M/V Equinox
Private Charter

The Trip of a Lifetime

M/V Equinox is a fully equipped and professionally crewed private charter yacht that calls Sitka, Alaska, its homeport. The opportunities to explore vast coastal waters, abundant wildlife, and 17 million acres of National Forest are unparalleled. A private cruise aboard the Equinox is one of adventure, removal from distraction, and the ultimate experience of Alaska.

Each day, the crew provides custom-built itineraries that ensure you make the most of your time while onboard. In addition to salt and freshwater fishing, a variety of experiences are offered that aim to bring guests closer to nature. From hiking through untouched wilderness and secluded beaches to kayaking among the many islands and estuaries, the M/V Equinox is eager to share a unique and authentic Alaskan voyage with you.

About the Boat

M/V Equinox is a 53’ fiberglass motor yacht originally built by Bigelow Boat Company. She cruises comfortably at 8 knots and has a range of roughly 2,000 nautical miles. The vessel has a three stateroom, two head layout with a roomy salon, pilothouse, and top deck that is ideal for sipping an early morning coffee or mid-afternoon drink while watching the scenery pass you by.

Choose Your Adventure

The Equinox is here to provide adventures that are unique to you. They offer customized experiences that suit all levels and interests. Equinox is owned and operated by Cameo and Brooks – a fun-loving pair with loads of fishing, outdoor exploration, and all-around adventuring experience in this great state and want you to experience the best of Alaska.

Don’t Worry About a Thing

Equinox is an all-inclusive Alaskan experience. Whose goal is to help you focus on having the adventure of a lifetime, not worrying about what you need to bring on board. The charter’s daily rate includes all meals, drinks, excursions, and an unforgettable time for all guests.

A Fisherman’s Dream

Fishing is the flagship experience on the Equinox. With the crew’s extensive and diverse fishing experience in Southeast Alaska, they have the know-how to land you that memorable catch. Whether on the fly, spinning rod, or saltwater gear, you’ll enjoy some of the finest fishing that Southeast Alaska has to offer. While year-round fishing is possible, Sitka’s most enjoyable and productive months are April through October. You are welcome to bring your fishing gear onboard, however, the Equinox is fully outfitted with tried and true fresh and saltwater gear as well as crab and shrimp pots.

Fish On The Ocean

Sitka is known to have some of the best King Salmon catch rates in the region. In addition to King Salmon, guests can also expect to fish Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sablefish, and Ling Cod during certain times of the year. Here are some general guidelines of when specific species are typically fished:

King Salmon – May, June, and July

Coho Salmon – mid-July to October

Sockeye Salmon – June to August

Halibut, Rockfish, Sablefish, and Ling Cod – April to October

Fish On The River

Sitka is known to have some of the best King Salmon catch rates in the region. In addition to King Salmon, guests can also expect to fish Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Sablefish, and Ling Cod during certain times of the year. Here are some general guidelines of when specific species are typically fished:

King Salmon – May, June, and July

Coho Salmon – mid-July to October

Sockeye Salmon – June to August

Halibut, Rockfish, Sablefish, and Ling Cod – April to October

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About The Crew

A private charter with Equinox means you have locals on your side. We love our slice of Alaska – and we’re eager to introduce you to the place we call home. Equinox is owned and operated by Cameo and Brooks – a fun-loving pair with loads of fishing, outdoor exploration, and all-around adventuring experience in this great state. When you’re with them you’ll experience the Alaska that is enjoyed by locals, but elusive to visitors.

Planning Your Trip

Take the time to experience Southeast Alaska’s best.

M/V Equinox recommends a minimum stay of five days and five nights. Stays more or less than the recommended time can be booked depending on the season’s schedule.

Cost

The all-inclusive rate is USD 4,250 per day.

The Equinox can sleep five people comfortably and accepts six depending on the group. Guests will have the opportunity to leave a tip at the end of the charter. Tips commonly range from 5% to 20% of the charter cost.

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!

A deposit of 50% is required to reserve dates for a charter. The final balance is due 60 days before arrival. During the COVID-19 pandemic, bookings with Equinox are fully refundable. Our priority is the wellness of our guests and community. We are closely following all health guidelines and mandates.

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We are Alaskans with real Alaskan experience. Give us some of your well-earned time and we’ll treat you to food inspired by and sourced from the land and ocean, epic adventures, breathtaking vistas, and the time and space to take it all in.