Written by Missy Johnston
Visiting Glacier Bay, AK on your own private luxury yacht charter with your own captain, chef, and crew is the best way to experience its impressive and pristinely preserved wonder. This remote area lies in the Southeast region of Alaska and is accessible only by air or boat. Glacier Bay is renowned as a marine and terrestrial wilderness sanctuary, and visitors from all over the world come to experience the solitude of this untouched area. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, most of which can only be experienced by traveling up the 65-mile-long waterway, is the most popular attraction of Glacier Bay. This limited access makes it ideal for a private yacht charter, where you can see the park’s 11 tidewater glaciers that reach into the sea.
Many of Glacier Bay’s 700,000 visitors each year come on large cruise ships, but you can experience a more intimate and secluded view of the park’s stunning attractions with a private yacht charter. Not only can you see sites few park visitors get to experience, but you can do it all from the comfort and luxury of your own charter yacht, up close and personal in a manner that no cruise ship passenger can ever experience.
Glacier Bay is also home to the Huna Tribal House. Experience the ancestral home of the Huna Tlingit clans who survived for centuries off the abundant land and sea that are now part of this preserve. The villages of the Huna Tlingit tribes were overtaken by the Little Ice Age glacial advance in the 1700’s, but this resourceful clan re-established both villages and fish camps soon after the climate event ended. The Huna Tribal House was the first permanent clan house constructed after the glacial advance and it preserves the history of the Huna Tlingit people.
All that sightseeing can build up an appetite. For local dining off of your charter yacht, the Glacier Bay Country Inn in Gustavus has been featured in Food and Wine, Saveur, and Bon Appetit. If you are looking to relax and unwind with a drink, then look no further than the Bear Track Inn for an extensive list of locally brewed craft beers and fine wines. The dining room also features a show kitchen where the chef brings you into the culinary experience.
Glacier Bay is the perfect destination when you want to get away from it all and experience Alaska’s wilderness beauty while you’re cruising in the lap of luxury. We can customize the perfect itinerary for you to include all the sites and activities that thrill you most, whether that’s whale watching, deep sea fishing, or just relaxing on the deck with a perfect glass of wine.