Why Us

Alaska Fjord Charters promises an Alaska that most will never see – especially for those with a spirit of adventure and flexibility. Our vessel, the Darby, is 38 ft, converted fishing boat, originally fished in the Gulf of Alaska, now an exceptional coastal cruiser. She is outfitted with top of the line kayaks, a 16 ft skiff, and excellent fishing gear. Accommodations include a partially sheltered aft deck, a fly bridge, pilot house, heated salon that converts to bunking and two heads with hot showers. She is tended by an experienced crew and an US coast guard licensed captain and accepts up to six guests.


Our guests need a certain amount of dexterity to move about the boat, get on and off a dinghy, and walk the shorelines. We experience remote wilderness, wildlife, kayaking, birding, fishing, and glaciers. The park is rich with marine life, from otters to whales, as well as diverse bird populations. We fish for salmon or rock fish, view massive tidewater glaciers, always on the look out for whales, and ice floes with basking seals.  This crew is always eager to explore the coves, beaches, majestic fjords, and rugged coastline all from the comfort of the Darby, the  skiff or our kayaks. Special diets can be accommodated to make your stay more enjoyable by your private chef on board. Smoking is only permitted on the aft deck outside. We provide on board fish filleting. Facilities in Seward offer same day packing and shipping for fish.

Wildlife and scenery that could potentially be seen in this area is captured in the video below: