Custom Alaska Cruises

Join us aboard our custom 70 foot expedition cruise vessel or our 100 ft private yacht, each vessel with four private guest suites, ensuite bathrooms for each stateroom, first class chef and full staff to meet all your needs. Experience Alaska in luxury. Kayaking, whale watching, glacier viewing, fishing, and many more enticing expeditions.

The Sikumi was custom built expressly for service in Alaska by one of the Northwest’s most renowned ship builders, and while finished for luxury, it was built tough. From the panoramic views at the galley table to the fully covered upper viewing deck, nothing was spared in creating a comfortable environment for our guests.

Motor yacht (M/Y) Golden Eagle, was added to our fleet in 2017. Built by Broward in the United States, the Golden Eagle was designed with luxury and sophistication in mind. With a spacious main salon and dining area there is no doubt our guests will find comfort while cruising through deep fjords and secluded coves. There are multiple covered outdoor seating areas to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife in Southeast Alaska.

A typical cruise will only have 8 adults onboard, and possibly some young sailors (we do offer adult only cruises as well). If you would like to bring up to 12 guests, you can charter the entire boat for the week. The highest crew to guest ratio, (5 crew to 8 guests) we are able to offer first class service, while truly experiencing Alaska. Our Alaska based captain will show you the real wilderness of Alaska.
Our Custom Alaska Cruises not only feature spectacular wildlife and scenery viewing, but we may be best known for our cuisine. Our on board 5 star professional chef will prepare one culinary delight after another for you, showcasing Alaska Seafood, catering to any special food needs, diets or allergies.

Expeditions Alaska

Expeditions Alaska offers a diversity of wilderness and adventure trips in all corners of wild Alaska, specializing in small groups and custom trips; grizzly and polar bear photo tours, backpacking and sea kayaking, rafting trips, hiking, camping and landscape photography trips. With more than 15 years in the field, guiding and leading an array of trips both in Alaska and internationally, owner and guide Carl Donohue works closely with various local small businesses, including employing Native Alaskans and local residents as possible. iceberg_06_084 Paying attention to detail, Expeditions Alaska follow critical Leave No trace backcountry travel practices and employ environmentally sound, sustainable ecotourism and adventure travel programs. Expeditions Alaska donates a percentage of all profits to various Alaska conservation and social charities, as well as organizations working at the international level. Expeditions Alaska are involved with Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative, as well as contribute to national conservation efforts in opposing oil development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the proposed open pit Pebble Mine scheme near Bristol Bay. Carl asserts “We make every effort to be good and caring stewards of the wilderness through which we trek.”Carl also makes a concerted effort to educate and inform Expeditions Alaska guests on the vital need for healthy natural environment and strong sustainable business models.

Gondwana Ecotours

WINTER

Join us on our Northern Lights Tour in Alaska! Get a dose of local culture by day, and by night look for and photograph the Aurora Borealis. Your local guides will provide the necessary wake up calls when the lights appear and help you capture the perfect photo. Learn what life’s really like in the interior of Alaska over lunch with local homesteaders, walk with reindeer, dogsled, learn to curl and unwind in outdoor geothermal hotsprings.

SUMMER

The Quintessential Alaskan Adventure awaits! Join us as we visit the famous Brooks Lodge for some of the most breathtaking grizzly bear-viewing in the world. From complete safety we’ll witness the world’s largest bears hunt salmon beneath waterfalls, before exploring more of what Alaska is famous for: whale watching in the Kenai Peninsula, traversing the charming coastal town of Seward, exploring picturesque forests, glaciers, mountains, lakes, and much more!

Great Alaska Adventures

Great Alaska Adventures is one of Alaska’s true originals. Begun as a homesteader-based air taxi that morphed into a fishing lodge, we are now a one-of-a kind tour operator/sustainable lodge and fly in wilderness and bear viewing camp.

All that change has given us a unique perspective on the sustainability of any destination resort, but especially one that relies upon the natural resource that is Alaskan wilderness.

Always appreciative that we’ve been able to earn a (mostly) solid living doing what we love, Co-Owner Kent John was past president of the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association, the non – profit that spawned the great sustainable certification program that is Adventure Green Alaska.

As an operator, we have always promoted a sustainable and minimal impact ethos and believe strongly that in addition to sharing nature’s bounty with guests, it’s our responsibility to also share the challenges that that bounty faces. It’s especially powerful when the guests have just had their lives changed forever by those same animals that they now know are threatened.

