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Sea Wolf

Ship Overview

The Sea Wolf (formerly USS Observer) was originally build in 1941 as a US Navy harbour minesweeper and over the years has had many incarnations, firstly as a private family yacht to today's role as an intimate expedition vessel operating small group expedition cruises in Alaska's Glacier Bay. An ocean-going ship that carries 12 passengers plus 5-6 crew in comfort, Sea Wolf is an excellent expedition platform for small ship cruising, wildlife spotting, kayaking and Alaskan whale watching. The Sea Wolf is an incredibly stable vessel and Glacier Bay's waters are generally 'glassy' calm, ensuring a wonderful cruising adventure. 

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Key Facts

97 Feet / 30 Metres
35 Feet
10 Knots
Passenger Decks
United States of America
Room Grades


SIZE:5.60m2 / 60sqftSLEEPS:2

Each of the seven staterooms aboard Sea Wolf has an en suite bathroom with shower. Rooms are rustic and intimate in size, yet are fully functional and efficient. There is one larger stateroom (13 sqm.) for families - ask us for details.


The Sea Wolf crew believe in supporting local businesses, growers and fisherman. Their salmon, halibut, spot prawns, scallops and crab is all harvested in Southeast Alaska by local fisherman. There is nothing better than wild Alaska Salmon, freshly caught Halibut or Dungeness Crabs straight from the crab pot to the steamer to your plate! Sea Wolf's chef uses mostly fresh and organic produce and most baked goods are prepared on board. Special dietary requirements (ie vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) can be catered for with adequate notice. Local wine and beer are served complimentary with dinner.


The Sea Wolf has many guest areas including a main viewing saloon, covered aft viewing/dining deck and a wonderful wide bow. Thew aft deck is enclosed in glass and is heated. There is a large outdoor viewing deck behind the wheelhouse, always a favourite spot for wildlife viewing or to enjoy the scenery. The side decks are also covered for your sightseeing comfort.

Sea Wolf carries an extensive naturalist library for  guests to enjoy. The crew, who are mostly local Alaskans, are all fun, knowledgeable and eager to share their naturalist lore and stories. Sea Wolf carries six double kayaks for guests and 2 guide kayaks. A five metre rigid inflatable (zodiac) is also used for shore excursions.

Sea Wolf Expeditions


Alaska & Glacier Bay Adventure

From USD $6000.00 Per Person

DURATION:7 Days/ 6 Nights REGION:North America SHIP:Sea Wolf

This 7-day Glacier Bay expedition is the only small ship cruise that spends most of its itinerary inside Alaska's famed Glacier Bay National Park.