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Alaska Hero Humback Whale

Yacht Experiences

Icebergs and adrenaline in Southeast Alaska

Discover Southeast Alaska’s raw drama. See its calving glaciers, majestic mountains, and incredible wildlife by yacht as you cruise to stunning destinations inaccessible by road. Amid the fjords and unspoiled coastline, you can expect daily wildlife sightings as you travel into Alaska’s remotest reaches.

When to go:
April – September

SITKA & ORPHANED BEARS

Arrive in Sitka to rendezvous with your yacht and a warm welcome from the crew. After you’ve settled in, you’ll transfer by tender to the shore and discover the town’s residual Russian heritage. See the engraved totem poles created by the Tlingit and Haida communities on a visit to Sitka National Historical Park. Returned to your yacht, you’ll receive an authentic Alaskan welcome in the form of a Tlingit dance performance.

Join local fishermen on a fully equipped deep-sea fishing vessel. In one of the world’s best saltwater fishing regions, fish for salmon, halibut, and rockfish before your chef prepares the deliciously tender catch of the day back onboard your yacht.

Arriving back on shore by tender, visit the Fortress of the Bear—a former pulp mill converted into a refuge for orphaned brown bear cubs. You’ll watch the cubs as they interact delightfully with one another, sleep, and swim.

SUNRISE SURF & HELI-BIKING

Rise with the sun and take a tender to Sealion Cove for a sunrise surf, with the only locals here being the playful sea lions. While you catch waves, the crew will prepare your breakfast on the beach. Returning to your yacht, you’ll cruise towards Krestof Sound, passing uninhabited Baranof Island, and watching out for bears, bald eagles, sea otters, and whales.

Dropping anchor in Hoonah, you’ll take a jet ski alongside an expert guide for a memorable whale-watching adventure. Explore the icy strait with only Alaskan whales for company.

In the afternoon, get closer to the natural drama with a heli-biking excursion. Landing on Chicagof Island, tackle the mountain track through the forest until you arrive at an isolated beach. After your adrenaline rush of a day, relax at a beach dinner party prepared by your crew with a bonfire for light and warmth.

GLACIER BAY & HUSKIES

Cruise into the ice cliffs and snowy ranges of remote Glacier Bay National Park. Listen out for the sounds of the glacier calving while spotting whales, eagles, seals, and bears. With a Pelorus guide, you’ll arrive as close as is safe to the immense glacier. There will also be the option to hike the Bartlett River Trail to see the migrating flocks that settle in huge numbers around the Bartlett River Estuary.

To fully comprehend the scale of Glacier Bay, you need to observe this 25-million-acre World Heritage site from above. You’ll tour the region in a private bush plane, passing over plunging crevasses and picking out the rivers of ice surging down from the peaks.

At Carcross, you’ll swap from private plane to vintage train as you set off on the famed White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. On this incredible 20-mile journey, you’ll be surrounded by the raw spectacle of Alaska while traveling in classic comfort.

From your yacht, you’ll travel by amphibious floatplane to the Juneau Icefield, spectacularly passing over the Mendenhall Glacier on the way. Meet your team of huskies and be whisked over the snow-covered landscape as you travel to a restaurant, only reachable by sled, for an authentic smoked salmon delicacy.

Afterward, head north to Adlersheim where, with a local dive guide, you’ll plunge into the thriving waters in search of king crab and scallops. This region is renowned as the home of the world’s largest sea lions who are known for their playfulness when encountering divers. While underwater, listen out for enchanting whale song from the plentiful humpback population found here also.