Discovery Cruise Ship, Alaska



    • Travel to where larger ships can't go
    • Intimate experience with only 10 guests
    • Flexible itineraries for better wildlife encounters

Join the MV Discovery yacht for an unforgettable small-ship cruise in Alaska. At 87ft, the M/V Discovery can travel to where the larger cruise ships can't go, and with only 10 guests on board, she promises to deliver an intimate experience. Elegant yet functional. The Discovery Alaska features an open layout with ample room to relax and unwind on your cruise. There are four spacious common areas, each with picture windows to offer panoramic views of the stunning Alaskan scenery. Six well-appointed staterooms with comfortable beds, storage space, vanity/sink, and opening portholes are located on the lower deck, along with 2 shared bathrooms and showers.

Family-owned and operated since 1981 and one of Alaska's first small-ship eco cruises, the MV Discovery captain and crew know the region extremely well. Alaskan cruises are 8-days/7-nights long, and with no set schedule, flexible itineraries mean better wildlife encounters. Stop to photograph bald eagles on an iceberg, spend time with Humpback whales or go hiking in the Alaskan wilderness without worrying about sticking to a fixed schedule.

Book your small-ship Alaskan cruise aboard the MV Discovery online today for an unforgettable journey off the beaten track.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING TERMS - Learn more about what this means

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


Included: VAT, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Gratuities.

Optional Extras: Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1931
  • Year renovated 1998
  • Length 87ft
  • Beam 18ft
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 9 knots
  • Engines 2010 John Deere
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Tenders 2
  • Freshwater maker Yes

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Discovery Reviews

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • 2 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nancy F
  • United States United States
Outstanding experience

Ben and the crew were incredibly flexible and accommodating. Amazing scenery, food, wildlife. Can’t think of anything that could have been better!

Recommended for
The boat, the crew and the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ralph P
  • United States United States
A completed bucket list item checked off.

Highlights had to be the relationship with the crew which was great including the captain who was everywhere and had dinner with the passengers each evening. Again, the boat itself which was comfortable, sturdy, well appointed and a blast from the past, yet maintained as if it were new. The food was fantastic, well prepared and with a huge variety satisfying at each sitting. Plenty of activities on board and off to keep anyone busy and ready to sleep at the appointed time. ************ All stars.

Recommended for
The boat itself which I fell in love with and remain so. A marvelous old lady with class.