Welcome to Alaskathy - a great site to visit when you're planning an Alaska travel adventure. To contact Kathy, click Contact Kathy above!

Great Alaska Whalewatching

Summer Alaska whale watching is some of the best in the world, and Juneau, Alaska is the BEST place for that!  In Juneau there are several companies. but Dolphin Tours still does the best job.  I highly recommend this company. To check their rates and book a tour, just visit:

            Dolphin Tours

   or call:  1-800-719-3422

Below in videos, you will see a great video of orca.  I took that video  with this cruise.


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Welcome to Kathy Slamp's Alaska Website

Hi Alaskathy friends! 

Exciting news!

After spending about seven months each year in Africa as a volunteer, I am returning to Alaska "part-time" during the summer of 2017.  To begin with, I will be the naturalist on the Celebrity Infinity May 28 - June 18.  Perhaps I will see you there or another time on a beautiful Alaskan cruise.

During the four years we spent time in Africa as volunteers, we visited South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ethiopia, The Congo, Ghana, Cote d"Ivoire, Uganda, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia,

Alaska is STILL my passion, and I trust it becomes yours as well.  This site is just for you.  Let me know what you're interested in and I'll do my best to accommodate you.  Or, if you have ANY Alaska questions, I'l do my best to answer then for you.

For 12 seasons it's been my privilege to narrate on Alaskan cruise ships which has been a trill of a life time on every level. One of the best parts of this job is meeting people like you and your family, and I love to hear from you, see your pictures, and share your Alaska experiences.

In 2013, I also added a final chapter about Tracy Arm to Rendezvous with Majesty which I believe completes this great little book. Majestic Alaska (my 55 minute DVD) was updated, and it just keeps getting better and better.  These products as well as the Eskimo YO-YO and my other Alaska books can be purchased through the "Alaska Products" tab above. 

Coupling my early childhood in the North with extensive study along with my adult Alaska adventures and travels, I am privileged to share my passion for Alaska with thousands of cruisers from every country in the world. My parents moved our family from warm South Texas to Fairbanks, Alaska when I was 4 years old!  So, having been in Alaska even before Statehood gives me a unique perspective to share with cruisers.

Presently, my husband and I are back in South Africa for two month doing volunteer work.  We spent four months here last season and FELL IN LOVE with Africa.  (I've posted a lot of South Africa photos on this site.  Click Here to view. )

The Alaskathy Website is a great site to visit when you're planning your own Alaska travel adventure. It's loaded with Alaska video clips as well as dozens of photos that you will love!

Thank you for visiting. Browse around; if you have questions, just click under my name; it will direct you to an email connection. You can also contact me through this site's Blog page. I look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you!

Contact Alaskathy:

Kathy Slamp 5713 NE 62nd Circle, Vancouver, WA 98661

(316) 204-1234 or (541) 944-9497

Email: alaskathyslamp@gmail.com or vesselmin@yahoo.com

Check out my other website:  www.vesselministries.com 

Lynn Canal and the Chilkat Mtns. near Skagway


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Majestic Alaska!



Majestic Alaska DVD - $19.95
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Kathy's 55 min. professional DVD includes all the SE Alaska ports-of-call, Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Denali, Alaska wildlife and nature scenes, and Alaska's varied modes of transportation. Nearly all stills and videos are Kathy's own, and she narrates the DVD as well. If you have ever visited Alaska or ever plan to visit, Majestic Alaska is for you! The DVD is available with either a Seattle Departure or a Vancouver Departure; when ordering, please indicate which version you prefer. Other than that particular section, the DVDs are identical.

 (Available in either Vancouver or Seattle departure versions).


Majestic Alaska DVD Sample: Humpbacks & Orda



Going to Alaska in 2017?

You might be interested in these two specific items:

Every Cruise in Alaska visits one or more glaciated areas, and I have visited them all.  This little "easy-to-read" and understand book about the glaciers answers the 12 most asked glacier questions. It includes an entire chapter for  Hubbard Glacier, College Fjord, and Tracy Arm.  The final chapter outlines all of the lighthouses you "might" see on a cruise with a bit of history about each.  The entire book is illustrated with full color photos that I have taken!  This is great book to obtain BEFORE  a cruise.  Just click this icon or on "Kathy's Alaska Products" above and you can purchase it now.  

Kathy's Alaska Books


        The Eskimo Yo-Yo

For years on the cruise ships, I've demonstrated a traditional Native Alaskan toy--the Eskimo Yo-Yo!  People LOVE it and have asked many times how to purchase one.

This season, I've met a Tglinket Native Alaskan from Ketchikan who is making them for YOU! 

Each Yo-Yo is made from sea otter, includes directions, AND a seal that is only available to Alaskan Natives.

To Purchase Click here:


Recently, this little girl from Jakarta, Indonesia sent me this photo taken on the Golden Princess in 2013.  Isn't she adorable?

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