Alaska's Inside Passage

Whales and Sea Kayaking in a Glacier-Carved World

Client Comments

An amazing trip. We seemed to have Alaska's Inland Passage all to ourselves, sharing it only with an array of whales and mountain goats plus bears and sea lions. The scenery was gorgeous; the crew knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We enjoyed gourmet cuisine at every meal. This is absolutely, positively the ideal way to travel!
— Colleen C., Oxnard, CA
The food on board was worth 1 Michelin star!
— Pierre O., Houston, Texas
The trip was absolutely fantastic. The crew (captain, chef, naturalist, and engineer) were the best ever. They attended to the guests as though they were their favorite family members. All members of the trip and crew bonded and felt really connected. Hans (the Captain) welcomed us on the bridge and in the captain's quarters and always informed us about our passage and everthing on the boat and on shore. Michael (the chef) prpared the most unbelievable meals I have ever eaten. His meals (three times a day) were better than any high end restraurant I have ever eaten in. He attended to all of my wife's dietary restrictions and prepared special meals just for her. Sarah the naturalist guided us on hikes and in kayaks. She was informative, funny, charming, and best of all seemed to know everything. Lastly, but by no means least, Shane (the engineer) was always available to answer questions, show us the 1932 diesel engine, and show us how to set crab/shrimp pots. He was always there on the spot ready to help with everything.
— Nick D., Bend, OR
The food aboard the ship was AMAZING, with fresh and beautiful ingredients. We are all foodies and were blown away. The crew were beautiful human beings, incredibly attentive to every need, and made us feel special all the while keeping us safe. We were blessed to get to know them in our seven days with them and shed some tears on the day we docked in Juneau. We felt like we were leaving our friends.
— Lisa G., Sebastopol, CA
This small boat adventure was outstanding! Amazing food, very knowledgeable naturalist, great captain and engineer. The small number of passengers made it really fun and we received very personalized service and interactions.
— Cindy S., Woodside, CA
The crew was absolutely fabulous! This trip exceeded my expectations—I definitely plan to return to Alaska in the not-too-distant future, and I will be recommending this trip to my fellow teachers. Lastly, the gourmet meals prepared by our wonderful chef Michael were exquisitely delicious!
— Felipe O., Lake Elsinore, CA
This trip was awesome. We enjoyed it so much and the crew was great. We saw so much wildlife! The sunsets and scenery were more than we could have hoped for.
— Beth H., Bonita Springs, FL
This was by far one of the best things I've done in my life. The itinerary made the most of the stunning wildlife and landscapes in Alaska and it was supported by a passionate crew whose enthusiasm was infectious. I'd recommend this trip to anyone and everyone!
— Blair W., London, England
Fabulous experience, the trip of a lifetime. Enjoyed every second of it. And the food was over-the-top wonderful, as were the wines.
— Carol M., Durham, NC
This was a fabulous way to travel the Alaskan Inside Passage, a wonderland of beauty and inspiring vistas. The crew really made the trip memorable and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. We saw so much wildlife everywhere we turned and spent one serene day kayaking with humpback whales that was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It just could not have been better.
— Suzanne E., Healdsburg, CA
Unbelievable trip. We saw and experienced so many things that we never expected to.
— Melina G., New York, NY
We felt very safe and well taken care of throughout the trip. In addition to navigating, our captain was on the lookout for wildlife and always made certain we had the best look! He was wonderful with the kids on board, welcoming them into the pilot house and teaching them about his job. The naturalist was knowledgable about wildlife as well as plant life; she was really engaging. Our chef made the most delicious meals and it was something we looked forward to each day. And, the boat's engineer keep the boat running smoothly at all times.
— James M., Earlysville, VA
A trip of a lifetime. A perfect way for my husband and I to have celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.
— David and Kerry R., Port Alberni, BC
Fabulous trip. The itinerary brings the Inside Passage ‘up close and personal.’ The crew, one and all, are professional, capable, and fun to be around.
— Jane T., Unionville, CT
This was the best trip ever. Hiking, kayaking, glaciers, bears, whales, sea lions—magical! This happily did not resemble a cruise ship and we loved the adventure!
— Peter and Kay L., Westport, MA
My second WT trip and I can't wait for the next one!
— Jennifer T., Guttenberg, NJ
We couldn't have expected more from this trip in terms of intimate exposure to wild nature. The crew is fantastic and each one of them brought an extra dimension to the trip.
— Margit T., San Anselmo, CA
The trip was quite incredible. The crew was fantastic, the itinerary extremely well planned, and we ate well, slept well, and had a compatible group of guests. It was only just a taste of Alaska—we are ready to come back!
— Elaine A., New Rochelle, NY
The scenery, kayaking, whale watching and hiking made it very memorable, and the food was over-the-top great!
— Bob B., Bethesda, MD
The boat is beautiful, the food divine, and the scenery unparalleled. We loved every minute.
— Melissa A., San Francisco, CA
The ship was so comfortable. The owners (captain and wife-naturalist) were super professional and so responsive to individuals in a low-key way. They are pros! And the cook was phenomenal.
— Meredith C., Washington, DC
The trip was great! Beautiful scenery, great boat, and the crew and trip leader were the best. They went out of their way to see you had an enjoyable trip.
— Nancy G., West Salem, WI
A superb experience in every way.
— Stan K., Raleigh, NC
Would do it again in a heartbeat. Great boat, crew, and fellow travelers. Excellent food.
— Lynne F., Hastings, NE
Fabulous! My first visit to Alaska and I want to come back.
— Darcel G., Lahaina, HI
The crew was professional, knowledgeable, and fun! We enjoyed breathtaking scenery and many spontaneous wildlife experiences.
— Dan and Brigid M., Salinas, CA