Alaska Charter Yachts

M/V Discovery – SE

M/V Discovery – SE

The MV Discovery was originally designed and built as “Holiday” for William Morris of the Wililam Morris Agency in 1931 in San Pedro, California. From her teak decks and deckhouse to her fine Mahogany paneling, she reflects an era long past when craftsmanshp meant pride in artistry.

Her accommodations include 6 nicely appointed private staterooms all with opening portholes. 2 heads and showers are below deck. On the main deck she features beautiful mahogany dining and main salons, a new forward salon, an on deck head, galley and an enclosed fantail lounge. Her spacious and unobstructed teak decks allow unique opportunities for wildlife viewing and fishing.

Captain and Crew

Captain Ben Swanson has a joy for life that is contagious. He is a passionate naturalist and guide and will take you on a remarkable journey through Alaska in a way that only a long time owner/operator can do. A second generation Captain and life-long lover of the water, Ben grew up on boats in Washington and Alaska and has been cruising the coastal waterways of the Inside Passage for more than 30 years. “We have always owned and operated classic yachts and take great pride in the preservation of such class and elegance.”

Vessel Specifications

  • Length: 87′; Width: 18’6″
  • Draft: 8’6″
  • Cruising speed: 8-12 knots
  • Range of 1200 miles
  • Water capacity of 600 gallons with 600 gallon per day maker
  • 6 Staterooms
  • 3 Showers/3 Heads for guests


  • All gourmet meals
  • House wines and beer
  • Two 13′ Boston Whaler tender
  • 4 stable kayaks
  • Fishing tackle (salt water & light, fresh-water gear), bait
  • Crab & shrimp traps
  • Fuel
  • Dock fees

Why Go?

1. Beautifully restored wooden-hulled yacht

2. Charter as a private vessel or book a single stateroom to join a group of like-minded travelers

3. Utilize Captain Ben’s 30+ years of knowledge along the Inside Passage to experience the best of SE Alaska


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Passengers Up to 10
Length 87'
Crew Captain, Chef, Guide/Deckhand
Area of Service Sitka, Juneau, Petersburg, Tongass National Forest, Inside Passage
Activities Custom Charters, Kayaking, Hiking, Glaciers, Whales and Wildlife Viewing, Fishing, shrimp & crab, Hot Springs
Equipment Two 13' Boston Whaler, 4 stable kayaks, Fishing tackle (salt water & light, fresh-water gear), Crab & shrimp traps
Rates Private Rates: 6 Passengers: $50,000; 8 Passengers: $58,000; 10 Passengers: $65,000; Otherwise all trips are $6,995 per person

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