Posted by Eddie Baker on 09/16/2014
Cruise Ship Tour
The 2014 Alaska Cruise Ship season is coming to an end. This year the route has been served by 9 ships sailing from the port of Seattle and 17 from Vancouver Harbor. Between them they will carry well over 1 million passengers. The tour starts at Pier 91 in Seattle with Vancouver Harbor being the first destination. From Vancouver the tour follows the world famous Inside Passage up the BC and Alaska coasts to Glacier Bay. From Glacier Bay the tour visits six ports of call for the Alaska Marine Highway System ending at Sand Point Alaska. The marine hwy is made up of 11 ships which call at 35 ports. For many of the isolated ports the only access is by ship or plane . The tour has been designed to be flown at 2,000 ft AGL following the twists and turns of the passage. If the pilot wishes the tour can also be flown at higher altitude direct from point to point. Be sure to download the scenery and flight plan files. This is a float plane tour so feel free to use your favorite aircraft
To register for the tour follow this link.You must be a active pilot to register for the tour. You will need to file a PIREP prior, if you are inactive.