the Chilkat Rainforest... Read more

Alaskan Luxury: Coast to Coast

This luxurious 2-week Alaska journey takes you deep into the Inside Passage, into the landscapes of the Interior and along the coast, showcasing some of the state’s best highlights and two luxury lodges. Immerse yourself in diverse adventures curated... Read more

Chilkat Rainforest Nature Hike from Haines

Join a knowledgeable and experienced naturalist as they guide you on a 4-hour nature hike near Haines in the lush wilderness of the world’s largest temperate rainforests. Head to the Chilkat Rainforest trailhead to begin your journey into this... Read more

A Private Cruise Aboard the M/V Sea Mist

Your own personal cruise into Prince William Sound awaits as you explore its waters in Southcentral Alaska aboard The Sea Mist.  A private yacht charter is the ideal way to explore Alaska for families of all ages. With a... Read more

Explore Alaska’s Inside Passage: Private Expedition Vessel

Sail away from the ‘typical’ Alaska cruise experience aboard your own private expedition vessel.  Alaska’s Inside Passage is frequented by many large cruise ships, which due to their size are limited to stopping in the same ports of call... Read more

Prince of Wales Bear Viewing

Begin your Ketchikan-based adventure by boarding your bush plane for a brief flight into Prince of Wales, the heart of Alaska’s black bear country.  Once you land and disembark, you’ll learn from your pilot and guide all about these... Read more

Design Your Own Skagway Day Trip

What’s your pleasure? You can experience the Klondike Gold Rush and the history of Skagway on a private day tour created just for you. You provide your bucket-list/wish list for your day trip in Skagway and we will provide... Read more

Yukon Railroad and Bike Ride

Travel from Skagway aboard the historic White Pass Yukon Railroad, then climb on your bicycle to begin your Yukon biking adventure.  Bike along the paved Klondike Highway led by your private cycling guide, for a 30-mile ride by road... Read more

Trekking on Mendenhall Glacier

Experience Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier on foot on this private, guided Alaska hiking and glacier trekking all-day outdoor adventure.  Follow your private naturalist guide as you hike together through the Tongass National Forest to the face of Mendenhall Glacier. Then... Read more

Photographing the Chilkat Valley (Haines)

Step off your Alaska cruise in Haines and meet your professional photography guide for a 4-hour adventure into the scenic Chilkat Valley for prime wildife and landscape photography. Your private photography guide will select their favorite locations for the... Read more

Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

Grab your camera and explore Juneau’s most enticing natural attractions.  Capture that perfect shot of Alaska landscapes and wildlife as you as you explore the hiking trails near Mendenhall Glacier.  Then enjoy a guided whale watching cruise on a... Read more

Photographing the Chilkat Valley (Skagway)

If getting that perfect photograph is one of your goals during your Alaskan cruise, then this is the Skagway day tour for you! Take the ferry from Skagway to Haines with marinelife views then leave Skagway behind as you... Read more

Bike, Hike, and Brew

Alaska is a goldmine for beer enthusiasts and Haines, Alaska is no exception!  This unique, active adventure begins with two miles of scenic coastal bike riding followed by a hike through the rainforest to a beach with scenic wildlife... Read more

Whales and Wilderness Exploration

Juneau offers some of the most reliable whale watching for humpbacks and orcas, anywhere in Alaska.  On your 4-hour private Juneau whale watching day tour, you’ll board your exclusive small-ship cruising vessel to learn about, photograph and listen to... Read more

“Wild Coast” Sitka Paddle & Cruise

This full-day kayaking trip exploring Sitka Sound is custom-built to give you the ideal paddling itinerary and route that will truly “float your boat”. There’s no such thing as a “typical” itinerary for a “Wild Coast” adventure – no... Read more

Alaska Native Storytellers and Artists

Meet and get to know Alaskan Natives  living in Ketchikan, from storytellers to artists, as they share with you their unique perspectives, cultural traditions and history. In their own language, “Tlingit” means ‘People of Tides.’ Get a first-hand lesson... Read more

Skagway “Bike, Hike, and Brew”

Enjoy an intimate, local Alaska day trip getting active in beautiful Haines, Alaska. A ferry ride from Skagway unites you with your biking guide and your bike for the day. Take off for fun for the trailhead and then... Read more

Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Haines

Meet your private wilderness guide in Haines for a half-day of fun as you set out on a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into... Read more

