Alaska Yacht Charters
There is no better way to fully experience the pristine waters of Alaska than a charter yacht
Discover the magic of southeastern Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard one of many unforgettable Alaska yacht charters. There is nothing like experiencing breathtaking vistas first hand as you cruise through narrow fjords and past towering blue glaciers.
From its vast landscapes to its labyrinth of wildlife, Alaska is where you go to connect with nature. It is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and Admiralty Island, which has the largest concentration of brown bears in the world.
Chartering a Private Yacht in Alaska
There’s no better way to truly experience Alaska than onboard a luxury yacht. Here are top 5 reasons why you should book your Alaska charter and experience the magic first hand:
1. From a yacht you can witness wildlife in its natural surroundings
Cruise through ancient forests and see wildlife in its natural habitat. Look for majestic creatures like black bears, grizzly bears, deer, and bald eagles on land. As your private vessel glides through the water, keep your eyes peeled for signs of aquatic wildlife. Depending on the time of year you’re visiting, you’ll be privy to a variety of whales in the water, such as humpback whales, orcas, and you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rare blue whale. More commonly, while you’re aboard one of our Alaska charter boats, you might spot porpoises, harbor seals, sea lions, or sea otters on the water.
As your private yacht slowly passes Admiralty Island, keep your binoculars ready in anticipation of spotting giant brown bears, a species which inhabit the island. Along the shoreline, you may spy a black bear picking berries from a bush or a gracious moose ambling to the water for a drink.
2. Alaska will surround you with nature’s most spectacular beauty
The scenery in Alaska is unmatched. On Alaska yacht charters you can see ice-capped mountains surrounded by lush forests with rushing waterfalls cascading into the deep blue ocean waters. You and your guests can kayak to a clear mountain lake that is fed by a melting glacier. Your Alaska yacht charter will take you to Glacier Bay, Misty Fjords, and Baranof Warm Springs.
Alaska’s best attraction is most definitely a natural one: the outdoors. Home to the largest national park in America (Wrangell-St Elias), the largest national forest in America (Tongass), and the largest state park in America (Wood-Tikchik), this part of the world is where travelers spend 20-hour days – because in Alaska, it’s rarely dark – climbing mountains, trekking through five-mile-wide glaciers, paddling canoes, and fishing for salmon, which is aplenty.
In Alaska, you can step foot in unimaginably beautiful places where, quite possibly, no one has ever walked before. America’s largest state is a treasure trove of natural gems just waiting to be discovered; and when you’re there, you might just be the one to dig one of them up.
3. On your Alaska yacht charter you can get up close and personal with a glacier
Most of the time your vacations include warm tropical waters, but this time around you’re in for something completely different. Nothing is more magical than cruising past towering glaciers while icebergs float on the water and chunks of frozen water crash into the sea below. Inside Passage glacier charter will bring you past walls of ice, stunning waterfalls, and wildlife sunning on floating chunks of ice as they take a break from splashing around.
4. Alaska is a bird-watcher’s paradise
In addition to the numerous types of wildlife to be found on land and sea, you’ll find tons of animal activity in the Alaskan sky. Southeast Alaska has a wide array of bird species, including many varieties that migrate through the region. Each autumn and spring sees the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world, a site not many could dream of witnessing during their lifetimes. Puffins, known as the “sea parrot,” stand out as some of the region’s most vibrant birds, with their black and white bodies, brightly-colored bills, and webbed feet.
5. Alaska has an amazing history and culture
The culture of Alaska Natives is unique and memorable. Attend art exhibits, tour museums, and visit cultural centers on your yacht charter vacation to learn about the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people.
Ketchikan is a cultural center with sites such as the Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center, which has an impressive collection of totem poles. Misty Fjords National Monument was created by an ancient glacier and features native rock art on the monument walls accented by gorgeous waterfalls. Wrangell, the third-oldest city in Alaska, includes the Chief Shakes Tribal House historic site on Shakes Island and Petroglyph Beach State Historic Park. Petersburg is a quaint fishing town that ties Alaska to its Norwegian roots, in which you can explore how the Scandinavian country has left its mark on the state.
Best Time For Alaska Yacht Charters
Alaska holds major appeal for those looking to reserve a private yacht, but its greatest shortcoming is its extreme weather, making charter season only a few months long. Book your Alaska yacht charter from mid-May through mid-September, when the daylight hours are longer and temperatures are pleasant.
Because of its location on the curvature of the Earth, Alaska receives substantially more daylight hours in the summer months than in the dark winter months. On June 21st, the longest day of the year, the southeast portion of the state gets as many as 18 hours of daylight and only 6 hours of night each day. Even in May and September, one can expect longer days than in the other continental United States.
During late May through late July, peak season, guests can expect daylight to linger past 10:00 at night and rise long before they do!
While visions of Alaska may bring to mind ice and snow, the summer temperatures in Alaska are extremely pleasant with highs generally between 70– 80° Fahrenheit. Nights are comfortably cool as the temperatures drop to the 50s, meaning you can spend your evenings outdoors or on the deck of the yacht, but you will need a jacket.
Aside from longer days and warmer temperatures, the summer months are the best time to visit because Alaska’s landscape is in full bloom. The wildlife is active, flowers are blossoming, trees are filled with new growth, and everything and everyone seem active and alive – even in the middle of the night. The warm months in Alaska make for a magical and scenic escape.
Luxury Charters in Alaska
Reserving private Alaska yacht charters, it is not simply signing up for your next vacation – you’re preparing for a cruise that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Whether you’re traveling alone, with your significant other, or with the entire family in tow, you’ll find an opulent vessel that suits your travel needs here on Worldwide Boat. Book your chosen yacht charter today for your upcoming Alaska voyage, and brace yourself for a once in a lifetime getaway.