Generally, June through August
are the warmest months, but ultimately the weather can be
as variable in Alaska as it is anywhere else. Come prepared
for sunny, hot days as well as cool rainy ones. The following
chart will give you the average high temperature, the average
low temperature and the average precipitation from April through
September for the area of Alaska in which we will be voyaging.
|Average High Temperature
|Average Low Temperature
|Average Precipitation in inches
Our only recommendation here,
in addition to your general, personal "necessities,"
would be sunscreen.
Layers are the best way to
keep you warm, dry and comfortable as you enjoy the glorious
beauty surrounding you! Alaskan weather has been known to
change both often and quickly, so fleece and good outerwear
are key items you should bring to protect yourself from wind,
rain and cooler temperatures. For footware, we recommend comfortable
shoes. If you are looking forward to participating in any
shore excursions while on your voyage, a good pair of hiking
boots and/or an inexpensive pair of rubber boots is also recommended.
In addition, don’t forget to bring along gloves and
a hat - mornings and evenings have been known to get chilly!
We recommend bringing along
a pair of binoculars and your camera with lots of film (and
extra batteries!) to view and capture the splendor of your
Very Important! You must have
a valid fishing license if you are going to fish. They are
sold at sporting good stores and most supermarkets.
Soft sided bags that can easily
be stowed (such as duffel bags) are always the best option.
Please try not to bring hard-sided suitcases, as they will
be very difficult to stow.
It is important to bring all
medications that you may require with you as we may be rather
distant from the nearest port.
Please feel free to bring
any music (CD’s and/or IPOD) that you may enjoy listening
to on your voyage.
Let us know if there is anything
we can do in anticipation of your arrival to make your trip
more comfortable. While on board, be sure to let your captain
and crew know if they can assist you.
Be sure to bring any alcoholic
beverages you may wish to enjoy.
Tipping the captain and crew
is customary and we are often asked what amount is appropriate.
While 10-15 percent is the standard response, we have seen
gratuities fall on either side of that. The captain and crew
work very hard - before, during and after each trip - so any
amount you feel comfortable giving will be greatly appreciated!