Our Trips

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Family/Group Charter

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

The best of the best. The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded 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.

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 wil thrill at the scenic wonders we'll observe: on wilderness hikes; from kayaks; aboard our motorized skiff; and on the Glacier Bear. There simply is no better way to experience the joy of the mesmerizing Alaskan wilderness with your family or group.

Our Trip Route maps show you our expected route of travel on each of our wilderness charters. We also have a selection of detailed NOAA Nautical Charts that you can download and view. We have selected charts that cover the central portion of Southeast Alaska, from the Canadian border to the east, to Baranof Island and the Gulf of Alaska to the west, and from Juneau and Lynn Canal to the north, all the way to Prince of Wales Island and Etolin Island to the south.

Fishing Charters

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

Join us on one of our exciting eight-day fishing adventures. We'll experience life "Alaskan-style" on your expedition. You'll enjoy stream fishing for salmon and grayling in an amazing wilderness, and deep-sea fishing for halibut and King Salmon on the Outer Coast, in Chatham Strait, and in Frederick Sound. You'll set out crab traps and shrimp traps, and retrieve them the following day.

Our cruises take place in Southeast Alaska, amid the rugged rainforests of the Alexander Archipelago. On each all-inclusive voyage, you'll have opportunity to sail narrow fjords, marvel at massive glaciers, hike in the dense rainforest, observe feeding humpback whales, and anchor in quiet, secluded coves. Our voyages are an intimate look at the real Alaska, impossible to experience from a large cruise ship!

On our journey, we'll observe charming harbors and fishing villages, and you'll see Alaskan fishermen at work on commercial fishing boats. The captain will guide us to unique and tantalizing places. Travelers of all ages will enjoy this Sport Fishing Charter in the waters of the Inside Passage and the wilderness of Southeast Alaska.

Deep Sea Fishing

Drop a line from the Vitamin Sea with our professional quality fishing rods and reels, and test your luck and skill at bringing in a halibut or salmon. Your "catch of the day" can be filleted and prepared by our chef that evening, for an unmatched culinary delight.

Stream Fishing

Whether you are experienced at flyfishing or not, our fishing guide can give you a good day on one of the tantalizing rivers in the area. Be sure to bring your own fly-fishing gear, a pair of binoculars, and your camera — the wilderness areas we go to are stunningly beautiful, and we often see bears, eagles, and other wildlife.

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard
Crabbing

Toss out the crab traps in one of our many productive locations, and (fingers crossed) we'll haul in a bounty of delectable Dungeness crab. All-you-can eat crab dinners simply do not come any fresher or more delicious!

Shrimping

Set out the shrimp traps on our way to our secluded harbor for the night. We'll haul up our catch in the morning. Prepared simply and elegantly by our chef, Alaska's large and tender spot shrimp are the best of the best!

Kayaking Expedition

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

Join us on an exciting eight-day kayaking expedition. The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine kayaking adventure. You'll be thrilled on on your paddle adventure in a two-person Long Haul Mark II Kayak. Just send us your boat in advance, or reserve one of ours. We have a Mark II Classic (blue) and a Mark II Quattro (dark grey). We'll provide you with instructions on how to ship your kayak to us, using Alaska Air Cargo. It's affordable, and it's relatively easy!

Our cruises take place in Southeast Alaska, amid the rugged rainforests of the Alexander Archipelago. On each all-inclusive voyage, you'll have opportunity to sail narrow fjords, marvel at massive glaciers, hike in the dense rainforest, observe feeding humpback whales, and anchor in quiet, secluded coves. Our voyages are an intimate look at the real Alaska, impossible to experience from a large cruise ship!

On our journey, we'll observe charming harbors and fishing villages, and you'll see Alaskan fishermen at work on commercial fishing boats. The captain will guide us to unique and tantalizing places. Travelers of all ages will enjoy this Kayaking Expedition in the waters of the Inside Passage and the wilderness of Southeast Alaska.

Our Trip Route maps show you our expected route of travel on each of our wilderness charters. We also have a selection of detailed NOAA Nautical Charts that you can download and view. We have selected charts that cover the central portion of Southeast Alaska, from the Canadian border to the east, to Baranof Island and the Gulf of Alaska to the west, and from Juneau and Lynn Canal to the north, all the way to Prince of Wales Island and Etolin Island to the south.

Paddleboard Adventures

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

The rugged coast of Southeast Alaska offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine adventure. On our Paddleboard Adventure trips, you'll experience hiking, kayaking, surfing and paddleboard adventures in the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, and among haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords.

Join us on an exciting eight-day adventure expedition. Our Crew will pamper you, while the Captain maneuvers Glacier Bear to place you in perfect locations. You'll observe the amazing wildlife of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, stellar sea lions, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals. 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.

Our Trip Route maps show you our expected route of travel on each of our wilderness charters. We also have a selection of detailed NOAA Nautical Charts that you can download and view. We have selected charts that cover the central portion of Southeast Alaska, from the Canadian border to the east, to Baranof Island and the Gulf of Alaska to the west, and from Juneau and Lynn Canal to the north, all the way to Prince of Wales Island and Etolin Island to the south.

Photography Expedition

Alaska Wilderness Charters, Alaska Photography Workshop, Alaska Paddleboard

Join us on an eight-day photography expedition, and experience the scenic wonders of Alaska's Inside Passage aboard Glacier Bear, a well-appointed 95' yacht operated by Captain Neil Nickerson and Alaska Wilderness Charters.

The Glacier Bear offers an outstanding platform from which to photograph the tidewater glaciers, coastal brown bears and migrating humpback whales of Alaska. Adventurous travelers of all ages, especially those wishing to experience Alaska in comfort, will love exploring aboard this handsome boat. While we have a carefully planned schedule, each trip may differ slightly, depending upon wind and tides, weather conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities, and the goals of participants.

Our Trip Route maps show you our expected route of travel on each of our wilderness charters. We also have a selection of detailed NOAA Nautical Charts that you can download and view. We have selected charts that cover the central portion of Southeast Alaska, from the Canadian border to the east, to Baranof Island and the Gulf of Alaska to the west, and from Juneau and Lynn Canal to the north, all the way to Prince of Wales Island and Etolin Island to the south.

Kayaking

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Hiking

Paddleboard

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Paddleboard

Photography

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Photography

Stream Fishing

Alaska Wilderness Charters: Stream Fishing