Alaska is a truly unique destination. Northwest of Canada and the largest but most sparsely populated state in the U.S., Alaska is known for its dramatic, diverse terrain of wide-open spaces, mountains, and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. The beautiful ice mountain scenery, as well as the very friendly people, will give you insight into a state where spontaneity and excitement rule over certainty and home comforts. An Alaska yacht charter is a unique experience
Fly into Ketchikan to meet your yacht. Depart this little port town and head into the wilderness. Depending on the time of year, you might spot orca whales. You’ll cruise into Mink Arm, Boca de Quadra – a serene spot surrounded by lush greenery – where you’ll anchor for the night. Dine on the yacht’s aft deck, cuddled in cozy blankets, before retiring indoors for a movie night in the yacht’s very own cinema.
Breakfast is served against the backdrop of this stunning scenery. Afterwards, hike to Hugh Smith Lake for more breathtaking views. The rest of the day can be spent with onshore exploration and a picnic lunch. Dinner will be served on board, perhaps enjoying fresh fish and crab caught that day.
Arrive at Ella Bay and after breakfast it’s time to head ashore for a meander on the Ella Lake trail. Animal encounters are the norm here:expect anything from wild mink to bears. Anglers can cast a line in the river for trout; land a few. and it’s fresh trout for dinner on board tonight. Then retire to them salon for drinks and a movie.
One of the most magnificent stopovers on an itinerary filled with mind blowing locations is Punchbowl Cove, where vertical rock walls
surround the impressive fjords. Cruising through this cove has been compared with being able to sail through Yosemite National Park. After exploring the fjords, head into Manzanita Bay to drop the hook. It’s a night completely tucked away from civilization – enjoy solitude and starry skies.
Start the morning with a challenging hike, which rewards your efforts with beautiful waterfalls. For those who prefer to cast a line, the fishing here is excellent. If the weather is warm enough, have the crew unfurl the inflatable slide and have fun plunging into the water. Stick around this relaxing spot for another night.
It’s a short jaunt to the postcard-perfect Walker Cove, surrounded by 4,000ft peaks. Birdwatchers can try to catch a glimpse of trumpeter swans, bald eagles and herons. It’s a lovely place to tour on the kayaks – or have the crew take you for a tender ride to get a closer view of the waterfalls plunging into the sea. There’s also a chance to see bears and harbor seals. Your chef will prepare a wonderful dinner.
This morning, take off for a helicopter tour, looking down on the beautiful lands and waters you’ve been exploring. After an active week, nothing beast a soothing soak at Bell Island Hot Springs. Natives have a long used these waters for medicinal purposes. Unwind in the springs, then enjoy cocktails and a great meal on board your yacht.