Alaska Charter Yachts

M/V Snow Goose

M/V Snow Goose

SNOW GOOSE was constructed in Ketchikan, Alaska, in 1973 as a private yacht. She was designed by marine architect Ed Monk to cruise the Inside Passage and modified in 1983 to be a US Coast Guard-inspected passenger vessel. Captain Dan Liden purchased SNOW GOOSE in 2006 and has been putting her to work in a variety of ways ever since!

SNOW GOOSE sleeps twelve guests and four crewmembers. Each stateroom has quarters for two guests in bunk beds, with personal reading lights and outlets. All berths are below deck, each with portholes that provide natural light.

Rooms are cozy and carefully detailed to make the most of the space. As quaint as they are, you probably won’t spend much time in your cabin, as there is always something to do or see on deck!

Trips aboard SNOW GOOSE are highly customizable. While there are set constraints as to ports of departure and arrival, exactly what you’ll do and what you’ll see is up to the tides, weather, wildlife, and your interests! Each day is scheduled and filled with as much or as little as you like.

SNOW GOOSE has a highly sought after Glacier Bay National Park permit! Because of Glacier Bay’s protections as a National Park wildlife abounds within the Bay. Guests can look forward to days of intimate contact with humpback whales, bears, moose, wolves, sea otters, seals, sea lions, goats, eagles and puffins – to name just a few.

Meals aboard SNOW GOOSE are produced with local, sustainable and organic supplies whenever possible. The chef focuses on organic and pastured meats, sourced from Pacific Northwest companies for all proteins. The one exception is the delicious wild fish and other seafood that either is caught during your trip or bought from local fishermen in port.

Captain and Crew

Owner-operator Captain Dan Liden has interpreted the environment as a naturalist in Baja, Maine, Puget Sound, and Alaska for nearly two decades. After teaching math and science in the classroom for 10 years he combined his skills and purchased the Snow Goose. As captain and owner, Dan continues his love for education with students and adults by operating the Snow Goose in Puget Sound and Alaska. He’s been aboard Snow Goose for nearly two decades now and loves sharing Alaska with guests! Captain Dan will be joined by three additional crew.

Vessel Specifications

SNOW GOOSE is a 64 foot custom built motor yacht specifically designed for cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage.

  • Yacht Specifications: Flag USA, commercially documented, cruise 8.5 knots.
  • Length: 64 feet
  • Draft: 7 feet
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Designer: Ed Monk
  • Place Built: Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Tender: 18′ RIB with 90 hp outboard
  • Safety Features: 50 Passenger self-inflating life raft; 16 Survival Suits; Life Rings; Halon Fire Suppression System.


  • 3 Gourmet Meals per day, coffee, tea, beer, wine
  • Access to all amenities aboard SNOW GOOSE
  • Permits & port fees

Why Go?

  • Knowledgeable crew of Alaskan Waters
  • Unique destinations with diverse routes and trip lengths including Glacier Bay National Park
  • Family run business
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Passengers Up to 12
Length 64'
Staterooms 6
Crew Captain, Chef, 2 x naturalist/guide,
Area of Service Alaska, Inside Passage, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau
Equipment 18' RIB Tender with 90 hp outboard; 6 Eddyline Whisper Tandem Kayaks; 1 Single Kayak
Rates 7 day / 6 night trips starting at $5,350 per person; 10 day / 9 night trips starting at $6,950 per person

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