Wild Alaska Cruises is the proud recipient of the United States Coast Guard’s highest safety award – the 5 Star Safety Rating. 

To be awarded a 5 Star Designation, a vessel must carry safety equipment substantially in excess of the minimum allowable Coast Guard provisions and regulations.  All of Wild Alaska’s vessels participate in the 5 Star Program. 

The Perseverance is the perfect vessel for an Alaskan small ship cruise and sport fishing adventure. Fully equipped with stabilizers, its 90-foot length and 26- foot beam ensure a steady, comfortable and safe ship for cruising the inlets and passages of Alaska. 

Powered by two 350 h.p. Cummins diesel engines, three Cummins generators, and carrying 15,000 gallons of fuel and 7000 gallons of fresh water, the Perseverance can cruise for 7500 miles non-stop and produce all the electricity necessary.

The pilothouse is packed with modern navigation and communication equipment including redundant GPS chart plotters, radar, VHF radios and control systems. Communications are available via VHF radio, cellular telephone, fax, Internet and emergency satellite phone. 

The MV Perseverance is a true ocean-going vessel, and though she was built in 1996 to commercial standards, she has always been a private yacht.

Deck Plan


Inside and out, the Perseverance was designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Spacious areas for wildlife viewing, relaxing, and dining make your time there cozy and comfortable.

Aboard the main deck you immediately appreciate its size. Inside you’ll find the galley, dinette, lounge with a leather sectional sofa and flat screen tv with dvds and two forward crew cabins.  Outside on the patio deck are dining tables and chairs. This area has an enclosure when the weather is cool.

Aft is the swim deck. This huge private dock provides easy access for launching fishing skiffs or kayaks- right at water level.  On really warm days, some brave souls even take a quick dip.

Below deck are four spacious staterooms. Two queen-sized and two with bunks. All rooms feature a private shower, sink and potty. A third bunk accompanies the queen rooms for the inclusion of a child or third person.

Up from the main deck is the pilothouse, or wheelhouse. It’s the control center of the vessel and a great place to visit the captain at work or kick back and watch the scenery.   The pilothouse also has access to the captain’s stateroom and additional crew quarters.  Aft is a large working area where two skiffs are stored and the vacuum packer and flash freezers are housed.

A short stairway takes you to the observation deck, sometimes referred to as the flying bridge. This huge area is the perfect place to view wildlife, glaciers and scenery. Relax here around the table or soak your cares away in the hot tub.