Alaskan Sailing Adventures

This is the Alaskan Adventure Great Stories are Made Of

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Fully immerse yourself in the Alaskan Adventure that stories are made of. Sail through wilderness larger than life, fjords grander that photos can capture, and an experience greater than the imagination. Feel the exhilaration of exploration as the great explorers of old did.

Wake up in deep dark blankets of clouds, the dazzle of millions of unobstructed star or even the glow of the aurora borealis to begin your adventures each day. Choose your mode of exploration by creating your own tour! Paddle through icebergs under towering fjord walls. Photograph unbelievable scenery and wildlife. Fish for halibut and salmon. Hike among the temperate rainforest or glacial moraine, ski the legendary backcountry slopes, soak in rejuvenating hot springs, and many other activities all while enjoying incredible food!

Whether you are in search of the culture that makes up the inside passage, a family vacation, or an adventure to brag about to your buddies, we can customize your tour to fit your interests.

Fully immerse yourself in the inside passage of Alaska.

Summer Sailing 2016

Explore The Magnificent Sitka Sound and beyond

Day Trips

Pick your Adventure

$200 per hour

 

  • Sailing in Sitka Sound

Explore Sitka Sound for astounding landscapes, mystical clouds, and wildlife. Aboard the trusty S/V Acrturus with Captain Hoock behind the helm you will adventure through the waters on the edge of the inside passage. Sailing is a great way to get out on the water and see more of the coastline, mountains, and wildlife. Not only will you get to see this beautiful area from the water, but also learn a little about sailing and navigating these difficult waters.

  • Sunset Sail

When the sun starts to break the clouds, there is no place better to see the sunset than the water. With reflections, Mt. Edgecumbe, whales, sea bird, seals, and the open ocean, we don’t think there are too many places that compete with it on earth.

  • Fishing

Looking for a relaxing outing and a chance to nab an alaskan halibut, Salmon, or cod? Alaska has the kind of fish that fish stories don’t have big enough arms for. The ones that got away stories can be replaced by whale stories, otters, and eagles! Break away from the crowd as Captain hook navigates to some of the best fishing in Southeast Alaska. This is great for families or friends with mixed interest. While some can fish, the rest can go explore in a kayak or paddleboard and hopefully return to some fresh fish.

  • St Lazaria Island Wilderness

Known as Kanasx’ée, this wildlife refuge is a rugged and rough little island which many petrels, murres, auklets and puffins call home during their nesting season. The waters around the coast are great places to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, otters, seals, sea lions, and many types of sea birds. Have your binoculars and cameras at the ready and a sharp eye on the horizon as you make your way back to Sitka and your excursion comes to an end.

  • Kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboarding

Not close enough to the water? We understand. Get out and explore in a new way, or a familiar pastime. The rocky shoreline is an incredible place for southeast alaska’s wildlife. Glide through the water by quiet paddle strokes and explore some of the bays farther away from Sitka and feel the vastness of the wilderness at your fingertips.

  • Wildlife viewing

With whales, porpoise, sea otters, sea lions, seals, bears, deer, puffins, auklets, petrels, and many other animals that call this magnificent place home. Glide through these waters and find out why they return each season, hear the sounds, and feel the power of life in the richest environment on earth.

$200 per hour for the whole boat

All prices include: 

  • Snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Sailing captain

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

 

 

06/01/16 – 09/01/16

Call for availability!

Fire of Life Adventure

3 Days Sailing Sitka Sound

$675 per person

 

Day 1 — Hike Mt. Edgecumbe volcano

• Get your adventure started off with a powerful and commanding view of the landscape from the Mt. Edgecumbe trail. A quick sail across Sitka sound and you can jump onto the trail and make your way to the tallest point on Kruzof Island. Find yourself among thick growth of dense green on your way up this old volcano. Known as L’uz by the local Tlingit, the area can be a good place to see brown bear, Sitka Black-tailed deer, and mountain goats. Return to the boat for a meal that couldn’t be beat after a long day out adventuring.

Day 2 — Relax at Goddard Warm springs

• After a long day of hiking, kick back and relax and soak up the sights in some of the great accommodations that the volcanic system provides. Hot Springs of course! Take in the heat whether rain or shine and enjoy the natural springs of the wilderness across Sitka Sound. Feel the breeze off the ocean, the scent of the woods, and the warmth of the water as you prepare for another day of adventure.

