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Alaska Mothership Charters (Sea Kayak, Hike, Cruise and Explore)


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Adventure Kayaking Cruises

Mothership tours of Prince William Sound, Alaska are the best way to see the sights with the extra comforts of a live-aboard boat. Hike, cruise, and kayak the remote bays of Alaska.

On all of our charters we focus on having a great vacation, staying comfortable, enjoying the company, and seeing as much of Prince William Sound as possible. Each tour is catered by an experienced and very personable staff. The captain will transport everyone safely to the daily destination and will always share his many stories of adventure. A talented cook will prepare 3 mouth watering meals a day, charm you with their caring nature and always fill a mug with your favorite hot drink. And last but certainly not least, your guide will show you the wonders of Prince William Sound in a safe and enjoyable manner, with endless kayaking and naturalist knowledge.

Choose a Charter Vessel - We offer a variety of vessels to meet different interests and group sizes.

Choose a Sample Itinerary - We list a few sample itineraries which offer trips from 4-8 days.

Charter Prices:

M/V Denali, Aurelia Charters
4-8 day trips are $2100 per day
(up to 6 guests)

Longer charters may receive a discount

Charter Dates:

May - September

Mothership Live-Aboard Charters are available May-September. All trips are offered on a custom basis so we can offer a more flexible schedule for our guests. Call us with your prefered dates and we can check for availability.


4 Day Mothership Glacier Escape
6 Day Classic Prince William Sound Explorer
8 Day Whales and Ice Expedition Cruise

Alaska Mothership Charters (Sea Kayak, Hike, Cruise and Explore)

Choose a Vessel:

Pangaea Adventures selects the finest vessels in Prince William Sound to use as our base for mothership adventures. Each vessel is unique in layout which allows us to accommodate different interests.

Featured Vessel!
Motor Vessel: Denali

Length: 42'
Sleeps: 6 guests
2 Double Berth
1 Bunk Bed Style Berth for 2
or the main galley offers a double bed for 2
Heads: 2
The Denali is a 42-foot Glassply Tri-Cabin trawler. Designed as a long-range cruiser, she's especially well suited for the waters of the sound. Her deep keel provides for steady cruising and smooth running, with twin diesel engines delivering a dependable ride.

Denali offers traditional luxury and comfort, with two helm stations, a large main salon, full galley, three private staterooms, two heads, roomy cockpit, and newly refitted carpet and upholstery. She's great for touring and watching scenery and wildlife from her viewer-friendly salon, the walk-around deck, roomy cockpit, spacious covered fly-bridge, and mid deck.


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Motor Vessel Knight Hawk

Length: 50'
Sleeps: 6 guests
After cabin sleeps 4 (all single bunks)
Forward cabin sleeps 2-3 (1 double & 1 single bunk)
Heads: 2
Between the forward and aft staterooms, you will find a spacious salon with an L shaped settee and other over-stuffed seating. In the salon you will find books, games, wet bar, coffee that's "always on," and other forms of entertainment. The aft covered sundeck overlooking the fishing cockpit provides extra seating anytime, and can be "opened up" in good weather. The pilot house provides seating with a 360 degree birds-eye view of Prince William Sound. Enjoy all of your meals and snacks made fresh daily from our galley, while taking in the sites and sounds of life on the water.

View the Vessel Layout

knighthawk mothership vessel

Motor Vessel: Tempest

Length: 54'
Sleeps: 6 guests
1 Double Berth
1 Bunk Bed Style Berth for 4
Heads: 2
Tempest is a working vessel which is designed with a large walk around deck, excellent for viewing wildlife. The pilot house is enclosed for comfort during cold days. If luxurious accommodations are not your priority, although still comfortable, this vessel is the top choice for adventure. The main salon seats 8 and is always a warm and relaxing area. Captain Neal "dawg" Oppen has many years of cruising experience in Prince William Sound and always has a ton of energy to show the group an amazing time. Bonus "Alaskan" Hot Tub on deck!

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Sailing Vessel: Raven

Length: 50'
Sleeps: 4 guests
1 Double V-Berth
1 Bunk Bed Port Berth
Heads: 2 / 1 with Shower
The Raven is one of the finest boats we charter. The interior is clean, and maintained to perfection. The cozy salon offers an oil burning stove and the cockpit area is enclosed with a canopy for an enjoyable cruise in all weather conditions. If comfort is as important as adventure, the raven is one of the top choices.

sailing vessel Raven

Alaska Mothership Charters (Sea Kayak, Hike, Cruise and Explore)

Sample Itineraries -

Click on the tour for more details.

  Tour Name Basic Description Price For 4 Guests Price Per Additional Person  
4 Day
Glacier Escape

Cruise from Valdez to Shoup Glacier, Columbia Glacier, Glacier Island and Galena Bay. Great wildlife and amazing paddling and hiking.

$9200 $2000


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mothership charter couple 6 Day
Classic Sound Explorer Cruise

All of the destinations as our 4 day trip plus we head into the remote bays such as Cedar and Granite Bays. Either a visit to Meares Glacier or the tip of Knight Island is an option. 6 days offers great chances to sea whales.

$13,800 $3000


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8 Day Whales and Ice Expedition Cruise

Reach the most remote areas in Prince William Sound with kayaking at glacier and with the wildlife. 8 days offers the best chance to watch whales. Paddle at the sea lion colony, Columbia Glacier and Knight Island.

$18,400 $4000 Details

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Don't Forget: Every Charter is Customized for you, so there are no fixed itineraries.

Why Choose a longer Mothership Yacht Charter in Prince William Sound? Each day spent out in the wilderness is unique and exciting. Every day offers opportunity.

Alaska Mothership Charters (Sea Kayak, Hike, Cruise and Explore)

Gear supplied by Pangaea Adventures

  1. All Kayak gear, life Jackets, paddles, dry bags, etc...
  2. Rubber Boots and Neoprene Mittens
  3. All Bedding
  4. All safety gear and first aid kits
  5. All food and Non-Alcoholic beverages as listed in itinerary.

Here is general information for pre-trip planning and post reservation forms.

All Multi-Day Tours must fill out the Guest Questionnaire

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Gear Lists:

Mothership or Lodge Based Tour Gear/Clothing List (99kb)

Kayak Camping Tour Gear/Clothing List (60kb)
Day Tour Clothing List (90kb)
Multi-Sport Gear/Clothing List (38kb)

Forms to fill out and return to Pangaea Adventures:
Guest Questionnaire (72kb)
Participant Release Form (36kb)

Thank you for choosing Pangaea Adventures. If you have reserved a multi-day tour, there are a few forms to fill out and get back to us. You may either download the PDF forms to fax or mail back via snail mail, or you may fill out the forms on-line.

We prefer that you fill out the guest questionnaire on-line. Click the link below to enter the secure guest questionnaire page.

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Alaska Mothership Charters (Sea Kayak, Hike, Cruise and Explore)

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Charter in 2017: June 15-July 10th travel window
We are a couple from New York looking to share a 5 or 6 day Charter. We are hoping to get in lots of kayaking and hiking and visit the glacier. We are looking for 2 others to split the 4 person charter.

Join Pangaea Adventures for sea kayaking tours in Alaska. Guided trips in Prince William Sound. Sea Kayak Day Tours to famous glaciers like Columbia Glacier. Sea Kayak Camping Tours in Alaska wilderness. Backpacking Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Glacier Day Hikes in the Chugach Mountains. Guided glacier hikes on Worthington Glacier. Water Taxi Valdez.