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    Default Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    I've been many times in USA, both on west and east coast.
    But not since we came with Anthéa in 2015, and I can't wait being back!
    Yes... We love this country.
    We now plan to organise our first one month trip in Alaska, including ground (renting a car) and sea.

    What is the best season ? We are free to decide from spring to summer.
    I've seen cruise ships are already sailing in May. But we're rather looking for a boat charter, preferably a schooner of course but nothing against a Troller.

    Thanks in advance for all your suggestions about itineraries, things and places not to miss, cool people runned charter boats or anythings you think useful!
    Gerard.
    SCHOONER FOR EVER, GOELETTE A PERPETE

    http://www.goelette-anthea.fr

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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    Look up Northwest Explorations, based out of Bellingham, Washington. A great jumping off point for the Inside passage up to Alaska, and a wealth of information. Also, forumite jsjpd1 lives in the Juneau area, and might be a useful contact.

    Northwest Explorations
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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    We spent two summers traveling out to and around Alaska in a Van Camper. We really liked the inside passage - here is a month of a blog we did mostly from there. https://fmvan.wordpress.com/2012/07/

    A couple we know did the inside passage without a car - just took a ferry from one port to another - got a bread and breakfast and stayed for a day of three - then moved on.

    We also really enjoyed a bush pilot flight in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park (biggest national park in the US) on another part of that trip - it shows up in the blog.

    Fred


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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    https://krugerescapes.com/

    Here is one outfit you can sail with in Southern Alaska or British Columbia.
    "Yeah, well, that's just, like your opinion man"
    -The Dude-

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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    Thanks you all for the links.
    Useful elements to start with.
    Gerard.
    SCHOONER FOR EVER, GOELETTE A PERPETE

    http://www.goelette-anthea.fr

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    My wife and I did a trip with the Westward this summer. I heartily recommend the vessel and the crew ( Bill and Tracie )
    A small vessel with just 4 cabins/8 passengers. The food was incredible. Saw much wildlife, both afloat and ashore.
    We went early-mid July and spent 1 week onboard, then another week driving around the interior. I would go mid-late July. We were there early july and did not see much bear salmon fishing, because the fish weren't really running yet.


    https://www.pacificcatalyst.com/abou...s/mv-westward/
    A beautiful old wooden yacht and a great fun crew.

    Enjoy

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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    Summer, definitely - looong days and warmer weather.

    South Central - Kenai Peninsula down to Homer, often with Beluga just S of Anchorage (with Dall sheep on the other side of the road). Stop by the glaciers on the way, past Girdwood (my old hometown). That's assuming they haven't retreated all the way up into the mountains by now.
    Combat fishing and some good hikes on the Kenai, too. It's pretty cool climbing above the treeline so quickly.

    Prince William Sound. I cruised with these folks in 1992, apparently their first year in business. Their live-aboard little girls, now grown, help run the boat. Great boat(Ed Monk design), fantastic scenery, great crew, great food. http://www.discoveryvoyages.com/


    Alaska Railroad passenger trains go through areas where the mountains are nameless, and the rivers all run God knows where.

    Denali NP is a must see. Get on a bus there.

    Take an air tour at some point - one only gets a narrow glimpse by car.


    oh, it beckons and beckons
    Last edited by DGentry; 11-28-2018 at 08:10 PM.

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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    My Véronique, and I, love these boats ! Thanks for the link, and your comment.
    Gerard.
    SCHOONER FOR EVER, GOELETTE A PERPETE

    http://www.goelette-anthea.fr

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    Default Re: Discovering ALASKA in 2019

    Thinking of something similar myself. Looking forward to the suggestions you receive.

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