Alaska Yacht Charters aboard Discovery Union, Washington, Alaska
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Alaska wildlife cruises; On our Alaska Cruises you'll catch salmon, halibut and crab, spend time with the Humpback Whale, visit sea lion rookeries, watch brown bears, glaciers calve and eagles soar and return with more respect for the world we share.

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Our Alaska Cruises are aboard the 87 Foot Classic Yacht M.V. Discovery a Cassic Fantail Motor Yacht built in 1931. The vessel is equiped with all the modern convienences and toys. We carry 2 Boston Whalers with outboards, 4 sea kayaks and a whithall rowing skiff. The vessel is equiped with TV, DVD, VHS, a good reference library and a good stero system as well as all modern navigation equipment. Our crew of four consists of a licensed Coast Guard Captain/ Naturalist, Deckhand, Chef and Chefs helper.


Our intineraries are kept purposely flexible and are tailored towards our clients desires. It allows for the unexpected events that are often the highlights of traveling. Our days will be spent whale watching, cruising, fishing and taking in the beautiful scenery Alaska has to offer. Whether kayaking,hiking into a river to view Brown Bears feeding on spawning salmon or Cruising Tracy Arm to watch calving Glaciers you'll be traveling in comfort and style. As one of Alaska longest term charter operators we also provide experiences and opportunities no other charter operator can offer. Both Anan and Pack Creek bear viewing observatories are among these.We do scheduled 8 day cruises with itineraries from both Juneau - Juneau ( Admiralty Island ) and Juneau to Kethikan as well as Seattle to Ketchikan.

Typical Day

A typical day is hard to describe because the range of opportunities varies greatly day to day. Whether hiking ashore to view Bears, Cruising Tracy Arm, whale watching, stopping to catch a salmon or halibut, soaking in a Natural Hot Springs or just enjoying some of the worlds most spectacular scenery the opportunities are endless.

Age range, type of group

These trips are designed and appropriate for all ages. Over the years we've had passengers into their 90s. Typically we have either a family group or organized group of friends or a combination of mixed couples or single passengers. We offer both group and individual rates.

Sleeping and meals

The boat has six private staterooms all with opening portholes. 3 Double Cabins, 2 twin cabins and a single cabin.All meals are provided as is wine with dinner. The Gourmet meals prepared by our chef are first class.

Policies & Restrictions

Smoking is allowed only outside on deck.

Other Information

Since 1981 we have provided the ultimate Alaska Cruising experience while others say they are the best, we are.This is a family business with my Son Ben & Myself as Captains aboard the Discovery. Again we've offered these cruises since 1981 and as one of Alaska's longest term eco - tour companies we can provide opportunities no other charter can.

  • Alaska Cruising at it's Best

    By Bob on Dec 02, 2010

    What an incredible experience. It will go down as the best vacation of my life.
    The whales, bears, kayaking and scenery.
    What fabulous folks they totally exceeded all my expectations.

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John Swanson
Alaska Yacht Charters aboard Discovery
P.O. Box 436
Union, Washington, Alaska 98592

Listing # RA-1021744

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