Guide to Alaska

Experience the haunting allure of the intriguing ice age

From snow-capped mountains to intriguing totem poles, Alaska is brimming with astounding natural beauty and a plethora of unforgettable sights. Although you might imagine bitterly cold winds, prowling wildlife and towering glaciers in reality Alaska offers much more as well as a whole host of surprises.

This dazzling remote location is unparalleled in haunting beauty and is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing sailing destinations in the world. A yacht charter to Alaska is the ultimate way to explore, as much of Alaska’s phenomenal coastline is inaccessible by road. Alaska offers a startling contrast to the popular cruising grounds of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean whilst remaining unmatched in beauty and outstanding grandeur. Intrepid travellers, lovers of the outdoors and nature enthusiasts will adore Alaska and charter yachts to this vast and solitary destination will be required to be durable and able to sustain glacial waters.

The capital of Juneau, located in the southeast of Alaska, is a town steeped in beauty and full of character. Inaccessible by road, this stunning town is perfect for exploring by yacht. Admire the awe-inspiring vistas of a town framed by tumbling hills, labyrinthine streets and thick forestation. South of Juneau lies the wonderful town of Ketchikan. Synonymous with the Alaskan totem poles, Ketchikan is brimmed with an array of carved wooden wonders and is the ultimate place to view the world’s largest collection which can be easily found as you meander around the town. To further experience the allure of the famous totem poles, visit the Totem Heritage Centre which is home to original and restored carvings which were rescued from abandoned native villages.

The world renowned Inside Passage is home to a myriad of breathtaking sights. From beautiful sunsets to a garden of glittering glaciers, this scenic stretch is a must visit on any yacht charter to Alaska. Entrenched with fjords, forests, mountains and elusive wildlife, nowhere in the world epitomises beauty quite like Alaska. Whilst visiting the Inside Passage, do not miss Admiralty Island where the world’s largest concentration of brown bears can be found in addition to the largest National Park in America.

Weather can be unpredictable here with no guarantees of seeing everything you might hope to when it comes to whale watching and wildlife spotting, though there is no doubt Alaska is home to an array of treasures. Keep your eyes peeled for frolicking humpbacks and pods of Orca plus on land creatures such as wolves, bears, eagles and moose. With opportunities for kayaking through icebergs, hiking through forests and traversing mountains, Alaska offers an abundance of unforgettable experiences, making it one of the most enticing upcoming charter destinations.

If you are interested in a yachting vacation in waters of the Alaskan wilderness view all Alaska Luxury Yacht Charters which are available to rent.

Reasons to Visit

Whale Watching
Totem Pole Parks
Forest Hikes
Mountain Trails
Elusive Wildlife

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