- We put the old Adventurous to the test the last 10 days! Lituya Bay and back!!! Home of the largest tidal wave in recorded history, Tony and Mary Beth Bos joined the Adventurous for a 10 day run to beautiful, Lituya Bay. Have a look at the captains log for photos and a report on the trip!
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Welcome Aboard the 56' foot C/V Adventurous - Charters from Sitka, Alaska
- The Adventurous
- Amenities Onboard
- Sitka WX Forecast
- What to Pack
Onboard Adventurous we have three guest staterooms with double bunks in each. Two restrooms, one with a full shower for your comfort. The Adventurous is capable of providing up to 1,500 gallons of fresh water daily. Our galley includes all household sized appliances. With a full washer and dryer onboard, and complete full stereo system, our clients will feel like home while underway. Should the need for an emergency phone call arise, Adventurous has a satellite telephone onboard.
Your safety is very important to us. The Adventurous is well equipped with survival suits for the crew and every guest onboard, should the need arise to use them. Additionally, the Adventurous is equipped with a life raft and emergency locator transmitter.
While at anchor, the Adventurous can safely transport a group to the beach with either a 14 foot 45HP jetboat or a 14 foot 15HP fiberglass skiff. Perfect for getting to that secluded fishing spot! Adventurous also carries onboard crab and shrimping gear, with hydraulic winch for pulling crab and shrimp pots.
It all adds up for our clients year after year. The Adventurous is a very capable comfortable and seaworthy vessel and we work hard to maintain her and keep it that way year after year.
Captain Travis Peterson and his crew invite you and your family or friends to spend five fun filled and exciting days aboard the beautiful 56 foot charter vessel Adventurous. Join them for a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan fishing experience you will never forget.
The Adventurous sails from Sitka, Alaska each Sunday for five days, from April until September of each year.
- Customized five day Southeast Alaska Adventure
- Experienced USCG licensed Captain
- Friendly and knowledgeable crew
- Exceptional cuisine prepared just for you
- Access to the most remote reaches of Southeast Alaska
- Halibut & Salmon fishing (salt and/or freshwater)
- Light tackle & sensational fly fishing opportunities
- Fresh Dungeness crab and Alaska spot prawns
- Whale watching and glacier viewing
- All fish filleted, frozen, and packaged
Amenities onboard the Adventurous:
- Three double guest staterooms with double bunks
- Crew quarters
- Two restrooms: one full with shower, and one half.
- Comfortable salon with 6 person dining room table!
- Full galley including all household size appliances
- Full stereo system including Sirius radio
- Water maker providing up to 1500 gallons of fresh water a day.
- Two ten cubic foot freezers
- Full hydraulics including shrimp pot puller and boom for launching skiffs
- Full navigation and communication electronics to ensure safety
- Satellite telephone
- Live well for crab
- 110 volt power throughout the yacht 24 hours a day.
- 2400 gallon fuel capacity supplying ample range
- Crab and shrimp gear
- Top-notch fishing gear
- 14 foot, Svenson built, aluminum Jet boat with 45hp jet outboard
- 14 foot fiberglass skiff with 15hp outboard
You'll Cruise in Comfort with Us
The Adventurous is very capable of reaching those small bays and anchorages that most big cruise ships have to pass by. When we drop anchor for the evening, we'll be in a quiet bay with wildlife on the beach, and the sound of water lapping at the hull will make you sleep like never before. You'll awake each morning to another adventure filled day in southeast Alaska!
Packing list for your time aboard the Adventurous
Packing for a trip to Southeast Alaska can vary greatly pending the time of year and type of fishing. We have put together a couple of basic packing suggestions depending on the time of year and type of fishing you will be doing. Remember that we have an onboard washer and dryer and have the ability to do a couple of loads a day so you won’t need a lot of extra clothing for the week
Steelhead Season (April and May)
If you are early season steelhead fishing inclined, plan on cold to cool mornings and cool afternoons., lows below freezing and highs in the mid 40’s during the months of April and May. We do see some rain and snow this time of year so you need to be ready to fish in the rain, (we don’t stop fishing just because we're a little wet!) We do a lot of hiking on steelhead trips, loose fitting fleece clothing and a willingness to walk will equate to a better experience! Here is a short list of items you may want to bring along for your steelhead adventure in Southeast Alaska:
- GoreTex chest waders. We do a lot of walking and a lot of wading during steelhead season your best bet is a pair of Gore Tex chest waders.
- Poly Pro long underwear tops & bottoms - it can be pretty chilly during steelhead trips.
- Fleece or wool gloves, two pair preferably and a warm hat.
- Polarized glasses - because you'll be sight casting at times - Gotta see the fish!
- Fleece Outerwear - Pants and top. Stay away from cotton.
- Some relaxing clothes to wear on the boat.
- Digital camera. This always applies!
- We will provide you with all the terminal gear (flies, leader etc), but please feel free to bring your own rod. We generally fish 7 and 8 weight fly rods rigged with floating line. Our personal preference is Rio Steelhead line. My personal favorite steelhead rod is the Sage Z-Axis 11’ 8wt switch rod.
- Flies, Wow we use a lot of different patterns and will provide you with flies, but if you choose to tie or bring flies; egg patterns, leaches and yarn bugs all work well!
Spring and Summer Fishing, Mid May thru August
Trip weather and conditions can vary greatly during this time of year. Temperatures are generally cool during the summer expect day time highs of 60 degrees although we do occasionally see 70 degrees. Nights are cool, but not cold (around 45 degrees). Rain? Yes, Southeast Alaska is considered a rainforest and averages over 100 inches a year, plan on seeing some rain. As for the rest of expectations; Southeast Alaska is a wildly diverse place were the ocean meets the mountains you will be aboard the number one charter boat in Alaska anything interesting can happen. That said, there are some basic items we recommend that bring along to make your trip more pleasurable:
- Onboard laundry facilities are available and we do a couple of loads a day so you don’t have to bring your whole closet of clothes for the week!
- Tee shirts and long sleeve fleeces work great! You will also need some type of outer shell to cut wind and light rain.
- Footwear: tennis shoes and leather shoes are fine, but when we are fishing from the Adventurous we're cleaning the deck constantly, so rubber boots are recommended.
- Rain gear is not a necessity as you can always step in out of the rain when fishing from the Adventurous, but it will keep you dry while reeling in a fish and whale watching. If you have rain gear bring it, if you don’t you might invest in a a light waterproof shell you can use elsewhere.
- Throw in a pair of shorts and swim suit; we will hope to see warm weather and maybe even have a chance to take a dip in a natural hot spring.
- Pack the Digital camera and plenty of memory card space, We have 120 volt power to charge camera batteries, (don’t forget the charger).
- Speaking of 120 volt power, every stateroom has it so if you have need to plug in breathing machines - pack em! You are guaranteed to see things that will take your breath away anyways!
September and Late Season Stream Fishing
We are back to the streams and smaller water in September. September is a transition month in Southeast Alaska and the weather can do anything - sunny and warm to cool and windy. It is generally not as cold in September as our April steelhead fishing, but it will be cool. Refer to the summer time packing list and make sure you pack rain gear. You may also want to throw on the following items.
- Its wader time again! Pack the GoreTex chest waders!
- Gloves and warm hat are a must.
- Fishing gear, terminal gear, flies and leaders: We have both spinning and fly gear onboard, but if you would like to bring your own please do! I recommend 9 to 9.5 foot 7 and 8 weight fly rods. Rig your reels with the appropriate weight floating line and if you have an extra spool (or reel) rig it with an intermediate sinking line.