- 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 &
- 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
- Pacific Northwest and Inside Passage of British Columbia &
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 &
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
- 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
- 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.
WEEKLY* GROUP RATES:
- 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
- GUEST COMMENTS -
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,
"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.