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2018 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska

The 2018 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska is currently underway!

You may follow along with us on the home page of, or you may start at the beginning of our day-by-day trip reports – starting with Day 0. We are having an amazing trip!

NOTE: ALL 2018 SLOWBOAT FLOTILLAS ARE CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED. And, we are getting a steady stream of inquiries for 2019 already. We expect all 2019 flotillas to sell out early. If you’re interested in 2019 Alaska or Vancouver Island flotillas, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. A $500 fully-refundable deposit will hold you a space until 9/30/18. At that time, we will have full details and dates on 2019 flotillas, and you will have the option to commit or get a refund on your early deposit.

Glaciers. Icebergs. Whales. Bears. Cruising to Alaska is about incomparable nature right in front of your eyes. It’s about not just seeing the world, but experiencing it. Join the Slowboat team as we cruise from the San Juan Islands to Juneau, Alaska in 2018.

Kayaking with the icebergs, Le Conte Glacier
Humpbacks bubble-net feeding outside Tenakee Inlet
Takatz Bay anchorage, Baranof Island
Main street in Tenakee Springs



Fishing for trout, Baranof Island
Warm Springs Bay, Baranof Island
Black bear in Portage Bay

How it works: Cruising to Alaska is a serious undertaking. After exploring this website, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you about the details. Participants will have access to our webinar series about preparing your boat and crew, and you will also receive a full day of one-on-one consultation with one of our trip leaders. In early-May, we’ll rendezvous at Roche Harbor and set off northward as a group, destination Juneau!

Trip leaders: Sam Landsman, Laura Domela, Kevin Morris

Dates: May 6 to June 9, 2018

Cost: $6,000 per boat, maximum 5 boats

What’s included:

  • Expert help getting ready. Contact us at any time for advice on everything from equipping your boat to planning guest visits to selecting the right clothing. We will even spend a day with you on your boat helping to get ready for the trip!
  • Lead boats and crews that provide 24/7 troubleshooting help, weather and route guidance, host many dinners and happy hours along the way, lead hikes and dinghy excursions, provide internet in many anchorages, and more.
  • After flotilla support. Participants are encouraged to seek our expertise as they plan the rest of their summer in AK and BC and during their trip home as they encounter weather or mechanical challenges.
  • A complete set of cruising guides

Based on feedback from past groups, we’re extending the trip by one week for 2018! This allows us more time to explore ports, more flexibility if the weather doesn’t cooperate, and a slightly more relaxed pace.

Click here for our frequently asked questions page.

Click here to read comments from cruisers who have been on past flotillas.

Click here to read detailed day-by-day cruise reports from our amazing 2017 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska.

Want to see where we’re going? Explore the flotilla destinations on the map below:

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Ready for more info? Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch!

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