Swell Cruise Ship, Alaska

  • from $ 918 / day


  • Converted tugboat with classic charm
  • Wood-paneled salon and charming lounges
  • Get up close to incredible wildlife

Look no further than the Swell yacht for a fantastic small-ship adventure cruise in Alaska. She is a classic converted tugboat accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 private en-suite cabins. A $4-million refit means she offers amenities found on no other ship in her class in the region. The spacious wood-paneled salon offers a charming place to relax, read a book or play a quiet game. During meal-times, the salon is set up as a dining room so guests can enjoy the delicious onboard cuisine, snacks, and drinks available. There are two Aft Deck lounges: one on the main deck, an enclosed space perfect for enjoying the stunning surrounding views. The upper deck aft lounge has comfortable sofas and a semi-covered hot tub.

Itineraries aboard the tugboat Swell explore the best of Alaska's Inside Passage. Cruise through Fredrick Sound, Endicott Arm, Tracy Arm, and Baranoff Island on a 9, 10, or 11-day cruise to get up close to incredible wildlife. Brown bears, humpback whales, sea otters, icebergs, glaciers, and historic towns are all on the agenda creating a small-ship Alaskan cruise to remember.

Book online today for an adventure of a lifetime aboard the tugboat Swell.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | no scuba diving


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

Required Extras: Environment Tax (200 CAD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities.

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
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Warm Water Showers
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Nearly 1:1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Observation Deck
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine

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 1912
  • Year renovated 2004
  • Length 88 ft
  • Deck area 2 covered
  • Beam 20.6 ft
  • Top speed 9 knots
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Engines 1
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • 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
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares