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BEAR PAW Yacht Description

Welcome aboard our 90’ steel hull custom built expedition Charter Yacht M/Y Bear Paw serving the San Juan Islands, Washington State to the South East Alaskan waters. M/Y Bear is launching for service in 2023 out of Friday Harbor, WA and will be doing a relocation tour to Sitka by April 2023. M/Y Bear Paw is focused on showcasing all that the Pacific Northwest and South East Alaska has to offer. Spring brings in the herring run which attracts hundreds of whales and thousands of birds to the Sitka area and beyond, appropriately known as a photographer’s paradise. Early summer brings out the waking Brown Bears and the King and Chum salmon runs begins. Sitka, Alaska, boasts to have one of the strongest King Salmon runs in the state. Late summer leading in to fall, the bears are fluffy and well fed with the continuation of King, Sockeye, Chum and Coho salmon runs that attract various other species whom all capitalize on this annual event. There is no set schedule and the vessel can go in to places that large cruse ships cannot go. This is a personalized experience depending on the guests needs, interests and activity level. An elevator is available to serve all three decks on board for any guests with limited mobilities. A wide range of activities like hiking, kayaking, beachcombing, fishing and setting shrimp and crab pots for the daily catch is a way of life. To sit back, relax and enjoy a book, or watch the shorelines go by while underway……you will birdwatch and find countless species like sea and river otters, humpback whales, orcas whales, porpoises’, stellar sealions, harbor seals, bald eagles, hummingbirds and we will discover some local natural hot springs too!

Offered by DMA Yachting, the breathtaking charter yacht BEAR PAW is a 90 ft motor yacht featuring a hot tub. The most attractive features of BEAR PAW are her well-chosen interiors and inviting socializing areas. BEAR PAW spends the season in Antarctica. She was completed by a custom yachtbuilder in 1967. A well-done refit was completed in 2011. The ingenious yacht layout features 3 cozy cabins and comfortably accommodates up to 6 guests.

BEAR PAW is classified as a superyacht. The roomy aft deck, continues to the meticulously composed main saloon. The main saloon is a gathering space that is well-equipped and inviting for meaningful conversations and offers a range of entertainment options.

3 tasteful cabins are purposefully laid out to allow for comfortable access and private setting.

Accommodation

This is a luxury expedition charter vessel like no other. Spacious king size walk around staterooms with luxury cotton linens and ensuite heads with stand-up showers is an eyebrow raiser to say the least. No one stateroom outshines the other and are fairly equal. A two-person elevator is available for guests whom have limited mobility. There is no off-limit area for guests who have limited mobilities. Ceiling height is 7’ throughout and the interior is immaculately adorned with mahogany woodwork and high-end furnishings. Relax and allow your crew to take care of you

All walk around king staterooms with dry heads.
60"TV
7' head room throughout
Bar, electric recliners + electric sofa
KVH TV subject to subscription, but not reliable in Alaska due to being far north
20' Boston Whaler Outrage tender

Captain Only

<p><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MOTHERSHIPPING SERVICES</span><br /></strong></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">$4,000 PER DAY FOR UP TO 8 GUESTS</span><br />Bear Paw is never underway but positioned at a predetermined location, near or in Sitka Harbor. Tender services provided from shore to vessel.<br /><br /></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Will sleep up to 8 but note, there is 3 king sized staterooms, additional bedding can be provided using the same three staterooms. Up to the guests to determine their sleeping arrangements within their staterooms.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">All meals are included, beer and wine included. Hard Alcohol is not included, as per Alaska State Law</span></p>

What is the cabin arrangement of BEAR PAW?

  • 3 Master cabins

BEAR PAW

  • Weekly price:
    $36,000 - $46,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 90'
  • # of Guests: 6
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Crew: 3
  • Builder: Custom Built
  • Consumption: 9.5 US Gall/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 8kts
  • Max. Speed: 12kts
  • Built Year: 1967
  • Refit: 2011

BEAR PAW Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 72,000$ to 92,000$ 14,400$ to 27,600$ 86,400$ to 119,600$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 36,000$ to 46,000$ 7,200$ to 13,800$ 43,200$ to 59,800$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 18,000$ to 23,000$ 3,600$ to 6,900$ 21,600$ to 29,900$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
36,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 18,000$
1 day charter 6,000$ to 9,200$ 1,200$ to 2,300$ 7,200$ to 11,500$ Please inquire, the possibility/availability of a 1 day charter needs to be verified.

