Things to Do

You can customize your Alaska luxury cruise experience by choosing some of the activities we will participate in each day. In addition to the Alaska bucket list items we offer, Captain Jeff Gorton knows of several local, secret spots for light hiking and berry picking.

the fluke of a humpback whale
a couple looking at glacial ice
a person hiking on an alpine trail in Alaska
a woman with hiking gear holding out a handful of blueberries
Shrimp displayed on the stern of a small, luxury cruise ship in remote Alaskan waters
Whale Watching

Whale watching is what makes Alaska cruises renowned. In the Prince William Sound and the waters of Southeast Alaska, we have a good chance of seeing humpback whales and orcas as they come up to breathe, shooting air out of their blowholes and flipping their fins.

Sea Otters, Seals, Porpoises, Beautiful Jellyfish, and More

Alaska waters are teeming with life. We will likely find several rafts of sea otters floating on their backs, watch porpoises jump and play in the water, or spot some jellyfish suspended in the deep blue ocean. We may also visit a local fish "hatchery", watch the salmon jump and learn about their life cycle.

Bird Watching – Bald Eagles, Puffins, Harlequin Ducks, Loons, Goldeneyes, and Other Species

In some parts of Alaska, bald eagles are as common as crows. Alaska is a rich bird watching community. You will see birds and waterfowl in the sky, on the rocks, and in the water.

Fishing Charters Available on Request

For the sportsman, some of the trips do include a day of fishing complimentary – we offer fishing charters on any of our trips. Please contact us or indicate your interest in fishing when you book. Our waters are great for prize halibut, rockfish, and salmon of various species.

Glacier Viewing

In a mid-sized yacht like the Sea Mist, we can get within a close, safe distance to famous Alaska glaciers for excellent viewing. Lucky guests get the opportunity to watch the ice crash as the glacier slowly moves and calves into the water below.


Spend the afternoon padding along parts of the gorgeous Alaska coastline, exploring to your heart’s content. We will have double and single kayaks on the yacht for guests who choose this fun activity.

Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is another fun, popular way to explore the coastline. Many people are discovering the joys of paddle boarding across the country, but it is unlike anything else on the waters of Alaska.


Captain Jeff Gorton can lead you on a light expedition to an excellent berry picking spot, or a local gold mine. Ask about your options when you contact us to book.

Berry Picking (Seasonal)

 If you enjoy berry picking, there is no better place to do it than Alaska. We have copious quantities of salmonberries and blueberries if you know the right places to go. Ask which berries will be in season when you contact us to book your Alaska luxury cruise.

Wildlife Viewing

Our wildlife is not limited to the water. You may get the opportunity to safely view mountain goats, bear or Sitka Blacktail Deer if you take one of our hikes.

Day Excursions in the Beautiful Coastal Alaska Towns of Whittier, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan

The people and places of Alaska have rich and storied histories that are unique to each location. Visit the Capital of Alaska or one of the other coastal towns on our route for a day excursion if you choose.


Guests have the opportunity to bait and drop shrimp pots if they choose. Experience the fun of catching your own fresh Alaskan Spotted shrimp for dinner.

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