North West America

North West America

North West America

San Francisco Bay is rich with big-ticket yacht charter attractions. In addition to Angel Island, with its easy anchorages and beautiful views, the Golden Gate Bridge is a major highlight. The vibrant yachting destination of Sausalito is a gentrified, boutique-rich hub with great bay views and an elegant alfresco café culture. And further inland, a stop at Benicia brings easy access to the vineyards and wine tours that have made the Napa Valley so famous.

Out in the bay, Alcatraz, the infamous island-prison known for its incarceration of high-profile prisoners like Al Capone, is a fine attraction, but perhaps the greatest draw of all is Fisherman’s Wharf – a charming 19th century waterfront, built to cater for prospectors but now home to seafood restaurants, bars and sunbathing sea lions. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to fancy a trip inland to the magical Yosemite National Park : a memorable detour !

The British Columbia coast offers the untamed nature that will take your breath away, interspersed with beach towns, fishing villages and welcoming wilderness lodges. The region offers so much to explore: the warm, hospitable Salish Sea, breathtaking Yoho National Park, mazes of islands, fjords and channels, or the open coasts of Vancouver Island West and Haida Gwaii.

British Columbia’s unparalleled network of coastal marine parks and protected areas ensure any superyacht charter on site with abundance of whales, seals, otters, grizzly and black bears and the oafish moose. Whales breach nearby, grizzlies vie for ocean bright salmon and eagles soar and dive. For fishing lovers, British Columbia waters are some of the best fishing waters in the world!

From the Tongass National Park in the south to Glacier Bay in the north, a labyrinthine arrangement of fractured west-coast landmasses brings some spectacular Alaskan venues within reach of the charter yacht. The sheltered ‘Inside Passage’ winds its way between islands, fjords, bays and glaciers, past Ketchikan, Petersburgh, Admiralty Island and Hobart Bay to the pretty town of Haines. It’s a wonderful place to watch the eerie creep of ice sheets, to explore the silent shores by sea kayak or to fish for wild salmon in the icy streams.

For a taste of urban fun ‘Alaskan-style’, the capital city, Juneau, is accessible only by yacht or seaplane – and the popularity of this far-flung charter destination among cruise ships creates a magical blend of merrymaking and isolation. Top activity to do : observing brown bears fishing for salmon in Katmai National Park.

  1. A trip inland to the magical Yosemite National Park makes a memorable detour.
  2. The Napa Valley wine region is easily accessible by charter yacht.
  3. San Francisco city’s trams are America’s only moving National Monument.
  4. Sausalito is one of the bay’s most indulgent and upmarket destinations.
  5. Alcatraz, the bay’s island prison, remains the world’s most infamous jail.
  6. Of the United States’ 20 highest peaks, 17 are in Alaska.
  7. Lake Hood in Anchorage is the world’s busiest seaplane location.
  8. There are more than 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes in Alaska.
  9. Admiralty Island has North America’s greatest density of brown bears.
  10. Watch for ‘shooter bergs’, fired up from below the surface of LeConcte Glacier Kayakn next to the Mendenhall Glacier

Delivered during the Summer 2017 – and exclusively available through Imperial – this gorgeous 55m (180’5″) Amels superyacht for charter...