USA and Canada
Travellers of all ages are welcome!
6 spots available
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Brief description of the holiday
The Inside Passage is a sea route connecting Canada to Alaska, bordered by a myriad of islands and fjords.
Along the water and fjords , there are colonies of orcas and humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions and bears in search of salmon that are available for our observations.
Southeast Alaska was completely invaded by ice 300 years ago, during the last "Little Ice Age" of the 18th century. Glaciers still resist while dumping thousands of icebergs.
With the retreat of the glaciers, the land is colonized by a fragile vegetation and the fauna takes its place slowly. The boat remains today the only means of access to these territories of a wild and pure nature.
Boarding at Ketchikan, Alaska's sea gateway and endearing lakeside village with Tlingit totems. Anchorage at Ketchikan.
J2-3 The Bears of Anan Creek
We cast off to join the fascinating Anan Creek Bear Observatory in Tongass Forest. Ursids, black and brown, are found there to fish salmon trying to go up the river. Anchorage at Anan Bay.
We sail to Petersburg, a village founded in 1890 by a Norwegian colony. Today it is one of the main fishing ports of the region, despite its difficult access. Magnificent view of the huge snow-capped peaks that line the coast. Anchorage at the edge of the village.
J5 Warm Spring Bay:
We hike Warm Spring Bay hot springs for a comforting bath and get wet in the water.
J6-7 Elfin Cove
Sail through a maze of narrow parades with powerful currents: the "Narrows", to reach Elfin Cove, a village at the end of the world, north of Chichagof Island. A dozen fishing families live here all year round, in a charming cove with houses on stilts. Mooring at Elfin Cove.
J8-9 Glacier Bay National Park
Cabotage at Glacier Bay National Park . The surge of glaciers during the last "Little Ice Age" of the 18th century forced the Tlinglit nation to flee their land, which they had inhabited for centuries. Moorings and walks at the foot of some of the 16 glaciers that pour into the fjords an incredible amount of icebergs. The landscapes of this huge glacial valley are grandiose.
Anchorage and disembarkation in Juneau , capital of Alaska and living memory of the pioneers of the gold rush. Some museums and old gold mines testify to this epic.
Plan Michel Joubert, Chantier Meta
Goélette de 16 mètres en aluminum. Mise à l'eau en 1999 par l'architecte naval Michel Joubert, son concepteur et premier propriétaire, qui réalisa le passage du Nord-Ouest du Groenland à l'Alaska en 2012 en company de l'explorateur polaire Janusz Kurbiel.
Conçu comme a fifty d'expédition pour naviguer dans les conditions les plus extrêmes. Cette goélette est doté de 2 moteurs de 110 CV and de réservoirs d'une capacité de 4000 litres he assurant une autonomie très importante.
- Longueur 16m, large 4.10m, tirant d'eau 1,70m
- Matériau: aluminum renforcé
- Capacité de vie à bord pour 10 personnes, que nous limitons à 6 passagers et 2 marins
- A large cockpit ouvert pour manœuvrer, observer and pêcher
- A post de timonerie totalement à l'abri des éléments
- Grand carré surélevé pour une vision assise panoramique, recevant confortablement 8 personnes à table and a salon avec 2 larges banquettes
- Capacité de couchage: 8 couchettes individuelles sont disponibles + 2 en couchettes doubles, the ensemble en 3 cabines et une coursive
- Douche chaude, 2 cabinets de toilette, WC
- Réserve d'eau: 1500 liters
- Poêle-chaudière à gazole «Refleks» équipé d'un aérotherme central + air pulsé par le moteur
- Courant 220, 110 et 12 volts à bord
- Annexe pour 8 personnes avec moteur 15 CV
- Matériel de pêche utilisable en navigation ou au mouillage
- Bibliothèque variée à disposition
Our trip starts here
Ketchikan, Alaska, Stati Uniti
Thursday 23 May from 11:00 until Thursday 23 May at 15:00
Our trip ends here
Juneau, Alaska, Stati Uniti
Saturday 1 June from 15:00 until Saturday 1 June at 17:00
Other important information
The price quoted do not include the air, the possible nights of hotel before or after the cruise, the transfer airport / sailboat, the possible entries of the museums or paid showers on the ground, the alcohols other than a glass of wine with the dinners , restaurants or bars on the ground .
Only beer is sold on board.
We are insured in civil liability and maritime , however each remains responsible for subscribing an individual insurance for assistance, repatriation, accident, and a cancellation insurance.
In 2019, all our tours are 10 days on the spot, at the price of 1965 € per person (including your annual membership of 25 €) + 330 € cash register (refueling, gas oil and berths) to be paid on site to the skipper cash.
The skipper is the only judge of the course. It may have to modify it according to the weather conditions or for technical reasons.
Payment and conditions
The booking and cancellation policies are applied to all listed experiences. They are in place to create a fair platform and best protect both travellers and skippers.
Book your experience now by authorising the payment via debit or credit card.
Cancellations: if the holiday has not been confirmed, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund.
You have to cancel a holiday that has already been confirmed? Please contact us, and we will do our best to help.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Full board
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Bière à bord
- Caisse de bord: 330€
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 0-50€ per person.