Auklet Charter Services est.1995
Custom boat charters throughout

Prince William Sound, Alaska

Whittier - Cordova - Valdez
Chugach National Forest
Alaska Marine Parks

picking berries
David and Annette Janka
glacier ice
Photo by Karl Becker
Specializing in scientific research and adventure cruises
in and around Prince William Sound
Photographs © by David Janka
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David and family

Auklet Charter Services is a family owned and operated small business run by year-round residents of Prince William Sound.

Living here for over 30 years we bring real experiences to our interpreting the varied aspects of Prince William Sound.


photo by Buck Meloy


Owner/operator, David Janka has been working with research projects, environmental issues and living close to the natural world of Prince William Sound for over 30 years. A multi-disciplined naturalist, David is able to interpret the natural world in an easy to understand manner based on real experience and his extensive resource library aboard the Auklet.

Captain David
Captain David Janka

photo by William R. Reckert

David is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed skipper and trained in CPR, First Aid, Hazwopper, Survival Equipment Procedures and Onboard Drills.
The Auklet is a U.S. Coast Guard 5 Star Safety Rated vessel.

We have been running the Auklet since 1992 and started Auklet Charter Services in 1995.

Our working backgrounds also include scientific research and environmental work, salmon hatcheries, remote field operations, photography, theater, music and recreation.

photo by Annette Janka

2013 annual boatyard maintenance, Valdez, Alaska.
walking in the forest
Thanksgiving 2016
photo by Martin Getzendanner

Auklet Charter Services is a State of Alaska, City of Cordova, Whittier and Valdez licensed business.

We hold a special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service for guided hiking within the Chugach National Forest and a commercial use permit with the State of Alaska for activities within the Prince William Sound State Marine Parks.

Auklet Charter Services is a member of the Cordova and Whittier Chambers of Commerce and the Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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photos by Holly and David

Holly, Chris, Fenris, Kairos and Nimue Steere
San Diego, CA. Dec. 2015
Holly and the grandkids moved to Chugiak, Alaska in May 2016. Chris will be joining them soon after finishing up with the Navy

Nimue Ruth Catherine Steere
Born Oct. 19, 2015
on Holly’s 30th birthday!
Brenna Janka with Curtis Motter and our boat dog Leena.

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