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Glacier Bay Exclusive Yacht Tour with Art Wolfe 2023 – GET ON THE WAITLIST!

July 22 - July 29

| $14895

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Any trip to Glacier Bay is a magical experience, but on a small yacht charter with the world-renowned photographer Art Wolfe is an opportunity that will change your life! Cruising the majestic bay in this small yacht is quite a different experience than traveling in one of the large crowded cruise ships.

Glacier Bay, perhaps the most spectacular fjord complex in the world, contains 13 active, calving, tidewater glaciers. These rivers of ice are born in the Fairweather and Takhinsha mountains which surround the Bay rising 15,000 feet above sea level.

Cruising in Glacier Bay with Art Wolfe you will be able to see all of this and brown and black bears, deer, wolves, moose, humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, sea lions, seals, sea otters, mountain goats, bald eagles, puffin and a wide variety of migrating water fowl.


Led by Art Wolfe
Limited to 6 participants
Minimal hiking involved

Transportation and Accommodation

  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Juneau, AK
  • You are encouraged to arrive one day prior to the workshop so that the entire group can convene the morning of July 23rd to prepare for departure.
  • We have secured rooms for each person at a local hotel in Juneau, which is covered by your tour fee. Upon registration you will download a PDF that includes the hotel information.


Shooting schedules have the ability to be altered to effectively cater to the photographic desires of the group, as well as to adapt to changeable weather conditions.

Day 1 July 22nd
  • Meet and greet at 6pm no host dinner at restaurant in Juneau. Everyone can introduce themselves, and Art will give a brief description of the upcoming tour.
Day 2
  • Approximately 12:00pm -Depart Port of Juneau
  • Cabin assignments (decided prior to arrival)
Day 3
  • Camera prep and instruction (Art and his assistant will look over everyone’s camera systems to make sure the best setting have been selected for the subjects we will be photographing.)
  • We have built in a full day of whale watching in the calm waters of Icy Straits
Day 4
  • Camera prep and instruction
  • We will spend this day searching the intertidal zone for bears and eagles (and other wildlife and vistas)
Day 5
  • Camera prep and instruction
  • A full day excursion deep into Glacier Bay National Park (we’ve always photographed bears and calving glaciers on this outing)
Day 6
  • Camera prep and instruction
  • A day of remote forest trekking (we’ll take a boat to a remote area to explore)
Day 7
  • Camera prep and instruction
  • A full day in the Beardsley Islands of Glacier Bay – you’ll be able to kayak as little or as much as you want and to make images from either your kayak or from the comfort of the beautiful yacht deck.
Day 8 July 29th
  • Arrive in port of Juneau at approximately 12pm. Cruise ends in the morning following breakfast. We have a night reserved at the hotel in Juneau for those that do not want to depart on this day. (This room night is also included at part of the tour fee)

About the Vessel

Enjoy your Alaska Charter Cruise on the Alaskan Story.

The Alaska Story

The Yacht has been redesigned and completely rebuilt to give our guests the best Alaskan charter cruise.  New teak interior, all new stainless-steel appliances, new aft dining area with 270 degree view and enclosed top deck pilothouse where the guests can sit comfortably with the Captain and view the natural beauty and wildlife of Southeast Alaska.

The galley, saloon, dining area and day head are all on the main level.  Two aft staterooms have walk-around queen beds and the two forward staterooms have two twins each. Of course all the staterooms have bathrooms including showers ensuite. Each stateroom has its own thermostat to control heat. There is a spacious TV/Reading room forward and additional cabins and bathrooms for crew.

The Alaskan Story has a seventeen foot Boston Whaler with 90 horsepower four stroke Honda outboard. As a backup we have a 12 foot inflatable with 18 hp four stroke outboard. We have three double kayaks.  We provide all salt-water fishing gear for both salmon and halibut and have crab and shrimp pots which the crew will assist the guest in tending. Again, all of this to give our guests the best Alaskan cruise.

There is a large collection (hundreds) of books, music CD’s and  DVD videos  and two flat screen TVs; one with Bose surround sound system.

Mechanical:  The Alaskan Story is powered by twin 570 horsepower turbocharged Caterpillar engines.  She has two AC generators of 27.5 and 20 kilo-watts. She has large inverters and battery banks which allow the generators to be turned off at night for the quiet enjoyment of the anchorage and wildlife.  She has a water-maker capable of making up to 1200 gallons of water a day. These amenities assure you of having a true small ship Alaska cruise.

Electronics:  Consistent with the redundancy philosophy of the owners the Story has two iMac based systems for navigation using electronic charts from several manufacturers.  The vessel  is equipped with GPS, AIS and 24 and 48 mile radars.  Fire extinquishers are throughout the vessel and the engine room has an automated system.

Services Included

  • Expedition with 6 nights aboard the The Alaska Story
  • All meals aboard the The Alaska Story included (Gourmet Cuisine with Fine Vintage Wine)
  • Flexible Itineraries Based on Your Interests
  • Sea Kayaks – Nature Hikes – Hot Springs
  • Fishing, Crabbing, Shrimping – Tackle & Traps
  • Private field instruction with Art Wolfe
  • Portfolio reviews, lectures, and educational programs
  • Lodging the Nights Before & After Your Cruise
  • Comprehensive informational packet
  • Shared accommodations unless single supplement requested. (very limited)

To keep our instructors and clients safe and healthy as well as streamlining the process of acquiring destination venues and accommodations, we are asking that all workshop participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



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