Alaska Cruises & Yacht Charters (8D7N)

87 ft
Boat length
Up to 10
This boat is rented with a captain
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The boat

Bookings are for weekly charters! 8 Days 7 Nights. MV Discovery (87ft). --------------

Amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures in SE Alaska. Routes between Juneau, Sitka & Ketchikan with customized daily itineraries. Explore majestic fjords, glaciers and pristine wilderness areas in comfort and style. Humpback whales, porpoise, sea lion, Bear and Bald eagles can be viewed from the ships open bow. --------------

Activities include kayaking, guided hikes & beach combing, skiff tours, hot springs, fishing (salmon & halibut) and crab pots. Or maybe you'd rather relax in a quiet spot to read a book or soak in the scenery. It is completely up to you! Discovery’s Alaska yacht charters are ideal for adults or family groups with kids. --------------


The glow of filtered light on mahogany paneling sets the mood to one of relaxation. Picture windows offer panoramic views from spacious common areas - Forward viewing lounge, Main Salon & separate Dining Room. There is plenty of room to gather as a group but you can always find a quiet space to read or catch up on your journal. --------------

On Deck

Discovery’s open bow is a popular place to sit and an ideal stage for wildlife viewing. Wide, covered side decks provide shelter from weather and allow uninterrupted access all round. The Fantail (like a sun room, aft) provides additional seating. --------------


The yacht has 6 nicely appointed staterooms with opening portholes, vanity/sink (except in single cabin) and space to store your belongings. Three heads and showers are shared, a furnace heating keeps the boat warm and power is switched to battery at overnight so we all get a good nights sleep. --------------

The Toys

Discovery carries two Boston Whalers (skiffs), four stable kayaks, crab pots, shrimp pots, and saltwater fishing gear. --------------

The boat is outfitted with TV, Stereo, Satellite Radio and has a large library of books from the latest novel to informational books on Classic Yachts, Cruising in Alaska, Canada, the San Juan Islands and any wildlife in between. --------------


Discovery operates with a crew of four that include a licensed Captain, Deckhand/Guide, Hostess & Private Chef. --------------

Trips Includes:

* All linens & towels

* Gourmet meals (Full breakfast, Lunch, Hors d’oeurves, 3 course evening meal), a selection of non-alcoholic beverages (pop/water/coffee/tea) and wine served with 4pm Hors d’oeuvres & Dinner.

* Activities and excursions including Park Permits where required

* Saltwater fishing tackle, bait, crab pots. --------------

Trips do NOT include:

* Pre/post cruise accommodation, Airfares & Airport taxes, Passport/Visas Travel Insurance

* Alaska State Fishing License (required for anglers 16yrs+)

* Beer, hard liquor, additional wine. You can purchase liquor and bring it on board with you.

* Gratuities --------------


Trips are 8 Days / 7 nights. The current trip price is for a single day, so you must book 8 days for the full trip. --------------

Deposit/Cancellation: A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation with balance due 90 days prior to departure and non refundable from that point. Discovery Journeys is a family owned and operated business and we are significantly impacted by cancellations of spaces that we cannot refill. If you do need to cancel, and we are able to resell the week, we will issue a full refund. We try our best to resell trips but success cannot be guaranteed. --------------

Pickup and drop off are at mid morning. We tend to pick up guests around 11am and return to the dock around 10.30 am.

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Stereo Aux Input
Bluetooth audio
Children's life jackets
Fishing gear
Bow thruster
Depth finder
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Boat location

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Your crew

Boat owner
Calm, competent and adventurous Captain Ben Swanson has a joy for life that is contagious. A passionate naturalist and guide his accumulated knowledge of wildlife habits and habitat comes from first hand experience. He has many colorful stories of classic yachts and the Alaska of old that make for lively conversation in the wheelhouse and at the dinner table. Ben is a second generation Captain and lifetime lover of the water who grew up on boats in Washington and Alaska and has been cruising the coastal waterways of the Inside Passage for more than 30 years. A marine mechanic, electrician and jack of all trades Ben has been full-time Captain and partner in the Discovery since 1998 and in 2010 took over the boat. ‘Discovery’ is still very much a family affair as Ben continues the legacy of eco-responsible small ship cruising and sharing with guests an appreciation of the natural world and his love for a classic wooden boat. “I hope to one day pass on the joy of boating and boat ownership to my kids so they can continue to share the beauty of Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest with future generations”
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  • Avg. response time: < 48 hours

Things to know

Allowed on boat

red wine

  • Free cancellations until 30 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 15-30 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.

A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.