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $36,000

High season rate: $46,000

ALASKA RATES
APRIL - SEPTEMBER
All meals are included, beer and wine included. Hard Alcohol is not included, as per Alaska State Law
7 NIGHTS (TRADITIONAL)  4 PAX $42,000   5 PAX $44,000   6  PAX $46,000
4 NIGHTS (POPULAR)  4 PAX $26,000   5 PAX $27,400   6  PAX $28,800
2 NIGHTS (MINIMUM)  4 PAX $14,000   5 PAX $15,000   6  PAX $16,000


WASHINGTON STATE/SAN JUAN ISLANDS (Coming soon, currently not accepting bookings)
SEPTEMBER - MARCH
All meals and drinks are included. Preference sheet to be provided by guests.
7  NIGHTS (TRADITIONAL)  4 PAX $36,000   5 PAX $38,000   6  PAX $40,000
4 NIGHTS (POPULAR)  4 PAX $20,000   5 PAX $21,400   6  PAX $22,800
2 NIGHTS (MINIMUM)  4 PAX $8,000   5 PAX $9,000   6  PAX $10,000

REPOSITIONING VOYAGE
14 DAY MINIMUM - EARLY SEPTEMBER 2023
The repositioning voyage will go south again to head back to Washington State. This is the most highly desirable “trip of a lifetime” to do the Inside Passage down the beautiful British Columbian coastline as we visit multiple harbors along the way. This will include time in the Broughton’s, Desolation Sound, many Gulf Islands and Victoria, BC before disembarking at an agreed port in Washington State. This is a minimum 14 day trip and custom priced, please inquire within. This is also the crews’ favorite voyage so it’s important to take the time to enjoy it all!!


 

ALASKA RATES
APRIL - SEPTEMBER
All meals are included, beer and wine included. Hard Alcohol is not included, as per Alaska State Law
7 NIGHTS (TRADITIONAL)  4 PAX $42,000   5 PAX $44,000   6  PAX $46,000
4 NIGHTS (POPULAR)  4 PAX $26,000   5 PAX $27,400   6  PAX $28,800
2 NIGHTS (MINIMUM)  4 PAX $14,000   5 PAX $15,000   6  PAX $16,000


WASHINGTON STATE/SAN JUAN ISLANDS (Coming soon, currently not accepting bookings)
SEPTEMBER - MARCH
All meals and drinks are included. Preference sheet to be provided by guests.
7  NIGHTS (TRADITIONAL)  4 PAX $36,000   5 PAX $38,000   6  PAX $40,000
4 NIGHTS (POPULAR)  4 PAX $20,000   5 PAX $21,400   6  PAX $22,800
2 NIGHTS (MINIMUM)  4 PAX $8,000   5 PAX $9,000   6  PAX $10,000

REPOSITIONING VOYAGE
14 DAY MINIMUM - EARLY SEPTEMBER 2023
The repositioning voyage will go south again to head back to Washington State. This is the most highly desirable “trip of a lifetime” to do the Inside Passage down the beautiful British Columbian coastline as we visit multiple harbors along the way. This will include time in the Broughton’s, Desolation Sound, many Gulf Islands and Victoria, BC before disembarking at an agreed port in Washington State. This is a minimum 14 day trip and custom priced, please inquire within. This is also the crews’ favorite voyage so it’s important to take the time to enjoy it all!!


 

Price Terms

Inclusive

BEAR PAW Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Nude: Yes
Books: library
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Water Maker: yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: yes
Board Games: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
Smoking: Yes, aft deck only
Crew Smokes: Inq
Children Ok: Yes
Generator: 2 x 30KW
Inverter: yes
Voltages: 120v

Specifications

Tube:
Guests: 6
Maxspeed: 12kts
Draft: 10
Cruising Speed: 8kts
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 1967
Turnaround: 24
Cabins: 3
King: 3
Queen:
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 6
Basins: 7
Heads:
Electric Heads: 7
Jacuzzi:

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 2 x 30KW
Cruising Speed: 8kts
Max Speed: 12kts

Layout

Layout of BEAR PAW

More Specifications

Flag: USA
Homeport: Sitka Harbor, Alaska
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 0
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Inquire
Rods: 12
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 20'
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks 2 Pax: 2
Dinghy Hp:
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 10
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder: Swim Step
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Kneeboard:
Windsurfer:
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Scurfer:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Paddleboard:

Other Entertainment

Yacht is wheelchair accessible, but does not meet ADA requirements. Please inquire for more info.

Crew

Crew Information

Captain: Bill West

Bill grew up hunting, fishing and flipping hot rods in Montana. One day a friend invited him to go Sailing on Flathead Lake, Montana and life has never been the same since. Yearning for more, his two young boys and wife headed to the Caribbean to a newly purchased sight unseen sailboat to give the cruising lifestyle a whirl. Turning wrenches, doing marine mechanical repairs supported his family over the next 14 years travelling on various boats, later doing the Pacific side of the USA doing the Columbia River and eventually settled in to San Juan Island, Washington State so the sons’ would be involved in sports and finish high school. Having an established business doing marine repair, Bill also operated the Vessel Assist fleet (Now called Boat US) for the San Juan Island territory working closely with the USCG on search & rescue and salvage operations. You can imagine the tall tales of such operations and miles travelled, Bill is a story teller. Lots of bold moves and close calls in that line of business.

