Luxury Alaska Yacht Charter

Alaska yacht charter

Luxury Alaska Yacht Charter

Book an Alaska yacht charter and go off the beaten track at the northernmost point of the US. The mountains are calling – this is as wild and rugged as it gets. But when you charter a yacht, you’ll be able to explore everything in total privacy and luxury.

Why Choose an Alaska Yacht Charter

Alaska may not be the first destination that comes to mind when one thinks of a luxury yacht charter, but therein lies all the appeal. If you are an adventure seeker, wildlife enthusiast, avid photographer or extreme sports fan, an Alaska yacht charter might be exactly right for you!

With dramatic landscapes around every corner, a luxury yacht charter in the Alaskan wilderness is an unforgettable experience. A vast and incredibly diverse state, Alaska offers mountains, lakes, volcanoes, miles of open tundra plus the world’s largest temperate rainforest.

During your Alaska yacht charter, get a breath of fresh air while exploring Alaska’s spectacular scenery, much of which is still completely unexplored. Catch a glimpse of wildlife including bald eagles, whales, wolves, moose and Alaska’s most famous resident, the brown bear.

Boasting 34,000 miles of coastline and over 3 million lakes, the Great Land is the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers. Paddle your way through the fjords and experience the splendour of Alaska’s majestic blue icebergs first-hand.

Snorkel in shallow tide pools or take a rollercoaster ride through the rapids on the white-water adventure of a lifetime. Navigate calm, protected bays and watch whales and dolphins breach the icy-blue water around you, this is not your average yacht charter.

Take the path less travelled to the gateway of the Arctic, and feel the call of the wild all throughout your Alaska yacht charter.

Highlights

  • Diverse, dramatic landscape
  • Rare wildlife encounters
  • Abundant adventurous activities

Key facts

  • Best time for an Alaska yacht charter: May to September
  • Alaska has the world’s largest temperate rainforest
  • The Iditarod dog sled race is Alaska's largest sporting event
  • According to estimates, there is one bear to every 21 people
  • The currency is the American dollar
  • The main language is English

Luxury Alaska Yacht Charter itinerary

Start at Juneau

Start at Juneau

Fly into Juneau, Alaska’s capital.

Start your visit with a trip to Mendenhall Glacier. Just a short drive from downtown, you can view the glacier from the visitor center, or if time allows, take a quick walk along one of the nearby trails for a closer look at the ice and maybe even some wildlife. Enjoy a lovely lunch with Alaskan specialties at Twisted Fish Company Alaskan Grill.

Begin your Alaska yacht charter with a short transfer by seaplane to Bartlett Cove Glacier Bay National Park. Follow a nature trail that includes kayaking to see stunning local scenery and get familiarised with the area. Get picked up by the tender and head to inspect crab traps, or do some fishing. Enjoy dinner onboard whilst the yacht cruises deeper into Glacier Bay.

Glacier Bay National Park yacht charter Alaska
Glacier Bay National Park yacht charter Alaska

Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park

Spend the next day of your Alaska yacht charter taking in the stunning sights within the Glacier Bay National Park. This national park is one of the most impressive in the United States, as it encompasses over 3.3 million acres of glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and incredible fjords, making it a true highlight of any Alaskan adventure.

Highlights include kayaking in front of the three most famous glaciers: Lamplugh Glacier, Margerie Glacier and John Hopkins Glacier. Marvel at the jaw-dropping scale of the glaciers from the cold turquoise waters and take in the breathtaking surrounding scenery.

Lamplugh glacier in the Glacier Bay National Park yacht charter Alaska
Lamplugh glacier in the Glacier Bay National Park yacht charter Alaska

Baranof Island

Baranof Island

On the third day of this itinerary, we will be exploring Baranof Island. The island is largely covered with temperate rainforest and is a wonderful place for hiking and wildlife watching.

Wake early for a 7 am kayaking adventure, before heading up to the scenic Spring Bay Falls for a dip in the famous hot springs. Return to the yacht mid-morning and set sail to Hidden Falls Hatchery to check out the salmon. Following lunch on your charter yacht, sail to Whitewater Bay to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of fishing, crabbing and kayaking.

yacht charter Alaska Baranof Island, Alaska
yacht charter Alaska Baranof Island, Alaska

Payne Islands

Payne Islands

Venture by seaplane from Takatz Islands to Sitka for a tour of the town originally settled by the Tlingit people. This is where the Russian flag was lowered and the United States flag raised after Alaska was purchased by the United States in 1867.

Have lunch at Ludvig's Bistro, a lovely restaurant with amazing food (try the scallops!) and a lovely atmosphere.

