In April 2016, Ursa Major Charters was certified as a sustainable tourism business in Alaska through the Adventure Green Alaska program, and is considered a leader in the Alaska travel industry through our social, environmental and cultural stewardship.
Please click HERE for information on the Adventure Green Alaska program.
Ursa Major Charters specializes in customized 8-day adventure trips for 4-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Our Alaska trips are multi-activity trips aboard the beautiful motor yacht Ursa Major, and include sea kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. We feel Alaska is not a shopping destination, but a chance to experience nature untrammeled by people. We cater specifically to guests who wish to experience Alaska in both adventure and comfort.
The majority of the excursions during our adventure trips are non-motorized, and focus on no-trace kayaking. Aboard the Ursa Major, we turn off our power-generating systems at night to not only save on fuel, but to ensure our guests will experience Alaska without noise pollution in a tranquil setting. Ursa Major Charters holds one of the few U.S. Forest Service “Special Use Permits” for shore excursions in the Tongass National Forest. This “no-trace principle” permit allows us to hike ashore and explore places few other visitors ever experience first-hand.
We offer Alaskan adventure trips, trawler training trips, whale watching trips, and glacier viewing trips all throughout the summer season in southeast Alaska, from May to early September.