snow goose alaska expedition voyages

Snow Goose

  • Vessel details

    Built with purpose - Designed by marine architect Ed Monk to cruise the Inside Passage, the Snow Goose was built in Ketchikan Alaska in 1973 by the owner of a shipyard as his private yacht. She was modified in 1983 to be a United States Coastguard inspected passenger's vessel. Captain Dan Liden bought the Snow Goose in 2006 and has been putting her to work in a variety of ways since.

    The Snow Goose sleeps twelve guests and four crew members per trip. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation. They are small (we like to call them cozy) and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. But as quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck. If you are travelling solo, we’ll be sure to bunk you with someone of the same gender.

    The Snow Goose aims to deliver a unique and personal experience for passengers. Guided by our experienced and knowledgeable crew we take you to the remote waters, islands, and shorelines of the majestic and mysterious Southeast Alaska while teaching you about marine mammals, wildlife and plant life. Whilst always providing a safe and enjoyable onboard environment, the crew specifically aims to differentiate the Snow Goose from other vessels by enabling passengers to become involved in order to discover and experiences nature close up and generate a sense of adventure and stewardship.

    Whatever mode of transportation, we pride ourself on the quality of equipment we provide. Our custom aluminium inflatable skiff was built locally, specifically for operating in Alaska. The deep “V” hull and 90 hp outboard not only gets us to shore but also opens the door to exploration when on the anchor. The ‘Gosling’ to the ‘Goose’, the skiff is extremely stable, reliable and a vital link to accessing the remote trails, rivers, and beaches we visit.

    As a prior kayak guide, I know how a quality kayak paddles, so we’ve spared no expense on our six Carbonlite 2000 Eddyline Whisper double kayaks. They are great for beginners and advanced kayakers alike and provide the perfect way to peacefully explore remote areas on your own. We provide all the necessary equipment to make your kayaking experience the most comfortable and awe-inspiring.

    As we explore these waters, we do so with the same spirit that the Snow Goose has maintained since 1973 as researchers, stewards, students, and awe-struck explorers. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome you aboard the Snow Goose. For the duration of our trip, this boat will be your home we want it to feel that way. This packet is designed to help you better understand what to expect from your trip, and to better understand what to expect from our vessel. Our goal is that this trip exceeds your expectations. We are here to make it as enjoyable as possible.

    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 3
    Guests #: 10
    Crew #: 4
    Ice Class: NA
    Speed: 8
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 1973
    Length: 19m
    Width:
    Draft: 2
    Tonnage: 97
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 2 Flat Prong
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    snow goose twin cabin

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    snow goose twin cabin

    Twin Bunk

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    The Snow Goose sleeps twelve guests and four crew members per trip. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation. They are small (we like to call them cozy) and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. But as quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck. If you are traveling solo, we’ll be sure to bunk you with someone of the same gender.

    Description

    The Snow Goose sleeps twelve guests and four crew members per trip. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation. They are small (we like to call them cozy) and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. But as quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck. If you are traveling solo, we’ll be sure to bunk you with someone of the same gender.

    Cabin Features

    Twin Bunk

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    The Snow Goose sleeps twelve guests and four crew members per trip. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation. They are small (we like to call them cozy) and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. But as quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck. If you are traveling solo, we’ll be sure to bunk you with someone of the same gender.
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    snow goose twin cabin

    Premier Cabins

    snow goose twin cabin

    Snow Goose - Twin Cabin

    m2 / 0ft2

    Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation.

    Description

    The Snow Goose sleeps twelve guests and four crew members per trip. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation. They are small (we like to call them cozy) and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. But as quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck. If you are traveling solo, we’ll be sure to bunk you with someone of the same gender.

    Cabin Features

    Snow Goose - Twin Cabin

    m2 / 0ft2
    Many facilities
    Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds with a head across the hall – two with showers. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that open for additional ventilation.
    View Cabin
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Snow Goose
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Exploring Frederick Sound, LeConte Fjord, Admiralty Island, Baranof Island this exciting itinerary is focused on searching for whales and hiking in the Alaskan wilderness.

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Snow Goose
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Explore Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska with renowned Australian adventure photography Andrew Peacock.

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Glacier Bay Beyond

Snow Goose
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Wildlife abounds within the bay, which makes this gem an exceptional place to explore via kayak from the ‘mothership’ without the disturbance of motorized vessels.

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