Alaska Islands, Whales, and Glaciers

Explore Southeast Alaska aboard an intimate vessel that is high on both adventure and guest service. You’ll enjoy a casual atmosphere aboard while you depart Sitka and explore Eastern Baranof Island, Icy Strait and Glacier Bay National Park. Hike... Read more

Mt. Riley Hike

Arrive in Haines and meet your adventure guide for a private guided hike up to Mt. Riley’s 1,760-foot summit.  For those that love outdoor fun, this moderate to challenging hike offers spectacular 360-degree views and an active option for... Read more

Design Your Own Sitka Day Trip

Nestled at the foot of magnificent glacial carved mountains facing the Pacific Island, Sitka’s community-rich culture and history are reflected throughout the town and its beautiful attractions. Get up close to the wildlife of Sitka Sound and enhance your... Read more

Paddling with Whales : Kayaking Fun

The waterways surrounding Channel Islands State Marine Park near Juneau are home to a diverse array of Alaskan wildlife and marine life including orca whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and more.  Jump in a kayak... Read more

Multi-Sport Adventure from Skagway

Travel from Skagway to the quiet community of Haines for the ultimate Alaskan full-day of adventure!  Your full-day of adventure from Skagway begins with a private scenic flight over Alaska’s famous Glacier Bay National Park, rich with wildlife, and... Read more

Naturalist’s Paradise from Haines

Meet your private naturalist guide and set out on a seaside drive into Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river with excellent bear viewing, and a turquoise lake surrounded by... Read more

Prince William Sound Luxury Cruise

Alaska is a popular cruise destination for those who want to experience the state’s many iconic glaciers, abundant wildlife, and epic scenery that the state is famous for. Now you can enjoy these Alaskan cruise highlights aboard an intimate... Read more

Naturalist’s Paradise from Skagway

Breakaway from the crowds of Skagway and visit a true naturalist’s paradise – Haines, Alaska. Haines boasts some of the most pristine wild country in Southeast Alaska. After ferrying over from Skagway, meet your private naturalist guide and set... Read more

Alaska Crabbing and Cuisine

Launch on a small boat out of Ketchikan, then bait and set your crab pots on this “crabbing and cuisine” day out on the water in an iconic destination among fishermen. Afterward, enjoy some quality time fishing for multiple... Read more

Design Your Own Ketchikan Adventure

Step off your cruise ship in Ketchikan and choose your itinerary highlights! Select the attractions of most interest to you and our Travel Designers will create the ideal Ketchikan day trip, customized just for you! Alaska’s ‘first city’ is... Read more

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage: Private Luxury Yacht

Experience Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard your own private luxury yacht on a small ship cruise with a captain and crew who endeavor to meet your every need and indulge your every wish.  Southeast Alaska showcases incredible scenery and wildlife. ... Read more

Inside Passage Glaciers & Wildlife

Cruise aboard the Safari Quest through the wildlife and glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park, 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords. Explore highlights of the Inside Passage including Icy... Read more

Admiralty Island Bear Viewing by Kayak

This is a “true Alaska” full day of adventure combining the best in outdoor fun near Juneau including scenic flightseeing by floatplane, kayaking, hiking, and bear viewing.  Explore Admiralty Island, known by the Tlingits as “Fortress of the Bears”,... Read more

Misty Fjords National Monument Flightseeing

No Ketchikan cruise or visit would be complete without going on a flightseeing tour of the waterfalls and incredible Alaskan views of Misty Fjords National Monument. Every seat has a window as you embark on your private flight by... Read more

Mendenhall Glacier Hike in Juneau

Breathtaking views surround you as Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier looms in the distance.  Spend the day off the beaten path in Alaska as you explore the landscapes and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest with your experienced naturalist guide on... Read more

Culinary Tour with “Taste” on Alaska’s Coast

Immerse yourself in Alaska’s culinary scene on this 9-day exploration of Alaska highlighted by its unique foods. Visit Tutka Bay Lodge where you celebrate the maritime culture with renowned Chef Kirsten Dixon. Learn how to prepare the freshest seafood... Read more

Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier Bay National Park

This exclusive 7-day cruise out of Juneau, in Alaska’s Inside Passage, showcases the beauty and wonder of Alaska marine life, seacoast and wilderness. Cruise through Tongass landscapes and Glacier Bay National Park aboard the nimble Safari Explorer on an... Read more

Ketchikan Fishing “Catch & Dine”

