The Benefits of Smaller Ships

Big Time Adventure

Explore Alaska intimately on a small ship cruise. Your ‘ports of call’ will not be bustling coastal communities but beachcombing in Tongass National Forest, whale watching in rugged coves, or kayaking with sea otters. Experienced on-board naturalists and seasoned captains will make sure you receive the most out of your visit to Alaska and the hospitality staff provides premium service, allowing you to leave all worries on land. Each vessel has its own ‘personality’ but each caters to making sure its guests have the best possible experience onboard. Gourmet meals, adventure gear, and extensive observation decks will enhance your small-ship experience.


Multi-generational families are often challenged with trying to find activities and experiences that are appropriate for all ages and abilities.  Charter vessels are a perfect match for families, allowing everyone to experience Alaska together while providing a variety of activities.  Small-ship cruise charters are the perfect way to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and other family milestones.

Special Interests

Small-ship cruise charters are also perfectly suited to special interests such as photography, whale watching, or Native culture. Chartered vessels offer much more flexibility in the itinerary and activities so that you can spend the time where and how you wish to spend it.

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Regardless of how you wish to spend your time aboard a chartered boat, you will enjoy the same first-class service as the ship staff is dedicated to fulfilling your every need. And the activities, adventure, and Alaskan cuisine are just added benefits to small-ship cruising.
Most small-vessel charters options have a capacity of 8 – 12 pax, but larger vessels are also available. Charter options in Alaska are somewhat limited, so advance planning is recommended to ensure the right vessel is available for your requested dates.

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