Spend a few days or more exploring the waters of Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound aboard the M/V Caroline, a beautiful custom-built yacht set for adventure! It’s the perfect setting for a family or small group vacation, guided by the energetic team at 60 Degrees Adventure Charters. Fill your days lounging on the flybridge, fishing, kayaking, strolling beaches and cruising to your next fantastic destination – all on a relaxed timetable.
Custom, multi-day adventures
Seward is known for its prime location on Resurrection Bay, within Kenai Fjords National Park, a gem that boasts forested mountains, dramatic glaciers, miles of beaches and bountiful wildlife. Larger tour companies offer a few hours on Resurrection Bay, where you can see the highlights. Or you can settle your things into a private stateroom and stay for awhile. There’s nothing like overnighting on the water: you can enjoy the long days of light and relaxing evenings without having to hurry back to a hotel. Each morning, new sights and adventures are ready for you, just outside your stateroom door.
The M/V Caroline offers transportation, lodging, meals and outdoor excursions all wrapped up in one inclusive experience. 60 Degree Adventure Charter’s extended tours focus on your interests, and reveal some of the most beautiful views anywhere in the world. Your Captains – Laura and Kenneth – will regale you with tales from Alaska, delicious home-cooked meals, and expert suggestions on wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, beachcombing, and more.
Go for more than a few days and you can also fit the captivating Prince William Sound into your itinerary, stopping in at other picturesque towns such as Cordova or Valdez. This whole area – from Resurrection Bay to Prince William Sound – is overwhelmingly beautiful. Being out on the water gives you a different perspective, as the mountains come down and end in the ocean to create a stunning landscape.
Charting your course
60 Degrees Adventure Charters will help you craft an custom itinerary that’s just right for your group: maybe it’s a focus on whale watching, becoming an expert kayaker, or balancing time on the water with evening campfires on the beach and hikes to a glacier. Some of these decisions can be made ahead of time through conversations with Captain Laura, who will advise you on the best times to visit and how many days you’ll need to see what you want. Once the basic itinerary is set, the weather and other factors play into the daily schedule. That’s why a multi-day excursion allows you the most chance to truly experience Alaska’s wonders from the water – much of it unchanged from when early English, Russian and American explorers and naturalists saw it generations ago.
Connecting in the kitchen
Both Laura and Kenneth find a lot of joy in cooking and putting together bright, fresh recipes that plate well and taste delicious. They showcase local ingredients whenever possible, including beef and pork raised in Alaska and just-caught fish (maybe even your own!). Veggies that grow well in Alaska are complemented with other items from the market. You might even get to sample the Captains’ own freshly made goat cheese. No matter what’s happening in the kitchen, you’re always welcome to gather around for a chat, share tips and favorite recipes, and let the kids pitch in on dessert.
Friends and family
The M/V Caroline welcomes up to six guests, creating a close-knit and friendly atmosphere. One of the highlights of this kind of small group excursion is the bonding that occurs both with visitors and the crew. The relaxed nature of the experience – especially on multi-day tours – allows time for learning more about Alaska, about your captains, and even about yourself as you unwind away from the busyness of life. So bring the family (what a great adventure with young kids in tow!), plan the perfect trip with close friends, or finally catch up with your college buddies.
Sleek comfort: the M/V Caroline
When you see the 63-foot Bertram Sportfisher yacht for the first time, its sleek design promises a stylish ride that’s still tough enough for Alaskan conditions. Spacious decks invite both fishing and lounging. The all-wood interior creates a beautiful and cozy atmosphere for hanging out inside too, with mahogany walks and teak trim. Plus, it’s fast!
Private staterooms each sleep two. They are comfortable, with lots of storage for your belongings. The master room has a queen bed and en suite bathroom with shower. (The bed can be separated with an added divider for buddy trips). The two other staterooms are outfitted with 2 bunks each, with private bathrooms just across the hall.
About 60 Degrees Adventure Charters
60 degrees references the latitude of Seward, Alaska, where Captains Laura and Kenneth tied the knot and decided to build their visitor-focused excursions. Having grown up on boats, they both love the water and relish the experience of showing off Alaska’s beautiful coves and rugged shoreline with others.
Captain Laura has a Naval background and earned a degree in Information Technology from the U.S. Naval Academy. She typically helms the yacht, steering the best course for your next destination. Other times you’ll find her in the kitchen, where she welcomes company with a warm smile as she whips up delightful meals for hungry adventurers.
Captain Kenneth arrived in Alaska at 13, and started working charter boats just two years later. His long experience on the water may have something to do with his quick sense of humor, and you’ll soon be laughing at his many quips and jokes. Kenneth is just as likely as Laura to take the driver’s seat or the chef’s station, so you’ll see both members of this dynamic team taking on multiple roles.
Laura and Kenneth each worked several seasons in Alaska’s commercial fishing industry before launching the charter business. Kenneth is the master fisherman, and you can count fishing stories, tips for catching your own – and maybe even some secret recipes!
Beyond the conversation, jokes, camaraderie, and good food, your captains consider your safety their highest priority. Laura holds a Coast Guard OUPV Captain's License and is also a PADI divemaster, a marine safety instructor with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA), and a Red Cross first aid/CPR instructor. Kenneth holds a Coast Guard OUPV Captain's License and is also a PADI divemaster and a marine safety instructor with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA).