Yacht Charters in Alaska
Juneau to Myers Chuck: 10 days
Day 1: Juneau
Start your yachting journey in Juneau. Kick things off is with an exciting helicopter trip to the Mendenhall Glacier. Situated some 12 miles from downtown Juneau, the glacier extends for 12 miles flowing from the Juneau Ice Field. A serene cruise for Saginaw Channel and whale watching along the way is a great way to wind down and prepare for an excellent dinner prepared by your chef.
Day 2: Tenakee Springs
Across the icy straits to Tenakee inlet you'll find Tenakee Springs. Situated on Chicagoff Island, in the middle of the Tongass National Forest, Tenakee is a remote village, with no cars or roads. Enjoy the natural hot springs before strolling the quaint village and stopping at a charming coffee and gift shop.
Day 3 & 4: Sitka
It's off to Sitka, a town rich in Russian history and native Tlingit culture. Sitka is known for its flora and fauna and stunning hiking. You will also find great clamming nearby and possibly halibut, ling, cod or salmon fishing around the entrance of Salisbury Sound. The Sitka National Historic Park, which is famed for its collection of native totem poles is a great picturesque spot. With each day comes a new secluded destination, delicious food and local flavor. Dine on the flybridge under the stars and take a dip in the Jacuzzi amongst the ice bergs.
Day 5: Baranof Island
Head into Chatham Strait and cruise for Baranof Island. Enjoy a bath in a natural hot pool situated adjacent to a roaring waterfall- this is nature at its best! Head down the 150-mile long Chatham Strait to Red Bluff where viewing humpback and killer whales is a great way to spend the day.
Day 6: Frederick Sound
Cruise into Frederick Sound, another great spot for whale watching. A day on the water with Humpback whales proves to be a magical experience. The sound provides a passageway between Kupreanof Island and Admiralty Island. Take the tender for some halibut fishing. In the afternoon, go hiking ashore and visit the nearby sea lion colony.
Day 7: Tracy Arm
Enjoy a slow cruise to Tracy Arm, take an unbelievable trip through a granite-walled fjord to see the Sawyer Glacier. Tracy Arm is the highlight of most Alaska yacht vacations. You can see all sorts of wildlife including eagles, seals, brown bears, mountain goats and moose.
Day 8: St. Petersburg
It's off to St Petersburg at the northern end of Mitkof Island. Here the Wrangell Narrows meet Frederick Sound. This area is often called 'Little Norway'. St Petersburg is a flourishing fishing community founded by Norwegian settlers in the 1890′s. It is rich in tradition and is a fantastic destination for fishing King Salmon.
Day 9: LeConcte Glacier
Cruise from St Petersburg to the nearby LeConcte Glacier. The 21 mile glacier has retreated almost 2.5 miles since its discovery and is known for 'shooter' ice bergs, which calve off the submerged lower part of the glacier and 'shoot' up towards the surface.
Day 10: Anan Creek & Myers Chuck
Enjoy your last day on the water with a cruise to nearby Anan Creek, where the pink salmon run attracts amazing wildlife. The Anan Observatory provides a viewing platform on the creek and its adjacent waterfall. It is also a wonderful place to view Alaskan Grizzlies in their natural habitat. Following your visit to the creek, steam toward Myers Chuck and onwards for disembarkation taking home beautiful memories and pictures to prove it!