Alaska yacht charters MV Discovery

Elegant and spacious this luxury charter yacht encompasses the best of two worlds!

Providing yacht charters in Alaska since 1981 we know what it takes to make our guests comfortable. Our trips are designed specifically to exceed our customers expectations as is this beautiful classic vessel. At 87ft in length with a perfect blend of old world charm and modern conveniences Discovery provides a comfortable base for any Alaska yacht charter or cruise.

MV Discovery features:

  • Picture windows throughout the boat
  • Forward viewing lounge
  • Separate Dining Salon (no squashy bench seating)
  • Spacious Main Salon / Lounge
  • Covered side decks & fantail
  • Guest cabins are separate from crew quarters
  • Battery power at night so all is quiet
  • Open bow for wildlife viewing

Some yachts are boxy and cramped!

MV Discovery
has a spacious, open plan layout.

On board the Yacht

With the benefit of hindsight MV Discovery was restored as an Alaska Charter Yacht … and it shows!
Captains Ben and John Swanson first began chartering in Alaska in 1981. By the time they purchased Discovery
in 1998 they had owned 2 classic wooden yachts and had 17 years experience operating small ship cruises.

Inside
The glow of filtered light on mahogany paneling sets the mood to one of relaxation. Picture windows in the boats spacious Main, Dining and Forward Salons offer panoramic views as we cruise. There is plenty of room to gather as a group but you can always find a quiet space to read or catch up on your journal.

On Deck
Discovery’s open bow is a popular place to sit and an ideal stage for wildlife viewing. Wide, covered side decks allow uninterrupted access all around the boat and the fantail lounge (like a sun room) provides additional space and undercover seating.

Staterooms
The yacht has 6 nicely appointed guest cabins with comfortable beds, opening portholes, vanity/sink and space to store your belongings. Two heads and showers are shared (a third head is located on the upper deck) and a furnace heating system keeps the boat nice and warm.

The Toys
Discovery carries two Boston Whalers (skiffs), four stable kayaks, crab pots, shrimp pots and salt water fishing gear.

The boat is outfitted with TV, Stereo, Satellite Radio and has a large library of books from the latest novel to informational books on Classic Yachts, Cruising in Alaska, Canada, the San Juan Islands and any wildlife in between.

Her open bow & wide side decks allow easy access around the boat

The forward viewing lounge is popular in all weather

A welcome aboard lunch awaits guests in the Dining Salon

The yacht features spacious common areas

You can always find a quiet spot to relax

Testimonials …

“Hey Ben – Just a note of appreciation for the great time we had on our trip two weeks ago. You have a first class ship along with a first class crew. We appreciate how everyone was so accommodating for us and made us so comfortable. I have a true appreciation for the craftsmanship all throughout the Discovery. The woodwork is truly remarkable. I can tell it is your passion and a source of pride as it should be. …….. I have already told so many about our wonderful trip and all the wildlife and scenery we had access to. ……. We’ve been joking the last few days that we really miss our 4:00 appetizer and wine! The food was spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed every meal. ….. Thanks again for everything! See you in a few years!”

Jerry Lee

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