The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine adventure. On our June Wedding Charter, you'll experience hiking, kayaking, surfing and paddle board adventures in the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, and among haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords.
Join us on one of our scheduled eight-day wedding charters. You'll enjoy observing the amazing wildlife and breathtaking scenery of Southeast Alaska, home to eagles, black and brown bears, humpback whales, orcas, stellar sea lions, sea otters, porpoises and harbor seals. The 95' Glacier Bear is an outstanding platform from which to launch your lify journey, and a nice warm place to relax after daily adventures. The Crew will pamper you, while the Captain maneuvers Glacier Bear to place you in the perfect location.
Toss out the crab traps in one of our many productive locations, and (with a bit of luck) we'll haul in a bounty of delectable Dungeness crab. All-you-can eat crab dinners simply do not come any fresher or more delicious!
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. Sometimes it is necessary to climb steep paths on mountainsides, and cross small streams. The reward for this effort can be a serene mountain lake, a beautiful view of the surrounding wilderness, and photos of wildlife seen along the way.
The Inuit invented the kayak, a light, narrow, and 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. Most were designed for a single person, but some had an additional seat for a passenger.
The rugged Alaska coast offers limitless opportunities for uncrowded, pristine paddling adventures. Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
We've got a secret we'll be happy to share with you. We know where the Spot Prawns and Striped Prawns are! We'll set out shrimp traps on our way to a secluded anchorage for the evening. Then we'll haul up our catch in the morning. Prepared simply and elegantly by our Chef, Alaska's large and tender Spot and Striped Prawns are the best of the best!
Drop a line from the For Reel with one of our four our professional-quality fishing rods and reels, and test your luck and skill at bringing in Halibut, King Salmon or Rockfish. Your "catch of the day" will be fileted by our fishing guide and can be fresh-frozen or prepared by our Chef that evening, for an unmatched culinary delight.
Whale-watching is a popular activity on Alaska charters. Unfortunately, these interactions of whales with humans can negatively affect whale populations. Occasionally boaters cruise too close to whales, preventing the animals from hunting for food, or inadvertently separating mothers from their calves. Alaska Wilderness Charters has a deep commitment to protecting the natural resources we share with our guests.
Marine mammals thrive in this area, and the opportunities to see these majestic animals are many. On a typical trip we usually see humpback whales, orcas, harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, and Alaska brown bears. Alaska Wilderness Charters helps to maintain the wildness of the beaches, forests, rivers and waterways we visit. It's our commitment to the wildlife and the land itself.
For a magical wedding, there’s no better venue than a multi-day Alaska charter. That's right — your entire wedding can take place aboard the Glacier Bear. Just think... you won't have to worry about the logistics and expense of transporting everyone from the ceremony to the reception. So why not embark upon your marital journey with an open-air ceremony, followed by cocktail hour at the bar, and an elegant sit-down dinner for the wedding party in our enclosed dining room. Alaska Wilderness Charters offers a unique opportunity for wedding couples to truly become one with nature. Exchange your vows in the presence and sounds of waterfalls and whales. This charter is tailored to your needs and wishes, and we'll do everything possible to make your Alaska Wedding an enchanting event. Pretty dreamy, right?
The trip of a lifetime. Every moment of the experience was a true blessing. The Captain, Neil Nickerson and the Crew, Jeff Polizzotto and Al Smith, were the best ever. We were fortunate to have John Schnell, an amazing photographer and guide, with us as well. I highly, highly, highly recommend the trip. One month later and I'm still feeling inspired by the beauty and mystique of Alaska.
Sailing for a week on Glacier Bear with Captain Neil was one of the greatest vacations! We cruised from Sitka to Juneau, and we saw the most amazing wildlife. We were one with the wilderness. The hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddle board and photo opportunities were "bar none." This is a wonderful and intimate experience. You'll be spoiled by the Crew — Al and Jeff were on board with us. And you will eat fresh and excellent food.
An Alaska charter is the perfect union of wilderness and luxury travel. Welcome aboard Glacier Bear, a beautiful 95' yacht. While on board, you'll experience Alaska's legendary Inside Passage, an intricate network of pristine waterways, granite fjords, and islands of astonishing beauty.
Fishing. Hiking. Paddling in the astonishing blue-green waters of calm coves and bays, among haunting icebergs adrift in mystical fjords. Quaint fishing villages and Alaska's magnificent wildlife — including eagles, bears, orcas and humpback whales. An inspiring tale of Alaskan adventure.