Northrop & Johnson’s three yacht ‘Alaska Collection’ is proving very popular with charter parties wanting something further up the adventure scale than traditional cruising areas.

The yachts are: Serengeti, a 39.6-metre Westport (chartering from $115,000 per week); Talos, a 37.2-metre Flagship (from $95,000 per week), and Ocean Pearl, a 30-metre Christensen (from $75,000 per week). “All three yachts are manned by extremely knowledgeable and professional crew, and each is well suited for families or couples looking to explore the ‘last frontier’. June, July and August are prime cruising times to view Alaska’s untouched wilderness and wildlife,” says N&J charter manager Amy Wachmann.

Northrop & Johnson's Alaskan adventures

Serengeti cruising the Alaskan coast

Serengeti, launched in 2002, benefits from a thorough 2014 refit and packs in a 34ft Regulator centre-console tender to explore the coastline and get close to nature. She sleeps ten guests, with a main-deck master. Creature comforts are taken care of with an upper-deck hot-tub. The yacht, incidentally, was originally owned by Johnny Carson.

Northrop & Johnson's Alaskan adventures

Talos among some floating ice

Also refitted in 2014 is Talos. Launched in 1993, the yacht benefits from a sundeck that can be enclosed if the weather turns. She sleeps eight guests in four staterooms. She has a garage full of tools to make your Alasakan adventure complete, whether you go whale watching, kayaking, halibut fishing or glacier hiking.

Ocean Pearl, launched in 1990, sleeps 11 guests with a sauna in the master cabin. Northrop & Johnson says that the forward sunpad area is “perfect for whale watching or sleeping under the stars”. Contact the company, or your charter broker, to hear more about Northrop & Johnson’s Alaskan adventures.