Day 3 — Cruise Saint Lazaria island Wilderness

• Known as Kanasx’ée, this wildlife refuge is a rugged and rough little island which many petrels, murres, auklets and puffins call home during their nesting season. The waters around the coast are great places to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, otters, seals, sea lions, and many types of sea birds. Have your binoculars and cameras at the ready and a sharp eye on the horizon as you make your way back to Sitka and your excursion comes to an end.

There is a minimum booking of 2 people for a trip unless chartering.

$675 per person

$4050 to charter the whole boat

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Sailing captain

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

 

06/11/16
06/14/16
06/17/16
06/25/16
07/10/16
07/22/16
07/31/16
08/03/16
08/06/16
08/21/16
09/05/16

 

The Sitka Sound Epic

6 Days Sailing Sitka Sound and beyond

$1350 per person

 

Day 1 — Hike Mt. Edgecumbe volcano

• Get your adventure started off with a powerful and commanding view of the landscape from the Mt. Edgecumbe trail. A quick sail across Sitka sound and you can jump onto the trail and make your way to the tallest point on Kruzof Island. Find yourself among thick growth of dense green on your way up this old volcano. Known as L’uz by the local Tlingit, the area can be a good place to see brown bear, Sitka Black-tailed deer, and mountain goats. Return to the boat for a meal that couldn’t be beat after a long day out adventuring.

Day 2 — Paddle along the coast

• Explore the shore line by kayak or standup paddle board as you take in the plethora of sea life in the inter tidal zone.

Day 3 — Relax at Goddard Warm springs

• After a couple days of adventuring, kick back and relax and soak up the sights in some of the great accommodations that the volcanic system provides. Hot Springs of course! Take in the heat whether rain or shine and enjoy the natural springs of the wilderness across Sitka Sound. Feel the breeze off the ocean, the scent of the woods, and the warmth of the water as you prepare for another day of adventure.

Day 4 — Fish the bountiful sound

• Enjoy the fruit of the sea. Drop or a line or a trap and troll the day away in hopes of catching some dinner!

Day 5 — Cruise Saint Lazaria island Wilderness

• Known as Kanasx’ée, this wildlife refuge is a rugged and rough little island which many petrels, murres, auklets and puffins call home during their nesting season. The waters around the coast are great places to see whales, dolphins, porpoise, otters, seals, sea lions, and many types of sea birds.

Day 6 — Back to Sitka

• Wake up for the last time to a fine breakfast out at sea before slowly making your way back to society. Have your binoculars and cameras at the ready and a sharp eye on the horizon as you make your way back to Sitka and your excursion comes to an end.

 

 

There is a minimum booking of 2 people for a trip unless chartering.

$675 per person

$4050 to charter the whole boat

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Sailing captain

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

 

06/12/16
07/10/16
08/01/16
09/12/16
09/19/16
09/26/16

 

Spring Sailing 2017

Adventure on the inside passage

The Glacier Bay Epic

8 Days Sailing Glacier Bay National Park

$4,160 – $5,440 per person

Day 1 — Juneau to Bartlett Cove

  • Get an early morning start out of Auke Bay in Juneau, Alaska. Watch the hustle and bustle of cars, boats, planes and people slowly fade as you round the corner for the beginning of your adventure. Get to know Captain Hoock and his crew as you learn the ropes of sailing and get acquainted with the wild that is Southeast Alaska. As the S/V Arcturus rounds Point Retreat of Admiralty Island, known as fortress of the bears, you may begin to feel small as you cruise over 2,000 ft of water in the Lynn Canal at the foot of 7,000 ft peaks of the Chilkat Mountains. With good wind we will set sail and quietly glide toward Glacier Bay. By evening we will pull up to Bartlett Cove.

Day 2 — Beardslee Islands

  • We will enjoy breakfast on our way to the Beardslee Islands in the mouth of Glacier Bay. From here we can get off and paddle through the islands to enjoy the beautiful shorelines with a backdrop of incredible mountains peaks. That night we will harbor in Beartrack bay and listen for the sound of wolves, owls, and other wildlife. If you haven’t had enough paddling, and the weather is permitting, and moonlight paddle after dinner is a wonderful way to wrap up the day.

