Cruise Juneau to Petersburg: Inside Passage in a Small Ship

A wildlife adventure on board a private yacht on the Inside Passage

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive private yacht tour on the Inside Passage from Juneau to Petersburg, Alaska. Explore the untouched beauty of the Tongass National Forest, witness glaciers up close, and encounter diverse wildlife. Indulge in gourmet cuisine and thrilling adventures, from whale watching to coastal brown bear sightings. Cruise through Alaska’s famed Inside Passage while you immerse yourself in the splendor of Alaska’s natural coastal wonders, from serene fjords to hidden hot springs while creating unforgettable memories against the backdrop of breathtaking sunsets. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for a seamless blend of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty on your own private Alaska yacht tour.

Embark on an Exclusive Odyssey: Unveil Alaska in Luxury

Day 1

Arrive in Juneau

Start your Alaskan odyssey with a seamless start as a private driver awaits your arrival at the Juneau airport. Relax and enjoy a comfortable transfer to your hotel, where you’ll have the day to unwind or explore the charms of Anchorage at your leisure. This personalized introduction sets the tone for the luxurious and adventure-filled journey that awaits you while you explore the Last Frontier.

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Day 2

Embark in Juneau

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting a private driver just out front of your hotel and enjoy a seamless transfer to the port of Juneau. As you set sail on your first day aboard, the pristine waters reflect the looming majesty of the Tongass National Forest, surrounding you with an ever-changing panorama of emerald greenery. Traverse through Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness, where towering glaciers punctuate the landscape, and the air echoes with the ethereal sounds of cracking ice. Witness the dance of playful seals and the occasional glimpse of a majestic whale, a prelude to the unparalleled natural wonders awaiting on this extraordinary journey.

Day 3

Glaciers, Whales and Adventure

Cruise through Endicott Arm and marvel at its spectacular fjords, where waterfalls cascade down glacially carved walls. Witness the grandeur of Dawes or South Sawyer Glacier up close and take a Zodiac cruise for an unbeatable view amid sculpted icebergs. Keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals, and the graceful dance of arctic terns, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of Alaska’s wilderness.

Day 4

Alaska's Marine Life

These pristine waters are optimal habitats for both orca and humpback whales. With fortune on our side, guests may witness their captivating behaviors—breaching, tail-slapping, and various feeding techniques—as we gather on the deck, absorbing the expert commentary from our skilled crew. Our exploration will lead us through breathtaking bays and inlets, tracing bear trails and salmon streams. Upon reaching the shore, we’ll have the chance to stroll along a serene forest trail. The calm waters provide an ideal setting for kayaking, presenting another opportunity for close-up exploration.

Day 5

Baranof Warm Springs & Southern Chatham Strait

Embrace the allure of “Sea Lion Island” and discover the charming Baronof Warm Springs village. Wander through boardwalks and woodland trails to reach natural hot springs, seamlessly integrated into the pristine wilderness. Glide through serene waters, surrounded by the symphony of nature, providing a close-knit encounter with Alaska’s rich and varied ecosystem.

Day 6

Sandy Beach, Cosmos, and Kelp Bay

Witness the awe-inspiring sight of Coastal Brown Bears indulging in salmon runs, an exhilarating spectacle. Utilize our tender to get as close as 50 feet for an unforgettable wildlife experience. Engage in kayaking, ensuring a silent approach for observing wildlife in their natural habitat. The day’s adventures are enhanced with excellent opportunities for crabbing and shrimping.

Day 7

Red Bluff Bay

The serene waters, ideal for kayaking, provide an additional avenue for exploration. Don’t miss out on the excellent crabbing and shrimping opportunities in this area, promising seafood feasts! Prepare for a dedicated Crab Night to indulge in the ocean’s bounty.

As you enter, a breathtaking waterfall awaits, and the chances of encountering brown bears along the shoreline are very high, adding an extra layer of excitement to your experience.

Day 8

Frederick Sound

This day is predominantly dedicated to positioning ourselves for the upcoming arrival in Petersburg. Venture into the LaConte Glacier field nearby, where icebergs can be discovered. How about adding a touch of glacier ice to your cocktails. Drop anchor in tranquil waters for crabbing, whale watching, and kayaking. Fishing is on the agenda as frequently as you desire!

Day 9

Disembark at Petersburg

As our unforgettable cruise through the Inside Passage culminates, we disembark in Petersburg, AK, where charming streets and rich maritime history welcome us ashore for the final chapter of this extraordinary Alaskan adventure. In Petersburg, meet your private driver/guide for transportation to your hotel or to the next big adventure planned in Alaska.

(c) State of Alaska / Mark Kelley

Day 10

Say Adios Alaska

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the airport to head back to Anchorage for your departure flight out of Alaska.

(c) Roy Neese. All rights reserved.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Three staterooms are king sized with ensuite heads, Covered main deck for comfortable guest viewing and High bow platform for whale watching

All meals are included

2 x Hobie Kayaks for fishing purposes. The kind you self propel using foot petals and rudder for a hand free fishing experience and a “lean to” bar off the bow so you can stand up and handle your rod when the fish is on!

2 Inflatable paddle boards 3 single person kayaks Crab pots and shrimps pots Fishing rods, some tackle Outdoor fire pit and seating area

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