Northrop & Johnson’s 122-foot Flagship TALOS spends its summer cruising the pristine bays and natural harbors of America’s northernmost state. This recently refitted superyacht offers accommodations for eight guests in four luxury staterooms, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, a beautiful enclosed or alfresco flybridge from which you can take in all the wonders and so much more.
Here’s what seven days aboard this floating palace in one of the world’s most pristine locations will look like.
Fly into Juneau, Alaska, to meet M/Y TALOS. This historic capital city is a bustling metropolis. Enjoy your first afternoon soaking in the city’s local culture. Then cruise away from civilization to a quiet bay for the evening. Before the sun sets, set crab traps to be pulled in the morning.
Spend your morning catching Alaskan Dungeness crabs from the traps set the night before. After crabbing, go ashore to the local village of Hoonah, which originated in 1800 when the North West Trading Company built a trading post there. After an exciting day spent ashore, cruise a few hours south looking for whales on our way to a protected anchorage. This sheltered spot is ripe for an Alaskan-style crab cookout featuring your daily catch!
Enjoy your breakfast while anchored out beside the beautiful waterfall looking for bears walking along the waterline. Later, go ashore to explore a Salmon Hatchery, where the fish go to spawn after an arduous journey from the ocean. Then head for Baranof Warm Springs where at the end of the boardwalk hike, you will find yourself in front of the exceptionally beautiful Baranof Lake. Once back on board, cruise farther south along Baranof Island, through a narrow cut, to anchor for the evening.
Shrimping, fishing, bear viewing, whale watching, and hiking are just a few of the activities to keep you busy as you continue to explore the beautiful and remote area of Southeastern Alaska.
In the morning, you will travel to the south end of Admiralty Island. This is the perfect spot to cast a line for salmon and halibut in this world-class fishing spot. Once you’ve reeled in the daily catch, the chef will prepare it for dinner. The area is home to a wide variety of sea life; tender around the bay in search of seals and sea lions.
Spend your morning whale watching in Frederick Sound, a favorite feeding ground for humpbacks. Be on the lookout for wildlife, especially brown bears that feed on the salmon that run in the area. Drop anchor and head ashore for a beautiful Alaskan sunset.
Enjoy breakfast as you cruise through the passage of the Tracy Arm fjord. The twin Sawyer glaciers can be found here. Take the tender past the awe-inspiring north Sawyer glacier and keep an eye out for the array of wildlife that call this area home, including seals, Orcas, Dall’s porpoise, eagles, even mountain goats.
Cruise through Stephen’s Passage to the Gastineau Channel at sunrise before arriving back in Juneau. Spend the morning enjoying the city before heading for the airport.