On this Alaska adventure tour get close to wild Alaska’s tidewater glaciers, humpback whales and enter the ancient rainforests. This sailing cruise offered by SEEtheWILD.org is run by Maple Leaf Adventures, one of Canada’s finest tour operators.
Millions of people visit southeast Alaska for its grandeur and frontier history. But a fraction of these people will actually visit Alaska’s wilderness.
Whales, sea lions and more…
Over 12 breathtaking days, you will have the opportunity to explore little visited wilderness areas and see a multitude of ocean wildlife, including whales, sea lions, otters, seabirds, and more.
Watch brown bears catching salmon in a wilderness haven. Pick your own chunk of glacier ice from the sea to have in a pre-dinner drink.
Active travelers can take advantage of the kayaks and shore expedition boats to explore deeper into the coastal rainforest. You can even take the helm of the Maple Leaf and steer her under sail through Alaska.
On board naturalists and historians share their infectious interest in biology, geography, and anthropology with the guests.
Sailing in Edwardian style
Aboard the classic 92 foot schooner, The Maple Leaf, enjoy such comforts as large comfortable beds, hot showers, fine meals, and a stocked library. The schooner’s interior is in harmony with her heritage: modern conveniences and good space design sense, melded with a decor that nods to her Edwardian past.
Like any well-engineered, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted ship, Maple Leaf is a work of art. She is made of coastal Douglas fir and cedar, with mahogany brightwork. Her curved deck planks, mahogany and glass butterfly hatches, fir beams, mahogany cabinetry and the sweep of her long cap rail are a pleasure to look at.
On board a Maple Leaf Adventures small ship cruise, your exploration of this overpowering wilderness differs significantly from the typical cruise ship experience.
You will be part of a small, intimate group of only eight people who wish to experience the grandeur of Alaska by becoming a part of it, not by steaming past it at twenty knots.