Day 3 — Beartrack

  • Relax after a long day of paddling. Take a late start to breakfast and look for some of the park’s furry  residents from the deck of the Arcturus or a hike through the woods. 

Day 4 — Tidal Inlet

  • Breakfast is served while cruising up the west arm of Glacier Bay to stop at Tidal Inlet. This little fjord is known for some of the fastest currents in Alaska, and if your game, we plan to ride them. As we paddle in with the tide feel the awe set in passing by steep mountain walls to the end of the fjord where we will ride the tide back out the the Arcturus and be swept away to Reid Glacier for the night.

Day 5 — Reid Glacier

  • Step out into the world of ice and adventure along the Reid Glacier by foot for a greater perspective of the surrounding area. Find your way across the moraine to see how these glaciers shape the land around them and provide for the abundant sea life. Nestled far back in the inlet you can breathe the wild air far from civilization.

Day 6 — Johns Hopkins, Grand Pacific, and Margerie Glaciers

  • After a small taste of the Reid, now paddle through a myriad of icebergs dropped by Johns Hopkins Glacier and experience the raw power and mystical beauty of an advancing tide water glacier. One of four advancing glaciers in Alaska out of 100,000 receding glaciers. At the far reaches of the park nestled into the tallest mountains in the Fairweather range, it is a magnificent beauty few will get to see. Then Cruise by Margerie and Grand Pacific Glacier for evening photos before settling down for your last night in the wilderness.

Day 7 — Sailing Home

  • With a nice long stretch to cover back to Bartlett cove, we’ll cruise our way through the incredible mountain fjords, by islands of wonder, and majestic water before ending in Bartlett Cove late in the evening. 

Day 8 — Bartlett cove to Juneau

  • We’ll take a late morning start for one last breakfast that couldn’t be beat. We stroll through exhibits of whale bones, totems, and one last look for wildlife in the woods before boarding a plane back to Juneau for a view from the air before you travel home.

There are three different sleeping berths on the S.V. Arcturus. There is a minimum of 2 people per booking.

Master Bedroom: $5,440 per person

State Room: $4,800 per person

Bunk Room: $4,160 per person

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Professional guide
  • Sailing captain
  • Airplane ticket between Juneau and Gustavus (or vice-versa)

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Ski or snowboarding gear
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip. We have exclusive add-on extra options here you may ask about if looking for options.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

Perfect for attending Alaska Folk Festival

03/31/17
04/10/17

A Muir Alaskan Adventure

6 Days Sailing Glacier Bay

$3,120 – $4,080 per person

Day 1 — Juneau

  • Get an early morning start out of Auke Bay in Juneau, Alaska. Watch the hustle and bustle of cars, boats, planes and people slowly fade as you round the corner for the beginning of your adventure. Get to know Captain Hoock and his crew as you learn the ropes of sailing and get acquainted with the wild that is Southeast Alaska. As the S/V Arcturus rounds Point Retreat of Admiralty Island, known as fortress of the bears, you may begin to feel small as you cruise over 2,000 ft of water in the Lynn Canal at the foot of 7,000 ft peaks of the Chilkat Mountains. With good wind we will set sail and quietly glide toward Glacier Bay. By evening we will pull up to Bartlett Cove.

Day 2 — Beartrack

  • We will enjoy breakfast on our way to the Beardslee Islands in the mouth of Glacier Bay. From here we can get off and paddle through the islands to enjoy the beautiful shorelines with a backdrop of incredible mountains peaks. That night we will harbor in Beartrack bay and listen for the sound of wolves, owls, and other wildlife. If you haven’t had enough paddling, and the weather is permitting, and moonlight paddle after dinner is a wonderful way to wrap up the day.

Day 3 — Wachusett

  • Relax for a day with a late start and cruise along some of the park’s less visited shoreline where Muir glacier covered the land when famous naturalist John Muir visited the bay in 1879. We will slowly meander along the mountains and into Wachusett Inlet for a leisurely paddle among the towering fjord walls that once held a branch of the Carroll Glacier not that long ago.

