Hampback whale breaching jumping at Kenai fjord national park

How to Have the Best Voyage With Fantasy Cruises

January 16, 2019

All aboard the best Alaskan cruise! Watch whales, gaze in awe at bears grazing on the beach, and experience much more as Fantasy Cruises sets sail to show you the best Alaska has to offer. This mom and pop cruise line offers multiple packages that start, go through, or end in Juneau, AK. So, while you’re exploring our state’s capital city, swing by our inn for a night or two as the perfect bookends to your trip! Be sure to download our free Vacation Guide before paying us a visit for ideas on things to do, what to see, and more!Get the Guide

What to Do on Your Fantasy Cruises Exploration

Explore the Capital

Once you board the Island Spirit, you’ll see so many great sights at sea! There’s certainly no shortage of beauty from nature’s wildest creations, from glaciers to huge whales. However, Juneau, AK, offers some of the best things to do on land during your expedition.

Take an icefield tour or put your physical fitness to the test with ice climbing. While Juneau is known for its outdoor recreation and beauty, art and history buffs won’t be disappointed. Annie Kaill’s gives visitors a glimpse into Alaskan artwork of different mediums, like traditional paintings and pottery, as well as jewelry and blown-glass pieces. Take advantage of these sights while you can because most of your trip will be on the open seas!

Watch the Wildlife

There’s no better place to watch a whale than in its natural habitat. Seriously. Fantasy Cruise’s trips through the quiet bays surrounding Alaska’s panhandle are perfect for this because they’re full of various wildlife. The cruise’s path, paired with the captain’s flexibility to steer off the beaten path in the name of great sightseeing, is the ideal duo. During these nine or 14-day excursions, it’s extremely common to see whales swimming around you, bears feeding on the beaches, and puffins relaxing.

Kayak the Seas

One of the benefits of booking with Fantasy is that the cruise is all-inclusive. You don’t pay for anything while on the boat, and that includes kayaking, believe it or not! In the evenings, Captain Jeff anchors Island Spirit in a cove and passengers are free to use the boat’s kayaks to get into the crevasses of Alaska’s bays. Enjoy an evening gazing at the sky from a kayak or the deck of the boat without noise or interruptions. Be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity when you cruise with Fantasy.

Let Silverbow Inn Host You

If you’re visiting Juneau on the last day of the Fantasy Cruise Northbound Inside Passage, or another one of their adventures, we’d love for you to stay with us! We are centrally located in the heart of downtown Juneau. This prime location allows you to explore downtown or just relax and enjoy our amenities, including a rooftop hot tub!

You can’t go wrong with any of our 12 guest rooms, but our favorites are the City King Plus Rooms. These cozy rooms have king-size beds and are located on the second and third floors for easy access to the rooftop. Check out all of our accommodations and start or end your Alaskan cruise getaway with us!