We have a number of weeks remaining in August and September for Alaska yacht charters. While each month holds something special to experience while cruising in Southeast Alaska, August and September hold their share of magical highlights.
Late summer offers the best fishing of the whole season. Halibut move into shallow water to feed on spawning salmon, making them easy targets while jigging. Silver (coho) salmon are in both fresh and saltwater and can be super fun on a fly rod. Rivers are also chock-full of pink and chum salmon. Sea run dolly varden and cutthroat can be caught as they feed on salmon eggs.
August and early Fall also offer peak brown bear and humpback whale watching. Bears are congregated feeding on salmon streams fattening up for the winter, and humpbacks are often seen bubble net feeding.
Wild berries are plentiful and if your onboard naturalist is familiar with wild mushroom foraging, chanterelles and porcini are abundant in certain locations!
Here are just a few of the remaining options for a private charter yacht in Alaska for 2022:
92’ custom Northstar with 3 staterooms hosting 2-6 guests per week. DAUNTLESS brings a new level of luxury to our owner-operated fleet of yachts in Alaska. The vessel is spacious and well appointed. Captain Jim Edgars brings a lifetime of commercial fishing and exploring in Southeast Alaska, and Chef Alisa Jestel’s culinary skills with local seafood are unmatched. DAUNTLESS has the following availability for the remainder of 2022:
August 3-10 (Juneau Roundtrip); August 30-September 6 (Juneau to Petersburg); September 17-24 (Juneau to Petersburg)
Join Captain Eric Olsen aboard his 70’ Westport. MIDNIGHT SUN is designed for exploring Alaskan waters with three staterooms and capacity for 2-6 guests. Born and raised in Alaska, Captain Eric shares his four decades of experience operating in our region. MIDNIGHT SUN has the following availability:
August 4-10 (Juneau Roundtrip); August 20-26 (Sitka-Juneau); Sept 5-11 (Sitka-Ketchikan); Sept 14-22 (Ketchikan-Seattle)
50’ Catalina with room for 2-6 guests in three staterooms. Captain Blain and first mate Monique are lifelong friends of mine and there are no two other people I’d rather explore Southeast Alaska with. BOB has the following remaining availability:
August 15-22 (Petersburg to Juneau); September 7-14 (Juneau to Sitka)
MY WILD DAWN
98’ custom Poole motoryacht has room for 4-10 guests in four staterooms. WILD DAWN is one of our largest owner-operated vessels with a massive beam at 25’. Her size offers an incredibly stable platform and ample common areas for guests to enjoy. Captain Cameron has the following remaining availability for 2022:
Sept 13-20 (Juneau to Petersburg); Sept 22-29 (Petersburg-Ketchikan)
SV GYPSY WIND
72’ Irwin with room for 2-6 guests in three staterooms, with an onboard hot tub! Captain Jonathan Yoors has the remaining availability:
August 4-10; August 11-17; August 18-24; August 25-31; September 1-7
If you are looking for a longer trip extending the full length of the Inside Passage from Southeast Alaska to Seattle, a number of our vessels head southbound in mid to late September. These 12-14 day trips are typically offered at a substantial discount, so reach out for further details!
Feel free to contact us for additional information regarding remaining 2022 availability or advanced planning for 2023!