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$489 for a Four-Hour Private Sailing Trip for Up to Six ($1,095 Value)
Under the command of an experienced skipper, one of Sailing, Inc.'s yachts slides out into the sparkling water of Resurrection Bay for a four-hour cruise. On the trip, up to six passengers relax on board, taking in the rugged scenery while the ship makes its way to secluded Thumb Cove, 7 nautical miles across the bay. Once there, of-age guests sip on wine or beer while enjoying a choice of vegetarian or omnivorous lunch options before heading back to port.
Crashing waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and breathtaking glaciers surround Resurrection Bay. Sailing, Inc., an instructional academy and member of the American Sailing Association, calls this slice of the Alaskan coastline its home. On the water, certified instructors teach beginners' to advanced courses, covering everything from navigating moderate sea conditions in basic keelboat classes to sailing past a boat's bedtime in nighttime advanced coastal cruising classes. The captains occasionally take breaks from instruction to charter sailing tours. On these excursions, wind sweeps through passengers' hair as they explore deserted coves or wait for the warm glow of a midnight sunset to turn the boat back into a pumpkin.