Aboard the M/V Sea Mist from Sitka to Ketchikan

An Exclusive Cruise Through Prince William Sound

Experience the epitome of luxury on a cruise from Sitka to Ketchikan, Alaska. Anticipate lavish accommodations with scenic balconies, gourmet dining featuring local delicacies, and exclusive shore excursions unveiling the region’s natural wonders. Indulge in onboard entertainment, wellness activities, and personalized itineraries, all complemented by attentive service. Encounter Alaska’s diverse wildlife against a backdrop of breathtaking glaciers and fjords, ensuring an unforgettable journey through the pristine beauty of coastal landscapes.

Wildlife, Waterfalls & Glaciers!

Day 1

Arrive in Juneau;

Upon your arrival in Juneau, your luxury journey begins with a seamless transition. A private driver guide will welcome you, providing personalized assistance and insights. Enjoy a comfortable and scenic transfer to your hotel in Juneau, where the city’s charm awaits. This first day sets the tone for an exclusive experience, combining the convenience of private transportation with the anticipation of discovering the unique attractions and amenities Juneau has to offer.

Day 2

Juneau to Sitka; Embarkation

Begin your extraordinary day by indulging in a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Juneau. Shortly after, our expert driver guide will escort you to the airport for the commencement of a seamless journey. Board your private flight, where panoramic views of Alaska’s landscapes unfold, setting the stage for the awe-inspiring adventure ahead. Upon landing in Sitka, another private transfer awaits to transport you to the port, where the magnificent Sea Mist eagerly awaits your arrival. This meticulously planned sequence ensures a smooth and luxurious transition from your Anchorage hotel to the embarkation point, allowing you to relish every moment of your Alaskan voyage.

Arrive to Sitka excited to greet you on board the Sea Mist in Sitka, Alaska, a distinctive town brimming with fresh seafood, vibrant culture, and doorstep access to untamed wilderness. Consider arriving a few days early to fully savor Sitka’s offerings. Following a brief orientation on the Sea Mist, our journey commences toward Hoonah Sound. Spend the afternoon and evening immersed in breathtaking scenery, with optional opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding, ensuring an enriching start to your Alaskan adventure.

Day 3

Baranoff Serenity: Scenic Wonders, Hot Springs, and Sea Mist Dining

Following a delightful breakfast, our journey unfolds towards Baranoff Springs, a haven boasting breathtaking views. Nestled on the eastern side of Baranof Island, this charming, small town offers a stunning backdrop for exploration. Discover the town’s allure with a visit to the expansive public boat and plane dock, a newly constructed bathhouse, and the inviting natural hot springs—all open for public enjoyment. A short walk to Baranof Lake reveals its spectacular waterfall and more natural hot springs, providing a picturesque setting for a beach walk. Conclude your day with a delectable dinner aboard the Sea Mist, savoring the day’s experiences in the midst of Alaskan coastal beauty.

Day 4

Hidden Falls Excursion: From Breakfast to Brown Bears at Kasnyku Bay's Fish Hatchery

After breakfast, our journey leads us to Hidden Falls Fish Hatchery nestled in Kasnyku Bay on Baranof Island along Chatham Strait. Originally constructed by the State of Alaska in 1978-79 and later entrusted to NSRAA in 1988, this hatchery promises a captivating encounter with the local brown bears, adding a touch of wild wonder to our exploration.

Day 5

Petersburg Pioneers: Exploring Ancient Waters and Modern Canneries

Setting off early, our day unfolds with breakfast en route to Petersburg, a historic fishing village founded by Norwegian immigrant Peter Buschmann in the late 1800s. Today, several canneries operate in the area, continuing a tradition that dates back over 2,000 years when Tlingit fishermen frequented these waters. Explore the remnants of ancient fish traps during low tide, immersing yourself in the rich history of this coastal gem. The evening provides ample time for exploration before a delightful dinner.

Day 6

Wrangell's Legacy: A Journey through Time, Gold Rush Tales, and Coastal Treasures

Embarking on today’s journey, we head to Wrangell, a historic settlement that traces its roots back to 1834 when Russian traders first established it. Witnessing its heyday during the gold rushes of the Stikine River from 1861 to the late 1890s, Wrangell holds a unique place in Alaska’s history, echoing the lawlessness of Skagway. Notably, the famous Wyatt Earp served as a volunteer marshal for 10 days before continuing his adventures in Nome. Explore Wrangell’s rich history, visit seaside shops, discover ancient petroglyphs, and marvel at the intricacies of totem poles.

