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Alaska Charter Yacht - Sample Itinerary

Luxury Yacht Charters


Sitka - Tracy Arm Glaciers - Juneau, 7 Nights




Itinerary  

Day 1

Sitka to Douglas Cove in Hoonah Sound
45 nautical miles


Explore scenic Sitka, the historic Russian capital of Alaska. Walk among historic totem poles at Totem Park; view eagles and large birds of prey at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center; visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral to view their collection of sacred art; shop at galleries for paintings, carvings and jewelry made by local and Alaska Native artists.

Depart Sitka and transit Sergius Narrows and Peril Strait to anchor in Douglas Cove.  Come aboard the tender to sight-see and catch some shrimp for dinner.

Day 2

Douglas Cove in Hoonah Sound to Takatz Bay
50 nautical miles


Cruise the interior waters of Peril and Chatham Straits into good waters for viewing Orca whales and the world’s fastest marine mammals, the Dall’s Porpoises. Continue to your overnight anchorage at Takatz Bay, a great place to kayak in protected areas and view Brown Bear.

Day 3

Takatz Bay to Baranof Warm Springs to Red Bluff Bay
30 nautical miles


Continue cruising south in Chatham Strait with a refreshing stop at Baranof Warm Springs. Bring your swimsuit to soak in the gorgeous natural hot pool facing a raging whitewater river, or enjoy a hot tub 'au naturel' in a rustic private individual bathhouse with views of the bay. Take a short hike along the river to a scenic lake, Fish for trout in the river or lake and pick seasonal berries. From Baranof Warm Springs, it's a short cruise to Red Bluff Bay, which offers one of the most scenic landscapes along Southeast Alaska's inside passage. Kayak into the spray of an awe-inspiring waterfall and get a close-up view of bears fishing (most likely in August).

Day 4

Red Bluff Bay to Deep Cove
27 nautical miles


As you head deeper into the South Baranof Wilderness area, you will appreciate why it is also known as the Waterfall Coast. Anchored at the head of Deep Cove is another stunning spot to enjoy from the deck of your yacht or the kayaks.

Day 5

Deep Cove to Pybus Bay
46 nautical miles


Cruise from Chatham Strait into Frederick Sound. These waters feature some of the highest concentrations of Humpback Whales on the planet. Watch them dive, surface and breach for as long as you want. Finish the day anchored in scenic Cannery Cove. Take kayaks or the tender up the estuary at high tide. You might see birds and Brown Bear fishing and feeding in the river, depending on the timing of Salmon runs.

Day 6

Pybus Bay to No Name Cove
50 nautical miles


Traveling north through Fredrick Sound, you’ll enter Stephens Passage. Let the crew know if you’d like to pass the southernmost point of the Brothers Islands to see if the Stellar Sea Lions are hauled out. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the unbelievable spectacle of Humpback Whales engaged in “bubble net feeding.” Anchor tonight in No Name Cove. Kayak near small icebergs - but not too close, as they sometimes roll!

Day 7

No Name Cove to Tracy Arm to Taku Harbor
71 nautical miles


Travel 25 miles up Tracy Arm Fjord to the blue ice glacier. The trip features abundant waterfalls, steep granite cliffs, and the awesome sights and sounds of calving ice. See harbor seals floating on icebergs, and perhaps catch a glimpse of elusive Mountain Goats perched on rocky ledges. Enjoy plenty of time at Sawyer Glacier. Anchor tonight in Taku Harbor and keep an eye on the beach for Black Bear. Listen for the haunting song of the Loons that often visit this area.

Day 8

Taku Harbor to Downtown Juneau
21 nautical miles


Enjoy a final breakfast aboard your yacht, then depart Taku Harbor and travel north through Stephens Passage. Along the mainland shoreline, scan for Brown and Black Bear. You may even see Humpbacks, Orcas and/or Dall's Porpoises on your trip into Juneau.

If you have time, we’d be happy to recommend some local attractions and establishments to visit in Alaska’s capital city prior to your departure.

 Scenic Flights

A scenic flight is a wonderful addition to an Alaska yacht charter. It’s best to fly in clear weather, so we recommend that guests let the crew arrange a spectacular flight-seeing tour during the charter based on the weather. If you are interested in a helicopter tour up to a glacier with a Dog Sled experience, please let us know when you book your charter, because these sell out quickly.

 

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