Alaska

Alaska

Alaska is the North America yacht charter destination where grandeur and majesty simply cannot be contained. Towering mountains, streaming waterfalls, enormous glaciers and floating icebergs are just some of the monuments nature has created here. If you plan to bring a camera, be sure that it has a panoramic lens. The beauty of Alaska stretches outward—and upward—often as far as the eye can see.

Itineraries for charter yachts typically run between Juneau and Sitka, a region filled not only with natural beauty, but also with impressive wildlife. Gray, beluga, humpback, orca, blue and minke whales are often spotted between April and September, which are the prime yacht charter months. The whales often move in pods, and sometimes in ways that let you hop into your charter yacht’s tender for an up-close encounter.

Dolphins and porpoises are also likely to want to play during your charter, sometimes swimming and leaping through your yacht’s wake. Day trips ashore are possible here, as are hikes and fly-fishing excursions to some of the best fishing grounds in the world.

Prepare to taste the most delicious salmon and king crab of your life, often caught fresh the same day that your charter yacht’s chef prepares it.