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About Bear Paw

Bear Paw is a fully-crewed custom expedition yacht available for charter in Southeast Alaska during the summer months and the balance of the year in the San Juan Islands.

Plan your own adventure and cruise in style aboard an all-inclusive* charter complete with captain and chef and decades of local knowledge to you plot a course to explore the hidden treasures of Alaska and the San Juan Islands.

Bear Paw Charters offers an unparalleled journey of discovery and opulence, inviting you to explore the majestic waters of the Northwest in style. This unique yacht charter service offers a true Northwest experience that combines luxurious lifestyle with a touch of adventure.

Bear Paw is a luxury expedition yacht with three walk-around king staterooms, with full en suite heads and showers providing ample room for all guests. The common areas are spacious and elegant, with high-end furnishings and a polished mahogany interior. The crew does not mind if you access the galley to watch chef Chrystal work her magic. She can be found turning fresh, local ingredients (often pulled from the sea that very morning) into mouth-watering feasts! Choose your preference each night, from family-style service, to formal plated meals with elegant table settings. Even enjoy a drink or hors d’oeuvres around the propane fire pit on the aft deck.

For those seeking adventure and natural beauty, their Sitka, Alaska charters are a perfect choice. Sitka, known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance. Charters in this region provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery, wildlife, and cultural experiences that Alaska is famed for.

During the shoulder season of operation, Bear Paw offers charter service out of Friday Harbor, Washington to tour the San Juan Islands for multi-day explorations in island hopping. As a quick get-a-way destination for Seattle area residents, this is a perfect quick escape to visit the islands in comfort and style.

For wildlife enthusiasts, Bear Paw Charters offer the exhilarating experience of whale watching. The waters of Alaska and the San Juan Islands are home to a variety of whale species, providing a rare opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, the sight of magnificent Alaska brown (grizzly) bears in their natural environment is an unforgettable experience that resonates with the awe of nature.

The journey with Bear Paw also brings you up close with nature’s most awe-inspiring sculptures: glaciers and icebergs. Witnessing these colossal ice formations is a moment of humbling beauty and a reminder of the Earth’s ancient natural processes.

Bear Paw Luxury Yacht Charters is not just a journey; it’s an experience that combines luxury, adventure, and a deep appreciation for nature. Book a charter and set sail for an unforgettable adventure in Alaska or the San Juan Islands, where every moment is a treasure and every view is a masterpiece.

2024 Charter Rates

Traditional Alaska Packages (Sitka-Sitka):

June – September, all-inclusive.

4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests
7-Nights $42,000 $43,000 $45,000
4-Nights $26,000 $28,000 $30,000
2-Nights $16,000 $17,000 $18,000

San Juan Islands:

October – May, all-inclusive.

4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests
7-Nights $36,000 38,000 $40,000
4-Nights $20,000 $22,000 $24,000
2-Nights $10,000 $11,000 $12,000

Two night /three day minimum booking required as per Washington State Law.

Repositioning Voyage and Inside Passage:
  • Northbound Trip ( June 1-15, 2024): Departing from Friday Harbor, WA – Ketchikan. (currently pending, sold out pending)
  • Northbound Petersburg – Sitka final leg (End of June, flexible dates) Custom priced, sold by the stateroom
  • Southbound Trip Juneau – Petersburg (September 4-11, 2024): custom priced, sold by the stateroom
  • Southbound Trip Ketchikan – Friday Harbor, WA (Sept 16 – 30, 2024) Custom priced, sold by the stateroom

Repositioning voyages cover the Inside Passage, visiting multiple harbors along the British Columbia coastline, offering shore dining experiences. Custom-priced 14+ day trips with the opportunity to explore Queen Charlotte’s, Gulf Islands, and the San Juan Islands. All inclusive, shore expenses not included.

For bookings and inquiries, please contact Anacortes Yacht Charters at (360) 293-4555 or (800) 233-3004.

Bear Paw

90′ Custom Expedition Yacht

Have you ALWAYS wanted to ‘do Alaska by water’? There is no better, more meaningful way to accomplish your water-based bucket-list items. Make history with your own family and friends on this expedition yacht!

Travel on a spacious, updated, refit and refinished piece of history that is undeniably ‘yacht quality’!

This magnificent vessel boasts three king-sized staterooms, each a haven of comfort and elegance. These staterooms are more than just a place to rest; they are personal retreats on the sea. Each room is equipped with an en-suite head, ensuring privacy and convenience for all guests. The interiors are designed to provide a serene and luxurious atmosphere, ensuring that your time onboard is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

Charter Highlights
  • Alaska cruises during the summer
  • San Juan Islands cruises in spring, fall and holiday seasons.
  • Captain and chef included
  • All meals included
  • Beer and wine included
  • Ask about private dinner cruises and day trips in the San Juan Islands
Vessel Highlights
  • Three walk-around king staterooms
  • En suite heads and showers
  • Fire pit on aft deck
  • Starlink satellite technology
  • Elegant and spacious common areas
  • Covered walkway on deck
Vessel Details

Cabins: 3
Sleeps: 6
Heads: 3 (en suite), 2 (common areas), 2 (crew)
Cruising speed: 9 knots

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