Auklet Charter Services est.1995
Custom boat charters throughout
Prince William Sound, Alaska

Whittier - Cordova - Valdez
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Marine Parks

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David and Annette Janka
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David and Annette Janka
Specializing in scientific research and natural history cruises
in and around Prince William Sound
all photographs by David Janka
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research   The Auklet regularly charters for a wide range of state, federal and private research and work projects throughout Prince William Sound and Southcentral Alaska.
Federal Procurement Ready.
DUNS, SAM & IPP registered.
Small Business - Duns #03971967 - Cage Code: Ø8ZL9
NAICS: 483114, 483212, 487210, 532411
Class Codes: V, 20
Auklet at dock


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Formerly a US Fish & Wildlife Service and Alaska Department of Fish and Game research and patrol boat the Auklet is 58' (17.7m) in length.
* US Coast Guard Documented Vessel *
* US Coast Guard 5 Star Safety Rating *

Powered by a single diesel engine the Auklet has a cruising speed of 10 knots with a full compliment of navigation and safety equipment, open deck space with hydraulic boom and block, gear storage space, accommodations for up to 6 passengers, separate crew and passenger's quarters, large desk in passenger's quarters, Zodiac skiff, bedding supplied and great food.

Need support for more than 6? Auklet Charter Services has successfully worked projects utilizing two vessels in collaboration with Montague Marine Research.

Groups we charter with include:  
  • Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova
  • Payne Environmental, CA
  • Research Planning Inc., SC
  • Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward
  • Kinnetic Labs, Anchorage
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage
  • US Geological Survey/Biological Resources, Anchorage
  • Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, Anchorage & Valdez
  • National Marine Fisheries Service/Auke Bay Lab, Juneau
  • US Coast Guard, Valdez
  • Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources/State Parks, Anchorage & Soldotna
  • US Forest Service, Cordova, Girdwood, Anchorage, Juneau & Corvallis
  • USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service, Anchorage
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Hazmat, Seattle
  • NOAA/Tides, WA & MD
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Cordova
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Anchorage
  • Nuka Research and Planning, Seldovia, AK
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Texas A&M University
  • Boston College
  • Hymet Inc., WA
  • Bristol Environmental, Anchorage
  • C-Core, Newfoundland
  • Michael L. Foster & Associates, AK
  • Littoral Ecological & Environmental Services, CA
  • Marine Research Specialists, CA
  • Tenera Environmental Services, CA
  • Coastal Resources Associates, CA
  • US Geological Survey, CA & VA
  • Sitka Science Center, AK
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research, MD
  • AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Anchorage
  • University of Alaska/Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks
  • Temple University, PA
  • University of AK Anchorage
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • University of CA, TX & WA
  • Neptune and Co., NM
  • GW Scientific, Fairbanks, AK
  • Northern Land Use Research, Fairbanks
  • ABR Inc., Fairbanks
  • North Gulf Oceanic, Homer
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Washington/Earth and Space Sciences
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Florida International University
  • Golder Associates Inc.

Film and media groups we have worked with:  
  • Anchorage Daily News, AK
  • Storie della Terra, Italy
  • Niebrugge Images, AK
  • Scott Dickerson Photography, Homer
  • Time Magazine, NY
  • Media Arts, WA
  • World Wildlife Fund, AK
  • Radio Canada, Montreal
  • BBC, UK
  • Paladin Invision, VA
  • KTOO TV, Juneau
  • Syntax Productions, Anchorage
  • The Film Crew Inc., CA
  • Daniel Zatz, Homer
  • Equator Creative Media, AZ
  • Chronicle of Higher Education, DC
  • Graphic Films, CA
  • Tokai TV, Japan
  • KTRK-TV, ABC ch. 13, Houston, TX
  • Dava Sobel, NY
  • Finnish Broadcasting Co., Finland
  • Greg Palast & Big Noise Films, NY
  • Deutschlandfunk, Germany
  • Catalog.Earth, New York
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The Auklet's routes 2018-21 highlighting our experience in Prince William Sound. Similar maps starting in 1992 available on request.

Auklet routes


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