Photography Cruises – Glacier Bay & Juneau to Petersburg

If photography is your passion, then we have two Alaska options for you! Trip #315 is an 8-day round trip in and out of Gustavus and focuses on Glacier Bay. Trip #316 trip is an 8-day one-way cruise Southbound from Juneau to Petersburg. See below for details on the trips and what you can expect from our amazing instructors John and Alan!

Trip Number: 315
Dates: May 20-27, 2018
Boards/Returns: Gustavus
Rates Per Person: $7,000

Glacier Bay is one of America’s most dynamic National Parks with over 3 million acres of rugged wilderness with majestic mountains, tidewater glaciers, icebergs, ancient forests, and iconic wildlife: sea otters, killer whales, humpback whales, brown and black bears, mountain goats, tufted puffins and bald eagles. Join us for a special 8-day cruise where our focus is on wilderness adventure photography with instructors John D’Onofrio and Alan Sanders. This is a chance for you learn new techniques, get hands-on intensive instruction, and enjoy nightly critique sessions. Space is limited to just six people, so make your reservation soon!

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 – Gustavus to Bartlett Cove (Glacier Bay Park Headquarters) to Fingers Bay.

Day 2 – Fingers Bay to South Marble Island and Muir Inlet/McBride Inlet

Day 3 – Muir Inlet to Adams Inlet

Day 4 – Adams Inlet to Reid Glacier/Reid Inlet

Day 5 – Reid Inlet to Margarie Glacier/Tarr Inlet

Day 6 – Tarr Inlet to Russell Island

Day 7 –  Russell Island to Geikie Inlet

Day 8 – Geikie Inlet to Gustavus

*New for 2018* We are offering a second Photography Cruise between Juneau to Petersburg!

Trip Number: 316
Dates: May 30 – June 6, 2018
Boards: Juneau, Returns: Petersburg
Rates Per Person: $7,000

Click here for a sample Southbound itinerary.


Class Details from John & Alan:

In this hands-on workshop we’ll have an opportunity to make photographs in beautiful Glacier Bay.  Then we’ll use Adobe Lightroom to bring out the best in your images. We’ll also discuss the use of Photoshop as well as other plug-ins that can be used in conjunction with Lightroom. Once the images are optimized, we will share and discuss the work as a group. Finally, we’ll spend time learning to print our work. Everyone will go home with at least one print – ready for framing – from the workshop.

What to Bring:

  • Digital camera
  • Shooting from the boat will be enhanced by lenses with built-in stabilization (optional)
  • Tripod
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed and optionally Photoshop as well.  A 30-day trial of both Lightroom and Photoshop can be downloaded from
  • Dry bag for your camera gear as we’ll be going to shore in an open skiff and exploring in kayaks.
  • Lots of Memory Cards
  • Extra Batteries & Battery Charger
  • Mouse – because laptop touchpads just don’t work as well
  • Cable release or remote shutter release

About the instructors:

John D’Onofrio

Photography Cruise in Glacier Bay Instructor

John D’Onofrio’s photography has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest in museums and galleries and published in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, Washington Trails, as well as in calendars, note cards and posters.

His work also appears in The Wild Nearby: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the North Cascades (Mountaineers Books), The Salish Sea (Sasquatch Press) and Images of America: Mount Baker (Arcadia Publishing).

He lives in Bellingham, WA. where he serves as editor/publisher of Adventures NW magazine.

Alan Sanders

Instructor for photography cruise in Glacier Bay

As a recovering commercial photographer specializing in advertising and public relations, Alan Sanders now concentrates on fine art photography. He currently teaches workshops at Whatcom Community College and is a digital imaging specialist at Quicksilver Photo Lab in Bellingham.

Alan has been making photographs since the 70’s and teaching photography since the 80’s. He also has taught at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Western Washington University.