Come sailing with us and experience the wild spaces in one of America's most remote national parks. Our four night voyage takes you into the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Our voyage begins at noon on the first day, ending at noon on the 5th calendar day. You and five companions (up to six passengers total) will have the opportunity to explore deep in Aialik Bay, one of the fjords located in the park. All our voyages are exclusive, meaning that when you book with us, only you and your party will be aboard.
Each night will be spent at a new anchorage, each holding varied opportunities for exploring: hiking, visiting waterfalls, beachcombing, kayaking, lake swimming, fishing, or just relaxing on deck. World class birding awaits on this trip as we sail by colonies of puffins, murres, terns, gulls and other species of waterfowl.
Of course, no trip to Alaska's coast would be complete without mentions the spectacular whale watching. Humpback whales frequent Cape Aialik and orca, Dall's and harbor porpoise ply the waters nearby as well.
We provide individual binoculars for all passengers. We carry enough single and double passenger kayaks for all guests to enjoy. We provide guided beach walks in bear-inhabited areas so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. A motorized tender makes shore excursions a breeze.
Departing Seward Harbor at noon, we will sail southbound into Resurrection Bay, choosing a suitable anchorage by early evening. Anchorages in Resurrection Bay are many and varied, providing any combination of evening excursion opportunities before and after dinner on board. Spend your evening relaxing or exploring, far away from day tour and fishing boat traffic. Reconnect with your mates/family over a classic game of cards or tell stories to finish off the evening.
Mornings aboard mean breakfast, and breakfast means delicious on Extraordinary. Hot coffee, tea or cocoa paired with a freshly baked muffin from the oven make for one of those defining moments in our trips. We'll set sail after breakfast for an anchorage outside Resurrection Bay. Rounding Cape Aialik, keep you binoculars ready. Whales and seabirds are frequently spotted here. Lunch will be served under way as we head to one of the numerous protected anchorages in Aialik Bay.
Our third day's itinerary is relaxed. After breakfast maybe you'll return to the beach for a hike, or even a picnic lunch.
By early evening we will move on to a nearby tidewater glacier. These ancient rivers of ice drop from their snow-topped mountain origins straight into the ocean. Watch the freshly calved ice peel away from the hull as our boat meanders respectfully through the glacier chunks. After taking in the glacier views, we'll drop anchor, spending our third night in a new location within Aialik Bay. Sit down to dinner with new stunning views about us.
Day four will find us sailing among the Chiswell Islands, where sea lions, birds, whales and a wide variety of marine wildlife congregate. From these still, protected waters, we will enjoy a view of the Gulf of Alaska into the open sea and its unbroken horizon to the south.
By early evening we will return into Resurrection Bay. Dropping anchor for the night, we will relax until the following morning.
Departing early on the final day (fifth calendar day) we will arrive at the dock in Seward by 12 noon to disembark.
Getting to Seward, Alaska
Seward is easily accessible by road and rail. Flying into the Anchorage airport (Ted Stevens International Airport), it's an easy drive or train ride from there to Seward.
How to get here by vehicle.
We are located in Seward, Alaska, in the Seward Boat Harbor. To get here from Anchorage, drive south on the Seward Highway for approximately 125 miles. The drive is scenic and enjoyable, taking between two and three hours depending on traffic and or road construction. If you are in a rental car, make sure you stop at Girdwood (30 miles south of Anchorage) to refuel, as there are no other fueling stations until you arrive in Seward.
Once you arrive in Seward, pass the Safeway store and take the first left off the highway onto Port Avenue, followed by an immediate right onto 4th Avenue. This will lead you to the boat harbor where we will be docked. Let us know you are here with a phone call, text or e-mail and we will help you move your luggage aboard with our dock cart. Long term parking is available – arrangements must be made with the parking office on location at the top of the ramp. Again, we can help you with these logistics, just let us know.
How to get here by train.
The Alaska railroad offers trips from Anchorage to Seward. The train stops very close to the boat harbor - one block away. We will meet you at the train station and help you with your luggage. Just send us your itinerary and we will make sure to be there when you arrive.
We suggest booking your train ride after your reservation aboard has been confirmed and secured with a deposit. The train is busy in summer and it may be difficult to change reservations.
Once on board, we will show you to your stateroom, where you can relax, settle in and prepare for an extraordinary voyage!