Great Alaska is proud to be listed as sustainable by Adventure Green Alaska.

John Hall’s Alaska

Family owned and operated for 34 years, John Hall’s Alaska provides guests with fully guided tour itineraries featuring all 5 regions of Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Rockies. Our land tours are all-inclusive in nature with in-depth explorations of Alaska’s greatest wilderness destinations. Limited to small groups, we are able to bring guests hands-on and educational wildlife and cultural experiences, revealing the history and ecological wonders that Alaska has to offer.

Kodiak Brown Bear Center

The Kodiak Brown Bear Center (KBBC) offers a true Alaskan Bear Viewing Experience for the legendary Kodiak Brown Bear without boardwalks or large group of tourists. The Kodiak Bears are considered the largest bears in the world, tipping the scale at 1,500 pounds. Deluxe lodge based guided Kodiak Brown Bear viewing experience in the heart of the 1.9 million acre Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Karluk Lake. KBBC’s small group size of 6 have exclusive access to over 112,000 privately owned acres within the Refuge. Unparalleled opportunities to photograph, observe & study the legendary Kodiak Brown Bear in their natural habitat. Each guest cabin incorporates all the luxuries of a 5-Star Resort and has it’s own private deck overlooking Karluk Lake. Gourmet meals to fuel your days & evenings are prepared by our Executive Chef, Natasha Panamarioff. Everyone on our staff at the KBBC was either born or raised in Kodiak or has decades of experience in the Kodiak Archipelago. All have an intimate knowledge and passion for the island, its plants, animals, history and its unique Native Alutiiq Culture.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Selected as an operator of “Best of the World” trips by National Geographic Traveler, Maple Leaf Adventures has pioneered conservation-focused, expedition cruises along the Inside Passage since 1986. With a reputation as one of the west coast’s top sustainable tour operators, its multi-day Alaska cruises give guests unique insight into the region’s natural wonders, often areas that were once under threat of destruction. Expeditions differ from your typical cruise ship; guests are immersed in the natural and cultural history of the world they are exploring, each day becoming more in tune with the rhythms of the coast. Small groups move between locations and live and dine aboard a classic, converted tugboat. She accommodates up to twelve guests with a crew of five, including a naturalist and chef.

Maple Leaf Adventures is an innovator in regenerative tourism. One of the first operators of small-boat travel in Alaska, BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and northwestern Vancouver Island, they allocate significant resources to support and build a conservation-based economy on the coast. Maple Leaf’s leaders are fuelled by their education in environmental studies and social responsibility. Their vision is to drive a made-on-the-coast, high-quality nature-based tourism industry, that has a symbiotic relationship with coastal ecosystems and cultures and integrates with both indigenous and western cultures along the coast.

Prince of Wales Excursion Outfitter

At Prince of Wales Excursion Outfitter, we’re in the business of customizing small group adventures especially for clients who appreciate green businesses. We’ve worked with The Nature Conservancy, Destination Wildlife, and The Audubon Society to promote wildlife-based adventures on Prince of Wales Island. We provide full trip outfitting with the best outdoor equipment designed with Southeast Alaska in mind, transport by land and sea, and guided tours, which include cultural tours to the Organized Village of Kasaan. We provide paddling equipment and guided paddling outings, as well as whale watching from our 21′ Silver Streak landing craft. Transport to Forest Service cabins and access points via the road system and ocean are also available. The owner’s 17 year career with the US Forest Service gave her a strong background in outdoor safety, and at POW Outfitter, that’s our first priority in all we do.

Rainbow Glacier Adventures

Rainbow Glacier Adventures, founded in 1992, is an eco-tour company based in Haines, Alaska. We offer tours in Haines and Skagway. Our most popular tours include rafting, kayaking, photography and wildlife viewing. All our tours are small-group with high-quality guides. Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Rainbow Glacier Adventures is currently rated number one out of 22 tour companies in Haines, Alaska. Additionally, we offer custom and exclusive tours and rental cabins in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Joe Ordonez, founder of Rainbow Glacier Adventures, actively steers the company. He is author of the award-winning book, Where Eagles Gather, the Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Seward Ocean Excursions

Seward Ocean Excursions offers year-round, boat-based adventures in beautiful Seward including wildlife and whale viewing, glacier tours, water taxi, SCUBA diving, photography trips, custom trips, and more. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. We pride ourselves in providing custom, small group trips all year long!