Cruising the Inside Passage of Alaska on a private luxury yacht charter is breathtaking. You will get up close and personal with wildlife and nature and tuck into hideaway coves that the cruise ships cannot get to. Imagine kayaking next to an ice floe with a seal perched on top. Humpback whales breaching and blowing right off the bow. Calving glaciers raining ice chunks into the sea. Bears foraging along the shoreline. Eagles, waterfalls, fiords - exquisite and pristine natural beauty.
Our Alaska charter yachts are well-equipped for fishing, and some are even set up for crabbing. If you are an avid fisherman or fisher woman, you can catch it yourself. Otherwise, the crew can do it for you; either way, it is creatively delivered to your table within an hour or so - about as fresh as you can get.
An Alaskan yacht charter is the perfect vacation for people who love to savor nature, hike, kayak, fish, sightsee by helicopter, photograph, and explore a local village. You can even take a helicopter tour that lands you on a glacier.
Sitka and Juneau are ideal ports for embarkation and disembarkation - both are teeming with history, great restaurants, and cultural events. Both cities have airports.
Courtesy of the 122' Flagship Mega Yacht, Shogun
Day One: Join Shogun 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.
Day Two: 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.
Day Three: Anchor below a gushing waterfall and 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.
Day Four: Arrive in Pybus Bay 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
Day Five: 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 in the tranquil setting of Windfall Harbor.
Day Six: Arrive at the mouth of Holkham Bay and anchor below SumDum Glacier for the evening. Enjoy the icebergs passing by as the tide flows out of Tracy and Endicott Arm.
Day Seven: 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
Day Eight: 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.