“What a wonderful experience! Could not have imagined anything as enjoyable as our time on the Sikumi - nature played her part in it of course, but this marvelous boat and her exceptional crew made this a most memorable, happy time."
"Kayaking with the whales, icebergs, and seals was a one of a kind experience. Also seeing a moose with her calf…the whales filled us with awe. The dinners and wine were a perfect end to an amazing day…landing a 73 lb. halibut by far the biggest fish ever caught…We will have great stories for our friends and family. We are all leaving hooked on Alaska! We loved our wonderful cruise. Never have we been so well taken care of."
“We came aboard hoping to see a glacier, a whale, and to catch a fish. Everything else would be icing on the cake… our expectations were met and exceeded everyday. Several times we saw whales breaching on 3 sides of the ship, we saw a glacier calve right in front of us, and we got a porpoise escort twice. We saw more waterfalls in 6 days than in our whole lives. We kayaked among icebergs, caught 4 kinds of fish, crab, shrimp, 2 octopuses (octopi?), starfish, and hermit crabs. We saw black, cinnamon, and grizzly bears. We hiked on lonely beaches and found shells and sea glass."
May I take this opportunity to comment on the trip. It was fabulous! It was great to go up the narrow bay to the Tracy Arm Glacier accompanied by orcas. We saw a tremendous amount of calving from a short distance, a location to which no large boat could dare venture. Our stop at Baranof Hot Springs was another treat people on the “Big Boys” could not enjoy. But the other features of the trip were really made possible by your amazing crew.
My son-in-law Rob’s step father is a chef and he said it is very unusual for a really good cook to be able to bake. But Gabriel presented us with fresh bread, muffins, pastries and desserts to go with his marvelous meals. The seafood we caught, the berries we picked all were turned into great, beautifully presented meals.
Jim N. 2010 Guest
We have been trying to get our feet back on the ground after a most amazing trip aboard the Sikumi -- I am not sure that I have the words to adequately express the extent to which we enjoyed our cruise, and I wish that I were handwriting this message on exquisite paper worthy of the sentiment. Certainly, Alaska and all it offers in the way of natural features, beauty, and wildlife provided the backdrop, but experiencing it aboard the Sikumi provided an extraordinary adventure for all of us.
English, 2010 Guest