Some of the most fun charters we serve are family trips. Frequently we will have three generations of a family on board. A charter yacht with its flexibility to offer a range of activities tailored to the interests and capabilities of the group makes for an experience that children, parents, and grandparents can all enjoy together.
We also have the ability to partner with other yachts to provide a tandem charter with two boats to accommodate up to eighteen family members. Tandem charters are great fun as having two boats at people’s disposal allows more choices in activity each day. One boat can be off whale watching while another goes fishing. People can be on the boat that offers the activity they prefer. The boats always come together in the late afternoon, anchoring rafted together which allows family members to move freely back and forth between boats, with perhaps the kid’s dinner served on one boat and the adults on another or everyone dining on one boat. The boats typically remain rafted together for the night with breakfast served before pulling anchor and moving on to the next day’s fun.
We have found over the years, that with children on board, it is best to make sure there is plenty of time to explore tide pools, go for a light hike in the woods, spend an afternoon kayaking, perhaps watching the bear feast on returning salmon at the mouth of a stream and generally being active and burning up some energy.
Sharing a peak life experience, like witnessing the breaching of a Humpback whale, catching a big salmon, pulling a crab pot or watching Orcas on the hunt with one’s children or grandchildren produces memories that last a lifetime. What is unique about doing so on a private yacht charter is that it provides the intimacy and personalized experience that makes all of this possible without having to worry about getting along with shipmates that may not share your priorities.
Please contact us at (360) 510-2213 to learn more about creating the perfect Alaska adventure for your family.