Day 7

Myers Chuck Magic: Savoring Seclusion in Alaska's Smallest Paradise

Post-Breakfast Passage to Myers Chuck: A Journey into the Tranquil, Roadless Retreat of Alaska’s Smallest Haven. As we navigate a narrow passageway, the secluded charm of Myers Chuck unfolds – a place off the grid, devoid of roads and cars, even by Alaskan standards. In the bustling summer season, the population swells to around 25, as people boat up to their cabins. Meet Cassy Peavey, the 74-year-old postmistress famous for her delectable cinnamon rolls. In the winter, the population dwindles, often leaving only Cassy and her husband to embrace the quiet solitude of this hidden gem.

Day 8

Farewell to Myers Chuck

Journeying South, get ready to bid adieu to the charm of Myers Chuck, our course is set for Ketchikan, nestled at the southern gateway of Alaska’s renowned Inside Passage. Renowned for its spirited salmon, picturesque landscapes, and a profoundly rich Alaska Native culture, Ketchikan awaits with a trifecta of delights for the senses.

Once you disembark the Sea Mist, a private driver/guide will meet you to take you to your hotel.

Overnight in Ketchikan

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Day 9

Adios Alaska

After enjoying breakfast in Alaska for the last time and then meet your driver at the entrance of your hotel. Your driver then will take you to the Ketchikan airport for your departure flight out of Alaska.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Main Ship

The 78-foot Knight and Carver custom built yacht is equipped with state-of-the-art stabilizers, ensuring the utmost comfort as you travel through the waters of Prince William Sound.  The yacht is beautifully appointed and features a spacious main salon that doubles as the dining area.  Wrap-around windows provide maximum viewing space so you can always keep your eye on the water and maybe even catch a sunset whale breaching show.


The Sea Mist staterooms are appointed with all the comforts of home so you can soundly relax after a day of adventure.  Each has its own ensuite bathroom, and generous storage space for you to settle in for your big adventures.  The Chinook Suite boasts a queen-sized, pillow-top bed and an extra large bathroom.  The Sockeye Suite offers two side-by-side twin beds, and the Coho suite features top and bottom bunk beds – perfect for families with children (note, a second suite with side-by-side twin beds can be substituted for an all-adult charter).

This small ship cruise typically begins and ends in Whittier, just 60 miles from Anchorage by highway.  The small town of Whittier is accessible via the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel – the longest highway tunnel in North America at 2.5 miles.  The one-lane tunnel operates on a schedule allowing vehicles – and the Alaska Railroad – to share the tunnel at various times.  Other options for reaching the vessel include Alaska Railroad and even chartered planes and/or helicopters from Anchorage.

The Sea Mist’s chef prepares delicious meals based on your pre-arranged culinary preference and dietary needs.  You can choose from a wide array of surf and turf options.  A favorite guest activity is to help set a shrimp pot in the morning – embark on a day of adventure – then come back to the pot in the evening to have the fresh shrimp incorporated in the evening appetizer or main entrée.  A family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy.

Your private yacht experience will be tailored just for you by the captain and crew so you and your companions have the opportunity to enjoy the Prince William Sound adventure of your dreams.  Wildlife viewing is a daily occurrence in these scenic Alaska waters so keep your eyes peeled and your cameras ready!  For the more adventurous water-based options include kayaking among the icebergs or in a hidden cove, or even stand-up paddle boarding!  Make a day of it with the family and pull up to a beach for a light hike followed by a bonfire under the evening skies.  The options are as endless as your imaginations.

Customize your adventure

Add a Fishing Charter

Charter a private fishing vessel to pull up to the yacht and take you out for a day of expertly-guided fishing and have the yacht chef prepare your catch for the evening meal.

Fly in a Sea Plane to Meet the Yacht

Instead of driving to Whittier or taking the train, fly from Anchorage by private seaplane and pull up alongside the yacht in a quiet bay to begin your chartered adventure.

Extend Your Visit to a Remote Lodge

A chartered sea plane will pull up alongside the yacht to whisk you away to a remote lodge to continue your Alaskan adventures.

Spend More Time Exploring Prince William Sound

Extend your time aboard the Sea Mist to take in even more Alaskan scenery and adventure, combined with the warm hospitality of your personal yacht crew.

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