S/V Madrona is a 35s5 Beneteau First
There's so much to see and explore in Alaska! In 7 days and 6 nights, you could sail to glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park, anchor in secluded coves, or let the whales decide where you'll go! Since the sun hardly sleeps, you've got extra time to enjoy great hikes, amazing views, waterfalls, and wildlife! Cook it, grill it, bake it...Madrona is set up for wining and dining. See other trip options and rates on our Bareboat Charter page. *Experienced skipper's resume required.
The perfect way to get away for a weekend! Sail from Seward Boat Harbor to nearby Thumb Cove and anchor up for the night. Beach-comb, build a driftwood fire, take a hike, or just chill on the boat for the night. With the --Midnight Sun you can do it all! Wake up with the wildlife and sail off for a second night in Sunny Cove or Bull Dog Cove. (That's what we'd do anyways). *Experienced skipper's resume required. 3 days, 2 nights.
There's enough daylight in the summer to do it all! You'll enjoy a sail out to Thumb Cove or Bulldog Cove and not want to leave! Go ashore to hike and explore. Come back to your home on the water and enjoy Madrona's cozy conveniences at anchor. Dinner and Breakfast options are available at additional cost. See other trip options and rates on our Captained Charters Page. *At anchor, expect no cell service.
All rates include 7% taxes and a cleaning fee. Please contact us to check availability and customize your trip.
There are no formal certifications required to sail in Alaska. However, we have sailing requirements in order to bareboat charter and meet our insurance guidelines.
Send us your Sailing Resume or fill out our sailing resume, and we can recommend an itinerary based on your experience and/or interests. If no one in your party is experienced, charter with a captain.
Skippers must have one of the following QUALIFICATIONS:
Click Sailing Resume to complete online or send us a message to request one.
Encore is a 1988 Hunter 28.5
2 person minimum, up to 6 people.
3.5 hour. Our favorite way to spend a day in Seward, Alaska! Sail Resurrection Bay with a captain as your guide and go wherever the wind takes you. Experience the thrill and adventure of sailing, chase whales, and cruise along breathtaking shoreline and glaciers! And if you'd like, help hoist the sails and trim the sheets too!
*Experienced sailors can get out on the water for the day and create their own Alaskan sailing adventure. From Seward, we typically sail a close haul out of Resurrection Bay and a broad reach back, but a beam reach will give you plenty of time to soak in the scenery and ride the wind. Plan for up to 6 hours, but we understand if you need more like 8---the sun hardly sleeps in Summer!
*Sailing resume required.
*Experienced sailors can getaway for an overnight or multi-night sailing adventure. Ride the wind, explore, hike, beach-comb, and chase whales. You can anchor out in secluded coves--glamping at it's finest--or sail back to Seward and enjoy the comforts of docklife. Encore comfortably sleeps 2-4, but up to 6.
*Sailing resume required.
Click on the Captained Charter or Bareboat Rates tab for more prices.
Encore is perfect for families, couples, or close-friends, accommodating up to 6 people. The V-berth and aft cabin each fit queen-sized bedding, and the salon cushions open up two additional single beds.
Encore is equipped with a main sail, headsail, 110 genoa, & a storm sail. She has shore power with regular outlets at dock and a house battery for out at anchor. The galley has an alcohol fuel stove and pots/pans & dish-ware for cooking. Throw out the 25 lb anchor and row to shore to explore with a 12ft dinghy. *Note: anchor is pulled by hand. Navionics App is used for depth & navigation.
Kate and Nate have been exploring Alaska together for 8 years. They enjoy getting outdoors in the beautiful mountains and waters of Alaska to sail, hike, bike, ski, ice climb, and camp. They're your hosts for adventure, wherever the vessel may take you!
We're here to help you plan your trip! Let us know your trip dates, preferred sailing days, group size, and sailing experience. We can help customize the right adventure for you!
If we're out adventuring, we'll get back to you as soon as possible! (usually within 48 hours).
1300 Fourth Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664, United States