Explore the Inside Passage of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska

Explorer Alaska Yacht Charters
Captain Richard Friedman
Juneau, Alaska 99801 United States
Phone - Day: (360) 714-8970 or (800) 824-4870 Ext.11
Email: captain@yachtexplorer.com


Ursa Major

Main Saloon on Explorer

Layout Drawing of Explorer

Map of a Typical Cruise

Toasting Friendship

Bald Eagle up Close

Humpback Whale Pectoral Fin

Sea Lion Rookery

Yacht Charters in Southeast Alaska - Two Classic Yachts with Professional crew offering gourmet cuisine, whales and wildlife, fishing, kayaking, hot-springs and more. Custom Itineraries & Menus

Description of boat
Two classic Norwegian-built motor yachts with a professional crew of Captain/Naturalist/Fishing Guide, Gourmet Chef & stewardess. The yachts accommodate up to 6 or 8 guests per boat in three guest cabins on each boat.

These heavily built yachts provide a very comfortable ride through the inside waters of the Northwest and Alaska.

Both boats are equipped with motor lauches and sea-kayaks for our guests use.

Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage of British Columbia & Southeast Alaska.

Both Captains are also certified by the University of Alaska as Alaska Naturalists. They have also both been involved with Mariner Training programs providing instruction in navigation, weather, boat maintenance, etc.

Typical Day
All cruises are customized to our guests interests, preferences and tastes. Daily activities can include: Whale-watching & Other Wildlife, Nature Hikes, Kayaks, Fishing, Hot-Springs & More.

Gourmet chefs prepare five star meals with menus based on guest's feedback and favorites.

Most evenings are spent at anchor in quiet, secluded coves and bays selected for either their beauty, nearby wildlife and good fishing.

Age range, type of group
We accommodate guests of all ages. We have had 4 year olds on board up to folks in their 80s.

Normally either a family of up to 6 or three couples charter the boat. However occationally we do offer trips by the cabin (2 people per cabin)

Sleeping and meals
Each boat has three guest staterooms, most of which have private toilet and showers.

Gourmet meals are served three times daily with snacks, afternoon tea and early appetizers available.

Smoking is allowed ONLY out on deck (There are covered side decks for smoking in the rain). NO SMOKING INSIDE EITHER BOAT. Pets are not allowed.

We happily accommodate guest of all ages.

- Gourmet Meals customized to your tastes
- Fine Vintage Wines - Premium Liquor- Local Micro-brews
- Dock Fees - Fuel
- Transfers To and From the Boat
- Use of Fishing Tackle - Bait
- Use of Sea-Kayaks
- Whale-Watching
- A glacier float-plane flightseeing excursion

- Fishing license fees, which have run from $20 to $100 depending on the duration of the license and type of fish.
Licenses may be purchased on board.
- Gratuities, which are customary in yacht charters.

- 6 Guests $18,000.00 ($3,000 per person)
- 4 Guests $16,000.00 ($4,000 per person)
*one week = six nights/seven days
Example: arrive Sunday 2 PM - depart Saturday 2 PM

We occasionally book the boat on a per cabin (double occupancy) basis. Call to find out available dates for these cruises.

WEEKLY PER CABIN RATES (double occupancy):
- Master Suite $9,000 ($4,500 per person)
- Guest Stateroom $8,000 ($4,000 per person)

Contact us for more information regarding availability, dates and bookings.

Other Information
Observations by some our guests during the past seasons

"The five guests and myself, having never visited Alaska, were thoroughly spoiled by Richard's hospitality and knowledge of the area. We visited different harbors each day and saw remote spots where other pleasure craft were not even visible. Pat's cuisine was unmatched by any five star restaurant and varied with each meal. EXPLORER is an excellent vessel for Alaskan waters and I would be privileged to recommend her without reservation to any potential charterer who might be interested in my opinion." J.B. - Newport, Rhode Island

"Bellisimo! Very pleased to suggest this experience to our friends. My only suggestion is: Please come to the Mediterranean" E.Z. - Milano, Italy

"Incomparable, Extraordinary, Memorable, Educational, Fattening. There was altogether too much hilarity on board. My face hurts from laughing. This was an exceptionally wonderful week. We loved every minute of it. I can't say enough about the fabulous food." V.V.S.- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"Without a doubt the best Yachting experience I have ever had in my many years of boating. I can suggest this cruise very strongly to anyone seeking an ultimate experience in adventure, exploring in safety and comfort with privacy. Avery special way to experience the action, grandeur, and beauty of Southeast Alaska. B.&F. H. - Kaneohe, Hawaii

"The best vacation of my life! The boat was extraordinary, the captain and the crew were great, the food was unparalleled, the fishing was hot, the whales were everywhere...My notion of heaven would be waking up every morning to discover there are three days left of the cruise." C. S. - Redwood Shores, California

"Best boating experience I've ever had; and I've had a lot. Totally professional, eminently personal.
R. T. Editor in Chief - Power and Motoryacht magazine

"This has been an experience of a lifetime. It was a real vacation - no stress, very relaxing and exciting! Greatest vacation I have experienced. Your crew, everything and everyone was just great." c. K. - Petaluma, California

"The may be other great boats and great itineraries but there is only one Explorer and crew. As the doubter in the group (moving from sailboat to trawler) the experience was truly memorable - we'll be back."
E. M. - Williamsburg, Virginia

"The Explorer lived up to its name. We saw glaciers, whales, sea lions, dolphins, bears, bald eagles, and great scenery. But on top of that the Explorer provided fantastic cuisine and a warm, friendly environment. This is a trip I would highly recommend to anyone. It was a beautiful and wonderful trip." R. M. - Huntington Beach, California

Discounts Offered
Positioning Cruises north from Bellingham, Washington to Ketchikan Alaska in early May and back in mid September. These 12 day trip through the spectacular inside passage of British Columbia are offered for the fare of a normal one week trip in Alaska. These are great trips for cruisers interested in learning more mariner's skills.

We currently have some spaces available "by-the-cabin" during our Alaska season.

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