On our seven-day Admiralty Island photography charter, you’ll see glaciers, whales, and the incredible scenery and wildlife of Alaska’s Inside Passage. Nothing can match a private Alaskan charter for freedom of travel. The Maggie Sea will provide you with unparalleled access to eagles, bears, orcas, and whales and the best locations to view fjords, icebergs, and waterfalls. Each day features superbly selected locations, including ancient rainforests, the blue-green waters of quiet coves and bays, mist-covered mountains, and quaint fishing villages.
Plan to arrive in Juneau at least one day before your trip departure.
Our journey begins with a 9:00 am departure from Aurora Harbor. We’ll sail south through Gastineau Channel, and pass the cruise ships docked in Juneau. We 'll cruise around Douglas Island, and head north toward Mansfield Peninsula. Then we’ll continue around the point and turn south. We'll arrive at our evening anchorage in Funter Bay.
We’ll cruise to Pavlov Harbor for a hike along the beach. Then we’ll visit the small community of Tenakee Springs. We'll arrive in Warm Springs Bay in late afternoon. We’ll anchor at the dock or near the opening to a small estuary.
We’ll cruise south in Chatham Strait, and then turn east into Frederick Sound. Humpback whales alert to us along the way. A series of passages, bays, and fjords shelter us from the storms of the Gulf of Alaska. We'll explore Murder Cove, and continue our cruise to Pybus Bay. Our evening anchorage is near the far reach of the bay.
We’ll sail the Maggie Sea to the Brothers Islands. Then we’ll cruise north past Five Fingers Light. We cautiously head through the entrance to Endicott Arm, and proceed to our evening destination at Ford's Terror.
We'll spend the day exploring the Endicott Arm and Ford's Terror Wilderness, and marvel at the gigantic Dawes Glacier. Then we'll reverse directions, and head to a beautiful waterfall at Sanford Cove. We'll arrive at No Name Cove in early evening.
We'll spend a second full day in Ford's Terror Wilderness, exploring Tracy Arm and gazing at the enormous South Sawyer Glacier. Then we'll retrace our route, and arrive at No Name Cove in early evening.
Our adventure ends today. We'll cruise back to Aurora Harbor, arriving by 1:00 pm. There's plenty to see in do in Juneau, especially in the historic downtown district.
Each multi-day charter includes:
We have priced our charters for two people. There are also variable costs for any custom charter. These costs depend on fuel surcharges, the number of guests, and meal preferences. An invoice for these supplemental expenses will be provided before your departure.
We require a 50% deposit for your charter at the time of booking. The unpaid balance is due 90 days before the trip departure date.
Please be sure to buy trip insurance when you book your charter. A good option is www.insuremytrip.com. Our trips are planned several months before departure. With the limited operating season in Alaska, we must strictly adhere to the following cancellation/refund policy:
We advise clients at their discretion to plan for a 15 to 20 percent gratuity—given to the captain and shared with the crew.
We'll cruise through Alaska's Inside Passage on these charters aboard the Maggie Sea, our 40' custom cabin cruiser. With unparalleled access to fjords, glaciers, ancient rainforests, whales, and wildlife, there is no better way to see Alaska.
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