Alaska Fishing and Touring
The Boat Company
If it has been your desire to tour the Inland Passage without boarding a cruise with hundreds of people then we have the perfect trip for you.
Trek is fortunate to have established what we hope will be a long term relationship with the Boat Company for next season and beyond. Who is the Boat Company? They are a non-profit, small cruise company offering sailings on two deluxe vessels and in the Inland Passage of southeast Alaska. Their trips offer guests an extremely diverse, high service program that adults and families alike have enjoyed on a repeat basis for 30 years. Among the many activities offered are; hiking, whale watching, kayaking, glacier viewing, rainforest tours and fishing. Yes, that’s right: a cruise company that offers and encourages fishing.
The Boat Company Alaska offers trips from Saturday to Saturday starting with your arrival into Juneau, where we have reserved rooms at the Westmark Baranof Hotel. Starting Sunday from Juneau, we will travel southwest, with a week full of activities for all, that can be as adventurous or educational as you wish. There will be visits to glaciers as big as ships crashing into the ocean, kayaking quiet bays looking for seals, a walk in rainforests with on board Naturalists, spectacular anchorages in sounds and bays harboring Orca and Humpback whales, fishing for halibut, Cutthroat and salmon, and hiking remote islands looking out for huge brown bears.
Those wishing for a more relaxing trip may wish to pace themselves and curl up with a nice book in the salon, and soak in the natural beauty that is on display each day. The trip will end at the fishing community of Sitka at the south end of Baranof Island. This is only just a sampling of activities and wildlife seen on this trip.
The MV Liseron was built in 1952 in Seattle and sold to France as a minesweeper, and was then acquired and lovingly refitted by the Boat Company in 1989. It is 145′ long and has a beam of 28 feet, and draws 8.5 feet. It features ten staterooms with private baths, queen size and upper bunk beds, huge salon and a wonderful view from the fantail dining area. The boat is wonderfully decked out in fine mahogany and is perfectly designed for maximum viewing comfort with open and protected areas throughout.
The Liseron is so equipped with four 18 foot center console oats range out to a world beyond. The crew are ten energetic, experienced and adventurous souls that are open to flexible “offline” itineraries. Gourmet meals are prepared by professional chefs and the accolades are far too great to list here.
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