Bubble Net, photo by Rachel Osborne
Kayaking while on a small boat cruise in southeast Alaska
Whale watching in southeast Alaska
Hiking southeast Alaska on a small boat cruise
Anniversary celebration while cruising southeast Alaska

About The Boat Company

Taking an Alaskan Cruise in 2018 or planning ahead for 2019? See Alaska ‘up close and personal’ with The Boat Company. Incorporated in 1979 by the McIntosh Foundation, The Boat Company is the only non-profit educational organization offering luxury eco-cruises through Southeast Alaska. With almost 40 years of cruising and conservation in Alaska’s Inside Passage, The Boat Company has reinvested between $25 and $30 million into conservation efforts throughout the region.

The itinerary is flexible and spontaneous – tailored to accommodate your interests and fitness level. With one crew member for every two guests – you will choose each day from a wide variety of activities: early morning kayaking, beach-combing, trolling for King salmon or halibut, challenging hikes through ancient forest, gentle meadow walks, fish-printing, games and naturalist talks in the salon, whale watching, even (occasionally) relaxing on the fantail with a cool drink and a good book. Our guests don’t just view the magnificent land from the deck as they cruise by… they get off the boat and touch it!


“One of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. We were pampered and educated and challenged and shown incredible sights. We would love to come back!”

“The whole trip was terrific – from the activities offered to the captain and crew – and naturally being able to experience Southeast Alaska so intimately.”

“A truly remarkable experience. To be shown the Tongass Forest and all it encompasses in such a wonderful, friendly way was an experience never to be forgotten. Thank you for making our journey so memorable.”

“This was a trip of a lifetime… the perfect way to see Southeast Alaska. Don’t change a thing!”