Alaska advanced adventures

Custom boat charters for hunting, fishing, & sightseeing.  we’ll make your trip something to remember.

Deluxe Guided Hunts

Trophy Hunts for the most sought-after game in Alaska with Alaskachallenge Guide Service.


fishing charters

Alaska’s home to some of the best ocean fishing you can ask for, and we will get you there in style.


Personal charters

Looking to see some of the most amazing scenery along with wild Alaska animals? Maybe you’re in need of transportation, either way, we’re ready when you are.


Hunt in style with our deluxe boat based hunts

Where and how you hunt can make a difference on the type of game you’re after but what also matters is the terrain and accommodations to you, the hunter. We offer two types of hunting experiences. Land or boat hunts. So what’s the difference? Our land hunts will take you to one of two of our hunting units depending on what game you’re after. That will be either Unit 21 or Unit 6. No matter which unit we will be hunting in you can expect comfortable sleeping accommodations as well as land and river-based transportation. Now if you are looking for something a bit different that still gives you a great hunting experience but prefer a bit more luxury then our deluxe boat hunt may be more to your liking with AlaskaChallenge Guide Service & Alaska Advanced Adventures you get the best of both worlds.

what to expect when you hunt with alaskachallenge guide service

Ray Krueger and Craig Hill are committed to providing the best hunting experience you can expect. Our deluxe boat hunts give hunters an amazing hunt in true alaska style.

services alaska advanced adventures offers

In one of the most sought after Alaskan locations


November through December would be open for boat transport deer hunts and fishing trips. Blacktail deer and all the many fish Prince William Sound has to offer this adventure can be personalized to each individual’s Alaskan Adventure. For guided hunts, Alaska Advanced Adventures recommends AlaskaChallenge Guide Service. We can blend the two adventures to offer both services if need be as well.
Four-day minimum blocks are available for reserve.

Custom Transporting (Drop Offs)

We will offer scheduled drop off and custom transport trips through July.

Personal Adventures (Sightseeing)

Sight seeing and custom Alaska Adventure Trips available to be personalized to each party’s preference through the month of July.

Fishing Charters

July and November through December we have available for transport fishing trips. Four-day minimum blocks are available for reserve.

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Adventure Awaits on the Arctic Spirit

Boat's Dimensions & Accommodations

The Arctic Spirit is 50ft long × 14ft wide. Tough enough to keep you safe in Alaska.

For Accommodation, she offers two cabins

Commons area amenities

Additional Features 

Safety and Construction

Navigating the waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound via a historic United States Coast Guard vessel restored with Invigorating Orange Dazzle Camo into an Alaskan Battleship is the best way to have a safe, unforgettable Alaska Adventure.

History of the Arctic Spirit

The Arctic Spirit has quite the history here in Alaska’s nautical past, and it began in Seward Alaska with the United States Coast Guard. This ship was built to take men who have bravely protected and rescued fishermen and sailors in these waters when no one else could go and bring them all home safely, and was given an Award for being the best of the three ships built that year.
After her service she was purchased by Ronald Mager, one of the two brothers who began Mager Marine Tours, which is still in business here in Alaska today. Ron and Russ Mager are old salts and they knew boats as well as how to sail the water. Ron, with his ship building expertise, added ten feet to the ship and improved and strengthened a vessel that was already built to handle the rough seas. She was christened The Little Ship. Then he and his wife Yelta had many years of adventures with her. He eventually sailed down the West Coast south through Panama before returning to Washington State where Alaska Advanced Adventures journey with the Arctic Spirit began.
After the purchase of the vessel and with Ron and Yelta’s blessings Alaska Advanced Adventures sailed her North, back home to Alaska, where Ron had always dreamed of returning her to.
Restoring and preserving history was made possible through the Little Ship and a little hard work for some Alaskan men.
The ship’s exterior was repainted by Advanced Painting in Hoona Alaska. Dazzle camo was actually used back in the day for missile defense. Before radar, the lookout had to guess the rate of speed and direction of a ship to fire an attack at. The abstract patterns and shapes made it difficult to tell the speed or even sometimes which direction the battleship was traveling and so difficult to hit.

what Our Clients Say

If you would like to know what a trip on our boat is like just take a look at our customer testimonials.