9 Beautiful Reasons to Take an Inside Passage Cruise

Alaska may be “The Last Frontier,” but it doesn’t have to be your last frontier.

This far-north state is huge, sparsely populated, and not the most hospitable in the winter months, but seeing its best and most beautiful attractions has never been easier with the rising popularity of summer cruises through the famed Inside Passage.

There are hundreds of reasons to visit Alaska, but here are 9 especially beautiful reasons we think you should take an Inside Passage Cruise this summer:

1. You can wake up each morning to a view like this, near Juneau, Alaska

Trover photo by David M. Simpson


2. Real-life nature documentary scenes like this one at the Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site in Wrangell, Alaska

Trover photo by Greg Slyngstad


3. You can kayak up to a calving glacier like this one in the Tracy Arm Fjord near Juneau

Trover photo by Little Mermaid At Sea


4. The beautiful White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad near Skagway

Trover photo by Joules A


5. The adorable town of Ketchikan, Alaska, nicknamed the “Salmon Capitol of the World”


6. You can get up close and personal at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Trover photo by Lenox Yim


7. You’ll see more bald eagles than you can count, like this one in Prince Rupert, BC

Trover photo by Joan Qualls


8. Beautiful totem poles like this one at the Sitka National Historical Park



Trover photo by David Lee


Need more reasons to visit Alaska or take an Inside Passage Cruise this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful photos from the Inside Passage here, and don’t forget to share your own discoveries on Trover!