Hunting Aboard Alaska’s Premiere Yacht – MV Sikumi


What kind of boat are you headed out on? How well is the equipment maintained?

At Coastal Alaska Adventures we believe in having only the best equipment available for use on your hunt. From our custom 70 foot Expedition Yacht, the MV Sikumi to our smallest skiffs and shore boats, all are top notch and meticulously maintained.

Keegan has been running boats in SE Alaska for over 25 years, spending the last 16 years working on commercial fishing vessels. One thing you learn fast is that everything needs to be in proper working order. Your boat is not only your home and your hunt platform, it is your life line. We work hard for you on your hunt, and expect all of our equipment to do the same.

The 70-foot Sikumi was custom built expressly for service in Alaska by one of the Northwest most renowned ship builders, and while finished for luxury, it was built tough. Ever seen the Deadliest Catch? The Sikumi was built by the same builder as many of the vessel you see on this famous show about Alaska seas. Its sturdy lines make for a smooth safe ride in any seas, outperforming many vessels twice the size. While we rarely encounter rough seas of any kind in the summer, it is good to know you’re in a ship built for any conditions and that was constructed for exactly what we do. From the panoramic views at the galley table to the fully covered upper viewing deck, nothing was spared in creating a comfortable environment for our guest.

The interior of the Sikumi is well laid out and meticulously maintained. The vessel boasts four guest rooms, each with a queen bed, private bath and head, and optional fold down single bed for additional guest (most hunts booked as single occupancy, double by request). You will enjoy meals in the salon with a full view of the gourmet chef inspired galley and enjoy games and cocktails while relaxing in the living area while viewing the days photos at the computer station.

Everything on the MV Sikumi is meticulously maintained. Our engine room is in fine working order, with redundant systems for nearly everything. The rest of the vessel is well maintained and continuously upgraded. From new windows and carpet to paint and stain the boat is always undergoing maintenance. We have incorporated many of the features found on big, sturdy Alaska commercial fishing vessels into the boat, giving it added durability and ability to work in tough Alaska environments. If something even looks like it might break it is either replaced or repaired. To coin a phrase from GM, we are “professional grade”.

We use smaller skiffs to access shore lines and cruise beaches in search of animals. We currently use 16 foot Crestliners, welded aluminum skiffs with 40 hp Yamaha 4 stroke motors. After years on the sea I have found these to be some of the best boats made to handle SE Alaska. They are very safe and seaworthy, foam filled and unsinkable. The outboards are serviced regularly, and are traded in on new ones every couple of years to insure reliability. We bring spare small outboards on all hunts in case of problems, though we have never had to use one. Other small boats may be used as well depending on weather and hunting area.