Day 4 — Muir Inlet and McBride Glacier lagoon

  • Breakfast is served while cruising to the end of Muir Inlet. We will be ticking off the years of retreat through the fjord as we cover photography techniques for capturing the sheer grandeur of the rock walls and glacier valleys. In the afternoon we will hop off the Arcturus at McBride Glacier to Paddle among icebergs and see the deep blues and shifting ice in the bottleneck of the tide. That evening will end at Adam’s Inlet to enjoy the night and another chance at a moonlight paddle.

Day 5 — Muir Glacier

  • Take a day to relax or adventure deep in the wild of Glacier bay at the end of Muir Inlet. Find your way across the moraine and face to face with the last remnants of the namesake glacier that sparked the fire within John Muir himself and would eventually lead to the booming tourism, expanding outdoor recreation and ultimately the conservation movement. Nestled far back in the inlet you can breathe deeper for one last night before returning to civilization.

Day 6 — Gustavus

  • Our last day in Glacier Bay is a slow cruise out to Gustavus recounting stories and soaking up the last of this majestic area. In Gustavus we will offload from the boat and catch a flight back to Juneau covering the tremendous country you spent the last 6 days in from the air. Feel the full experience of the land, air and sea.

There are three different sleeping berths on the S.V. Arcturus. There is a minimum of 2 people per booking.

Master Bedroom: $4,080 per person

State Room: $3,600 per person

Bunk Room: $3,120 per person

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Professional guide and sailing captain
  • Airplane ticket between Juneau and Gustavus (or vice-versa)

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Ski or snowboarding gear
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip. We have exclusive add-on extra options here you may ask about if looking for options.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

3/19/2016
3/26/2016
4/2/2016
4/10/2016 – Perfect for attending Alaska Folk Festival
4/16/2016
4/23/2016

“To the lover of pure wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” – John Muir

John Muir, the father of the National Parks and co-founder of the Sierra Club, had a tremendous impact on geology, conservation, and how we view the natural world. As writer Steven J. Holmes put it, “Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world.” Muir became fascinated by glaciers and the trails they left behind when he lived in Yosemite Valley. As he struggled to gain acceptance of his theories about the glacial cause of Yosemite Valley, Muir heard of a place up north where massive glaciers still existed in similar mountains to that of his beloved Yosemite. That place was Glacier Bay, and during his two visits to the bay Muir collected a convincing amount of data and left a lasting impact on the future Glacier Bay National Park, scientific research, missionaries and native Tlingit people. Today visitors can see the majesty of the glaciers that inspired John Muir as they retreat into the mountains.

Fords of Terror Weekend

3 days sailing Tracy Arm Wilderness

$600 – $930 per person

Day 1 — Juneau To Endicott Arm

  • Learn the basics of sailing and maritime life in Southeast Alaska. Get a glimpse of the powerful landscape and elements that shape the fjords, land, and life of the area.

Day 2 — Dawes Glacier

  • Cruise through the Fjords of Terror! Paddle through icebergs to be struck by the awe inspiring face of a tidewater glacier and the powerfully moving calving process. Learn photography, natural history, and great food of Alaska.

Day 3 — Wilderness to Juneau

  • After action packed day, relax, eat and recount stories of your adventures. Listen to stories of Alaska from your guide and captain from the past to the present and a little about their adventures in the last frontier. Enjoy a night in downtown Juneau right from the harbor!

There are three different sleeping berths on the S.V. Arcturus. Minimum 2 people per booking.

Master Bedroom: $930 per person

State Room: $720 per person

Bunk Room: $600 per person

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Professional guide and sailing captain

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Ski or snowboarding gear
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip. We have exclusive add-on extra options here you may ask about if looking for options.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

Current departure dates:

3/11/2016
3/18/2016
3/25/2016
4/1/2016
4/18/2016
4/22/2016

Custom summer sailings (May-September) are available. Contact us if you are interested and we will build you the ultimate sailing experience.