Get some hands-on fishing in, in one of Alaska’s most iconic destinations among fishermen – worldwide.  On your guided adventure, you’ll fish for multiple species including salmon, Dolly Varden, rockfish, lingcod, steelhead, cutthroat trout, brook trout, grayling among others. ... Read more

Rainforest Bicycle Tour

Step back in history with a biking trip near Skagway to the historic site of Dyea.  Once Skagway’s rival during the Gold Rush, the Alaskan town of Dyea is now largely abandoned and has been retaken over by nature,... Read more

Traitor’s Cove Bear Viewing in the Tongass

Nearby to Ketchikan lies the pristine wilderness landscapes of Tongass National Forest. These pristine lush rainforests are fed by numerous creeks and streams, providing a tasty menu of fish for Alaska’s vast population of black bears. You’ll take a... Read more

Skagway Triple Adventure

Explore Skagway “off the beaten path” with your private adventure guide on this triple whammy 5.5 hour Alaska day trip. Start with a bike ride through diverse landscapes, from coastal temperate rainforest to tidal flats, hike the same Chilkoot... Read more

A Private Paddle in Sitka Sound

Enjoy a half-day exploring the countless islands and seldom-traveled passages of Sitka Sound on a privately guided kayaking adventure including a 30-minute scenic cruise. Learn about the ecology, history and culture of this very special wilderness area as you... Read more

Design Your Own Juneau Day Trip

Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, Juneau’s community’s rich culture, and history are reflected throughout this classic Alaskan city and its many beautiful attractions. Whether you want to visit the infamous Mendenhall Glacier, take... Read more

Juneau Whale Watching by Private Yacht

Your captain and crew will be your hosts today as you relax in comfort on one of Juneau’s most luxurious whale-watching cruise vessels.  Enjoy first-class amenities including beer, wine, and delicious appetizers as you keep an eye out for... Read more

Rafting with Bald Eagles from Skagway

Travel by ferry from Skagway to Haines, home to one of the largest bald eagle concentrations in the world, for a scenic rafting float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  In the summer months, a healthy resident population... Read more

“Valley of the Eagles” Nature Tour (Haines)

Your knowledgeable, and enthusiastic naturalists will guide you on a 4-hour day trip from Haines by private vehicle through the “Valley of the Eagles” (the Chilkoot Valley and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve). Alaska birders will love this day... Read more

Sitka to Juneau Cruise : Alaska Bear Country

Bears are an iconic symbol of Alaska and its vast wildness. During this 7-night small ship cruise between Sitka and Juneau on the Kruzof Explorer, you will get an up-close look at both brown and black bears in their... Read more

Saxman Native Village Totem Tour

On this brief but fascinating private Ketchikan day tour, you’ll learn all about the culture and history of Alaskan totems with your native Tlingit guide. While you explore Saxman Native Village together, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will share... Read more

A Private Cooking Class in Juneau

A private home with scenic views of downtown Juneau will be your home base and kitchen classroom as you are taught how to prepare, cook and serve the best in Alaskan cuisine from a third-generation professional chef. Under his... Read more

Mt. Riley Day Hike (Skagway)

From Skagway, enjoy a scenic ferry cruise along the shores of Taiya Inlet and Lynn Canal to Haines as you are treated to views of marine mammals, waterfalls, and eagles. In Haines, meet your private adventure guide and begin... Read more

Halibut Fishing Fun in Ketchikan

If you’re a fisherman and you’ve ever dreamed of catching Pacific halibut, Ketchikan is the most “must-visit” Alaska destination for you. On this Alaska private chartered fishing trip, experienced professional fishing guides will share with you their secret tips... Read more

Juneau Helicopter and Dog Sledding Fun

Try Alaska’s official sport and learn how to steer a dog sled on the most authentic dogsledding experience available Alaska’s summer season! You’ll travel from Juneau by helicopter on a scenic flight and land on a snow-covered glacier. Then... Read more

Discover Alaska Aboard Your Private Expedition Vessel

With a maximum capacity of 10 guests, the Misty Fjord provides an intimate discovery Alaska’s Inside Passage on your own private vessel.  The onboard luxury features a plush interior and elegant teak finish to compete with the amazing scenic... Read more

Glacier Bay and Outer Coast Cruise

Board the Kruzof Explorer, a fully-renovated former commercial fishing vessel now offering the best in luxury small ship cruises and adventure in Southeast Alaska. Your private cruiseship is capable of exploring remote areas that larger ships just aren’t able... Read more