Following lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to see the amazing Alaska Raptor Centre and see bald eagles up close. The tour ends in the town, where you can look around and shop before flying back to the yacht via seaplane. Before dinner, try Combat Halibut Fishing whilst sailing to Petersburg.

yacht charter Alaska Petersburg, Alaska
yacht charter Alaska Petersburg, Alaska

Gambier Bay

Gambier Bay

Welcome to Gambier Bay. Welcome to Gambier Bay, a hidden treasure in southeastern Alaska. This pristine bay is part of Admiralty Island, also known as "Fortress of the Bears" for its high density of brown bears

Not only that, Gambier Bat is also a paradise for outdoor lovers, being a perfect place for both kayaking and fishing.

On Day 5 of your Alaska yacht charter, spend the morning looking for magnificent whales. At lunchtime, anchor at West Brother and enjoy a buffet lunch on your charter superyacht before an afternoon kayaking to see majestic sea lions in the natural habitat. In the evening, dine on the yacht whilst you sail to your next destination, Spring Bay.

yacht charter Alaska whale alaska
yacht charter Alaska whale alaska

Payne Island

Payne Island

Payne Island is a hidden gem, not to be missed on any Alaska yacht charter. The island is nestled in the Chukchi Sea above the Arctic Circle. This remote island is known for its rugged beauty and wildlife, including seals, walruses, and even the occasional polar bear.

Though it's hard to get to and has challenging weather, Payne Island is a special place for scientific research, especially studies on climate change. Few people visit, mostly indigenous communities and researchers, but those who do are rewarded with stunning, untouched landscapes and a glimpse into the incredible resilience of Arctic life.

Start the day with an exciting jet ski safari tour of Le Conte Bay, famous for its icebergs and eagles, and enjoy the wild scenery before sailing an hour to Petersburg on Mitkof Island.

Once berthed, take a guided walk through stunning forest trails and work up an appetite for lunch aboard the yacht. Spend a relaxing afternoon exploring Petersburg, a town famous for fishing with the option to visit the fish packing plant.

yacht charter Alaska le conte bay, alaska, with eagle
yacht charter Alaska le conte bay, alaska, with eagle

Wrangell

Wrangell

On day 7 of this Alaska yacht charter, we have finally made it to Wrangell! This charming town offers a unique blend of natural beauty and rich history.

Explore the Wrangell Museum to learn about the area's indigenous cultures, Russian heritage, and gold rush era. Don’t miss Chief Shakes Tribal House, a reconstructed Tlingit clan house, that provides insights into the local Native American traditions.

Take a half-mile walk from the shore for an early morning visit to the Anan Bear & Wildlife Observatory. You’ll be able to watch bears catching fish from the river and take a trail up to view Anan Lake. Next, sail to Yes Bay.

You’ll cruise through Ernest Sound with the chance to spot Orcas and Humpback whales. Enjoy lunch on board, take in the captivating scenery and relax whilst keeping an eye out for wildlife as the yacht runs close to the shoreline.

On arrival at Yes Bay Lodge, tuck into a traditional Alaskan dinner before going on a night hike through the wilderness in Yes Bay. Stretch your legs and explore the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest on earth, before a well-deserved rest.

yacht charter Alaska bear catching fish, alaska
yacht charter Alaska bear catching fish, alaska

Yes Bay

Yes Bay

Yes Bay, in southeastern Alaska, is a serene and picturesque destination. Now that your Alaska yacht charter is coming to an end, enjoy a day of relaxation and freshwater fishing with the opportunity to join a fishing guide for trout. Enjoy lunch and a dinner of freshwater fish onboard.

Overnight, sail 64 nautical miles and wake up to breakfast whilst cruising through Walker Cove in the Misty Fjords National Monument on the way to anchor at Rudyerd Bay.

yacht charter Alaska Misty Fjords National Monument, alaska
yacht charter Alaska Misty Fjords National Monument, alaska

During these eight days, we have covered some of the most incredible places in the state for yachting, such as Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, the Payne Islands, and more; while enjoying epic activities such as seeing Glaciers Bay National Park’s three most famous glaciers: Lamplugh Glacier, Margerie Glacier and John Hopkins Glacier, traveling by seaplane to Sitka, and even looking for whales in Gambier Bay (just to name a few!)

Alaska is a very special destination and this Alaska yacht charter itinerary is certainly a good way of enjoying some of the best that this state has to offer.

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Welcome to magnificent Alaska! This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and remote destinations in the world. And a fabulous way to explore is via luxury Alaska yacht charter.

Here, you will find everything from giant glaciers, majestic mountains, and expansive wilderness to incredible wildlife, including bears, moose, and bald eagles.  The best part is that from the deck of your yacht, you have a chance to observe Alaska’s abundant wildlife in its natural habitat (including humpback whales or orcas!).

Also, landscapes in Alaska are still mostly untouched, making this an amazing destination for nature lovers.

In this Alaska yacht charter itinerary, you will get to see a little bit of this amazing state with endless opportunities for adventure and exploration.