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Exploring Alaska aboard a Selene yacht

Exploring Alaska aboard a Selene trawler, away from the crowds, and getting an amazing view of seals and bears, beautiful scenery and tidewater glaciers is a voyage of a lifetime. Any Selene yacht from our Selene 38 Archer to our Selene 103 Ocean Explorer is able to take her crew and passengers up there, safely and in style. Along the way, you will see fjords, old-growth forest of cedars and perhaps whales if you are lucky and patient…

You cannot ignore the call of nature when you reach this dreamy destination. Many Selene owners have sailed to Alaska… It’s one of their favorite sailing grounds! Alaska explodes with beauty, high mountains, blue rivers and streams and secluded anchorages are everywhere. It is wild, with less than one person per square mile, but people also call the state home…

A Selene 60 trawler in Alaska, 500 miles north of Seattle

Alaska is one of two U.S. states not bordered by another state; Hawaii being the other. Alaska has more ocean coastline than all of the other U.S. states combined. About 500 miles (800 km) of Canadian territory separate Alaska from Washington State. To reach Alaska on a yacht from Seattle for instance you first have to cross from south to north the Canadian province of British Columbia along 600 nautical miles of deep channels, and between thousands of islands. Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan, Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor qualify as entry ports for non US-flagged yachts entering Alaskan waters.

The best season for weather and temperature is from late-spring through early-fall, but it extends a bit later in the year, and fuel is usually available in even the most remote harbors.

We are happy to share some dreamy photos taken by Carl Gulledge through the pilothouse windows of his Selene 60 trawler… Your dream is our commitment.

February 27, 2018 Articles

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