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    Join us on an all-inclusive eight-day cruise, and experience the scenic wonders of Alaska's Inside Passage.
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    Your family and friends will enjoy kayaking and paddleboard adventures in Alaska's astonishing mystical waters.
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    Southeast Alaska is home to humpback whales, orcas, bald eagles, coastal brown bears, black bears and sea otters.
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    Alaskan fjords and waterways are so incredibly beautiful, you'll imagine you have sailed into a fantasy world.
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    Paddling in tranquil water among giant icebergs and glaciers is an adventure few will have the opportunity to experience.
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    During your expedition, you'll capture amazing images of hidden waterfalls, magical fjords and tidewater glaciers.
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    The calm waters and rugged Alaska coast offer limitless opportunities for an uncrowded, pristine kayaking adventure.
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    We often have chance encounters with brown bears, while hiking in meadows with vibrant wildflowers.
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    We'll hike on primitive trails in rainforests, observe bald eagles soaring overhead, and explore the wilds of Alaska.
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    There is no better way to share the joy of the amazing and mesmerizing Alaska wilderness, than with friends and family.
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    Nothing matches the freedom, flexibility and comfort of a wilderness adventure aboard a private Alaskan yacht.
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    Our schedule is filling quickly. Please contact us soon to reserve your eight-day Alaska Wilderness Charter.

Alaska Photography

On our eight-day Photography Expedition with Alaska guide John Schnell, you'll experience the scenic wonders of Alaska's Inside Passage. The Glacier Bear offers the perfect platform from which to photograph the tidewater glaciers, coastal brown bears, majestic eagles and migrating humpback whales of Alaska. Photographers of all skill levels who wish to experience and photograph Alaska in comfort will love this Alaska photography expedition.

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

Alaska Paddleboard

Michelle Eshpeter is our guide for our Women's Only and Mixed Paddleboard trips. Michelle is a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) instructor and adventurer. She leads amazing retreats and tours that take participants on epic, beautiful journeys. Paddling with Michelle among giant icebergs and mystical fjords is an adventure few people will ever experience. Alaska's Inside Passage is rich with coastal brown bears, bald eagles and humpback whales.

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Family/Group Charter

Experience the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, and observe haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords.

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Fishing Charter

On our exciting "Alaskan Style" fishing excursions, we catch halibut, salmon, rockfish, dungeness crab and spotted prawns. Join us!

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Kayaking Expedition

The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine kayaking adventures. You'll be thrilled!

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Paddleboard Adventure

Paddling among sapphire-blue icebergs is an amazing adventure, with stunning views of mountain ranges, glaciers and waterfalls.

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Photography Expedition

Capture images of magical icebergs, colossal waterfalls, vibrant wildflowers, coastal brown bears and humpback whales!

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Plan Your Trip

To maximize your enjoyment on your Alaska Wilderness Charter, plan ahead. If you have special requirements, just let us know.

An Extraordinary Experience

The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine adventure. On your Alaska Wilderness Charter, you'll enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, and whale-watching. You'll also experience the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, and observe haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords. Join us on an eight-day charter. You'll be awestruck by the amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, sea otters, Dall's porpoises and harbor seals.

Hiking

People throughout the world enjoy hiking in the wilderness, usually on established trails. Hiking in Southeast Alaska is best suited for those who are in good physical condition, as it may require walking on unimproved trails, often for several miles.

Hiking

Kayaking

The Inuit invented the kayak, a maneuverable boat with an enclosed cockpit, propelled by a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks were crafted by stretching oiled hides from sea mammals over wooden or whale rib frameworks. Are you ready to paddle?

Kayaking

Paddleboard

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing, stand-up paddleboarders stand on their paddleboards, and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Explore our calm waters!

Paddleboard

Photography

We recommend bringing a digital SLR with a wide angle zoom and a telephoto zoom. Most cameras are able to transfer images directly to a laptop computer. Bring one if you want to edit your photos, and be sure you bring your camera manual.

Photography

Scenic Wonders

Your journey follows in the wake of a historic voyage along the Alaskan coast by John Muir, at the end of the 19th century. He documented many of the scenic wonders you'll observe, including fjords, glaciers, icefields and waterfalls.

Scenic Wonders

Sport Fishing

Sport fishing is the top outdoor recreation activity in Alaska. Alaskans spend their vacations, days off, and time before and after work fishing. Our guests almost always spend some time fishing for salmon, halibut, yelloweye rockfish and other Alaskan fish.

Sport Fishing

Stream Fishing

The fishing opportunities change in Alaska’s streams as the spring and summer seasons unfold. In addition to several varities of salmon, we often find Arctic Char, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, and Rainbows and Steelhead in the rivers we'll explore.

Whales!

Whale-Watching

The 95' Glacier Bear is an ideal vessel for observing and photographing whales. It is extremely stable, with large observation areas which allow for great viewing from both inside or outside on the deck. Don't forget to bring your binoculars!

Wilderness

Alaska Wilderness Charters

 Hikinging       Kayaking       Paddleboard       Photography       Sport Fishing       Whale-Watching

About Us

Alaska Photography John Schnell Photo Workshops

On every trip with Alaska Wilderness Charters, we cruise through an amazing wilderness aboard Glacier Bear, our beautiful 95' yacht. This well-appointed boat offers an outstanding platform from which to experience the Inside Passage, an intricate network of pristine waterways, granite fjords, and islands of astonishing beauty. Our Crew will pamper you, while the Captain maneuvers Glacier Bear to place you in perfect locations. We'll see charming fishing villages, an incredible display of wildlife, and the breathtaking scenery of Alaska.

Our Schedule

Alaska Photography John Schnell Photo Workshops

The rugged coast of Southeast Alaska offers an unlimited opportunity for uncrowded, pristine adventure. You'll observe the wildlife of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, stellar sea lions, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals on our mazing trips. The Glacier Bear offers an outstanding platform from which to launch your adventure, and will provide you with a nice warm place to relax after experiencing the breathtaking scenery of Alaska's fjords, glaciers, icebergs, rainforests and waterfalls.

Reservations

Alaska Photography John Schnell Photo Workshops

The 95' yacht Glacier Bear accomodates groups of six to eight adults, or extended families of eight adults and children. Nothing matches the freedom and comfort of a wilderness adventure aboard a private Alaskan yacht. We have the flexibility to house guests in four unique and separate staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower.

  • Master Suite. Queen Bed.
  • Master Stateroom. Queen Bed.
  • Twin Stateroom. Two Twin Beds.
  • Twin Stateroom Plus One. Two Twin Beds, with a bonus Bunk Bed.

The Alaska of Your Dreams

Nothing matches the freedom and comfort of an Alaska Wilderness Charter. We'll glide through pristine waterways, with unparalleled access to whales and wildlife, and the best locations for viewing fjords, waterfalls, icebergs and glaciers. Photographers can expect to capture amazing images of Alaskan brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises and sea otters. Everyone will be thrilled with the scenic wonders we'll observe — on wilderness hikes, from kayaks and paddleboards, and aboard our motorized skiff and fishing boat. There simply is no better way to experience the joy of the mesmerizing Alaskan wilderness with your family or group.

Hiking

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Hiking

Paddleboard

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Paddleboard

Photography

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Photography

Stream Fishing

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Stream Fishing