North Pacific Cruising DestinationsRugged, Dramatic and Wild Coasts and Islands
Washington ~ British Columbia ~ Alaska
The Pacific Northwest from Washington State up the rugged coasts of British Columbia, Canada and the wilds of Alaska offers amazingly rich and exhilarating cruising.
The impressive Northern coastline with island chains and inlets forms a protected playground for your yacht charter vacation. The calm waterways offer endless miles of wilderness cruising. Anchor in peaceful inlets surrounded by evergreen covered shores, with the peace of mind that facilities are nearby.
Washington State offers the popular San Juan Islands with quaint towns and bustling marinas, island hiking and orca whale watching. From there you can venture to the neighboring Gulf Islands of British Columbia for a beautiful combination of striking island scenery, water falls, and historic towns such as the lovely Victoria or cosmopolitan Vancouver.
Desolation Sound British Columbia is a haven for nature lovers with dramatic scenery and endless coves to discover and more Marine Parks than anywhere else on the coast. Take a hike to one of the four freshwater lakes or waterfall for a fresh water rinse. Or dive off your yacht, as the ocean water is warmest north of Mexico, and air temperatures are just about perfect in the summer season.
North of Desolation Sound, marks the true British Columbia wilderness area with narrow passages and stronger currents. If you seek the off the beaten track then you will be in heaven. Majestic mountains with snow covered peaks rise impressively from the sea.
The beauty of Alaska from a charter boat will take your breath away. View the incredible heights of carving glaciers. Witness the red glow of the midnight sun. Watch untold wildlife including brown and black bears, bald eagles galour, several species of whales and of course seals and sea lions. If fishing is your thing, get the lines in for steelhead, trout, and salmon or try for some crab.
From the Misty Fjords National Monument area north to Glacier Bay, there are thousands of glaciers over hundreds of miles of stunning natural beauty among millions of acres of protected wildlife parks. Misty Fjords National Monument encompasses over 2 million acres of remote wilderness. Shear rock-faced fjords with numerous waterfalls and tidal and hanging glaciers will mystify the scenes. There are plenty of coves and anchorages for exploration.
Other spots to visit from your charter yacht: LeConte outside Petersburg, Tongass National Forest (largest national forest in the United States), Admiralty Island (greatest concentration of Brown Bears in the world) and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by wilderness, the cities of Ketchikan, Wrangle, Petersburg, Sitka and Juneau retain a feeling of historic frontier life and are worth a visit.
For a true, In The Wild experience, a North Pacific yacht charter will not disappoint. We offer a prime selection of crewed sailing and motor yacht charters in these vacation destinations.