Alaskan Barefoot Cruises

Barefoot cruising is a style of sailing that originated with the Windjammer Cruise line in the 1970s. These cruises take place on small ships that hold significantly smaller number of passengers than a regular cruise line. As a result, barefoot cruises, or small ship cruises, have a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. For those looking for an Alaskan adventure, there are a number of barefoot cruises that sail this region.

Fantasy Cruises

Fantasy Cruises offers small ship cruise options to the northern and southern regions of Alaska. This cruise line has one ship, the Island Spirit, which can accommodate up to 32 people. The 17 guest rooms on the ship all feature private showers and baths and at least one window. Passengers on this ship can see the Stikine River, St. John's Harbor, Dawes Glacier, the islands of the Alexander Archipelago and other points of interest. Eight and 14-night cruises are available, with departures from Juneau, Petersburg and Sitka.



Fantasy Cruises

1121 Northwest 45th St.

Seattle, Washington 98107

1-800-234-3861

smallalaskaship.com

Wanderbird Expedition Cruises

Wanderbird Expedition Cruises takes passengers through the inside passage of Alaska. Destinations on this seven-day cruise include the Tongass National Forest, Sitka, Petersburg and Juneau. The Wanderbird ship has a capacity of 12 passengers. Each of the ship's six cabins include sinks, private showers, handmade decor, books and a complimentary journal to document your trip. The Wanderbird sails Alaska from May to September, and early reservations are highly recommended because of the ship's small capacity.



Wanderbird Expedition Cruises

P.O. Box 272

Belfast, Maine 04915

866-732-2473

wanderbirdcruises.com

Alaska Boat Cruises

Sailing each June, July and August, Alaska Boat Cruises tours the southeastern area of Alaska. Passengers sail on the M/V Alaskan Harvest, an 80-foot yacht that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. The ship's five staterooms feature full bath amenities, and the yacht also includes a lounge with sofas and a 37-inch flat screen television. Double, queen or bunk beds are all available. The ship departs from Juneau, Sitka or Petersburg depending on the cruise option you choose.



Alaska Boat Cruises

P.O. Box 6290

Sitka, Alaska 99835

907-747-6026

alaskaboatcruises.com

Alaska Sea Adventures

Alaska Sea Adventures takes passengers to the remote wilderness of Alaska by following the routes of the inside passage. Cruises are conducted on one of two yachts, the M/V Alaskan Legend and the M/V Northern Song. The M/V Alaskan Legend can accommodate up to eight guests and features memory foam mattresses and private baths, while the M/V Northern Song has a capacity of nine people and offers flat screen televisions in some staterooms. Five, six and seven-night excursions are available in the spring, summer and fall.



Alaska Sea Adventures

P.O. Box 542

Petersburg, Alaska 99833

888-772-8588

yachtalaska.com