Size / Year Built / Builder
65.0 Ft / 1973 / Custom Built Aluminum Cutter
Welcome aboard Snow Goose: A 65’ Motor Vessel offering All-Inclusive Private Charters in south east Alaska for up to 12 people. Snow Goose has access to more remote areas which are inaccessible by larger ships. With more than 13 years of charter experience, the owner is able to receive the necessary permits for entrance into popular locations such as: Glacier Bay, and Anan Creek Bear Reserve. Enjoy nearly 24 hours of daylight while watching bubble net feeding by humpback whales or kayaking along the glaciers!
6 cabins each with 2 twin beds. 2 full sized bathrooms for guests.
2 FCC certified VHF radios
Satellite Phone Onboard
The Snow Goose is one of the few United States Coast Guard Inspected Vessels of its size. To carry a USCG Certificate of Inspections, the Snow Goose is required to pass annual inspections and follow stringent guidelines to ensure the safety of all passengers. This added insurance goes beyond non-inspected vessels, allowing us to carry up to 42 passengers with the added protocol required.
16 USGS approved Solas Survival Immersion Suits
3 life rings
1 horseshoe life ring
42 Type I Personal Flotation Devices
16 Type III Personal Flotation Devices
Halon fire suppression system
Coast Guard Approved First Aid Kit
4 hand held VHF radios
2 FCC certified VHF radios
16 cubic foot all-fridge
The galley of the Snow Goose is open to the main salon
The salon has ample outlets and seating for 16
The wheelhouse has a table and seating for 4 passengers
She has a swim step for easy loading/offloading
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Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
Dan Liden SKIPPER & OWNER
A graduate of Environmental Education, Dan has interpreted the environment as a naturalist in Baja, Maine, Puget Sound, and Alaska for 14 years. After teaching math and science in the classroom for 10 years he combined his skills and purchased the Snow Goose. As captain and owner, Dan continues his love for education with students and adults by operating the Snow Goose in the Puget Sound and Alaska. He has been the owner operator for 13-years the Snow Goose.
Jason Frankle: 1st Mate
Growing up in the competitive world of skiing and snowboarding-Jason took an early interest in adventure sports. Upon relocating from Bellingham, WA to Belize-Jason first learned to sail and eventually became a catamaran charter captain in Belize for 4 years. When he returned back to Bellingham, WA he obtained his 100ton license and began working on Snow Goose in 2016. Never one to stay in 1 place too long, he now resides in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands and works as 1st mate on Snow Goose for part of the season. When not on charter, he is passionate about all types of fishing, kiteboarding, downhill mountain biking and dirt bike riding.
Phil Mulligan: 1st Mate & Chef
Phil has always enjoyed the art and creativity of cooking and loves to share that passion with others. Working with local foods as a sous and executive chef, Phil established restaurant and farmer relations all over the country. As a cook on Alaskan charters, Phil enjoys sharing his talents with guests from all over the world.
Phil felt right at home spending summers on a boat in Southeast Alaska, so after two years as a cook on the Snow Goose he obtained his Captain’s License in 2014 and transitioned into the role of First Mate.
Rj Rex: Naturalist
RJ grew up in Minnesota. There he earned a degree in classical guitar performance while working part time as a naturalist for the parks. Then he moved to Washington to explore the Cascade Mountains via hiking boots and backcountry ski.
Now he has an Earth Science teaching endorsement and works for a variety of outdoor education programs, including the Snow Goose Marine educational program. He knows all the details of the Snow Goose that make her operate smoothly and is always ready for an adventure.
Molly Elder: Naturalist
Molly spent her early years swimming in the salty surf and rowing around the craggy coasts of Maine. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Environmental Education with a focus on Marine Ecology. She's worked aboard the Snow Goose as a Marine Science Educator in Bellingham since 2011 and has been part of the Alaska program since 2015. She enjoys foraging for wild foods and medicines, kayaking in San Juan Island sunsets, rafting the wild waters of the Western United States and just simply plucking on her ol' banjo. The Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea will always hold that feeling of home, but Alaska is most certainly her home away from home. She is looking forward to exploring the wings, tails, fins, paws, flowers, foliage, gills and thrills of Southeast Alaska with you!
Bethany Hasper: Naturalist
Alaska’s wilderness holds a special place in Bethany’s heart. Since visiting as a young girl, she always knew she would return. After obtaining a degree in Environmental Education from Western Washington University, she packed up her car and moved to inland Alaska, to the wilds of Denali. Since then, she has moved back to the Pacific Northwest, but returns to Alaska yearly to explore, share and inspire others to love this amazing place. Bethany cannot wait to give all those who join her aboard the Snow Goose a truly spectacular experience in Southeast Alaska while teaching about its remarkable flora and fauna.
*Please note: Snow Goose operates with a crew of 4 who do rotate throughout the season.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.