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Address: 220 Bluefield Dr., Seward, AK 99664
Phone Number: 907-362-7763
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Description: Alaska Fjord Charters operates custom multi-day custom yacht cruises into...
Alaska Fjord Charters operates custom multi-day custom yacht cruises into Kenai Fjords National Park. It promises an Alaska that most will never see - for those with a spirit of adventure and flexibility. The Darby is outfitted with top of the line kayaks, a 16 ft skiff, and excellent fishing gear. Accommodations include a sheltered aft deck, bridge, pilot house, heated salon that converts to bunking and two heads with showers. She is tended by an experienced crew and CG licensed captain and accepts up to six guests.
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Experience of a lifetime. We are spoiled!!

OMG!! What a trip of a lifetime!! I knew when we booked a 3 day 2 night adventure on the Darby it would be special, but my wife and I had no idea it would be such an incredible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Northridge,CA
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

OMG!! What a trip of a lifetime!! I knew when we booked a 3 day 2 night adventure on the Darby it would be special, but my wife and I had no idea it would be such an incredible adventure. Bob, his daughters, and his wife all are part of the operation. On our trip in early July we had... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Captain Bob and his daughters (and wife too) have created the most incredible experience out into the Kenai Fjords National Park. A trip on the mighty Darby has so much to offer. Yeah, it's got all the beautiful scenery and all the cool wildlife stuff. All of the tours have that. But what "Bob's Pretty Good Charters" (our nickname for... More 

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Carry, NC
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a three day, 2 night trip on the Darby with Bob and Kenzie. We booked this trip hoping to have a unique experience in a beautiful Alaskan National Park. We left with unforgettable memories and two new friends. The Darby offers a Eco-tourism experience like no other. We had several bucket list things we wanted... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Let me first say I am a family member of the Barnwells so I suppose I am a bit biased...but I cannot resist writing a review and raving about the Darby. Last weekend, we did a short trip out to Thumb Cove and although it was short, we were able to get wildlife viewings, a hike to a glacier, and... More 

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Orlando
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We chartered a 3 night/4 day trip with Bob Barnwell and his daughter Kenzie. Unfortunately, the weather turned very rough, so we had to cut our trip to only a day and a half. We thoroughly enjoyed our short adventure. Bob and Kenzie are wonderful people that we felt right at home with. Kenzie was a gracious host and great... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

When it comes to the Kenai Fjords National Park you have two options: pile on a boat crammed with hundreds of other tourists for a few hours OR join the Barnwells on a personalized tour of the Kenai Fjords and sleep amongst looming glaciers. The Barnwells (Bob and daughter Mackenzie) hosted myself and three other family members for a three... More 

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We (2 couples) spent 5 nights on the Darby. It was a fantastic window into the Alaska most tourists don't get to see. Cruising the Kenai Fjords National Park, visiting glaciers, watching humpback whales breach and spout, sea otters play, puffins, seals, dolphins...a paradise for nature lovers. Captain Bob and his daughter McKenzie were a terrific team, tailoring hikes and... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We took an Alaskan cruise a few years ago and it fell short on delivering an authentic Alaskan experience. If you want to see the real Alaska, one that will leave you in awe and virtually speechless, charter the Darby for a least 3 days. My wife and I were in Alaska for 2 weeks and this was by far... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We spent three days, two nights out on the Darby with Bob and his daughter Alison, and it was the highlight of our Alaska trip. Fantastic animal sightings (orca, harbor porpoise, sea lions, puffins, sea otters), spectacular peak-surrounded coves with waterfalls coming down on all sides, glacier hikes and other great view hikes, and great sea kayaking. Bob knows how... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you are looking for a cruise ship type experience, the Darby is NOT for you. If you want to explore the Kenai fjords at your own pace, see tons of great stuff, fish for your diner, and do some hikes with no crowds or boatloads of cruise ship people, this is the trip for you. We went with two... More 

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