Hand crafted, unique small ship cruises: the Inside Passage of SE Alaska, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Islands and the Sea of Cortez, Baja Mexico.
Pacific Catalyst
swatalogo Southeast Alaska Wilderness Tours Association

“Our Mission Statement”: The Protection and Preservation of the Alaskan Wilderness Experience for Present and Future Generations.Our objective is to be proactive when it comes to the issues affecting the Wilderness areas and Wildlife of Southeast, Alaska.

Our Goal to preserve the wilderness areas of Alaska for future generations.

About us: We are a concerned group of tour operators and individuals who have a passion for the beauty of Southeast, Alaska and its abundant wildlife. We resolve to make every effort to be proactive when it comes to the preservation and protection of the area. We resolve to respect the animals we observe and to leave nothing behind but footprints. We would like Alaska to remain ” The Last Frontier”.


CD_NFL-logo Camp Denali & North Face Lodge

We are located a mile apart in the remote heart of Denali National Park, 90 miles from the crowded park entrance. Family owned and operated, they are designated as the sole historic provider of educational guided hiking by the National Park Service.They are small, just 35-40 guests each. Three and four night, all-inclusive stays, allow you time to hike, botanize, bird watch and observe wildlife with naturalist-guides. Your stay is a unique blend of active exploration, and camaraderie among fellow adventurers and staff in a wilderness setting without parallel.

Visit Historic Friday Harbor
National Trust For Historic Preservation Names Friday Harbor, Washington To Its List of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
sjivb_logo Visit San Juans

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, information on lodging, activities and more.


whalemuseumlogo Whale Museum

Promotes stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. Located in downtown Friday Harbor.


atialogo Alaska Travel Industry Association

The ATIA will be the leading industry organization promoting Alaska as a top visitor destination, communicating and promoting the Alaskan tourism industry as one of the state’s major economic forces, and will be the respected voice of the industry for the growth of the industry, while remaining attentive to care for the environment, recognition of cultures and Alaska’s unique quality of life.


aa_logo Alaska Air

The nation’s ninth largest carrier, and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 80 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. Visit the website for reservations, news, aircraft information, and history of Alaska Airlines.


tongas_ch_logo Tongass Clearinghouse

Provides a Southeast Alaska Directory to and for communities and people in the Tongass National Forest. The Tongass National Forest, managed by the U.S. Forest Service, was created in 1907 by Teddy Roosevelt. It is America’s largest national forest (17 million acres, or 500 miles north to south, or 80% of Southeast Alaska) and the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world.


travel_ak_logo Traveling in Alaska

Is like traveling no other place on earth. There are 586,000 square miles here, and almost that many possibilities. This is the place to begin your travel planning.


petersburg_logo Petersburg

Is a town that still makes its living from the sea and is not a port of call for large cruise ships. Leave the crowds behind, and visit this thriving fishing village with a strong Norwegian heritage.


juneau_logo Juneau

Is Alaska’s capital and the third largest city in the state. Like Alaska, Juneau is full of contrasts, a sophisticated cosmopolitan city in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, the community’s rich culture and history is displayed throughout the town and in several local museums.


sacc_logo Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC)

A coalition of eighteen member groups in fourteen communities, stretching along the coast of Southeast Alaska whos goal is to safeguard the integrity of Southeast Alaska’s unsurpassed natural environment, while providing for the sustainable use of the region’s natural resources.


ak_fg_logo Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Our mission of is to protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, and aquatic plant resources of the state, and manage their use and development for the maximum benefit of the people of the state, consistent with the sustained yield principle.


climate_logo  Alaska Climate and Research Center

Provides meteorology and climatology information on Alaska from public, private, and government agencies, and from researchers around the world.


AWFlogo Alaska Whale Foundation

A nonprofit organization committed to research, conservation, and public education about marine mammals in Southeast Alaska.


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