Luxury Yacht Alaska Cruises
American Safari Cruises offers one of the most in-depth explorations of remarkable Glacier Bay. Discover the inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage. You’ll meet Alaska and its wildlife at eye level.
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Discoverers’ Glacier Country
In Southeast Alaska, you’ll meander through the largest national forest in the United States – home to grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and wolves. On your way to view Alaska’s massive glaciers, you’ll enter some of the world’s deepest fjords to hike and kayak while other vessels’ guests stay shipside.
The Famed Inside Passage
Experience 900 nautical miles between Seattle and Juneau and Alaska’s Inside Passage. Embrace exhilarating closeness to snow-capped mountains, wildlife and birds far too numerous to keep count, waterfalls, tree-lined narrow passageways and surprises at just about every turn.
About American Safari
American Safari Cruises specializes in authentic, active, deluxe cruises and charters on three luxury yachts. Learn more about the luxurious yachts of American Safari Cruises and their relationship with Sunstone Tours & Cruises.
About American Safari Cruises & Sunstone Tours & Cruises
About American Safari Cruises
American Safari Cruises specializes in authentic, active, deluxe cruises and charters on three luxury yachts. Itineraries focus on close-up viewing of wildlife, fine dining, and activities such as kayaking, beachcombing, hiking, snorkeling, sailing, and exploration by motorized inflatables. Each of the yacht charters and cruises are offered at one inclusive price, so all premium wines, microbrews and liquors, exclusive shore excursions, on-yacht meals, activities, taxes, port charges, transfers and lectures are included. American Safari Cruises offers an alternative to traditional large- and small-ship cruises by taking guests into areas that are not accessible to most larger ships, and on excursions and to activities that are exclusive, private, and unavailable to most other travelers.
American Safari Cruises (ASC) was founded in 1997 to provide up-scale, luxurious yacht cruising in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The company’s initial cruise launched in May of 1997 with a single 12-guest yacht. In 1998 the company added the 22-guest Safari Quest and expanded their Alaska itinerary offerings. In 1999 the company added the Safari Spirit and began cruising seasonally in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés. In 2002 the company added the Safari Escape and began operations in Panama and Costa Rica. In 2008 the company added the 36-guest Safari Explorer yacht where she began operations in Alaska’s Inside Passage. In February of 2009, American Safari Cruises assets were acquired by InnerSea Discoveries LLC. The company continues to operate under the same well-established executive leadership and professional onboard crew – providing a seamless inclusive yacht cruise adventure.
American Safari Cruises/InnerSea Discoveries main office is located in Seattle, Washington, at historic Fishermen’s Terminal. American Safari Cruises/Inner Sea Discoveries operates yachts in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia & Snake Rivers, and the islands and fjords off the coast of Washington and British Columbia.
Our yachts travel only during the day so guests miss nothing along the way. We anchor every night in pristine coves or dockside in small villages so guests can explore by water and on foot. In Alaska and Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, daytime cruising to secluded islands and seldom visited areas yield unique opportunities to experience by kayak, launch, or on foot a rich variety of wildlife and local cultures. In the Pacific Northwest, guests enjoy unique art tours and wine tastings. The crew includes a professional Expedition Leader/Naturalist who organizes activities and provides presentations on the day’s sights and activities, and a gourmet chef who serves up fine food and fresh-baked goods. With so few guests and a purposeful focus on nature and the outdoors, the itinerary is flexible and can be altered at a moment’s notice to maximize wildlife and scenic viewing opportunities.
About Sunstone Tours & Cruises
Sunstone Tours & Cruises offer clients personal, individualized service. There is no one trip for everyone, each of our small ship offers has it’s own niche and personality. Our job is to match you up with the right travel experience. You want to do this right the first time.
We specialize in small ships; small ships is all we do, and we do it well.
We are the top agent in the nation for some of the leading small ship cruise lines, including Cruise West, Lindblad Expeditions, American Cruise Line and American Safari Cruises. Any agent can book a cruise. You want one with experience and expertise in what they sell. We have been on the small ships, and know the destinations.
With our niche speciality, we are very connected to the handful of companies we work with. We have visited their offices, we know their products. With this mutual connection comes insider information as well as first news and the best prices available.
Because great travel experiences often have a profound and enriching effect on our lives, planning and purchasing them is far too important to be left to chance. By offering expert travel planning and personal experience, we offer you a complete travel solution.
Linda Androlia CTA, MCC, and owner of Sunstone Tours & Cruises has been in the travel business since 1989. She has completed specialized training and holds many top level Destination Specialist Certificates