Directory Category: Boat Charter Services
Boat Charter Services
Auklet Charter Services offers custom multi-day charter boat services specializing in natural history cruises and scientific research/work trip support throughout Prince William Sound aboard the 58 foot classic wooden motor vessel Auklet. Natural history tours emphasize natural history, wildlife viewing, glaciers, hiking, birding, kayaking, photography and historical/cultural interpretation. Customized and personal, accommodating up to 6 passengers. Over 30 years experience. 5 Star Coast Guard safety rating. Family owned and operated by year-round Alaskans. Coast Guard licensed. Fully insured.
Originally built in the 1880's, Orca Adventure Lodge has been rebuilt into Alaska's finest full service adventure destination. While retaining its historical flavor, Orca has full amenities to offer the most discerning guest. Orca's world acclaimed 5 star dining and beautiful oceanfront rooms make this favorite choice for lodging. Guided trips available: deep sea and fresh water fishing, fly-out fishing, kayaking, trail and glacier hiking, Orca Inlet Wildlife by Boat and Air, glacial lake kayaking, junior angling.
Seal is a 17 m / 56 foot expedition sailboat, built for Antarctic and Arctic conditions. Her hull, built to our specs in 2002, is metal (aluminium) for extra strength and she has a lifting keel and rudder allowing us to dry out completely and access shallow anchorages unavailable to deeper draft boats as well as being a big safety feature in accidental groundings. We worked closely with the designers Chuck Paine and Ed Joy to implement ideas gleaned from many years sailing on Skip Novak’s original “Pelagic” (which Hamish helped build and sail in 1987). One of the big changes we made was the raised saloon that allows one to have a view of the outside world while relaxing, eating, navigating or cooking. A central heating system with radiators and the 4” of foam insulation ensures it is both warm and dry below.
After five seasons in the Antarctic and South Georgia, we have been in Alaska since 2013. We are based in the winter in Cordova (Prince William Sound) and sail from there in the spring around the Sound and later in the summer out to the Kenai, Kodiak, Katmai and the vast network of islands comprising the Aleutians (Dutch Harbor to Adak and beyond).
Please contact us to discuss trips to any of the above places or any other places in Alaska you would like to visit by sailboat and we can plan expeditions to pretty much anywhere on the Alaskan coast whether you are interested in sailing, hiking, climbing, ski touring, photography, nature or all of the above! We can also run “Remote Cruising Workshops” if you are interested in a more learning based trip that has proved very popular.
Cordova, AK 99574
Glacier and wildlife cruises from Valdez, AK into Prince William Sound.