7 Best Yacht Charters In Alaska, USA - Updated 2024

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The US is home to many beautiful states. There is a destination for anything and everything, regardless of the season. However, when you think about the perfect vacation spot, Alaska is usually not the first state that comes to mind. Alaska is one of the country’s best destinations because it is home to many natural surroundings that can serve as the perfect escape. Here, there are several opportunities for rest and recreation. If you like scenic trips and being close to mountains and bodies of water, then you should definitely consider Alaska for your next trip. From all-inclusive resorts to the best staycation spots, Alaska also has plenty of accommodations to choose from. However, if you want a unique experience you can check out the best yacht charters in Alaska, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 21, 2024.

1. Cozy yacht with complimentary breakfast

This yacht offers more than just accommodation services for up to four guests at a time. It provides a customized experience for everybody, depending on what they want to do during their stay. This accommodation has two cozy bedrooms. The bathroom has hot water, so you can take relaxing showers every day. Daily breakfast and dinner are included in your rental, so you would not have to trouble yourself looking for good restaurants in the morning and at night. The meals can even be tailored to fit your dietary restrictions and preferences. You can also enjoy complimentary coffee and tea. The host offers activities like kayaking, allowing you to explore tidal pools and watch the wildlife with the help of experienced kayak guides. The yacht is located a few miles from a small hanging glacier, which you can access through a primitive trail.

Stayed at this property?
Seward, Alaska, United States
884.78 km (549.8 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
8 reviews  
Boat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
in the morning ian and kenzie had fresh coffee and breakfast going for us which was delicious
kenzie and ian are amazing hosts that really take care of you for your stay
kenzie is a great host captain and cook
overall they were very accommodating and respectful of anything we needed
they’re fun hosts and treat you like family
it was simply one of kind
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2. Luxurious yacht with breathtaking waterfront views

One of the best private yacht charters in Alaska is this luxurious three-bedroom property that can accommodate up to six guests at a time. This accommodation has a king-sized bed, a double bed, and a bunk bed. You need not worry about packing heavily. Essentials like towels, toilet paper, and soap are provided. The kitchen is complete with all the basic appliances and cooking essentials, so you can cook your own food anytime you wish. Aboard this yacht, you can enjoy watching eagles, seals, whales, and other creatures. Docked at the marina along the Tongass Narrows, this yacht is conveniently located near the airport. There are many hiking trails nearby, allowing you to indulge in the beautiful outdoors of Alaska during your stay. Note that there is no WiFi on this yacht, so it might be perfect for you if you are looking to disconnect from your busy life.

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Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
296.34 km (184.2 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
7 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the boat was clean and comfortable
and amber and mike were awesome hosts
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More options for boat rentals in Alaska

3. M/V Adak (from USD 175)

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Wrangell, by spending a night aboard this renowned boat charter in Alaska. This one-of-a-kind vacation rental grants exclusive access to the entire vessel, including a charming captain’s quarters boasting a queen-sized bed and a private bathroom. The well-appointed amenities encompass a fully equipped galley, complete with a wood-burning cookstove, gas stove, refrigerator, and even a convenient washer-dryer setup.

Nestled in the heart of Heritage Harbor, this exceptional location offers an authentic maritime experience. Delight in the vibrant ambiance of the bustling salmon trolling fleet and the company of recreational boaters. Embrace the sights and sounds of a genuine harbor, with fishing boats and pleasure cruisers as your close neighbors, making for a truly memorable and unique stay.

Stayed at this property?
Wrangell, Alaska, United States
190.4 km (118.4 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
26 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

4. M/V Sound Judgment (from USD 195)

Embark on an authentic fisherman’s journey with an unforgettable stay aboard the M/V Sound Judgment, nestled in Thompson-Eliason Harbor. This classic Northwest motor cruiser offers spacious berths for up to four adults, ensuring a comfortable experience. Enjoy the convenience of water and electricity on board, while indulging in a range of amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, family board games, and a dedicated workspace.

Immerse yourself in Sitka’s vibrant downtown, just a short stroll away, and be mesmerized by breathtaking sunsets over Mt. Edgecumbe from the flybridge. Witness marine wildlife up close and create cherished memories exploring the harbor with the provided canoe.

Stayed at this property?
Sitka, Alaska, United States
2.17 km (1.4 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
59 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and the kitchenette had everything necessary for simple meals
the bed was super comfortable if a little cozy for two (we stayed in the aft "bedroom")
" it was clean and comfortable
highly recommend the owners boat tours and taxi service as well
the hosts were great communicated effectively and even offered airport pick up and drop off
candace was a great host very responsive and flexible
candace is awesome and extremely helpful
we also rented a car from the same host which was perfect
it was fairly close to downtown which was nice
it’s within walking distance to the downtown shops/restaurants and offers a nice mountain view
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5. Lovely boat with on-deck barbecue

With three cozy bedrooms, this unique boat has a capacity of six guests. It is exquisitely surrounded by mountains, tidal glaciers, and wildlife. The local harbor has plenty of restaurants and shops, letting you enjoy the best of local cuisine and finds. However, if you do not feel like going out to eat, you can always use the galley to prepare your own food. There is also an on-deck barbecue you can use. Staying here can allow you to disconnect and spend quality time with your loved ones. WiFi is not provided, so you will all likely be discouraged from staring at your screens all day long.

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Valdez, Alaska, United States
774.8 km (481.5 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
3 reviews  
Boat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
dan is a great host
me and my son really enjoyed the location and the boat
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6. Air rescue boat with an indoor fireplace (from USD 75)

This World War II (WWII) air rescue boat offers a unique view of the harbor entrance, allowing you to see boats coming and going. It goes without saying that it can give you amazing views of the sunset too. With one bedroom and one bathroom, this boat is perfect for couples who wish to spend some time together away from the chaos of urban life. The indoor fireplace makes for a more romantic experience. The town proper is just a 10-minute walk away. Various activities like hiking and kayaking are offered in the town. Local tour guides provide tours to the hot springs and some WWII ruins in the area.

Stayed at this property?
Sitka, Alaska, US, Alaska, United States
2.49 km (1.6 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
2 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
cute coffee shop at the edge of the docks for fisherman and me
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7. Small boat with basic amenities (from USD 70)

Looking for budget-friendly accommodation? This bareboat charter in Alaska might be the ideal choice for you. It has one bedroom with a single bed, making it perfect for individuals who want some alone time but do not really want to splurge much. With the open window at the back, you can relax and watch the beach wildlife, eagles, and ocean critters while you enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea. Note that there is no lighting on this boat, but two flashlights, two rechargeable lights, and a motion light are provided. The property is pet-friendly. Should you bring your pet with you, the host can provide some wet pads. It does not feature a kitchen but there are plenty of dining options nearby.

Stayed at this property?
Valdez, Alaska, United States
774.67 km (481.4 mi) from Sitka National Historical Park
140 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
we had a bit of a mixup with scheduling but he responded like an awesome host
i had a really fun stay the location is so pretty and ryan is very responsive
fun way to stay in valdez harbor is beautiful and an easy walk to all the places
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Bask in the beauty of Alaska

Alaska is not just all about snow. It offers the finest of nature, allowing you to appreciate a beauty you don’t get to see every day. There are plenty of activities to try such as kayaking, but you can also just stay in if you merely want to relax. For your next vacation, consider staying in one of the best luxury yacht charters in Alaska and get closer to nature.

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