Sea Wolf Adventures is a green, conservation-driven, eco-tourism small ship cruise adventure company. As rugged as it appears, Southeast Alaska’s environment encompasses hundreds of vulnerable ecosystems. These systems, in the air and on land and water, are melded together by fragile food webs that support the amazing flora and fauna that makes up that part of planet earth. Sea Wolf Adventures specializes in natural history cruises that explore the glacial fjords, traveling to where new life is attaching itself to barren, glacial scrubbed rock and then following the succession of plant and animal life in Glacier Bay National Park. Expert naturalists share not only their botany, geology, marine- and wildlife knowledge, but also past and current climate sciences about the wilderness, its known affects and possible outcomes. Sea Wolf Adventures operates under the belief that immersing guests in a pristine wilderness brings home to each person how there are not many places left like this in the world. Most harbor a dream of rebuilding fractured ecosystems in their own neighborhoods, towns, states and countries with a sustainable and green plan that promotes healthy lifestyles for humans and a future for all living things. Sea Wolf is trying to do just that in Alaska.
THE SEA WOLF
The good ship Sea Wolf is an before 97′ ocean-going ship that carries 12 passengers plus 5-6 crew in great comfort. She is an amazing expedition platform for cruising, wildlife spotting, whale watching and as a kayaking mothership. The Sea Wolf has many guest areas including a main viewing salon, covered aft viewing/dining deck and a wonderful wide bow. Our aft deck is enclosed in eisen glass and heated. There is a large outdoor viewing deck behind the wheelhouse. The side decks are also covered for your sightseeing comfort. Our staterooms each have their own bathrooms including shower, sink and head. We carry an extensive naturalist library for our guests to enjoy. Our crew are all fun, knowledgeable and eager to share their naturalist lore and stories. We carry 6 double kayaks for guests and 2 guide kayaks. We also have a 18′ Rigid inflatable for shore excursions. The Sea Wolf is an incredibly stable vessel and our waters as a rule as glassy calm for a wonderful cruising adventure.
Capacity: 12 guests in 6 staterooms
Year Built: 1941
Crew Members: 5-6 crew members
Length: 97 feet
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Conservation and Philanthropy
Our Environmental Footprint:
- The Sea Wolf has minimal ambient noise (underwater)so has a low disturbance rate to marine mammals
- Minimal use of plastics with an annual reduction plan as new materials become available.
- Meet EPA standards for overboard discharge of black water.
- Recycle all garbage and food waste at the Gustavus Recycle Center
- Use Eco-Friendly cleaning supplies
- Guests are provided with eco-friendly shampoos, conditioners and soaps in refillable units to reduce plastics and be environmentally safe.
- Our engine in combination with a generator uses less than10 gallons of diesel per hour. We are investigating carbon footprint reductions and programs.
- Use a paperless communication, marketing, and accounting system
Out Flora and Fauna Stewardship Program
- Follow the guidelines of the “Marine Mammal Viewing Code of Conduct” as published by the National Marine Fisheries Service
- Practice “Leave no Trace” principals
- Follow wildlife viewing guides set by Glacier Bay National Park and the Tongass National forest.
Supporting Local Program
- Our crew is over 70% Alaskans.
- We Support various conservation and education organizations through monetary donations.
- WE support our community of Gustavus by:
- Purchase local produce from Gustavus and Alaskan community growers- Kimber-the owner also has an epic garden
- Purchase our seafoods from local commercial fisherman
- Hire locals for onboard and land support crew
- We support the 3, 4 &5 grade classes through science supplies and an annual vessel expedition for science that supports a year-long class project.
- We host an annual giving Christmas program
- Provide educational opportunities to our local students. You also can support by donating to the Gustavus School Fund to fund science, literacy and opportunity for rural Alaskan children. Att: Gustavus School Fund: Jesse Soder- PO Box 120 Gustavus , Alaska. They are a non-profit and will send you a donation receipt. Please mention Sea Wolf Opportunity fund.
- The Sea Wolf is an active wheelchair accessible vessel. We have a fund though Craig Hospital foundation to raise funds for trips for wheelers. The Therapeutic Recreation Program at Craig Hospital promotes overall fitness and well-being, with the goal of improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition, and mobility for someone with a nervous system injury through recreational activity. Recreation is an integral part of the total rehabilitation process. Leisure-time activities help define who we are, gives life fullness, and keeps us healthy. We have seen patients make dramatic improvement in their rehabilitation program when they rediscover their leisure-time activities.We love hosting Craig Clients on our wilderness adventure trips. We are all on an even keel as we paddle through the pristine wilderness-help support their adventures in life. Link to accessible photos. Link to Craig(working on)
- We support, Nature Conservancy (https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/alaska/) ,
- Southeast Alaska Conservation (https://www.seacc.org/)
- Salmon beyond Borders to protect our Transboundary Rivers https://www.salmonbeyondborders.org/
- We participate in Citizen Science projects whenever applicable.