Discover the best of Alaska on board Tivoli! She’s the ideal vessel to transport you in snug, safe, and private comfort to the land of spectacular seascapes, extraordinary wildlife and intriquing history.
We’ll explore mountain-framed fjords and pristine bays in the protected waters of the Inside Passage in Alaska’s southeastern panhandle. We’ll get up close to orcas and humpback whales, sea lions, sea otters, seals, bald eagles, horned puffins, and other seabirds. We’ll keep a lookout for bears foraging along the beach, too. And as we pause to gaze at the grandeur of the glaciers, we may witness calving: huge chunks of glacial ice breaking off and plunging into the water.
There’ll be time to discover the region’s traditional cultures, too, including that of the native Tlingits and the heritage established by Russians who settled in Sitka in the 1800s.
With our expert on-board naturalist, you can be sure you’ll have unsurpassed opportunities to see all of the wildlife. He is also extremely knowledgeable about local history and geology, and takes personal pleasure in introducing guests to this fascinating region. If you’d like to go hiking or kayaking, he’ll lead the way. What’s more, he is a professional photographer who’s happy to help you capture great pictures of everything you experience.
We will also be pleased to make arrangements for additional private excursions including flightseeing by seaplane or helicopter, dogsledding, and fishing.
There’s no need to compromise on luxury when you cruise Alaska in the exclusive, first- class comfort of this 90-foot expedition motor yacht. You’ll be pampered with every amenity, including excellent cuisine prepared according to your wishes. Tivoli’s welcoming, professional crew are waiting to show you this very special part of the world.
We will meet you at the airport in Juneau (with regular service from major cities in the continental U.S.) or in any other predetermined location, and whisk you away to Tivoli for an unforgettable time.
Jim Hammond will be your private naturalist on board Tivoli, helping you to see and learn about all of the region’s wildlife. For more than two decades, he has led small groups on excursions to see bears, whales, and the many other creatures of Alaska’s Inside Passage. He has also found time to visit more than 30 countries on seven continents to photograph their stunning landscapes and wildlife preserves. He shared his photographic expertise as a college photography instructor for seven years, and continues to impart his wisdom to our guests. Engaging, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and flexible, Jim will make sure you experience up-close encounters with Alaska’s wildlife, gain an understanding of how this breathtaking land and sea took shape, and come to appreciate the peoples who call it home. All Alaska photos here by Jim Hammond.