Cruise the “Wilds” of Sitka Sound

You’ll love this 4-hour adventure with a private naturalist guide getting off the beaten path to explore the wilderness areas near Sitka. The beautiful town of Sitka rests upon Alaska’s Baranof Island. Surrounded by the Tongass National Rainforest and... Read more

Multi-Sport Adventure in Haines

Your full-day of adventure from Skagway begins with a private scenic flight over Alaska’s famous Glacier Bay National Park, rich with wildlife, and teeming with majestic mountains and glaciers. You’ll land in Haines for a private kayaking trip exploring... Read more

White Pass Train and Bike

Step back into time as you board the famous White Pass Yukon Railroad in Skagway and travel high into the mountains on this iconic train ride.  Glaciers, gorges, tunnels, and waterfalls provide the backdrop of your views as you... Read more

Klondike Bicycle Breather

Experience the great Northern outdoors, get some fresh air, and go biking on this exhilarating 15-mile, 2.5 hour adventure by bike in the Yukon. You’ll travel by van from Skagway to the summit of White Pass then coast back... Read more

Ketchikan Insiders Tour on Foot

Explore the colorful city of Ketchikan in Alaska’s Inside Passage on foot while enjoying the stories told by your Alaskan Tlingit guide as they provide their unique and personal perspective about the history and native traditions in this part... Read more

Your Private Exploration of Alaska’s Inside Passage

With a total capacity of 22 guests, the Safari Quest is one of the finest options for exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage in a uniquely personal way.  Perfect for a small group of friends or a multi-generational family, a charter... Read more

Alaska Coastal Cruise and Culture

Southeast Alaska is home to a number of Alaskan Native groups and this 7-night small ship cruise on the Kruzof Explorer with private guides provides greater insight into their cultural practices and their relationship with the many islands that... Read more

Rafting with Bald Eagles from Haines

Your private day tour from Haines to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve begins with a scenic rafting float ride along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines. You’ll see over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet... Read more

Dog Sledding with Glacier Flightseeing by Helicopter

Combine a breathtaking helicopter flightseeing excursion with Alaska’s favorite sport – dog sledding! Lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys, and massive glaciers. Learn to steer a dog... Read more

A Fall Wildlife “Safari” in Alaska

If you visit Haines, Alaska during the Fall season, there is simply no better place for wildlife viewing. August and September provide unique opportunities for seeing some of Alaska’s best wildlife, including bald eagles, mountain goats, harbor seals, brown... Read more

Sitka Islands Paddle & Lost Fort Trek

This private kayaking and hiking day tour from Sitka begins with paddling through the waters of the Causeway Islands.  Then, step ashore for a guided trek as you travel back into history to discover lost forts and relics left... Read more

“Valley of the Eagles” Nature Tour (Skagway)

Travel by ferry from Skagway and enjoy a scenic ferry cruise along the shores of Taiya Inlet and Lynn Canal to Haines. Along the way, you may be treated to views of marine mammals, waterfalls, and eagles. Once in... Read more

Adventure by Cruise In Southeast Alaska

Journey from Sitka to Ketchikan onboard the Kruzof Explorer for a 9-night luxury cruise into the wilds of Southeast Alaska. This extended Alaska adventure by water will provide guests with endless opportunities to view wildlife, glaciers, and remote Alaskan... Read more

A Private Ketchikan Charter

You can chart your own course on this private boat charter with help from your experienced Ketchikan captain and crew. Make the most of your time in Alaska’s Inside Passage and choose exactly how you want to spend your... Read more

An Intimate View of Alaskan Native Artists

Travel back in time on an intimate couple of hours as you converse with Alaskan Native artists about their cultural traditions and creative heritage expressed through their diverse art forms. Discover the many ways in which Tlingit art is... Read more

Private Luxury Cruise Onboard the M/V Sea Star

Alaska’s Prince William Sound is a special place filled with wonders. On this private luxury cruise onboard the M/V Sea Star, you’ll experience outdoor magic from calving glaciers, playful otters, curious sea lions, and lush green mountains with jagged... Read more

Glacier Discovery Tour by Helicopter

Leave all traces of civilization behind you in Skagway and experience the infinite beauty of Alaska’s remote glaciers on this 2.5 hour flightseeing trip by helicopter culminating with a landing on an Alaska glacier. Depending on the weather, you’ll... Read more

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