Let us steer you to a trusted, quality small ship charter—your own private cruise in Alaska. All our overnight Alaska yacht charters are fully crewed and include guided exploration of Alaska’s wilderness. We are a team of award-winning small Alaska cruise specialists who helped pioneer adventure cruising in Alaska; let our expertise and firsthand experience be your guide. 

We offer Alaska’s largest selection of small ships and yachts carrying 8 to 100 travelers, and have curated the ships listed below (8- to 36-guest vessels) for our charter clients. From the Inside Passage and Prince William Sound, to sailings along the coast to Seattle, our custom cruise options show you Alaska at its best. 

ON THIS PAGE Alaska Charter Cruises:
Types of Alaska Charters
Where Alaska Charters Go
Deals on Alaska Yacht Charters
Alaska Charter Rates
Terms & Conditions to Expect
Combining Your Charter with Land Tours
Customizing Your Alaska Yacht Charter
More Resources to Plan Your Alaska Charter
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Luxury, Active & Family Options for Private Charter 

Design your own experience of North America’s premier wilderness. Our selection of Alaska charters is curated with the best small ships providing unparalleled access to remote wilderness areas as well as the highest level of safety and comfort. Craft your own voyage to enjoy active exploration on naturalist-led shore hikes, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and even snorkeling on select Alaska small ships. Perhaps you’re seeking an Alaska luxury cruise or looking for the best Alaska cruise for families. Whatever your travel preference, we can accommodate. 

Where Alaska Charters Can Sail

Our Alaska charter ships are primarily based in the Inside Passage, including Glacier Bay cruises, but we have private boat options in Prince William Sound, along the remote coastlines of Katmai National Park and sailing up from Seattle. When you charter a ship, you can help set the route, but certain vessels are best equipped and staffed for certain areas. And note that our private boat tours are all overnight, no day-only bookings. AdventureSmith’s team of experts can work with you to plan what works best for your group, from popular Juneau yacht charters to sailings out of Ketchikan, Sitka, Whittier or Cordova.

Deals on Alaska Yacht Charters

How to get the best deal on Alaska charter cruises? Booking early is a must to secure vessels for charter space, but booking a charter often equals significant per-person discounts off standard cabin rates. Our experts know the nuances and span of options in the region and can link you to the latest Alaska charter discounts. View our Alaska cruise deals to see what’s currently on sale. 

A Note About Alaska Charter Rates 

A full-boat charter has many advantages over an independently booked cruise, price being a big advantage in addition to exclusivity and flexibility. The trips listed on our website show rates per person, for travelers booking individual staterooms on prescheduled departures. But when you book a full yacht charter, each person will save 10 to 30% off these regular per-person cruise rates. 

Alaska yacht charters are typically planned and contracted at least one year in advance of the cruise departure date, but as long as space is available a small ship can still be chartered. Charter rates vary by destination, season and availability. Off-season Alaska charters garner the greatest savings while high season dates should be secured a year or more in advance. To get a jump-start on charter research, read our 7-step guide How to Charter a Yacht then consult our charter specialists for the ultimate guidance.

Charter Terms & Conditions 

Terms and conditions are sometimes more strict with Alaska charters (and a charter anywhere, for that matter) than they are for individual bookings. Expect to pay a charter rate that remains the same, whether or not you have enough travelers to fill all the staterooms. Cancellation terms usually require a nonrefundable deposit and payments as the cruise date approaches. Some charter agreements require that one person be responsible for signing the charter agreement. Group travel insurance policies are highly recommended when considering a charter cruise. Our experts will work with you and your group to make the charter process seamless and transparent. 

Combine Your Cruise with Land 

Complement your Alaska small ship charter cruise with time on land, or plan a custom adventure based at a wilderness lodge. We offer scenic locations, authentic cuisine and unique lodge access by way of floatplane, helicopter, raft or boat. Visit Denali National Park as few visitors do, stay at the only lodge within Kenai Fjords National Park or opt to arrive to the most remote of lodges in true Alaska style—by floatplane. View all of our Alaska land tours to find a good fit for your interests and consider the best time to visit Alaska.

Customizing Your Alaska Yacht Charter

If you are interested in larger vessels, private group departures and/or private stays at wilderness lodges, visit our Alaska trips page. Additional charter yachts may be available for your dates, so contact us for the latest offerings. Or check out further information on small ship charter cruises worldwide. As each Alaska trip can be custom to your needs, contact one of our experts to explore each ship’s charter options more in detail.

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View All Alaska Yacht Charters

Browse the curated Alaska yacht charter ships listed below. These vessels all under 50 guests are ideal for small groups seeking private Alaska cruises. Our team has personal experience aboard nearly every Alaska charter boat on this page, so we’re your best resource to booking your Alaska yacht cruise. Contact us for a custom quote on Alaska yacht charters, or discover more about small ship Alaska cruises and small ships to Alaska with up to 140 guests.