Bear Paw Private Charter Yacht

Bear Paw Adventures and Cruises

M/Y Bear Paw serving Southeast Alaskan waters with home port being in Sitka. M/Y Bear is launching for service in 2023.  M/Y Bear Paw is focused on showcasing all that that Southeast Alaska has to offer. Spring brings in the herring run which attracts hundreds of whales and thousands of birds to the coastal areas and beyond, appropriately known as a photographer’s paradise. Early Alaskan summer brings out the waking Brown Bears and the King and Chum salmon runs begins. Sitka, Alaska, boasts to have one of the strongest King Salmon runs in the state. Late summer leading in to fall, the bears are fluffy and well fed with the continuation of King, Sockeye, Chum and Coho salmon runs that attract various other species whom all capitalize on this annual event.  There is no set schedule and the vessel can go in to places that large cruse ships cannot go.

This is a personalized experience depending on the guests needs, interests and activity level.  An elevator is available to serve all three decks on board for any guests with limited mobilities.  A wide range of activities like hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, fishing and setting shrimp and crab pots for the daily catch is a way of life. To sit back, relax and enjoy a book, or watch the shorelines go by while underway……you will birdwatch and find countless species like sea and river otters, humpback whales, orcas whales, porpoises’, stellar sealions, harbor seals, bald eagles, hummingbirds and we will discover some local natural hot springs too!

About the Boat

This is a luxury expedition charter vessel like no other. There is no off-limit area for guests who have limited mobilities. Ceiling height is 7’ throughout and the interior and is immaculately adorned with mahogany woodwork and high-end furnishings. Real china and 24K gold rimmed glassware at the bar is for guest use.

All walk around king staterooms with dry heads.
60″TV in salon
7′ head room throughout
Bar, fully operational with tools and glassware
Starlink satellite
20′ Boston Whaler Outrage tender Covered walk ways on deck

Spacious king size walk around staterooms with luxury cotton linens and ensuite heads with stand-up showers is an eyebrow raiser to say the least. No one stateroom outshines the other and are fairly equal.

All walk around king staterooms with stand up showers.

A two-person elevator is available for guests whom have limited mobility. There is no off-limit area for guests who have limited mobilities. Ceiling height is 7’ throughout and the interior is immaculately adorned with mahogany woodwork and high-end furnishings.

Relax and allow your crew to take care of you.

Create Your Own Experience

Every charter is a personalized experience. Please reach out to us if you have a date in mind and want to create your luxury trip. Lunch trips can take up to 12 guests, dinner trips can accommodate up to 8 guests and overnight trips up to 6 guests using 3 king sized staterooms.  We welcome inquiries that may include dinner cruises, sightseeing and whale watching, celebration parties or the use of water toys to go kayaking for a few hours and enjoy a hot meal when you return. The possibilities are endless and Bear Paw is a wonderful platform to offer you the trip of your dreams.

Relax and Let Us Take Care of the Rest

Bear Paw is an all-inclusive Motor Yacht experience. Each trip is unique and personalized to what guests want to experience. Length of trips vary and are customizable.

Bear paw offers a variety of meals and deserts that you will enjoy. When you book one of their charters they are happy to taylor the meals to your needs.

The onboard chef will provide local ingredients as much as possible.

Lunch  Charter

Whether you’re looking to spend an afternoon or an evening on the water, celebrating a special occasion, Bear Paw Charters has options to accommodate.

Lunch Cruise Details: 4+hours of cruising the waters near and around Sitka. This cruise focuses on giving guests an eco-tour experience while providing locally curated snacks and a casual lunch. Alcohol available for purchase. Menu provided upon request or after a booking is confirmed.

Minimum of 6 guests with a maximum of 12 guests.

Guest pick up is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time via tender at an agreed upon location.

9:30am pick up for a 10:00am departure. 2:00pm departure.

April 25, 2024 to May 31, 2024 Rates – $149 per person, not including taxes and fees.

June 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024 Rates – $149 per person, not including taxes and fees.

*Smaller group sizes can be accommodated upon request. Please inquire for details.

 

 

Dinner Charter

Enjoy the evening with friends or family while taking in the beauty of Sitka and the surrounding islands.

Dinner Cruise Details: Spend 4+hours aboard M/Y Bear Paw enjoying an elegant 4 course sit down meal. Your on board chef can tailor your menu options with a guest preference sheet for your party. Be sure to include dietary restrictions to reflect your entire party. Non alcoholic drinks provided. Alcohol available for purchase.

Minimum of 6 guests with a maximum of 8 guests.

Guest pick up is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time via tender at an agreed upon location.

