Alaska Sea Adventures

Nature Photography Trips

Excellent close up and low angle photography from one of the two Northern Song’s Rigid Inflatable Boats.

Cruise protected waters, enjoy varied landscapes and cultures and witness wildlife spectacles.

Highlights of your cruise might include journeying through a narrow fjord, encountering a curious humpback whale, or watching brown bears feeding on salmon. Or maybe they include kayaking near an ancient blue glacier, and hiking in moss-cloaked rainforest.

Perhaps you’ll delight in exploring the tiny world within a tide pool, watching waterfalls tumble down steep mountains, or visiting a Native village to meet and learn about the people who have lived and created art here for centuries. Whatever most interests you, we want to help you experience and photograph it.

The very stable decks of Northern Song provides plenty of space for photographers.

Enhance your photography skills with the help of our professional photographer guides

Southeast Alaska offers an incredible array of opportunities for photography, but it also presents its challenges. The fading light of sunset, the quick movements of wildlife, and the captivating reflections on water: all require a varied approach from the photographer. 

That’s why our special photography expeditions are led by a professional nature photographer. Whether you are a relative beginner, or are looking to enhance your skills, you’ll be able to receive instant “on the spot” advice from a professional. Discover how to use light and changing conditions to your best advantage. Learn how to make the most of your equipment and ability. And most importantly, have fun in a dynamic setting!

Scenics include; calving glaciers, ice bergs, temperate old growth rain forest, isolated beaches, small boat commercial fishing, spawning-jumping salmon and a myriad of sea birds.

Getting ashore for close up wildlife and landscape photography is a must.

Maximize your experiences in one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine natural places

We want you to come away from your experiences with more than pretty pictures. That is why our guides aren’t just photography experts. They are also highly versed in the the geology, ecology, and natural and cultural histories of Southeast Alaska, and will help to provide context to the stunning scenery around you.

In order to provide you with a customized experience, our guided photography trips are limited to 8 participants.


The spacious Northern Song offers ample room to stage photographic equipment and comfortable areas for photo editing.

2024 Spring Photo Trips
Alaska Whales & Seaways Photography Cruise
with Russell Graves

Sitka to Sitka
March 21 – 25, 2024
Trip ID: A014
Sitka Eagles, and Whales with Special Guest Rick Sammon
Sitka to Sitka
March 27 – April 3, 2024
Trip ID: A024
Sitka Sound Herring Spawn, Eagles, and Whales
Sitka to Sitka
April 6 – 13, 2024
Trip ID: A034
Herring Spawn with Photographer Juan Pons
Sitka to Petersburg
April 17 – 25, 2024
Trip ID: A044

Otters, Whales & Native Villages – Get 30% off!
Petersburg to Sitka
April 27 – May 4, 2024
Trip ID: A054

2024 Summer Photo Trips
“Focus on Whales” with Guide Jim Nahmens – Individual Cabins
Petersburg to Petersburg
July 14 – 21, 2024
Trip ID: A144
“Focus on Whales” with Guide Dr. Adam Pack – Individual Cabins
Petersburg to Petersburg
July 23 – 30, 2024
Trip ID: A154

2025 Spring Photo Trips

Eagles & Whales in Five Days -Custom Charter
Sitka to Sitka
Mar 21 – 25, 2025
Trip ID: A015

Sitka Sound Herring Spawn, Eagles, and Whales -Custom Charter
Sitka to Sitka
Mar 27 – Apr 3, 2025
Trip ID: A025

Whales, Eagles, Otters & Chichagof Island Cruise – Custom Charter
Sitka to Sitka
Apr 6 – 13, 2025
Trip ID: A035

Fjords, Hotsprings, Icebergs & Grey Whales – Custom Charter
Sitka to Petersburg
Apr 17 – 25, 2025
Trip ID: A045

Epic Alaska Seascapes & Wildlife with Guide Rick Sammon – Individual Cabins
Petersburg to Sitka
Apr 27 – May 4, 2025
Trip ID: A055

2025 Summer Photo Trips

“Focus on Whales” with Guide Jim Nahmens – Individual Cabins
Petersburg to Petersburg
Jul 14 – 21, 2025
Trip ID: A145

“Focus on Whales” with Guide Dr. Adam Pack – Individual Cabins
Petersburg to Petersburg
Jul 23 – 30, 2025
Trip ID: A155

Copyright Richard Sandor

“Nine trips — That says it all!”

Richard Sandor
Denver, CO

Copyright Richard Sandor

“Best Week of My Life! 2nd best week was this trip two years ago. Focus on the Whales.”

Liz Ubelhor
Stamping Ground, KY