Alaska Yacht Charter Guide

Cruise Alaska and adventure beyond luxury. A yacht charter through the Inside Passage is an experience akin to the final frontier.

An Alaska luxury yacht charter is ideal for those longing for a sense of pure stillness and tranquility. Cruise Alaska, the northernmost state of the United States, and navigate lush yet rugged natural landscapes that offer some of the most incredible scenery in the world. Breeze past giant glaciers and witness the region’s incredible wildlife. In their natural habitats, you’ll set your sights on bears, whales, and bald eagles. Spend a day fishing for fresh wild salmon or hiking mountains. Alaska is quickly becoming an “it” destination for adventurous cruisers who want to experience nature at its most pristine. The tranquility and rawness of the Alaskan wilderness are a unique change from typical yacht charter destinations. They will exceed your expectations with elements of adventure, relaxation, and of course, luxury.

 

Alaska’s Inside Passage snakes up between the mainland and off-lying islands and islets to the southeast. You will witness this scenic coastline stretch as you cruise aboard your luxury charter yacht. This passage has become the most popular cruising area in Alaska. It is as far removed as you can get from the favored Mediterranean and Caribbean cruising grounds. Despite its popularity, Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. regarding land and water. The area is so vast that you can steer a solitary route much of the time, enjoying the complete wilderness all to yourself. This destination is perfect for charterers looking for completely secluded cruising grounds to unwind and be at peace with friends or family aboard.

A luxury charter in this region typically begins across the border in Canada’s Vancouver or Seattle, Washington, in the U.S. before cruising up the coastline and across the border into Alaska; alternatively, you can choose to board your luxury yacht in Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Wherever you decide to embark, as soon as you set sail, the world drifts far into the distance as you forget the noise, speed, and drama of 21st-century life. Here it is all about timeless, majestic landscapes and the remarkable wildlife that has inhabited the area for thousands of years. From ancient snowfields, glaciers, and fjords to soaring eagles in lofty mountains and bears in dense forests to pods of whales escorting you through the wilds of America’s 49th state, Alaska, is one of the world’s most serene and spectacular cruising grounds that you will not want to miss.

Location Highlights

  • Hike along trails to the freshwater Beaver Lake around the magnificent Desolation Sound
  • Hunt for oysters and clams in the warm waters of Desolation Sound Marine Park
  • Scuba dive around Pender Harbour, often referred to as the “Venice of the North” thanks to its complex maze of islands, coves and reefs
  • Kayak through the freshwater streams and lakes surrounding Pender Harbour
  • Host a fishing weekend on the Campbell River – the salmon capital of the Northwest
  • Explore the dramatic scenery of Chatterbox Falls, Vancouver Island
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