Announcing the 2024 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska

Inside Passage, San Juan Islands to SE Alaska
Prevost Harbor to Juneau | May 10 to June 23 | Maximum 5 boats

Glaciers. Icebergs. Whales. Bears. Cruising to Alaska is all about the incomparable nature right in front of your eyes. It’s about not just seeing the world, but experiencing it. This year we are again doing an extended six-week trip, exploring coastal British Columbia with an extended tour of the highlights of SE Alaska.

Bring your boat and your spirit of adventure and cruise with the Slowboat team on a trip of a lifetime exploring one of the most amazing cruising grounds on earth – up the Inside Passage to SE Alaska.

Six weeks on the Inside Passage! We’ll visit sandy beaches, ghost towns, fjords, tidewater glaciers, and more!

Every day gets better! As we travel north, structures on shore vanish, boat traffic diminishes, topography grows steeper and taller, and wildlife encounters become more frequent. We’ll visit highlights along the entire route, from the quaint town of Ganges the first night to majestic Ford’s Terror at the end. Along the way you’ll become an expert at operating your boat and navigating the intricacies of the Inside Passage.

We’ll meet in the San Juan Islands on May 10, and head into Canada on May 11, making our way north through British Columbia, around Cape Caution, through the isolated and amazing northern BC coast, and then across Dixon Entrance into Alaska.

Next, we’ll continue north from Ketchikan to Wrangell, Petersburg, and then up to scenic anchorages of Admiralty and Baranoff Island to Sitka.

Finally, we’ll head around the north side of Admiralty to Stephens Passage, exploring the remarkable Tracy and Endicott Arm, and Ford’s Terror, finishing our trip in Juneau in late June – with plenty of time for you to continue your own Alaskan adventure. We will also help you plan the rest of your summer and your return.

Slowboat flotillas are designed to be inspiring and empowering! Our goal is to visit the best destinations in the area, share our knowledge, and help participants become capable, confident cruisers. We like to have fun too! Most days have ample free time for fishing, kayaking, exploring by dinghy, or hiking on shore.

Our itineraries have enough flexibility to take advantage of spur-of-the-moment opportunities or the smoothest weather. In the evenings, we typically gather for happy hour or dinner on the lead boat, discuss the day, and plan for the next day. Throughout the trip, we’re happy to help however we can…whether that means helping you learn to fly a drone or replace a macerator (one is a lot more fun than the other!).

Slowboat flotilla participants love the experience! Many clients cruise with us summer after summer, while they enjoy learning about cruising in the PNW, socializing with new friends, and exploring our amazing cruising area. Read testimonials from past Slowboat cruisers by clicking here.

The flotilla is limited to five boats, and we typically fill up quickly.

Fee is $14,000 per boat.

Route and destinations are always subject to change due to weather and sea conditions.

You are responsible for the safe operation of your own vessel.

Read day-by-day accounts of previous flotillas by clicking these links. Warning, the pictures and stories might distract you for many hours!

2023 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska
2022 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska
2021 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska
2019 Slowboat Flotillas to Alaska and Around Vancouver Island
2018 Slowboat Around Vancouver Island Flotilla
2018 Slowboat West Coast Vancouver Island Flotilla
2018 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska
2017 Slowboat Flotilla to Alaska

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