Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Dates: May to September, 2015

 

Summer in Alaska - Cruise with Humpback Whales aboard the classic yacht MV Discovery

 

 

 

A wonderful spectacle takes place in the nutrient rich waters of Southeast Alaska from May to September each year as more than 1000 Humpback Whales return to their summer feeding grounds. On land, the temperate rainforest bursts with new life and coastal Brown Bears emerge to feast on spawning salmon.
 
All Aboard Yacht Charters offers th
e opportunity to join a cruise or charter the classic yacht MV Discovery for an intimate and unforgettable small boat cruise of  Alaska's Inside Passage. Discovery’s week-long adventure cruises combine spectacular wildlife viewing with some of Alaska's most magnificent scenery. With a maximum of 12 guests your days are spent cruising and sightseeing, watching whales, fishing, hiking, beachcombing and bear viewing. Late afternoon Discovery anchors in a secluded bay where guests have the opportunity to explore by kayak or skiff, help the crew set crab pots or just relax on board.
 
Close encounters with Humpback and Orca Whales.
 
Join the crew and actively search for these gentle giants. Humpback Whales are regularly seen breaching, lunge feeding or tail slapping and often come very close to the boat. It is not uncommon to spend an hour or an afternoon watching Humpback
Whales, Orca Whales, Dalls Porpoise, Stellar Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Bald Eagles and a variety of sea birds that also inhabit these waters.
 
View
Brown Bears in the Alaskan wilderness.
 
On Discovery's small boat cruises in Alaska the crew enjoy leading shore excursions and showing people sights that you won't see on other boats. Be prepared to get your boots on and hike on bear trails through lush temperate rainforest to clear salmon streams. Admiralty Island has the densest population of Brown Bear
s in the world and is a popular site for Bald Eagles
 
The Captain is a passionate and knowledgeable guide who knows where to look for wildlife throughout the season. Discovery’s Alaska Inside Passage cruises have no fixed daily schedules so they can take advantage of those unexpected, close up, encounters with wildlife that are often the highlight of these trips.
 
Cruise Dates: 7 Nights (8 Days) May to September
Rates: Mixed groups $4,995 pp, Whole boat charters from $32,500
 
Website: 
www.AlaskaCharters.com
Email:
allaboard@alaskacharters.com
Toll-free:  800 767 1024
Outside the US: 1 (360) 898 7300

 

 

The 1931 classic yacht MV Discovery: 
This beautiful fantail yacht will capture your imagination the moment you step on board. At 87ft in length, with a perfect blend of old world charm and modern conveniences.
 
MV Discovery features: 
Picture windows
Spacious interior living spaces: Forward Salon, separate Dining Salon, Main Salon/Lounge
Covered fantail and side decks provide all round access outside
Open bow for wildlife viewing
6 well appointed guest cabins
Coast guard licensed Captain, professional Chef and crew
4 stable kayaks, 2 skiffs, crab pots and salt water fishing gear

About All Aboard Yacht Charters: 
The Swanson family were one of the first to realize that the best way to access and experience the raw beauty of Southeast Alaska’s remote wilderness and abundant wildlife was by small boat. A desire to share their love of Alaska went hand in hand with an appreciation of fine craftsmanship and owning a classic wooden yacht. In 1981 the family established All Aboard Yacht Charters and began operating private yacht charters and small ship cruises in Alaska. Built in 1931 MV Discovery is their
fourth classic yacht the knowledge gained from chartering in Alaska and having owned and maintained three previous wooden boats paid off and ‘Discovery’ was lovingly restored as an elegant and comfortable Alaska charter boat. Unlike many boats her age that have a dining nook here and a bench seat tucked there Discovery features a spacious open plan layout. Her open bow is ideal for wildlife viewing and wide, covered side decks provide sheltered access around the yacht in all weather conditions.
www.AlaskaCharters.com 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

John Swanson, Email: allaboard@hctc.com

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Alaska - Inside Passage

A wonderful spectacle takes place in the nutrient rich waters of Southeast Alaska from May to September each year as more than 1000 Humpback Whales return to their summer feeding grounds. On land, the temperate rainforest bursts with new life and coastal Brown Bears emerge to feast on spawning salmon. All Aboard Yacht Charters offers the opportunity to join a cruise or charter the classic yacht MV Discovery for an intimate and unforgettable small boat cruise of  Alaska's Inside Passage. Discovery’s week-long adventure cruises combine spectacular wildlife viewing with some of Alaska's most magnificent scenery. With a maximum of 12 guests your days are spent cruising and sightseeing, watching whales, fishing, hiking, beachcombing and bear viewing. Late afternoon Discovery anchor’s in a secluded bay where guests have the opportunity to explore by kayak or skiff, help the crew set crab pots or just relax on board. Cruise Dates: 7 Nights (8 Days) May to September Rates: Mixed groups $4,995 pp, Whole boat charters from $32,500. Website:  www.AlaskaCharters.com Email: allaboard@alaskacharters.com Toll-free:  800 767 1024 Outside the US: 1 (360) 898 7300