Charters


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Lunch Cruise An Afternoon on the Water

Take an afternoon cruise around Resurrection Bay. Enjoy the day on the water and watch for wildlife while your guides prepare a locally sourced, homemade lunch for you. This cruise is great for groups and couples looking for a romantic lunch. Book now and join us for an afternoon of good company and delicious food.

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Multi-Day Cruises Engage with the Alaskan Coastline

The beauty of Alaska has mesmerized many. The extent of this beauty can be viewed in full from its coastlines. From still waters to the pine-laid beaches with snowcapped mountain backdrops, our charter cruises allow you to see all that the Alaskan coastline has to offer. We offer options that range from overnight to multiple days.

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Land & Sea Packages The Best of Both Worlds

Experience the peacefulness of a night’s sleep on a boat and in a yurt within the remote corners of Resurrection Bay. The Land and Sea Voyage can range from two to four nights and can include hiking and kayaking. Get to know your hosts and enjoy a personalized journey of the Alaskan coast from both the land and the sea.

An Alaskan Adventure


Alpenglow Charters is a locally owned and operated charter cruise company operating out of Seward, Alaska. Our business is inspired by the desire to create an accessible charter option for people who want to engage with Alaska on a more personal level.

Stay on the M/V Gambler, a 40-foot, custom-built boat made for sightseeing in comfort. Explore Thumb Cove State Marine Park, tucked away in Resurrection Bay. While aboard, Mackenzie Barnwell and Ian Colgrove will serve as your hosts. Both Mackenzie and Ian have several years of experience in the charter industry. Together they will make your time with Alpenglow truly memorable.

With Alpenglow Charters, your adventure is what you make it. Get away from the crowds, ditch the beaten path and tailor your Alaskan adventure! Check out our multi-day cruises for information on different charter options.

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An Experience to Remember

girl looking out of the boat cabin A place you'd otherwise never be able to know about!

Kenzie and Ian are so easy and awesome to hang out with and show you a side of Alaska only the adventurous locals know to go! It is an intimate experience and something so unique. You'll feel like you are just going on an adventure with some friends, instead of feeling like a typical tourist. I recommend this experience!!

– Candice L, TripAdvisor
mountains and beach landscape Awesome Experience!

Alpenglow Charters are an the best choice for a relaxing tour of the Seward waters. Ian and Kenzie offer a first class tour with years of Alaska guiding knowledge that adds a personal touch to the experience. Captain & Chef Kenzie commanded the vessel and kitchen like a pro! Food was spot on! We hope to travel again soon with Alpenglow Charters!!

– Joshua B, TripAdvisor
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This was absolutely one of the greatest times we had on our travels in Alaska. And that's saying a lot. They go all out to make sure you enjoy your time to the fullest. They are without question the best hosts we ever had anywhere ever.

– Joe, Airbnb
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Alpenglow Charters was a great boat trip for our group of four. Kenzie and Ian were awesome guides having incredible knowledge of Seward and Resurrection Bay. I could have spent several days on this trip as there was so much to do and see and these guys are great to spend time with. I would highly recommend a trip with Alpenglow Charters, and I hope to get back to Seward and do this again.

– TDMel, TripAdvisor
paddleboarders in wetsuits One fantastic overnight in Alaska

3 friends and I spent two days and a night on the Gambler, with Kenzie and Ian, this spring, and I can't say enough good things about them and their boat. They picked us up at our surf spot in the afternoon, and we were immediately treated to one of the best experiences I've ever had on a boat. Looking forward to another trip with these two, hopefully not too long in the future!

– Jesse Y, TripAdvisor
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MacKenzie was a great host! She not only knows how to navigate and drive a boat with ease she is a magnificent cook! Kenzie and her crew are warm, welcoming, friendly, informative and down to earth. A perfect little getaway for those wanting to be on the water and not necessarily go fishing. This was a perfect outing for us! Thanks abundantly!

– Marianne, Airbnb