Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach CASTLE BAY (Alaska)

CASTLE BAY (Alaska)

Castle Bay might be in the middle of the Alaskan Peninsula, but it seems like it is half the world away. Officially named in 1899 by Lieutenant Commander J. F. Moser of the U.S. Navy for the rugged sandstone towers and pinnacle formations that surround the point and the bay, Castle Bay lies immediately west of Tuliumnit (meaning Castle Cape in native Inuit). View more

The bay is several miles long with an entrance about two mile wide, surrounded by craggy rocks and mountains that range from steep cliff shorelines and high jagged headlands to waterfalls and green hills. The rocks exhibit a unique pattern of contrasting dark and light layers that is so pronounced, the cape once served as a famous landmark to ships. Both remote and remarkable, and home to no human, the area is a haven for seabirds. Numerous kittiwakes, puffins, guillemots, gulls and cormorants can be found nesting in the cliffs, and despite the often misty skies, nothing can beat standing on the viewing deck, binoculars in hand, on the lookout for the seasonally abundant birds. Colonies of Rock sandpipers and black oystercatchers inhabit the area year round. Sea otters and sea lions are known to inhabits the waters, although prey from larger mammals such as humpback, blue, gray, killer and beluga whale means that the smaller species (and subsequently the larger) are becoming more and more scarce.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.