Alaska Charter Yachts

M/V Discovery – Prince William Sound

M/V Discovery – Prince William Sound

M/V Discovery offers multi-day cruises in Prince William Sound featuring photography, whale watching, birding, hiking & kayaking, adventure, sightseeing or create your own custom Prince William Sound cruise. Their focus on providing a low-impact way of exploring this gorgeous and diverse marine environment provides an unconventional, genuine and intimate encounter far removed from the high-volume Alaskan tourism.

The 65 foot classic working yacht is fitted to combine the finest blend of luxury, comfort and utility. Its size allows the Discovery to meander fjords and ice-bound channels offering an up close experience inaccessible by larger cruise ships.

The lower deck includes sleeping accommodations for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, plus crew quarters, two bathrooms with hot showers, and stowage space. The walk-around deck and ample windows provide covered viewing and photography opportunities onboard. Well equipped for travel in Alaska’s wilderness, the Discovery safely travels in Prince William Sound’s remote waterways.

Fine dining awaits you aboard the Discovery. Depending on the season, locally caught seafood is featured including Copper River King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Halibut, oysters, shrimp and rockfish. Fresh vegetables and homemade breads accompany all meals.

A trip aboard M/V Discovery can easily be combined with a stay at one of our remote lodges in either Denali National Park or the Arctic.

Also, if you are a backcountry skier, consider their March and April departures aboard their Backcountry Ski Cruise in Prince William Sound!

Captain and Crew

Captain and naturalist Captain Rand, his two daughters, and black lab Happy live year round aboard the Discovery in the little town of Whittier, in Western Prince William Sound. As owner/operator of Discovery Voyages and the full-time captain of the Discovery, Dean is not just another hired captain like the majority of tour operations.

Considered by many to be one of the most knowledgeable mariners in Prince William Sound after 30 years exploring its waters, Dean’s extensive involvement with a broad range of scientific research conducted throughout the Sound have provided him with a well-rounded background in the region’s natural history.

Vessel Specifications

  • Length: 65′
  • Year Built: 1950s
  • Maximum # of Guests: 12
  • Heads: 3 (electric) Showers: 2
  • Fishing Tackle for salmon, halibut & trout
  • Raincoats, Rain Pants, Rubber boots in common sizes
  • Crab & Shrimp Pots
  • A selection of single and double kayaks
  • Cellular and Satellite Phone
  • Ice Maker
  • Toiletries and hair dryers on board


  • Shipboard Accommodations
  • Ship Excursions
  • All crew and guide services including kayaks
  • All meals and beverages
  • Fishing Gear
  • Rubber Boots, Rain Gear
  • Land Transfers to Airport or Hotel

Why Go?

1. Second-to-none adventure itineraries in Prince William Sound

2. Close proximity to Anchorage and land-based Alaska Travel

3. Fully customizable Small Ship Charter for Twelve Travelers!


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Passengers 12
Length 65'
Staterooms 6
Crew Captain, Mate/guide, Chef
Area of Service Alaska, Prince William Sound, Whittier, Cordova
Activities Alaska Custom Charters, Photography, Natural History, Whale/Wildlife Viewing, skiing, hiking, kayaking
Equipment Zodiacs, Selection of Kayaks

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