April 25, 2024 to May 31, 2024 Rates – $149 per person, not including taxes and fees.

June 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024 Rates – $149 per person, not including taxes and fees.

 

 

 

Overnight Charter

Customizable overnight trips are also available. This charter operates on a noon to noon schedule. Enjoy a trip to Goddard Hot Springs, anchoring in a near by bay overnight while enjoying the luxury of the yacht and use of its water toys.

All meals, non alcoholic drinks, beer and wine are provided. Hard alcohol available for purchase.

Additional days can be added if one night just isn’t long enough.

Guest pick up is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time via tender at an agreed upon location.

April 25, 2024 to May 31, 2024 Rates – $6000/night for private use of whole boat up to 6 guests, not including taxes and fees.

June 1, 2024 to August 31, 2024 Rates – $6000/night for private use of whole boat up to 6 guests , not including taxes and fees.

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Meet the Crew

Having an established business doing marine repair, Bill also operated the Vessel Assist fleet (Now called Boat US) for the San Juan Island territory working closely with the USCG on search & rescue and salvage operations. You can imagine the tall tales of such operations and miles travelled, Bill is a story teller. Lots of bold moves and close calls in that line of business.

Remarried in 2014 to Chrystal, Bill returned to the Caribbean to operate charter boats together. Hurricanes Irma & Maria steered Bill and Chrystal to return to their roots back to the Pacific Northwest and return to their 57’ sailing ketch. Alaska has always been on the bucket list so they untied the lines in 2019 for Alaska and now call Sitka, Alaska home.

Chrystal met Bill in Friday Harbor, WA and soon married, on a yacht of course! The shared dream of sailing away in to the sunset on a path to anywhere was the plan!! Chrystal does admit power boats are better……you never miss a happy hour destination that way! Especially when your island hopping!!

Food is Chrystal’s passion. Hands down, the reason for living. Accompanied with good company and fine drink, life doesn’t get any better. Her casual approach to dining is inclusive and you are welcome to hang out in the galley!! Chrystal has taken a special interest since being in Alaska in smoking salmon. This is a perfect opportunity for guests to learn how to smoke your own fish if you are out there catchin it!! Chrystal is happy to accommodate dietary needs and likes to cook from scratch…….not a box!! Homemade breads, BBQ’, fresh caught fish and smoked meats are Chrystal’s favorite items to share with guests.

Chrystal also holds a USCG license, complimenting Bill’s license which makes them a formidable team. Combined, Bill and Chrystal know the San Juan Islands’ and Gulf Islands’ thoroughly and have spent the last 4 years discovering what SE Alaska has to offer. Thousands of miles covered together and more to discover. Bear Paw is a dream come true and awaits new friends to join.

Planning Your Trip

We love what we do. This is a lifestyle that we live and want to share it with you. Alaska is bountiful with so many facets of breathtaking nature, come join us and see for yourself. We take pride providing luxury accommodations on this 90’ steel hull expedition yacht and balancing the experience with a casual atmosphere and good company. So just relax and let us do the rest!

Additional Package Options

7 NIGHTS (TRADITIONAL)

4 Guests $42,000 5 Guests $43,000 6 Guests $45,000

A 6 guest package works out to $937.50 PER PERSON/DAY for this 7 day package!! 

4 NIGHTS (POPULAR)

4 Guests $26,000 5 Guests $28,000 6 Guests $30,000

2 NIGHTS

4 Guests $16,000 5 Guests $17,000 6 Guests $18,000

Note: City of Sitka tax is 6% for sales <$12,000. There is a cap on tax for bookings of a family unit. Inquire for more information.

Book Your Trip

Please contact us to talk about how we can create your perfect Alaskan adventure. Click below to request your reservation or ask any questions!

To secure a booking we require a 50% non refundable payment. Dates are transferrable. Final payment is due 30 days prior to charter. If your charter is less than 30 days from your booking date, payment is due in full.

Lunch and Dinner Charters – Guests can cancel up until 7 days prior to charter and receive a 50% refund.

Overnight Charters – Should a single/couple opt out of a charter for the given dates, we will honor a prorated rate for that charter in keeping the dates. For example, if 3 couples booked a private charter and one couple opts out, the charter shall remain on schedule but will charge for a 4 pax charter. Note: There is a 4 pax minimum for pricing and term and conditions must be agreed to before deposit is accepted. You will agree to the contract during this process.

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Ahoy! I love meeting new people and sharing our lifestyle. I welcome fun loving people and I aim to deliver. Communication is key, let me know what you need or dream of and I’m sure we can make it happen! Bill and I welcome you.

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