70’ long, Sundance was built for the ocean and her width of 21 feet, draft (or depth) of 11 feet and weight of 150 tons makes her a very comfortable riding vessel for cruising Alaska’s waters. The modern galley emits wonderful smells of delicious pies, homemade bread and wonderful hearty meals.
Relax in the comfortable salon surrounded by large window so you are sure not to miss the scenery. The wheelhouse also provides a great place for guests to take in the view and talk with the captain.
Her four staterooms sleep 3 and each have custom made mattresses. Our guests consistently tell us that they have never had such a good nights sleep! Sundance has ample outside deck area for outdoor activities and barbeques!
Crew quarters are separate from guest quarters.
Unlike the typical commercial large and small ship cruises, the only destinations we have are the beautiful and remote bays of SE Alaska avoiding the herds of people. We have created several itineraries aimed towards adventurers who would like an opportunity to get to know the people of Southeast Alaska, their land and way of life.
Our routes have been chosen specifically so that our guests may explore these beautiful countries in the same way that the locals do. Rich with history, wildlife, majestic mountains, waterfalls and endless shorelines and coves, Alaska Exploration Cruises guide their guests to places unseen or experienced by most visitors.
Taking into consideration the diverse preferences of our guests, our expeditions touch on everything Southeast Alaska has to offer. Every cruise is unique, from a fisherman stopping to give us freshly caught king crab which we were happy to feast on to hearing a story about a bear breaking into our friends remote, hand built log house the night before we stopped to visit them with our guests! We have been able to give our guest many firsts, first halibut caught, first time kayaking with whales, first time seeing brown bears
Activities include -
Kayaking along shorelines spying on bears, among icebergs, and even with whales.
Relax in a remote natural hot spring situated next to a rushing waterfall. Explore the shoreline by speed boat.
Help us pull and set both our shrimp and crab pots. They can learn how we prepare our catch.
Learn navigation with our experienced captain who has an unlimited tonnage license and who has spent most of his life at sea in Alaska.
We may visit an art gallery filled with local art in a remote village accessible only by small boat or float plane.
Hiking availability depends entirely upon bear activity. Or guests may just sit back and relax!
Although we have planned activities for each day, we are always happy to stray, fun and exploration is what we are about!
Age range, type of group
Sundance charters to groups of up to 12 passengers but we find that 8 is a very comfortable number. We have had guests onboard from age 6 months to 91 years.
7 Days / 6 Nights * Perfect for Families * Individuals
Groups up to 12 * Kids Welcome
Her crew of 3 to 5 provides our guests with personalized attention to insure a tour that exceeds their expectations. Children are always welcome as long as they can fit into a life jacket. Special dietary needs are always taken into consideration.
Sleeping and meals
Sundance has 4 staterooms each with a large 7' long double bed and a single bed over, a sink and storage. Towels, hairdryer and linens are provided. There is a shared bathroom on the stateroom deck with a full sized shower.
There is also a shared bathroom on the main deck and a separate shower/sauna yes a sauna room. Crew quarters are separate and include their own bathroom.
3 delicious meals, deserts and snacks are provided along with wine for dinner. We also like to grill on our outdoor barbeque. Dietary concerns are always taken into consideration.
Policies & Restrictions
no pets, smoking on deck only
Rates & Availability
7 day 6 night rates-
$2200pp based on 12 guests
$2660pp based on 10 guests
$3325pp based on 8 guests - - or $26,600 for the entire boat includes all meals and activities from Sundance - does not include travel to and from Sundance
Please ask about specials and discounts
See our specials page on our web site for current information
- Special Offer