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Alaska Fjord Charters

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1300 4 Ave, Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664-0017
+1 907-491-1075
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Perfect Way to Explore Kenai Fjords

My family of four, including one 11 yr. old and one 13 yr. old, began our Alaskan Adventure with... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
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Cresskill, New Jersey
Family Polar bear plunge in a serene cove? You betcha!

Our Darby experience was phenomenal from launch to dock! Three days/two nights: relaxation, awe of... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Detra A
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Alaska Fjord Charters operates custom multi-day adventures into Kenai Fjords National Park and the surrounding waters. Our guests experience an Alaska that most will never see: tranquil coves with harbor seals, opportunities to enjoy a meal in front of calving glaciers, and wildlife with only your closest friends and family around you. Our vessel the Darby is outfitted with top of the line kayaks, a 16 ft skiff, and excellent fishing gear. Accommodations include a partially sheltered aft deck, fly bridge, and pilot house. Our heated salon converts to bunking quarters and has two heads with showers. She is tended by a culinary trained chef and US Coast Guard licensed captain and naturalist. The Darby can accept up to six guests.
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1300 4 Ave, Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664-0017

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

My family of four, including one 11 yr. old and one 13 yr. old, began our Alaskan Adventure with three-days, two-nights on The Darby with the fabulous Captain John and phenomenal Chef Autumn. We felt welcome immediately and were taken care of thoughtfully throughout our...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed the last trip of the 2017 season on the Darby, dodging weather and seeing amazing wildlife! Hopefully another year we can get your son a fish the next time he visits Alaska. Thanks again for spending part of your...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Our Darby experience was phenomenal from launch to dock! Three days/two nights: relaxation, awe of Alaska's beauty, laid back adventure, our own schedule and planning, and optimum family time. No crowds, no phones, off the grid! Consists of glacier calving, 10+ whale watching, skiff pre-dawn...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

We are so glad here at Alaska Fjord Charters, that you got to experience what only a few Alaskan's get to experience. Amazing wildlife, peaceful scenery, and all at your own pace on your own private boat; we feel always makes for a great adventure....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took off on a 3 day, 2 night adventure on the Darby with Alaska Fjord Charters. The experience was more than we could have expected. We are fans of the houseboat experience and this was that but better because of Captain...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

What a joy it was to have you both on board the Darby. We the crew really have fun showing this place off to our guests that really like an adventure and open to exploration. Your welcome back anytime. Thanks again for spending part of...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Our family of 4 spent 3 amazing days on the Darby. Captain Colin was recovering from an injury and notified us in advance that Captain Devin would be guiding us, along with Chef Autumn. Both Devin and Autumn were extremely knowledgeable and went out of...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We are so happy that you had a fantastic trip out on the Darby. Thanks for making us a part of your Alaskan adventure!!

Reviewed 1 August 2017

We booked this trip in February and were really excited about the opportunity. The Captain ended up in the hospital so we landed in Anchorage to learn that the trip was canceled. He let us stay in the harbor on the boat which helped since...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

I’m very sorry that your trip was cancelled on short notice. I did fracture my femur about 48 hours prior to your trip and was hospitalized for five days, but the decision to cancel your trip and issue a full refund was made primarily due...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We booked our cruise at the end of our Alaska trip. We saved the best for last! We fished, had beach smores, navigated glacier ice, touched starfish, collected shells,got wet from waterfall mist, became puffin experts, spotted whales, ate food Bobby Flay would be proud...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your time in Alaska with us, what a great trip we had together. Smores, orcas, glaciers so fun!!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 had a great three days! Colin was a tremendous Captain with great knowledge of the area, glaciers and wildlife. We were able to see Aialik Glacier, Bear, Humpbacks, Orcas, and lots of birds. We spent a bit of time fishing and...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Great to have you on board! Thanks for sharing part of your Alaska trip with us!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had an awesome 3 day trip aboard the Darby with Colin as captain and Autumn our amazing cook and deck hand. They were competent and informative and were a great team, and happy to customize the trip to suit your tastes. From porpoises riding...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks mum, it was such a joy to get to show you my world. Going for a late evening kayaking paddle with hanging glaciers high above was awesome.

Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you want to go into the further reaches of the fjords, the Darby is the boat, Colin Brayton is your captain, and Autum is your chef & first mate. This boat is perfect for a family group or close friends, up to 6 passengers....More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks Tally, it was a joy to have you and John on board. We had such a great time showing you our part of Alaska!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were fortunate to be the inaugural customers of Alaska Fjord Charters under the new ownership of Captain Colin Brayton. Even though we have made fifteen extended vacations to Alaska, our private charter on the DARBY was certainly one of the best adventures that we...More

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AlaskaFjordCharters, Owner at Alaska Fjord Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thanks Joan and Mark, it was truly wonderful to have you both and John and Kat on board. What an amazing wildlife experience it was! Look forward to another extended exploration in the future with you all!!

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