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Address: 1300 4 Ave, Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AK 99664-0017
Phone Number:
+1 907-491-1075
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Alaska Fjord Charters operates custom multi-day custom yacht cruises into...

Alaska Fjord Charters operates custom multi-day custom yacht cruises into Kenai Fjords National Park. It promises an Alaska that most will never see - for those with a spirit of adventure and flexibility. The Darby is outfitted with top of the line kayaks, a 16 ft skiff, and excellent fishing gear. Accommodations include a sheltered aft deck, bridge, pilot house, heated salon that converts to bunking and two heads with showers. She is tended by an experienced crew and CG licensed captain and accepts up to six guests.

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Best way to see Kenai Fjords National Parks

We were well cared for from start to finish. Spectacular sights. Delicious locally sourced food. True Alaskan owners with great knowledge of the area and love of the wilderness... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
William B
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We were well cared for from start to finish. Spectacular sights. Delicious locally sourced food. True Alaskan owners with great knowledge of the area and love of the wilderness. We saw orcas and humpbacks, caught salmon, kayaked near glaciers... Everything we had hoped for.

Thank William B
Tigard, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

My family and I (four in total; teen girls 15 and 19) did a 3 day charter with Bob at the end of June, 2016. We had a fantastic time! Bob and his daughter were excellent hosts and very easy to be with for the 3 days. The pace was much more relaxed than any other way of seeing the... More 

Thank misc22016
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

My family of four booked a 3 day/2 night trip with Captain Bob and his super sweet daughter Issy! OMW they spoiled us with wonderful food and amazing experiences... we had a blast. Our two kids (daughter 19 & son 17) loved it too. We went hiking, kayaking, viewed a glacier up close, went finishing, and saw tons of whale... More 

Thank Kendra W
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

OMG!! What a trip of a lifetime!! I knew when we booked a 3 day 2 night adventure on the Darby it would be special, but my wife and I had no idea it would be such an incredible adventure. Bob, his daughters, and his wife all are part of the operation. On our trip in early July we had... More 

Thank ScottinLA50
Seward, Alaska
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Captain Bob and his daughters (and wife too) have created the most incredible experience out into the Kenai Fjords National Park. A trip on the mighty Darby has so much to offer. Yeah, it's got all the beautiful scenery and all the cool wildlife stuff. All of the tours have that. But what "Bob's Pretty Good Charters" (our nickname for... More 

Thank Marc S
Carry, NC
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a three day, 2 night trip on the Darby with Bob and Kenzie. We booked this trip hoping to have a unique experience in a beautiful Alaskan National Park. We left with unforgettable memories and two new friends. The Darby offers a Eco-tourism experience like no other. We had several bucket list things we wanted... More 

3 Thank Ann D
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Let me first say I am a family member of the Barnwells so I suppose I am a bit biased...but I cannot resist writing a review and raving about the Darby. Last weekend, we did a short trip out to Thumb Cove and although it was short, we were able to get wildlife viewings, a hike to a glacier, and... More 

2 Thank Heidi B
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We chartered a 3 night/4 day trip with Bob Barnwell and his daughter Kenzie. Unfortunately, the weather turned very rough, so we had to cut our trip to only a day and a half. We thoroughly enjoyed our short adventure. Bob and Kenzie are wonderful people that we felt right at home with. Kenzie was a gracious host and great... More 

Thank Patty H
Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

When it comes to the Kenai Fjords National Park you have two options: pile on a boat crammed with hundreds of other tourists for a few hours OR join the Barnwells on a personalized tour of the Kenai Fjords and sleep amongst looming glaciers. The Barnwells (Bob and daughter Mackenzie) hosted myself and three other family members for a three... More 

Thank Claire D
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We (2 couples) spent 5 nights on the Darby. It was a fantastic window into the Alaska most tourists don't get to see. Cruising the Kenai Fjords National Park, visiting glaciers, watching humpback whales breach and spout, sea otters play, puffins, seals, dolphins...a paradise for nature lovers. Captain Bob and his daughter McKenzie were a terrific team, tailoring hikes and... More 

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