Mike and Sheila Saltmarsh traveled to Alaska in July of this past season aboard MV Sea Wolf through Glacier Bay, with a few side trips aboard the Alaska Marine Highway to Sitka and Juneau. This was the first time I had ever received a full 32 page log of a client’s travels, and I loved it! The highlight for me is the photo of the litter of wolf pups playing. Incredible!
Excerpts from their trip with a photo journal follow. All photo credits to Sheila Saltmarsh.
The trip on the Sea Wolf was excellent. The boat is magnificent. A converted wooden minesweeper, modified to be a comfortable private yacht.
Food was very good. The crew were all knowledgeable, competent and looked after us well. They obviously care deeply about Glacier Bay National Park. The company aboard was entertaining, intelligent, articulate and fun to be with.
Scenery was spectacular and wildlife was plentiful – we saw brown bears, wolves, sea lions, seals, whales, eagles and many others.
Sea kayaking among the ice calved from the glaciers was an unforgettable experience.
Picking various plants and seaweeds for adding to our meals was a fascinating, educational, and frequently rewarding (in the culinary sense) experience.
We were well prepared for the conditions, having been warned that there is never bad weather in Alaska, only inappropriate clothing!
Thanks to Mike and Sheila for the fantastic trip report and photos from their Alaska expedition cruise in Glacier Bay. If you’re interested in a similar experience, please feel free to contact Expedition Broker or check out all of our small ships and expedition yachts cruising in Alaska. Live Bold Dreams!