The sailing yacht Kaori is 125 foot Palmer Johnson sailing schooner that sleeps 9 guests in 4 cabins. She is uniquely capable to give you and your family a once in a lifetime sailing experience. This summer she is heading to Alaska's Inside Passage to explore the natural coves by way of kayak and skiff. Guests can catch sight of breaching humpback whales and hunting Orca pods while watching from the covered, heated flybridge while soaking in the hot tub with a glass of champagne.
Dine alfresco on the fantail while spotting nesting bald eagles. One of three dining areas aboard the Kaori , the fantail allows you to be in nature with all the comforts of being on a world class yacht. Sonos surround sound throughout and around the yacht will create a ambience and spirit that you will want to take home with you when you leave.
Our crew of 5 permanent crew will cater to your every need including a five star menus from our chef Ben who has trained in over 5 countries and loves to bring local fresh ingredients into every dish he makes. Our naturalist Lee will be able to track down any wildlife you are interested in catching sight of all while sharing with your family and friends her local knowledge of the indigenous people and their customs as well as the best places to kayak and hike to better see wildlife.
Go explore by kayak or skiff around boulder-sized icebergs that you watched calve off the glacier moments before and later have a cocktail made out of glacier ice that is a million years old.
This is truly a magnificent sailing yacht in a magnificent location and it will be without a doubt one of the most memorable and breathtaking trips of your life.
Call us or email us for more information about S/Y Kaori. You can reach our office at 1.941.914.1187 or Email Us. We’ll find a charter that fits your style, budget, and interests.
Sailing Captain Rob
Captain Rob's love of sailing started at a young age on the lakes near his home and has since taken him all over the world. From motor yachts to sailing yachts ranging in sizes up to 170' his experience is vast, and his knowledge is all encompassing from the helm to the engine room. He enjoys sharing his love of sailing with others and has many years teaching youth how to sail off the coast of New England, Maine, and Martha’s Vineyard. Captain Robert has had a very diverse career in the marine industry that includes crab fishing, marine and biological research on university vessels and catamarans in Hawaii.
Becca has been racing sailboats for 3 years and knows how to work as part of a team. She has her yacht master offshore and is currently working towards her commercial endorsement. She is an easy-going, dedicated shipmate and works incredibly hard. She is very versatile in her abilities on deck and interior.
Naturalist Lee Burrows
Lee first came to Alaska in 1995. She drove from California with her dog and her kayak, exploring Alaska from the Inside Passage to the Top of the World Highway in the Yukon. It was then that the nature of Alaska and her unique communities grabbed a special place in her heart. She has paddled with Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, walked the tundra with Polar Bears, Brown Bears, and shared a beach with Walrus!
Lee has been leading exclusive yacht expeditions in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska for over twenty years. Over that time, she has developed an intimate knowledge of the waters and wildlife of coastal Alaska, and desires to share knowledge of that wilderness with her passengers. Her presentations on wildlife and culture are both educational and enjoyable.
She has a deep connection and respect for the native culture in Southeast Alaska, and many contacts within the communities in the small villages and towns.
Lee has had the opportunity to work with over 25 Yachts: the Owners, Captains, and crews, and has loved every minute of it.