Whale watch, visit tidewater glaciers, view sea lions, sea otter, seals, eagles, puffins, porpoise and bear in their natural environment, kayak in protected coves, beach comb, hike in a rain forest, visit a hidden waterfall, visit one of America's largest salmon hatcheries, catch fresh shrimp, deep sea fish for halibut and salmon - all in one trip! .
Below is our 4 day Alaska yacht cruise itinerary. Adjustments are often made to accommodate client preferences, wildlife movement and occasionally weather.
First Night - Board approximately 7 pm, cruise into Port Wells, set out shrimp pots and anchor for the night in a protected cove. The first night can be eliminated, but is most often the best way to logistically start this adventure. It eliminates the morning rush to get to Whittier, get loaded up and underway. Choosing day trip activities in Anchorage or between Anchorage and Whittier and arriving in Whittier for dinner is less stressful and recommended - you are supposed to be on vacation right?
Day One includes pulling the shrimp pots, visiting one of the largest salmon hatcheries in North America, an optional hike to a hidden waterfall, visiting a tufted puffin colony and visiting a favorite sea lion haul out. The afternoon is used to cruise into Southwestern Prince William Sound. Porpoise and humpback whales are encountered 99% of the time in southern waters. Our anchorage for the night offers incredible mountain amphitheaters and protected waters suitable for sea kayaking and another chance to capture more shrimp.
Day Two includes spectacular Nassau Fiord, the terminus of Chenega Glacier. Numerous seals haul out on the ice in front of Chenega Glacier, often more than one can count. Every day offers unique experiences-some days the glacier is calving small icebergs- the size of buses, other days jaw dropping towers of calving ice. Day trip glacier tours limit the time they spend at the glaciers- we don't within reason. The afternoon includes whale watching, porpoises and other marine wildlife. Season permitting we will anchor offshore from a salmon stream and watch black bear feeding on the numerous salmon.
Day Three is fishing day on most charters. We can pursue halibut and possibly rock fish and salmon depending on the season. Dinner might just be the freshest halibut you've eaten. Never fished before? Don't let it stop you, we are more than happy to help. It's not uncommon for beginners to do as well or better than seasoned fishermen/women.
Day Four begins with more deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, hiking, beach combing, or wildlife viewing based on client preference. The afternoon is spent cruising back to Whittier, viewing wildlife, glaciers, and towering mountain scenery along the way. Disembark approximately 5 p.m.
Although common, we can't guarantee you will see all the wildlife mentioned or that you will catch halibut and salmon. We do guarantee we will do our best to make your adventure the trip of a lifetime.
The past 10 years we've seen whales, porpoise, seals, sea otter, sea lions, and eagles on all of our 4 day Alaska Adventure Cruises and 100% on puffins when they were on the itinerary. Black bear and orca whales are somewhat seasonal, encountered about 75% of the time.
Success on halibut and shrimp has been 100%. Salmon fishing is seasonal with about 70% of trips being successful.
For those who don't want to fish, we simply adjust the itinerary to provide more time for other activities and experience more of Prince William Sound.
Transportation to/from Whittier, hotel and day tour packages available in conjunction with our Alaska Adventure Cruises - click on Hotel/Shuttle for more information.
Combining a Denali Park Tour with our Alaska Yacht Cruise is the perfect way to capture the best of coastal and interior Alaska in one trip.
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Parties of 2-3 can charter the boat exclusively for $2500 per day for the boat or we can put you on our shared boat list and try to match you up with another party. Extra nights are $1000 per party.
Multiday Deposit/Reservation Policy - Single party bookings require a non-refundable deposit of 50% or $5000, whichever is less and a signed contract. Balance is due 60 days before departure and is non-refundable. Split parties bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations. In the event of cancellation by any party Alaska Good Time Charters LLC will attempt to re-book another party and if successful, refund a portion of your payment
*10% discount for active military and their families
Shorter and longer Adventure Cruises are available. Longer trips allow more time for sea kayaking, deep sea fishing and shrimping. Shorter trips will likely reduce the amount of activities, especially fishing. Contact David @ 907 715-7447 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.