Alpenglow Charters is grounded in the values of our family: outdoor experience, wilderness, local knowledge, comfort, and good food. We offer a unique taste of adventure in beautiful Resurrection Bay, using the 40-foot vessel M/V Gambler as a home base. A big inspiration for our charter business is to provide an accessible trip option to folks who want a taste of Alaskan water without having to spend a fortune or a week to do so. We believe that boating and Alaska’s wilderness should be experienced by everyone.
M/V Gambler has a unique story of her own (inquire with your crew to learn more) and is finally living her dream: to become a charter boat in Alaska. M/V Gambler is a custom design, hand-built in 1989 by Brad Barker. His original conception of the vessel was to sail it to Alaska and run a kayak business. With our two kayaks on board, we like to think we finally brought her home (for now at least).
Kenzie, your captain, as well as the entire Barnwell family, renovated the interior of the boat in 2016 and 2017 – custom woodworking, running fresh water lines, adding to the engine room, installing electrical lines, a new navigation system… The list stretches on. M/V Gambler made the journey from Mt. Vernon, Washington, up the Inside Passage, and across the Gulf of Alaska to its final destination of Seward.
Many unforeseen adventures and hours of hard work went into making M/V Gambler a comfortable, live-aboard boat.
We hope you enjoy her as much as we do.