Kayaking in Alaska

Kayaking can be dangerous and thrilling—or calm and magical. On a recent trip to southeast Alaska, Destination Insights publisher Jim Shubin enjoyed kayaking’s quite side: absorbing nature, feeling deep serenity, and viewing wildlife.

“Joining Island Spirit, a small 30-passenger vessel, I noticed a number of brightly colored, plastic kayaks on the aft end of the boat. The ship was perfect for kayaking, as we were able to get in to small anchorages where the big cruise ships cannot go. As we anchored in the evening, I enjoyed a whiskey on the back view deck while watching the crew set out kayaks for the next morning.” For more information, contact Captain Jeff or Catherine Behrens at the family-owned cruise company, Fantasy Cruises. [nggallery id=38]