On our eight-day Photography Expedition with Alaska guide John Schnell, you'll experience the scenic wonders of Alaska's Inside Passage. The Glacier Bear offers the perfect platform from which to photograph the tidewater glaciers, coastal brown bears, majestic eagles and migrating humpback whales of Alaska. Photographers of all skill levels who wish to experience and photograph Alaska in comfort will love this Alaska photography expedition.
Michelle Eshpeter is our guide for our Women's Only and Mixed Paddleboard trips. Michelle is a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) instructor and adventurer. She leads amazing retreats and tours that take participants on epic, beautiful journeys. Paddling with Michelle among giant icebergs and mystical fjords is an adventure few people will ever experience. Alaska's Inside Passage is rich with coastal brown bears, bald eagles and humpback whales.
The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine adventure. On your Alaska Wilderness Charter, you'll enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, and whale-watching. You'll also experience the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, and observe haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords. Join us on an eight-day charter. You'll be awestruck by the amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, sea otters, Dall's porpoises and harbor seals.
People throughout the world enjoy hiking in the wilderness, usually on established trails. Hiking in Southeast Alaska is best suited for those who are in good physical condition, as it may require walking on unimproved trails, often for several miles.
The Inuit invented the kayak, a maneuverable boat with an enclosed cockpit, propelled by a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks were crafted by stretching oiled hides from sea mammals over wooden or whale rib frameworks. Are you ready to paddle?
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing, stand-up paddleboarders stand on their paddleboards, and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Explore our calm waters!
We recommend bringing a digital SLR with a wide angle zoom and a telephoto zoom. Most cameras are able to transfer images directly to a laptop computer. Bring one if you want to edit your photos, and be sure you bring your camera manual.
Your journey follows in the wake of a historic voyage along the Alaskan coast by John Muir, at the end of the 19th century. He documented many of the scenic wonders you'll observe, including fjords, glaciers, icefields and waterfalls.
Sport fishing is the top outdoor recreation activity in Alaska. Alaskans spend their vacations, days off, and time before and after work fishing. Our guests almost always spend some time fishing for salmon, halibut, yelloweye rockfish and other Alaskan fish.
The fishing opportunities change in Alaska’s streams as the spring and summer seasons unfold. In addition to several varities of salmon, we often find Arctic Char, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, and Rainbows and Steelhead in the rivers we'll explore.
The 95' Glacier Bear is an ideal vessel for observing and photographing whales. It is extremely stable, with large observation areas which allow for great viewing from both inside or outside on the deck. Don't forget to bring your binoculars!
On every trip with Alaska Wilderness Charters, we cruise through an amazing wilderness aboard Glacier Bear, our beautiful 95' yacht. This well-appointed boat offers an outstanding platform from which to experience the Inside Passage, an intricate network of pristine waterways, granite fjords, and islands of astonishing beauty. Our Crew will pamper you, while the Captain maneuvers Glacier Bear to place you in perfect locations. We'll see charming fishing villages, an incredible display of wildlife, and the breathtaking scenery of Alaska.
The rugged coast of Southeast Alaska offers an unlimited opportunity for uncrowded, pristine adventure. You'll observe the wildlife of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, stellar sea lions, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals on our mazing trips. The Glacier Bear offers an outstanding platform from which to launch your adventure, and will provide you with a nice warm place to relax after experiencing the breathtaking scenery of Alaska's fjords, glaciers, icebergs, rainforests and waterfalls.
The 95' yacht Glacier Bear accomodates groups of six to eight adults, or extended families of eight adults and children. Nothing matches the freedom and comfort of a wilderness adventure aboard a private Alaskan yacht. We have the flexibility to house guests in four unique and separate staterooms, each with private bathroom and shower.
Nothing matches the freedom and comfort of an Alaska Wilderness Charter. We'll glide through pristine waterways on the 95' Glacier Bear (previously known as Caledonia), with unparalleled access to whales and wildlife. Each day, we'll cruise to the best locations for viewing fjords, waterfalls, icebergs and glaciers. Photographers can expect to capture amazing images of Alaskan brown bears, bald eagles, humpback whales, orcas, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, Dall's porpoises and sea otters. Our guests are thrilled with the scenic wonders we'll observe — on wilderness hikes, from kayaks and paddleboards, and aboard our motorized skiff and fishing boat. There simply is no better way to experience the joy of the mesmerizing Alaskan wilderness with your family or group.