Small Ship Alaska Cruises in June
Of the few warm summer months in Alaska, June has the longest days all year, with summer solstice falling on the 20th. Southeast Alaska experiences daylight nearly around the clock in June, making it a good time to see everything there is to see on an Alaskan cruise.
Wildlife is visibly abundant, with whales making their journey back into Alaskan waters from Hawaii. There is a heavy concentration of humpback whales in Southeast Alaskan waters during the summer months, and it is not uncommon to see them feeding with their young. There are also grey whales, orcas, Dall porpoise, seals, sea lions and sea otters inhabiting the area where the Sikumi cruises. And look ashore for black and brown bears who are in full swing for summer, hunting and fishing for food.
June brings wildflowers, lush green forest and mild temperatures to Southeast Alaska, making it a perfect time to explore. Because of the Sikumi's size, guests are awarded the opportunity to get off the boat and hike and kayak around to get a closer look at what Alaska is all about.
Summer solstice is an exciting time all over Alaska, so make plans to visit a town or festival before or after your custom Alaska cruise on the Sikumi.
June Cruise Testimonial
"Our adventure was close to its end... I could feel the nostalgia growing inside me. I would miss this boat and her crew. Our once-in-a-lifetime experience was their routine, and I couldn't help but envy them."
June fesivals in Southeast Alaska:
Sitka Summer Music Festival
The festival begins the first Friday in June and lasts three weeks with a full calendar of events, including concerts on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and one Saturday evening performance.