 

Fords of Terror Exploration

6 days sailing Tracy Arm Fjord

$1200 – $1860 per person

Day 1 — Juneau To Tracy Arm Wilderness

  • Learn the basics of sailing and maritime life in Southeast Alaska. Get a glimpse of the powerful landscape and elements that shape the fjords, land, and life of the area. Set anchor for the first night among towering mountains in a quaint little cove. Get acquainted with the boat and crew as you settle down to your first of many wonderful meals. Strike out to explore on the water and set some crab pots for tomorrows meal.

Day 2 — Sumdum Mines

  • Hop on shore to explore what was once a small town and two thriving gold mines. As you make you way through the forest past magnificent waterfalls and thick temperate rainforest you will trace back the history of the gold miners who lived here until the gold ran out.

Day 3 — Dawes Glacier

  • Wake up ready for the water! Cruise down to the end of Endicott Arm and experience Dawes Glacier by a leisurely paddle among the icebergs. Watch the power of the calving process take place right before your eyes below towering rock walls.

Day 4 — Fords of Terror

  • Kayak through the Fords of Terror! Paddle through a tidal bore to be struck by the awe inspiring cliffs and the powerfully moving narrow fjord. Spend the day exploring deep into the back sections of.

Day 5 — Cruise Tracy Arm

  • Kick back, relax, and watch the breath taking scenery pass as we cruise through Tracy Arm Fjords. Soak up the beauty of the wilderness as we pass jaw dropping waterfalls, cliff views, and yes, more glaciers!

Day 6 — Back to Juneau

  • After action packed days, eat, drink and recount stories of your adventures. Listen to stories of Alaska from your guide and captain from the past to the present and a little about their adventures in the last frontier. Enjoy a night in downtown Juneau right from the harbor!

There are three different sleeping berths on the S.V. Arcturus. Minimum 2 people per booking.

Master Bedroom: $1860 per person

State Room: $1440 per person

Bunk Room: $1200 per person

All prices include: 

  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages *
  • Most activity gear (ask for specifics on activities you are interested in)
  • Professional guide
  • Sailing captain

Prices do not include:

  • Cold and wet weather gear
  • Ankle high rubber boots (these are essential in Alaska)
  • Ski or snowboarding gear
  • Fishing license (however, is purchasable on board the boat)
  • Transportation and land accommodations before and after your trip. We have exclusive add-on extra options here you may ask about if looking for options.
  • Alcoholic beverages. You may purchase your own alcohol prior to departure. We do provide non-alcoholic mixers.
  • Gratuities

* We provide all meal ingredients, however, we do encourage participation from passengers in helping with food preparation and clean up.

03/10/17
03/16/17
03/23/17

 

Custom summer sailings (May-September) are available. Contact us if you are interested and we will build you the ultimate sailing experience.

 

Aaron’s Story

This was a dream come true. I have always enjoyed traveling and adventure, but avoided the tourist route like the plague. What Eric was crafting was a pick-your-own adventure style of experience, where we could set the course and they would take care of logistics, safety, and providing the environment of adventure into the unknown.

Captain Hoock set sail with gusto, we ate like kings full of wild foraged additions like fiddle head ferns and fresh caught crab, discovered calving glaciers of crystle blues and greens, weathered the high seas with the dolphins, orcas, and eagles, and soaked our days away in natural hotspringing.

If you want an adventure that you are a part of- be it providing a sailboat with a captian where you are the crew, or a fully catered all inclusive voyage, Adventure Flow will craft one just for you.

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Essential Gear

We provide you a lot of the gear you need, but there are a few items that you will want to bring your own of. See this list below for details. Looking for a more specialized activity such as skiing or biking? Let us know what you are thinking and we can likely fit it on the tour.

Photo Memories

Ever get so caught up in photos you forget to have fun? Don’t worry, your guide will be taking photos so you can simply enjoy the moments your are creating instead getting the photo. After your excursion, all photos are available online to download absolutely FREE!

All Inclusive Meals

This tour has too much adventure to worry about preparing your own meals. We provide you all the food to keep your body sustained for this intense adventure. If you have special diet concerns, please let us know ahead of time so we can accommodate them.

  • Rain Jacket
  • Rain Pants
  • Insulation layer
  • Base layer
  • Hiking boots(preferably knee high waterproof)

Spots are VERY limited and only available by contacting us

Currently accepting bookings for March – September

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