Find The Right Adventure Cruise

You want to make sure that you go on the "right" adventure cruise for you. There are lots of things to choose from. How do you make sure that you choose the right trip, see and do everything that you’re expecting, and have the experience you want?

What do you want to see and do?

Start with what you’d like to see. Looking for glaciers, bears, and whales? Start with our Alaska trips. Want lots of time to relax while watching mile after mile of beautiful scenery unfold? You’d love our Inside Passage Trips. Only have time for a quick weekend get away? Our San Juan Islands Weekend Getaways are a perfect way to maximize your weekend time, and come back refreshed, and ready to face your week.

When can you go?

Begin with your dates. We offer different trips at different times of the season. Our Schedule and Rates page will help you to see what we have available. Not the right dates for you? We can always change our schedule (with some advance planing) and organize a special trip for you. You won’t find the big cruise ships doing that.

Which trip should you choose?

Still not sure which trip to choose? You can use this table to compare the various trips and pick the one you’d like to go on. This table shows the various trips you can go on, and what we might see and do. Of course, we can’t control the weather, the wildlife, the scenery (or the shopping), so your trip will vary from this. Everything on the chart is, however, something we’ve seen or done on the particular trip listed and shows the relative likelihood of seeing or doing it.

Activities
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Wildlife Watching "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*"
Kayaking "*""*" "*""*" "*" "*""*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*""*""*" "*"
Hiking "*" "*" "*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*" "*"
Birding "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*"
Swiming "*""*" "*""*"
Crabbing "*" "*" "*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*"
Photography "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*"
Relaxing "*" "*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*" "*" "*""*"
Soaking in
Hot Springs
"*" "*" "*""*""*""*"
Shopping "*" "*" "*" "*" "*" "*""*""*"

Weather
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Typical Daily Highs 60-70 F
16-21 C
60-70 F
16-21 C
65-80 F
18-27 C
65 – 85 F
18-29 C
65 – 85 F
18-29 C
65 – 85 F
18-29 C
70 – 85 F
21-29 C
Typical Nighttime Lows 40-50 F
4-10 C
40-50 F
4-10 C
40-50 F
4-10 C
40-50 F
4-10 C
45-55 F
7-13 C
45-55 F
7-13 C
45-55 F
7-13 C
Sunshine "*" "*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*""*"
Rain "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*" "*" "*" "*" "*"
Fog "*" "*" "*""*" "*""*" "*"
Stary Skies "*" "*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*" "*""*"

Wildlife
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Orca Whales "*""*" "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*"
Humpback Whales "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*" "*""*"
Black Bears "*""*" "*""*" "*" "*"
Brown Bears "*" "*"
Dall’s Porpoise "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*" "*"
Pacific White-
Sided Dolphins
"*" "*"
Steller’s Sea Lions "*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*" "*" "*"
California Sea Lions "*" "*" "*""*" "*""*" "*"
Bald Eagles "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*"
Murres, Murlets,
Scotters & Aucklets
"*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*" "*" "*" "*""*"
Moose "*" "*"
Wolves "*" "*"
Mountain Goats "*" "*"
River Otters "*" "*" "*" "*" "*" "*" "*"

Scenery
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Tide-Water Glaciers "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*""*"
Fjords "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*"
Waterfalls "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*""*"
Snow Covered
Mountain Peaks
"*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*" "*" "*"
Wildflowers "*""*" "*""*" "*" "*" "*""*""*" "*"
Mature Forest "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*"
Tidal Rapids "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*"
Muskeg "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*"
Quaint Harbor
Towns
"*" "*""*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*" "*" "*" "*""*"
Former Indian Villages/Ruins "*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*" "*""*" "*" "*"
Historical Settlements
& Cannery Ruins
"*""*" "*""*" "*""*""*""*" "*" "*" "*"

Logistics
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Departure Point Petersburg (PSG) 

or Juneau (JNU)

Juneau (JNU) Bellingham(BLI) or
Ketchikan(KTN)
Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI)
End Point Petersburg (PSG) 

or Juneau (JNU)

Juneau (JNU) Bellingham(BLI) or
Ketchikan(KTN)
Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI) Bellingham(BLI)
Ways to get
to/from boat
Airlines via Seattle Airlines via Seattle Airlines via Seattle or
Shuttle from Seattle
Airlines Direct BLI,
Airlines via Seattle,
Shuttle from Seattle, Car, AMTRAK
Airlines Direct BLI,
Airlines via Seattle,
Shuttle from Seattle, Car, AMTRAK
Airlines Direct BLI,
Airlines via Seattle,
Shuttle from Seattle, Car, AMTRAK
Airlines Direct BLI,
Airlines via Seattle,
Shuttle from Seattle, Car, AMTRAK
Ease of getting
to/ from boat
"*" "*" "*" "*" "*""*" "*""*" "*""*"
Length of Trip 7 Days 7 Days 12 Days 11 Days 2-5 Days 3-4 Days 4 Days
Hours of Daylight 18-19 18-19 17-18 15 10-16 10-16 13
Hours Underway
per day
7-9 6-8 7-11 6-10 3-6 3-5 3-5
Time for Kayaking
Hiking, Exploring per day
1-3 1-3 1-2 1-4 1-4 3-7 1-2
Time underway in
Protected Waters
100% 100% 95% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Time Underway
in Open Ocean
None None 6 hours Total None None None None
Average Seas 0-1.5ft 0-45cm 0-1.5ft 0-45cm 0-1ft (5-6ft in Ocean)
0-30cm (1.5-1.8m in Ocean)
0-1ft 0-30cm 0-1ft 0-30cm 0-1ft 0-30cm 0-2ft 0-60cm
Average Winds 10-15 kts 10-15 kts 0-10 kts 0-10 kts 5-15 kts 5-15 kts 5-20 kts

Learn More
Alaska
Petersburg
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show
Link to more Info Alaska Inside Passage Alaska Discovery Inside Passage Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Islands Kayak Mothership Victoria info
coming soon
Link to Sample Itinerary
Link to Video
this Trip
Approximate 2010 Pricing
See schedule for exact Price

Wildlife
Alaska
Ketchikan
to Juneau
(or reverse)
Alaska
Juneau to
Juneau
Inside Passage
To/From
Alaska
Southern
Inside Passage
San Juan Island
Weekend
Getaway
Mothership
Kayak Trip
Victoria
Classic
Wooden
Boat Show