Board your yacht and depart for Peril and Chatham Straits, stopping at the Baranof Warm Springs for a relaxing soak next to a 100-foot waterfall. Continue on to Red Bluff, a beautiful and remote anchorage with waterfalls spilling down 5,000-foot mountains.
Leave early for Frederick Sound, one of the most likely places you'll see humpback whales during your trip. Turn off the engines and drift as they breach and feed within yards of you and your guests. At the end of the day tuck into a quiet anchorage at The Brothers Islands and watch Steller sea lions frolic along the shore.
Tracy and Endicott Arms are two majestic fjords in Alaska's wilderness country, where mountain goats and other wildlife dot near-vertical mountain faces. At the end of Tracy Arm are the twin Sawyer Glaciers. These massive walls of ice move two feet per day, grinding against each other and calving away huge chunks of their ragged faces into the sea. Spend the night anchored at No Name Bay near the fjord entrance.
Head south for Petersburg, a picturesque fishing village known as "Little Norway." The Tlingit fishermen were the first inhabitants, and their soaring totems highlight the area. Spend the afternoon on a breathtaking helicopter ride viewing several glaciers, and enjoy a gourmet picnic atop one of these ancient rivers of ice.
Directly east of Petersburg is the LeConte Glacier— famous for its "shooter" icebergs that calve underwater and then shoot high in the air due to their buoyancy. In Wrangell, visit the Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory, a favorite spot for viewing brown and black bears feasting on salmon. More adventurous types can take ATVs through the more than 100 miles of forest roads with access to lakes, rivers and scenic overlooks. Whatever you choose to do during your Alaskan yacht charter vacation, you are sure to create memories that last a lifetime.