For those that do not want to stay in a tent in Alaska, what about an Alaska luxury boat hunt? Enjoy the comforts of a hot shower, chef prepared meals and a comfortable bed while hunting in Alaska. While in the outfitting business since the 1990’s the boats have upgraded over the years to what is now an 85 foot yacht. But, we don’t want to mislead you as you will actually hunt from 18 foot skiffs. So yes, cold, wet and miserable is still the daily weather in Alaska, at least you come home each evening to all the comforts of home. Like any hunt in Alaska, bringing the right equipment is imperative and we supply you with a detailed list to make sure you have all you need!
On your Alaska luxury boat hunts include black bear, brown bear, mountain goat and sitka deer hunts. In the summers you might even enjoy bringing your family for an Alaskan adventure on your own private yacht. The yacht roams throughout the southeastern area of Alaska. This area is known as the inside passage. It is common to see whales during the summer months as well as other sea life.
Accommodations & Meals
The Alaskan Harvest – There’s no better luxury yacht for your Alaskan adventure! Configured to meet the needs of visitors to Southeastern Alaska, our luxury yacht is a warm and comfortable way to experience the Alaskan wilderness. 80′ long X 22′ wide with three stories. This is a custom built motor yacht designed especially for Southeast Alaska. It is a Desco Marine commercial haul with a 12′ deep draft which allows smooth cruising through any seas.
You will think you are on land. The inside of the Yacht is all specifically designed to hold up to 12 passengers comfortably including crew, with private staterooms and baths, a luxurious main living and dining area designed with beautiful Jatoba Wood and other hardwoods.
The Alaskan Harvest – There’s no better luxury yacht for your Alaska bear hunting trip! Configured to meet the needs of hunters and visitors to Southeastern Alaska, our luxury yacht is a warm and comfortable way to experience the wilderness.
- Daily Housekeeping
- Indoor Salon
- En suite bathrooms
- Family Cabins
- Dedicated local registered guides who know the history, wildlife and fauna of the area.
- Three observation decks
- audio/video entertainment
- hot showers
- Large crew with USCG 200 ton captains and 100 ton licensed crew
- Leisure deck
- Local foods and guest preferences. Allergy free & special dietary meals available upon request
- 3 full meals, hors d’oeuvres nightly, with desserts and snacks daily
- Ample non alcoholic beverages
- Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. You will have a private guest fridge/cooler for your use
- 5 star safety rated yacht with four smaller boats to explore from
- Single and double kayaks with safety gear
- Paddle Boards
- Snorkel friendly swim step and gear
- Main cabin constructed with South American Jatoba hardwood
- Forward deck and two aft decks one below, and one on top of the vessel
- Staterooms: 7 with 6 Bathrooms
- Large viewing windows with multiple seating areas throughout the vessel to enjoy wildlife viewing up close
- A lounge with plush sofas
- A 37” flat-screen TV with a full selection of movies
- Large dining area with amazing wildlife views
- A fully-stocked galley where delicious meals will be prepared for you by our chef
- Full-time chef with updated appliances
- Alaskan Harvest Staterooms
- Outdoor Seating
- Locally trained, seasoned guides that have been with us a long time
**All are Registered Hunting guides in the State of Alaska and have their safety certifications.
- 5 star USCG rating *The highest rating available for Marine Yachts
- Kayaks on board for your pleasure
- All up to date safety equipment: AED, life raft, EPIRB
- 120 Volt throughout the vessel and in each of 7 staterooms
- 2 generator sets: 16kw and 40kw Northern Lights
- Separate crew quarters for client privacy
Excellent fishing expeditions for Salmon and Halibut are available during the summer months. Call for more information on fishing and touring cruises.
Black Bear: Season – April through June and September
Wolf add-ons are available for bear hunts – opportunistic hunt
On our Alaskan Black Bear hunts, we maintain a 95-100% success rate. These are six-day hunts and we can take up to four hunters on these hunts. We average 7 ft. with bears ranging from 6.5 ft to-7.5 ft. Some exceptional few are nearly 8ft. We hunt these trophies in the same fashion as the Alaskan Brown Bear, in both the spring and fall, using the same methods and techniques based from our 80ft. yacht. Unlike the majority of other operations in Southeast Alaska who have one guide use area and are confined and limited to it and its beaches and bays.
