Gyrfalcon Cruise Ship, Alaska

  • from $ 687 / day
  • Flexible Booking


  • Unique Alaska experience
  • Stunning scenery and wildlife
  • Visit remote locations
  • Intimate setting

Experience Alaska up close and personal aboard the MV Gyrfalcon small ship cruise. This historic boat provides an intimate Alaskan experience with only six guests aboard at a time. The MV Gyrfalcon is a 27mtr/88ft fantail built in 1941 and was used as a survey vessel for the US Coast Guard and Geodesic Survey for 25 years. Owners and operators Nancy Everds and Peter Mann purchased and renovated the boat in 2012, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for guests to relax and unwind while exploring all that native Alaska offers. Observe breathtaking scenery and wildlife from the Gyrfalcon’s decks, get closer to nature on one of the boat’s kayaks, or take the dinghy to shore and explore on foot. Thanks to the Gyrfalcon’s smaller size, you will have the privilege of visiting more remote locations inaccessible to the larger cruise ships. A maximum guest capacity of six guests guarantees an intimate, meaningful experience with personalized service. Guests share two hot water showers and two heads with comfortable accommodations. Each stateroom has a double bed with cozy blankets, drawers for storage, hooks for jackets, a bedside lamp, and USB and 110V outlets for charging. Unwind aboard the MV Gyrfalcon on one of the many decks or outdoor seating areas and enjoy freshly prepared food in the spacious saloon.

The MV Gyrfalcon small ship cruise in Alaska provides an intimate way to experience Alaska’s breathtaking scenery. Bring your camera and prepare to capture stunning marine life images such as sea otters, orca whales, humpback whales, Steller’s sea lions, dolphins, and seals. Turn your camera towards land for awe-inspiring landscape images, including bears, goats, and countless bird species. Other exciting activities include endless opportunities for hiking and kayaking. Try your hand at crabbing, shrimping, and fishing, and provide your fellow guests with fresh seafood for dinner. The MV Gyrfalcon small ship cruise offers customizable itineraries to make your Alaska adventure the trip of a lifetime.

Want to visit remote areas of Alaska that are inaccessible to larger cruise ships? Book your MV Gyrfalcon small ship cruise online today or call for details.

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Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


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

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages.

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.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner

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

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Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1941
  • Year renovated 2012-2022
  • Length 88 feet
  • Deck area 600 sq. meters
  • Beam 21.5 feet
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 7.5 knots
  • Engines 2 Caterpillar 3306 turbocharged Diesels -275 hp
  • Max guests 6
  • Number of cabins 3
  • Number of bathrooms 3
  • Tenders 2
  • Water capacity 1100 liters
  • Fuel capacity 4200 liters
  • Freshwater maker 1000 liter per day

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
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares
Origin: US