ALASKA BY YACHT
IDEAL TIME TO CHARTER: Mid-June – September
Alaska, pristine and mesmerizing, is North America’s last frontier. Home to glistening glaciers, narrow fjords, snow-capped mountains and lush rain forests, Alaska is a nature lover’s paradise. Discover incredible wildlife, including bald eagles, brown bears, humpback whales, sea lions and Dall’s porpoises. Learn about the culture of the native Tlingit Indians, who have lived in the region for thousands of years. Your private yacht adventure begins and ends in historic Juneau, Alaska’s capital and originally a gold mining town.
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Join us in Juneau, Alaska’s historic capital city. After exploring the local culture, disembark from the active fishing port of Auke Bay, located just north of the Juneau Airport. Head north around the tip of Admiralty island and continue on to Neka Bay, located near the native village of Hoonah. Set crab traps before sunset to be hauled the next morning.
Spend the morning catching Alaskan Dungeness crabs and exploring the native village of Hoonah. Head south that afternoon and relax in the secluded surroundings of Takatz Bay for the evening while enjoying your catch with an Alaskan style Crab Cookout.
Anchor out in the morning below a gushing waterfall and then head ashore to see the Hidden Falls Salmon hatchery where thousands of salmon have arrived to complete their fascinating journey from the sea. Continue south to Warm Springs and enjoy a boardwalk hike leading to Baranof Lake. That afternoon, transit through the narrow cut of Red Bluff Bay and anchor for the night.
Arrive at the south end of Admiralty Island and experience an afternoon of world class sport fishing for salmon and trophy-size halibut. Enjoy your catch that evening prepared to perfection by our chef. After dinner try your luck at setting a few crab traps or head out in the tender to explore the surrounding islands inhabited by sea lions.
Cross Frederick Sound in search of Humpback whales working in teams as they successfully execute their animated feeding patterns know as bubble netting. That afternoon transit Seymour Canal to look for Brown bears feeding on some of the most abundant salmon runs that Southeast Alaska has to offer. Once on anchor take part in a relaxing kayak paddle or tour the shoreline in the tender as the sunsets over the mountains.
Arrive at the mouth of Holkham Bay and anchor below Sum Dum Glacier for the evening. Enjoy the icebergs passing by as the tide flows out of Tracy and Endicott Arm.
Enjoy breakfast as you enter the majestic passage of Tracy Arm Fjord before reaching the active and humbling North Sawyer Glacier. When you’re ready to explore, hop in the tender for a closer look at the massive icebergs as well as wildlife including Mountain Goats, Eagles, Seals and the distinctive Dall’s porpoise.
Depart at first light and transit through Stephens’s Passage and on to Gastineau Channel, arriving in Juneau. Be sure to explore this active Alaskan city before departing that afternoon with memories to last a lifetime.