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  • Private Family Charters

    Enjoy an unforgettable Alaska family vacation with Discovery Voyages, the specialists in exclusive small cruise travel in Alaska’s famous Prince William Sound.  Invite your own friends and family to see the real Alaska and avoid the crowded, popular travel destinations of industrial tourism – bring your family on board the Discovery for the cruise of a lifetime. The Discovery staff attends to the details while you relax and spend your time focusing on what matters most to you – enjoying your family and vacation. Children of all ages are welcome.

    A cruise on the Discovery offers families wonderful vacation opportunities deep in the heart of southcentral Alaska’s most magnificent waterway wilderness. Enjoy the massive landscapes and natural beauty of Prince William Sound, as well as wildlife sightseeing, whale watching, sea kayaking, walks on forest trails, and other recreation activities.

    Visits to shore are made daily for hikes along the beach, alpine meadows, and if you are up for it, treks to mountain ridgelines. It is all customizable, and excursions are optional. The views from the Discovery are breathtaking in all directions. The meals are prepared by the Discovery chef, and delight the eyes as much as the palette.

    Captain Rand and his professional staff help you explore, experience and relax in one of Alaska’s most pristine marine and coastal environments.

    Private Charter Rates

    • Charters are available for up to 12 passengers. * Some exceptions may apply
    • No age minimum for kids.
    • Rates range from $6,800 to $8,500 per day based on seasonal demand and availability.
    • Rates include cost for the entire boat for the length of specified voyage, including full crew, meals, complimentary bar, all user fees and use of equipment, plus round-trip van transfers between Anchorage/Whittier. Pre/post cruise accommodations in Anchorage are included as well, but can be removed upon request.
    • Non-refundable deposit for charters: $4,500
    • Captain and Crew

      Discovery Voyages is a family operation headed by captain and naturalist Dean Rand. He is joined by carefully chosen guides and crew members in order to enrich your experience, both on board the Discovery and as you sail through Prince William Sound. Read More »
    • The M/V Discovery

      M/V DiscoveryMeticulously fitted to combine the finest blend of comfort and utility, the 65-foot classic working yacht gently sails you into one of the world's richest marine environments. Because of its small size, the Discovery can sail into quiet coves and navigate ice-bound channels that larger boats must avoid, letting Discovery passengers get an up close and personal view of glaciers and marine wildlife impossible on a larger cruise ship. Read More »
    • Prince William Sound

      More than three thousand shore land miles of bays, coves and deep fjords comprise the prized seacoast region of Alaska's famous Prince William Sound. Exceeding the combined area of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, this sheltered waterway contains the greatest diversity of habitats found along the entire Eastern Pacific Coast, including the world's northernmost temperate rainforest. Read More »
    • Fine Dining

      A tantalizing menu of carefully prepared, home-cooked meals await you on the Discovery. Depending on the season, meals feature fresh local seafood such as Copper River king salmon, sockeye salmon and or halibut, oysters, shrimp, and rockfish, served with fresh quality fruits and vegetables, homemade breads & rolls, soups, and more. Read More »