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.