No matter how prepared you think you are, your first glimpse of an immense blue-green hulk of a glacier is sure to take your breath away. The feeling only intensifies when your captain nudges the bow of your superyacht against an iceberg so you can chip away some century-old ice to chill your cocktails.
Southeast Alaska is a synonym for outdoor adventure and of the most incredible ice destinations to visit on a suepryacht. From the maze of uninhabited islands, to the towering snow-covered mountains ashore and to the unparalleled solitude this remote corner of the United States offers, you’re guaranteed to see and experience things you’ve never before encountered.
Among the islands of Southeast Alaska, you’re likely to see humpback whales breaching or “bubble net feeding,” seals lounging and wrestling on the rocks or a pod of orcas swimming in the distance. Along the shoreline, you’ll spy American bald eagles wheeling overhead or brown bears hunting for their dinner along the water’s edge. Whether on a private yacht or enjoying a luxury yacht charter in Alaska your itinerary can be tailored to create the experience of a lifetime by adding adventures ranging from helicopter picnics atop a glacier, to sea kayaking, to casting a fly into a stream chock full of salmon. Or, you can just peacefully enjoy a fine bottle of wine and a gourmet dinner aboard your yacht as the sunset paints the mountains and sky with a rosy glow. Whatever you choose, you’ll never forget the breathtaking beauty of Southeast Alaska.
Day 1 - Sitka to Red Bluff
Board your yacht and depart for Peril Strait and Chatham Strait. Stop at Baranof Warm Springs for a soak in intimate geothermal pools next to a 100-foot waterfall. Continue on to Red Bluff, a particularly beautiful and remote anchorage with waterfalls spilling down 5,000-foot mountainsides.
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