Welcome Aboard

Join us aboard the 87ft charter yacht ‘MV Discovery’ for an intimate and unforgettable small boat cruise.
Alaska & Canada inside passage cruise.

Bring your camera and travel where the big cruise ships cannot go!

Walk in a magical rainforest,
Thrill at a close encounter with the graceful
Humpback Whale,
Watch Brown Bear feed on spawning Salmon,
See glaciers calve and Bald Eagle soar,
Fish for Salmon and Halibut,
Kayak in a secluded cove

……. and return home with a better understanding of the world we share.

Alaska small ship cruises and luxury Yacht Charters

Join a small ship cruise or invite family and friends and Charter the Yacht ‘MV Discovery’ for your Alaskan adventure of a lifetime!

Venture off the beaten track ……

There is no better way to explore the Inside Passage waters of Canada and Alaska than on a small boat cruise. Swap the crowds and T-shirt shops for the peace and solitude that is the real Alaska. In 1981 we were one of the very first to offer small ship cruising and private yacht charters in Southeast Alaska. More than 30 years later we continue to share our love of this wild land and her abundant wildlife with guests from around the world.

Discovery’s adventure cruises let you experience the stunning scenery and wildlife of Alaska and Canada up close and personal. Our days are spent cruising and sightseeing, whale watching (& other marine life), fishing, beach combing and bear viewing. In the late afternoon we typically anchor in a secluded cove where there is often time for guests to kayak, help the crew drop crab pots, explore by skiff or just relax on board and soak in the scenery.

Southeast Alaska Inside Passage – 3 Routes
8 Days (7 Nights)

This series of adventure cruises combines spectacular whale watching and wildlife viewing with some of Alaska’s most magnificent scenery. Designed for people who would really like to experience Alaska “up close and personal”.

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Small Alaska cruise ships (6-12 guests) v’s Mid-size cruise ships (20-80 guests)

Do more, see more! Alaska is nature at its very finest. Pristine, remote … you can breathe in the silence, you can walk quietly through the forest and watch a Brown Bear catching salmon. At least in a small group you can!

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Cruise from Seattle to Alaska
12 Days (11 Nights)

The scenery is ever changing as we navigate a myriad of tidal passages from Seattle and the San Juan Islands, inside Vancouver Island through northern British Columbia’s remote Fjordland region to Ketchikan, Alaska.

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Guided bear viewing tours in small groups

The best small ship cruise for Bear Viewing in Alaska! We have been observing Brown Bear in the Alaskan wilderness for more than 30 years.

Often the best bear encounters are in the bays in which we anchor.

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Why Choose Us?

We have a deep love for Alaska and that passion shows! Our Alaska Yacht Charters have evolved into a wonderful balance of exploration, activity and relaxation.
Great food, a comfortable yacht and no set schedule means we can make the most of those magical wildlife encounters along the way.

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With features many charter boats don’t have!

A spacious interior layout – there are no nooks an crannys on this Alaska charter boat.
Wide, covered side decks allow easy access all around the boat! You can follow a whale as it moves along side the yacht and photograph wildlife and scenery even when it rains.

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Logo - Fish & GameLogo - Forest ServiceAll Aboard Yacht Charters / Discovery Journeys operates small ship cruises and private yacht charters in Southeast Alaska under special use permits issued by
the US Forest Service and the Tongass National Forest.