Ideal for Winter Season
The Pacific Northwest is an amazing area to explore on a luxury yacht charter, with so much to see and do. If you're looking for a vacation filled with adventure and excitement, look no further. During your 8-day cruise across this breathtaking wilderness, you can embark on once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as whale watching, bear viewing, glacier hiking, helicopter glacier flights, and floatplane sightseeing. Don't say you're not tempted.
- Day 1
Begin your luxury yacht charter vacation in Juneau, the historical capital city of Alaska.
From the airport, a private car will whisk you to meet your yacht at Auke Bay. Receive a warm welcome on board your yacht, and settle down with a refreshing drink to begin the first leg of your journey. Explore the local culture here before heading north, around the tip of Admiralty island and on to Neka Bay, near the native village of Hoonah.
- Day 2
Wake up in the delightful Neka Bay and explore the village of Hoonah.
In the afternoon, head south and spend the evening relaxing in the tranquil surroundings of Takatz Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in Southeast Alaska. Situated nearby to the locality Baranof Warm Springs, you can soak up the picture-perfect views and if you wish, take a tender or kayak ashore to hike the unforgettable landscapes that surround you. Keep an eye out for exciting wildlife sightings both on land and in the water.
- Day 3
Before moving on to your next destination, visit the Hidden Falls Salmon hatchery and witness the myriad of salmon completing their journey from the sea.
Continue south to Warm Springs, an array of fantastic natural outdoor pools perfect for soaking. Make the most of a boardwalk hike, which will lead you to Baranof Lake, a picturesque paradise. In the afternoon, journey through Red BluBay and anchor for the night.
- Day 4
Wake up to the beautiful sounds and sites of Pybus Bay.
Experience a wonderful morning of top-class sport fishing for salmon and halibut in Pybus Bay, the perfect place to start your day. Enjoy a fantastic lunch on board of fresh fish before heading out in the tender to discover the surrounding islands and try to spot some of the sea lions that are lucky enough to call this area their home.
- Day 5
Wake up for another day of adventure and exploration as you cruise through the Seymour Canal.
Search for teams of Humpback whales as you cross Frederick Sound. Voyage through the Seymour Canal in the afternoon whilst keeping an eye out for Brown Bears feeding on the abundant salmon. When at anchor, take a kayak out and paddle through the tranquil Windfall Harbor.
- Day 6
Marvel at the enormous icebergs passing by you as the tide flows out of Tracy and Endicott Arm.
Once you arrive at Holkham bay, explore the surrounding area and watch for the outstanding wildlife flying overhead or playing in the water. Nature enthusiasts will adore this area, with much to see at all times of the day. Anchor below SumDum Glacier for the night where the glass-calm waters reflect the rich blue of the icebergs that are scattered across the shore. Humpback whales dive and feed here and if you're lucky you may even spot some killer whales too.
- Day 7
North Sawyer Glacier
Wake up and enjoy a champagne breakfast onboard before cruising the majestic passage of Tracy Arm Fjord to reach the humbling North Sawyer Glacier.
Take the tender out for a closer look at the enormous icebergs and the amazing wildlife, including Mountain Goats, Eagles, Seals and Dall's porpoise. In the afternoon, explore more of the beautiful glacier from the comfort of your charter yacht, the views you will get are amazing, so be sure to have your camera ready to capture that perfect Instagram picture.
- Day 8
Leave at first light to travel through Stephen’s Passage and Gastineau Channel.
When you arrive in Juneau, take the time to explore the beautiful Alaskan city before departing in the afternoon, and ending your yacht charter with the fondest of memories.
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*All distances are approximate