Join us aboard Seal in Alaska

We built the expedition yacht Seal in 2002-2004 and have been running charters ever since, in Greenland, Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, South Georgia, and in Alaska since 2013.

As much as we love Antarctica and South Georgia (Hamish sailed there from 1987-2011; Kate from 1998), we have found a home in Alaska. Thousands of miles of remote anchorages, untracked wilderness, hiking, back-country skiing, bird watching, bears, and whales make it unequalled for expedition sailing.

NEW: Alaska 2020 Video

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We offer long-term charters (minimum 10 days) in Prince William Sound, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands. No two seasons are the same, although we usually have back-country skiing in April, the Aleutians in May - June, the Alaska Peninsula in July-August, and back to Prince William Sound for late August-early October.

There are long sailing charters covering a thousand miles or short gunkholing and hiking trips with shorter sails. We can spend all day drifting watching birds and whales or watching glaciers calve.

We are now taking bookings for 2021. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel much of the 2020 season due to Covid 19, as it is impossible to social distance on a long-term sailboat charter.

We do have a Remote Cruising Workshop still on the schedule for September, and there are two places available. For this charter only, bookings are refundable or transferable if either you or we need to cancel on account of Covid 19.

In the meantime, browse the photo albums, read up on Seal's specifications and the crew, watch videos, and contact us for more information about September's Remote Cruising Workshop and the 2021 season.

Kate & Hamish Laird

Cordova, Alaska


Alaska Expeditions

Remote Cruising Workshop

Albums from Past Expeditions

Crew Bios

Sailboat Seal

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