Alaska's soaring peaks, spectacular glaciers, wildlife filled waters and jaw dropping fiords provide the perfect background for a small ship cruise.
The Wild Earth Travel team is your Alaska small ship cruise experts. We offer over 40 different Alaskan small ship cruises ranging from 8 days to 22 days in duration. Itineraries aboard more than twenty small ships are available with the cruising season running from May to September. Our small ships escort anywhere from 12 - 100 passengers and range from intimate catamarans to sleek, luxurious vessels.
View a selection of popular small ship cruises below.
Our Most Popular Alaskan Small Ship Cruises:
Glacier Bay & Island Adventure
Sailing aboard the beautifully appointed 70 passenger Chichagof Dream, this itinerary features many highlights for which Alaska's Inside Passage is renowned, including Glacier Bay and Tracey Arm, but also visiting out of the way places such as the traditional community of Kake. This is a superbly balanced itinerary giving a mixture of experiences including wilderness, wildlife and the local Tlingit culture.
Exploring Muir's Wilderness
Discover Alaska from the decks of one of the most comfortable ships sailing the Inside Passage. The Safari Endeavour offers an all inclusive Alaska Experience, from the included drinks to the excursions throughout. This voyage offers a mix of home comforts and exciting adventures. Be as active as you wish, with kayaking, trekking and plenty of opportunities to get ashore for excursions.
Alaska's Coastal Wilderness
Sail with National Geographic photographers and writers as you discover this great wilderness. Your onboard experts will share their perspectives and knowledge through fascinating presentations. This itinerary, from one of the original Alaskan small ship operators, has a strong focus on the wilderness and wildlife of Alaska.
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Alaska's Southeast Explorer
Discover more of Alaska's Inside Passage with a longer itinerary allowing you to experience iconic areas such as Glacier Bay and Sitka as well as Haines in the north and several days of exploration in Misty Fjords National Monument. Further south in Alaska's Inside Passage the landscape becomes a little lower and less glaciated with more forest and wildlife.
Alaskan Ultra Adventure
Don't miss a thing - this one has it all! Spend 21 nights navigating off the beaten path aboard the Wilderness Explorer in the Inside Passage on an active adventure that features kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding and of course an abundance of wilderness and wildlife!
Across the Top of the World
Not strictly an Alaskan voyage, this expedition starts and ends in Nome, Alaska. This is the ultimate Polar Bear voyage, previous expeditions have seen over 100 Polar Bears, as well as exploring the seldom visited shores of the Russian Far East. An expedition for explorers, photographers and lovers of wilderness. Limited spaces remain for 2017!
British Columbia's Paradise
For clients not wanting to venture so far north, or for those travelling in spring or autumn, these cruises from Seattle to British Columbia and the San Juan Islands are a great alternative. There is still plenty of wilderness and wildlife to enjoy. You'll unwind into adventure aboard the 22 passenger boutique yacht, the Safari Quest, before exploring Princess Louisa Inlet, San Juan, Harmony and Gulf Islands in addition to the spectacular coastline of British Columbia.
Alaska Small Ships and the Rocky Mountains
A spectacular experience combining the very best of Alaska's Inside Passage with the Rocky Mountaineer. The adventure begins on Calgary and over the next week experience the dramatic beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountains visiting Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver before crossing the border to Seattle. Then fly north into the heart of the Alaska's Inside Passage to board an exclusive small ship cruise experience, discover hidden bays and coves, venture among the ice and watch whales and bears with your naturalist.
Dates start from 14 May 2017.
CURRENT ALASKAN SPECIALS FOR 2017
US$400 Alaskan Airlines Voucher
This promotion is available on new bookings for select May and June departures aboard Admiralty Dream, Chichagof Dream, Alaskan Dream and Misty Fjord - please enquire for further details.
Alaska's Glacier Bay & Island Adventure
Alaska's Islands, Whales and Glaciers
Alaska's Inside Passage Sojourn
No Single Supplement: On Select sailings for bookings made before 31 March 2017
This is a great opportunity for solo travellers to experience all the benefits of small ship cruising without the additional costs. We know that there are lots of solo travellers looking to experience Alaska by small ship who are often put off by the supplement. Now is the time to travel, contact us for a suggested cruises with no single occupancy required. Solo traveller specials available on select cruises aboard the Admiralty Dream and Chichagof Dream.
Free Airfare: On Select sailings for bookings made before 31 March 2017
Receive complimentary round-trip airfares between Seattle and Alaska on select May & June departures aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion and Sea Bird. Enquire now with our team of small ship specialists for more information.
Contact us on 0800 945 3327 (NZ), 1800 107 715 (AU), or +64 3 365 1355 for more information or click on the orange tab above to contact us through our website