SE Alaska - Petersburg to Juneau
DURATION:7 Days/ 6 NightsREGION:North AmericaSHIP:Catalyst
This expedition offers a diverse experience of Southeast Alaska, from fishing towns to wilderness solitude, from islands to glacial fjords. It is truly an intimate experience that will live on in your memory for a lifetime.The crew of the Catalyst's goal is to provide the most remote wilderness experience possible, while enjoying the amenities of this classic small ship. This glacial wilderness supports a diversity of wildlife as varied as the landscape. On water, there is the probability of sighting humpback whales, orca, porpoise, and Steller sea lion as well as numerous sea
birds. On terra firma you may see black bear, brown bear, and mountain goats. There is plenty of opportunity for exploring ashore by foot and by kayak. The route and anchorages are chosen to provide the best available opportunities to experience the rich and diverse environment of this temperate rain forest.
On alternate weeks this expedition operates in the reverse direction, between Juneau amd Petersburg. Click here for departure dates and information.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: Pacific Catalyst
Built as a government research vessel in 1932, MV Catalyst is a classic 12-guest small ship constructed with the finest of craftsmanship. Her warm, wooden interior features decades-old varnished wood panelling, heavy beamed ceilings and glowing mahogany trim and furniture. Her original 1932 Washington Diesel engine, the only one like it still in operation today, makes Catalyst a living creature, with a strong iron heart. The pace of a Catalyst cruise is relaxed and unhurried, but the original excitement of exploration and discovery remains on board. There are a total of six cabins for guests. Lower Deck cabins share one washroom with shower. There is a second head on the Upper Deck next to the main salon. Cabins 1 and 6 have their own head and shower. Excursion tenders include an inflatable zodiac, a four-metre aluminum tender and a fleet of nine sea kayaks.
Your cruise price includes:
- Accommodation aboard MV Catalyst for 6 nights
- All meals and morning / afternoon teas
- Beer and wine (hard liquor is BYO)
- Tea / coffee, tea and soda on demand
- Fully stocked library, and other gracious public spaces
- The guidance and company of the expedition staff
- Sightseeing and entrance fees
- Special access permits, park fees, port taxes
- All excursions as described in the itinerary
- Zodiac and kayak explorations
Your cruise price does not include:
- Flights and pre- and post- cruise accommodation
- Transfers to / from the ship
- Travel Insurance (highly recommended - SAVE 20% when purchased with your expedition)
- Gratuities - see note below
- Items of a personal nature
A note about gratuities:
All tips are given at the total discretion of the guests, and are neither mandatory nor expected. (Although the crew sure enjoys receiving them!) The crew of Catalyst is aware that in many countries tipping is not a standard policy, but for those who wish to tip, the current standards suggest 5 to 15% of the cost of the trip. Tips are given discreetly to the captain IN CASH in the envelope provided, and are divided equally amongst all the crew.
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
On alternate weeks this expedition operates in the reverse direction, between Juneau and Petersburg. Click here for departure dates and information.
The day-by-day itinerary is a sampling of the places intended to be visited, conditions permitting. Changes may be made due to weather, sea conditions or any other event affecting the operation of the ship at the Captain's sole discretion.
Single travellers are accommodated in Cabin 4 without a single surcharge. Subject to availability.
Download the pre-cruise information for this expedition, including helpful hints.