Remarried in 2014 to Chrystal, Bill returned to the Caribbean to operate charter boats together. Hurricanes Irma & Maria steered Bill and Chrystal to return to their roots back to the Pacific Northwest and return to their 57’ sailing ketch. Alaska has always been on the bucket list so they untied the lines in 2019 for Alaska and now call Sitka, Alaska home. Back to the land of hunting and fishing, Alaska has provided and become home under the northern lights. It is customary to raise a drink with good company for sundowner’s and raise a little yee-haw and hell-yah!!! Alaska and the Pacific Northwest lifestyle on a boat is incredible and Bill is keen to share his world with you…..especially on Bear Paw!!

Chrystal spent her youth playing billiards and managing a lighting showroom in Victoria, BC Canada. Her passion for the ocean began with her first 16’ power boat at age 20, to use as a Gulf Island hopper for the weekend get aways, packing a tent to pitch under the apple trees at Port Browning, Pender Island to enjoy the live music. Three upgraded boat later, expanding her cruising grounds, solo handed, she met Bill in Friday Habor, Wa and soon married, on a yacht of course! The shared dream of sailing away in to the sunset on a path to anywhere was the plan!! Chrystal does admit power boats are better……you never miss a happy hour destination that way! Especially when your island hopping!!

Food is Chrystal’s passion. Hands down, the reason for living. Accompanied with good company and fine drink, life doesn’t get any better. Her casual approach to dining is inclusive and your welcome to hang out in the galley!! Chrystal has taken a special interest since being in Alaska in smoking salmon. This is a perfect opportunity for guests to learn how to smoke your own fish if your out there catchin it!! Chrystal is happy to accommodate dietary needs and likes to cook from scratch…….not a box!! Homemade breads, BBQ’, fresh caught fish and smoked meats are Chrystal’s favorite items to share with guests.

Chrystal also holds a USCG license, complimenting Bill’s license which makes them a formidable team. Combined, Bill and Chrystal know the San Juan Islands’ and Gulf Islands’ thoroughly and have spent the last 3 years discovering what SE Alaska has to offer. Thousands of miles covered together and more to discover. Bear Paw is a dream come true and awaits new friends to join.

**BEAR PAW will operate with a crew of 3, and 4 upon request.

Menu

 


Salads and Soups


Classic Caesar
With parmigiano-reggiano and white anchovies


Blue Cheese Wedge
Iceberg lettuce wedge with dolcelatte blue cheese and gala apples, sprinkled with candied pecans and smoked Canadian bacon bits


Alaskan Seafood Chowder
With clams, black cod, smoked salmon, Yukon Gold potatoes, cream and center cut bacon


Dungeness Crab Bisque


Charcuterie board and Smoked Salmon Platter


French Onion Soup


 


Lunch Options


Halibut Tacos
Fresh wild Alaska halibut tacos served avocado aioli, baked sweet potato fries and grilled corn on the cob


Spicy Prawn Mac and Cheese
 topped with arugula salad


The Alaska Crab Melt


King Crab layered on toasted house-made sourdough bread
with artichoke hearts, red bell pepper and grated lemon zest


Wagyu Cheeseburgers in Paradise
Need we say more??


Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad
Served seared rare with lemon tarragon vinaigrette, Kalmatta olives


 


Dinners


Alaska King Crab
Fresh Alaska king crab with drawn butter, yukon golds and corn on cob


Herb-Crusted Lamb
Rack of lamb with Dijon and herb crust, red roasted fingerling potatoes and bacon blue brussels.


Lemon-Chive Sockeye Salmon
Freshly caught Alaska sockeye salmon, simply grilled with a lemon chive blanc and seasonal grilled veggies.


Filet Mignon
USDA dry-aged prime filet mignon with a demi-glace and classic béarnaise, fully loaded mashed potatoes and asparagus


Crab-Stuffed Halibut
Crab and macadamia-stuffed Alaska halibut with herbed batsami rice.


Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Jerk Style
Served with jasmine rice and seasonal veggies


 


Desserts


Wild Blueberry Tart
Wild Alaska blueberry tart with lemon zest, served with iced vanilla cream custard


Cherry Chocolate Cake
Warm double chocolate cake with port wine and infused cherries, served with French vanilla cream


Baked Peach Puff
Puff pastry topped with thin-sliced peaches, baked and served crispy, topped with fresh Alaska berries and vanilla gelato


Crème Brûlée
Classic crème brûlée with Alaskan Salmonberries, when in season!


I Love Lemon Parfait
Rich lemon pie custard reinvented in champagne flutes

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