Sample the best of Southeast Alaska, including glaciers, whales, brown bears, bald eagles, small villages, and so much more.
A Multi-Day Cruise Through Icy Fjords
Juneau to Petersburg & Petersburg to Juneau
This seven-day cruise offers a diverse experience of Southeast Alaska, from fishing towns to wilderness solitude, from islands to glacial fjords. Our goal is to give you the most remote wilderness experience possible while you enjoy the amenities of our wandering home. While we have a general itinerary planned, each trip differs depending upon the time of the tidal currents, the weather conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities, and the wishes of our clients. This glacial wilderness supports a diversity of wildlife as varied as the landscape.
Navigating through ice-filled fjords, we visit a tidewater glacier, searching the shores for brown bears, and stop our engines to watch and listen to humpback whales. We kayak up a narrow inlet that John Muir called “an ocean-filled Yosemite” and follow bear trails through rich estuarial meadows.
On the water, there is the probability of sighting humpback whales, orcas, porpoises, and Steller sea lions as well as numerous seabirds. On terra firma, we may see black bears, brown bears, and mountain goats. We average three to four hours of running time per day, allowing plenty of opportunities to explore by foot and by kayak. Our routes and anchorages are chosen to give you the best available opportunities to experience the rich and diverse environment of this temperate rain forest.
- Pre-Trip Planning
- MV Catalyst Cabins
Location/size: Main deck, private washroom with shower. Bunk: Double bunk, 49 inches by 80 inches, single pull-down upper bunk, 32 inches by 74 inches, door to deck, one opening porthole.
Location/size: Lower deck, forward starboard side, private head and shower. 6 feet 10 inches by 7 feet. Bunks: Double bunk, 50 inches by 78 inches. Accommodations: Private head and shower. Four drawers under bed, two non-opening portholes.
Location/size: Lower deck, forward port side, 6 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 6 inches. Bunk: Double bunk, 50 inches by 78 inches. Accommodations: Private head and shower. Two drawers, storage locker, two non-opening portholes.
Location/size: Lower deck, aft starboard side, 6 feet by 7 feet, less 4 feet by 2 feet 6 inches companionway. Bunks: Single bunk, 43 inches by 84 inches. Accommodations: Storage under gear hammock, one non-opening porthole.
Location/size: Lower deck, aft cabin, 13 feet by 13 feet. Bunks: Two singles, one double. Accommodations: Two bench seats with storage underneath, six opening portholes, four non-opening portholes.
Location/size: Behind pilothouse. Bunk: Double bed with no bunk, 50 inches by 78 inches. Accommodations: Private entry from outside of pilot house, private head and shower, drawers and storage space, bookshelf, opening porthole and windows.
NOTE: Cabins 4 and 5 share one washroom with shower. There is a second head on the upper deck next to the main salon. The crew has its own head and shower in the crew quarters.