"I've been fortunate to travel extensively, and this was the trip of a lifetime. Every moment of the experience was a true blessing. Captain Neil Nickerson and his crew, including chef Jeff Polizzotto and engineer Al Smith, were the best. We were also fortunate to have John Schnell, a fantastic photographer and guide, with us for the charter. I highly recommend this trip. One month later, I'm still feeling inspired by the beauty and mystique of Alaska."

Amy Giertych
Lake Forest, Illinois

Family and Friends
"The Women's Paddleboard Retreat was the perfect combination of a relaxing cruise, wildlife and sightseeing, delicious local foods, wine tasting, impromptu dancing, and a hot tub. The captain and crew were exceptional. I felt safe, well-cared for, and prepared with the valuable skills shared by Michelle. The trip was more than I expected, and I highly recommend it. Thank you, Neil, Michelle, Katie, Ayesha, Al, and John, for everything you did to make this trip so memorable."

Deborah Reid
Juneau, Alaska

"I had a wonderful experience on the Glacier Bear, with breathtaking scenery and close-up views of whales, bears, and other wildlife. It was an exciting journey, complete with tasty food and great companionship. We fished for our dinners, and I was thrilled to catch my first halibut. A highlight was learning to kayak and getting up close for photographs of wildlife and waterfalls. We spent an afternoon taking photos of a commercial crab boat in Pybus Bay, and it was pure joy. I would go again in a heartbeat—and I’ve been on this trip three times!"

Gwen Haferkamp
Miles City, Montana