Brown Bear: Season – April through May and Mid September
We offer personal one on one hunting guide service with our 10 day Alaska Brown Bear hunts, only taking 2 to 4 hunters at a time to ensure you the best opportunities to see and choose from as many trophy Alaskan brown bears as possible. The average size of our bears is 8 1/2 ft. to 9 1/2 ft. This is a good representation of the coastal brown bears in Southeast Alaska. These brown bears can measure up to 9 1/2 ft. in this part of the state. Typically, this is the largest size you will find in this area of Southeast Alaska.
Mountain Goat: Season – end of November
Mountain goat habitats in Alaska are harsh and unforgiving. Much time and energy are needed to successfully negotiate the poor late-season weather conditions and rugged terrain found on hunts for the long-haired trophy mountain goat. That’s why the expertise and experience makes such a difference.
We offer custom late-season Alaska mountain goat hunts. We have had well over 100% opportunity and enjoyed a nearly 100% success rate on our mountain goat hunts!
Our five-week mountain goat hunting season runs from the last week of October to the end of November. These goats, found only in the coastal mountains of Southeast Alaska, have incredibly beautiful long hair at this time of year. The goats are in rut during this season; combined with snow and cold weather, this pushes them to lower altitudes where they are more accessible, making the hunt enjoyable for everyone, without undue danger or stress.
Our Billy Goats average nine inches plus, and vary from 8.5 to 10 inches. In that time we have had nearly 100% success rate with 100% opportunity on these 7-day hunts. This alone speaks volumes about our Alaska mountain goat boat hunts.
The area we hunt is the only one like it in North America, with a high population of between 400 and 600 Mountain Goats. On a bad day, we may only see 20 or 30 Goats. On a good day, we can see as many as 100 Goats. The long hair, accessibility of the goats, not having to climb to hunt them, along with five-star accommodations aboard our luxury yacht each evening is what makes this hunt so unique. Each hunter has their own private cabin with full bathroom. You will have all the amenities of home, along with a full-time chef onboard.
Sitka Deer: Season: Late November combined with Mountain Goats
Sitka Deer hunts in Southeast Alaska are generally conducted in Late November in combination with our Late Season mountain goat hunts. They are still in rut at this time and they are typically on the beaches and very accessible this time of year. The combo Mountain Goat/Sitka Deer hunt runs from November 15 – 25 each year. We typically run 100% opportunity on these stocky, unique, beautiful deer, and typically 100% success as well, as there are very good populations in our hunting area. They run in score size typically 70 to 90 points on the Boone & Crockett Club scale but do occasionally get some in the high 90’s to 100 point range as well.
The Sitka Deer in Alaska are fun and exciting to hunt, and have unique color and markings compared to any other Deer species. All Sitka Deer hunts will be based on current weather and hunt conditions and can change at the last minute.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Length of stay varies according to the type of hunt you have select.
Travel Details & Location
The final travel details of your trip will be outlined about a month before you travel depending on the location of the yacht. You will either fly into Petersburg or Juneau to begin your trip with a float plane to the yacht.
Internet & Communications
AT&T service worked on the boat but not verizon. There is no wifi onboard.
Black Bear: 6 full days of hunting
$17,000 per hunter; Observer $5,500
Add on Trophy fees: Wolf – $1,000; Sitka Deer: $4,000
Brown Bear: 10 full days
$55,000 per hunter; Observer $9,950
Mountain Goat: 7 full days
$38,000 per hunter; Observer $5,500
Sitka Deer: 5 days
$10,500 per hunter; Observer $4,500
Summer Salmon/Halibut Charters: 6 nights/5 days
$8,500 per person
Inside passage cruises: 6 nights/7 days
$69,950 for up to 8 people. Over 8 ppl add additional $5,000 pp.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!