Set sail with the crew of the M/V Sea Star for a small ship adventure cruise in Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula or along the Inside Passage. The well-appointed yacht accommodates up to 12 guests, allowing for a personalized experience where you are the explorer! Unplug from day-to-day life and soak up the wonders of Alaska’s amazing coastline. Discover small coves larger ships can’t access, take time to kayak among otters and ice, and walk along remote beaches. Cruise by dramatic fjords, get up close to awe-inspiring glaciers and marvel at the abundance of wildlife including humpback whales, porpoises, sea otters, orcas, sea lions, grey whales, puffins, and bears. The captain, crew and naturalist guide are incredibly passionate about showing off the beauty of Alaska to ensure you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Alaskan itineraries aboard the Sea Star yacht have been hand-crafted to ensure a journey to remember. Journeys are 7 days/6 nights, and include all meals prepared by an on-board gourmet chef featuring fresh local ingredients. For the Prince William Sound and Kenai Peninsula adventures, enjoy the convenience of transportation (either by rail or by air) arranged to and from Anchorage to the M/V Sea Star port of call (Seward, Whittier or Homer). As a bonus, you can arrange to spend a few extra days at any of these locations either before or after your cruise adventure.
Sea Star is a classic 1965 yacht, tastefully decorated, outfitted with modern comforts and offering spacious and comfortable accommodations for any Alaska small ship cruise adventure. With four cabins to choose from, Sea Star’s staterooms are nothing like the typical stuffy, uncomfortable staterooms that can be found on other vessels. Each stateroom is equipped with:
Sea Star also offers four separate public lounging areas (Dining Salon, Main Salon, Foredeck and Pilothouse) giving guests plenty of room to spread out while onboard.
SEA STAR is a quiet boat! Quiet hours are respected for guests and so Sea Star’s electrical systems have been designed such that steady power can be provided 24/7 without running the generators at night (while at anchor). This greatly improves the guests’ experience onboard.
North Pacific Expeditions staffs the following positions onboard Sea Star, meeting or exceeding the federal and state requirements:
Captain (Master) – Our Licensed Captain/Master is in charge of all aspects of the vessel’s safe operation any time while on board at sea or tied to the dock. Our Captain is also responsible for making sure all the guests are given the highest care and consideration during their sea adventure. Our Captain is required, by federal law, to hold a 200-Gross Register Tons (GRT) Master Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) for self-propelled vessels upon near coastal waters issued by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
Engineer – Our Engineer oversees the full maintenance and operation of all the electrical and mechanical systems including the two main propulsion engines and numerous electrical generation systems. Chef – By using the finest and freshest ingredients available including organic and local Alaskan seafood, our Chef ensures that every meal is a true food connoisseur’s delight and a good way to begin and finish an adventurous day on the high seas. Our Chef also makes every effort to accommodate those with special dietary needs.
Naturalist/Guide – Our Certified Naturalist/Guide provides information about the surrounding geology, wildlife, and history of the cruising areas of Alaska as well as offers guided sea kayaking, beachcombing and hiking excursions. We ascribe to the “leave no trace” approach for any excursions.
Deckhand – The Deckhand does a little bit of everything. From helping out in the engine room, throwing lines, assisting in the galley, or making sure there is enough coffee, snacks or an extra pillow, our Deckhand is responsible for safe deck operations and making sure the guests are well cared for throughout the cruise.
|Crew||Captain, Chef, Engineer, Guide/Deckhand|
|Area of Service||Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords National Park, Inside Passage, Whittier, Seward|
|Activities||Kayaking, hiking, glaciers, photography, whale and wildlife watching|
|Equipment||2 Tenders, 6 Kayaks, Shrimp gear, binoculars, rubber boots|
|Rates||7 Days / 6 Nights: Starting at $6,075 per person or $50,200 for private charter|