Design your exclusive itinerary then set sail into the vast open waters and wildlife-rich shorelines of Prince William Sound aboard your own spacious and private yacht. Direct transportation from Anchorage is by floatplane into a quiet cove or by private car to a private marina in the quaint town of Whittier (where you’ll also end your cruise).
Custom Charters in Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska
When you step aboard The Sea Mist, you’ll be welcomed by the crew: owner Captain Jeff Gorton, your friendly steward, and a talented private chef. The small crew understands that hospitality, expertise, and fun all go hand in hand. From the moment you book your custom adventure to the minute you set sail, you’ll feel the difference of small-ship cruising. Up to six passengers can sit back, relax, and experience an intimate tour of gorgeous Alaska. You’ll get up-close experiences with ancient tidewater glaciers and see Killer whales, Steller sea lions, otters, and more than 100 species of birds along the way. Take a kayak tour of peaceful coves, explore beaches, hike an old-growth forest, or even visit an oyster farm to pick up fresh oysters that your chef will prepare for appetizer hour.
Most guests enjoy the 5-day/4-night trips, but you can also opt for 3-day/2-night outings or even 10-day/9-night expeditions. (Just book early for longer itineraries.) Summers are spent in Prince William Sound, while spring and fall cruises tour Southeast Alaska, as the ship is in transit to and from its winter home in Washington State. Ask about the option of visiting Juneau and Ketchikan!
The Sea Mist
You’ll be aboard The Sea Mist, an amazing 78-foot, yacht-class Knight and Carver boat with luxurious touches and state-of-the-art stabilizers to ensure a smooth ride. The inviting salon area offers spacious and comfortable seating with a wall of windows, so you never miss the action. In the evening, relax in the bar area and watch movies on the big screen, or head up to the flybridge and watch the midnight sun set over the mountains. When you’re ready to retire, stretch out in three staterooms that all come with en suite baths, down comforters, Egyptian cotton sheets, and generous closet space. The master has a queen-size bed as well as a twin (perfect for a couple and a child); the other two staterooms are twins.
You can also swing by the pilot house to sit and talk about the history of the area with Captain Jeff, who started Alaskan Luxury Cruises in 2018. He’s been a longtime part of the fabric of the Alaskan waters, starting as a fishing guide at a remote Alaskan lodge when he was 12 before moving on to commercial fishing, lodges, and charter fishing right in Prince William Sound. And as a father of three hardy Alaskan boys, he loves to share his passion for the sea with children and welcomes them to learn more about the natural world through cruising.
Activities & Dining
The real luxury in travel is time spent doing what you want with those you love, so you’ll have the flexibility to be as adventurous or relaxed as you like. Take a cooking class and learn about local and sustainable cuisine or take out a sea kayak—either solo or with a guide—and paddle around icebergs as you look for wildlife. Go on a guided hike and forage for edibles. Glide along the shimmering waters on a stand-up paddleboard or try your hand at skeet shooting off the back deck.
Back on board, you’ll dine on locally inspired, custom-prepared cuisine that utilizes organic ingredients from local farms whenever possible. You’ll begin the day with made-to-order breakfasts that can include specialties like Alaskan-style eggs benedict. A light seafood lunch appears mid-day, while evenings bring big formal dinners. You’ll begin with an appetizer hour, then enjoy the chef’s delicious creations, which can include filet mignon, crab legs, light and hearty seafood stews, prime rib French dip, and fresh shrimp.