From ice-capped mountain ranges to verdant coastal rainforest, Alaska’s varied natural terrain is ideal for adventures. Surf with sea lions, explore trails in bear-country, and paddle out in a kayak with orcas gliding beneath your hull.
Encountering wildlife in Alaska can elevate any trip, but doing so in a novel and thrilling fashion just ups the ante even more. In this spirit, Pelorus co-founder, Jimmy Carroll, has added ‘kayaking with whales’ to his own wish list.
Jimmy says, “We’re seeing an increase in yachting clients looking to go on new nature experiences with unique twists. Traveling by yacht enables Pelorus clients to go off the beaten track and explore rural areas that few people get to see.”
This is the year to push boundaries. Venture to Glacier Bay National Park for a wildlife safari surrounded by the splintering of ice as it detaches from glaciers before tumbling seawards.
You’ll slip into a kayak and paddle out on the pristine waters, watching for orcas in the waters around you. While it might be hard to keep your eyes from the depths, watch for bears foraging the coastline, sea otters darting among the waves, and eagles prospecting from the heights.
Catch your own dinner by diving to catch crabs and gathering scallops with locals who know all the best spots, only pausing to catch the thrilling sound of humpback whale singing in the deep.
An epic journey of this kind requires an equivalent luxury motor yacht, and you’ll reside on the extremely suitable KOMOKWA.