The M.V. Sikumi offers an ideal way to take the whole family on an Alaskan vacation. You can choose precisely which destinations you visit, how long you stay at those locations, and exactly what activities you do while on your cruise.
We offer a variety of activities for an Alaska family vacation. Fishing from the Sikumi or on a chartered fishing boat can be fun for members of your family. Maybe the more adventuresome might like to take the kayaks out for an afternoon or hike up soaring mountain ridges for spectacular views of wild Alaska. Others may enjoy combing the beaches or building fires.
The Sikumi's smaller size allows access to places that larger cruise ships just can't reach. And since you set the itinerary for your family-friendly cruise, you can choose to spend as much time as you like at any location. What better way to learn about Alaska than to see it up close, and in the company of family. The memories of hiking glaciers, catching salmon and halibut, and spotting whales will last a lifetime.
We can easily sleep 12 people, so there is room to bring everybody on our family cruise ship. We can also accommodate many types of animals. Enjoy some high quality family time in awe-inspiring Alaskan wilderness. There's something for everybody aboard the Sikumi; come and experience the Alaskanof your dreams.
"Fun for all, 8 to 80! Thank you for exceeding our wildest expectations for the best family vacation ever. "
"We enjoyed the entire trip tremendously! It was more then we ever could have imagined. It was a fabulous five days with you! We still miss your smiling faces and are enjoying reliving the time together by viewing the pictures! The staterooms were more then we ever expected - the food was fabulous. The hiking was fun,was a huge thrill for the kids in particular. You spoiled us all rotten and we loved it! Thank you for the great adventure! We miss you guys!"
A family cruise doesn't have to be all about doing every single thing enmass either. There is so much to do for everyone, Dad and Grandad could be fishing off the Side Deck of the boat while the kids are riding in the Skiff under the Captains watchful eye and Mum, Grandma and Aunty are lounging on the upper deck with a book and a cold drink.
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Reviews / Testimonials
"I would like to rave about my trip on board the Sikumi! In July I spent a week on the Sikumi with my 5 and 7 year old girls along with lots of family and friends. Before the trip I had concerns that the kids at times might feel cooped up or that I would be worried about their safety. It turned out that the fun was endless and within the first couple of hours on the boat I felt very relaxed about their safety.
The kids had lots of firsts on the Sikumi - first time seeing whales up close, first time capturing an iceberg, first time seeing a 200 pound halibut, first time doing a moonlight hike, first time being drenched by spray from the bow of a boat, and on and on. They're still talking about their experiences almost a year later. We went on some great hikes, had beaches and remote coves all to ourselves, and saw beautiful scenery everywhere. The skipper knows all the good spots.
During the down time the kids loved playing in their cabin or doing artwork on the big table and I enjoyed my time sitting on the deck reading or chatting and watching the amazing scenery go by. Another
major benefit for me was that my kids, who are normally up at the crack of dawn, actually slept in n the boat. We all came home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with lots great photos and stories to tell!"
Amy L. July 2009
Operating under Special Use Permit for Tongass National Forest
We participate in 'Wilderness Best Management Practices" program
in conjunction with the US Forestry service.
Aimed at preserving and protecting Alaska's natural wilderness through sustainable practices.