M/V Adak - Engineer's Quarters
This quarterberth is located off the Adak's salon near the the topside ladder. It offers an extra-long single bed, two small closets, and a wall-mounted electric heater. It is a cozy, comfortable space for one guest.
This listing provides one quarterberth of private space for a single guest and shared access to the head, galley, salon, and lower aft deck.
During the day explore Alaska’s most picturesque town. Downtown is about a mile walk from the harbor and the boat is .7 miles from the entrance to the docks. Take a hike, kayak, or just fish off the boat. (One of our clients caught a 30-lb. king salmon from the stern - conveniently right next to the barbecue.) Whatever your adventure may be, rest assured there will be instant hot water, a warm fire, and a cozy bed awaiting your return.
The period galley on the Adak is outfitted with a cast-iron wood-burning cookstove, freshwater sink, gas stove, range oven, and full-sized refrigerator.
Please note that a wooden vessel of this size and age requires constant attention and maintenance. We ask that guests notify us promptly of any problems that arise, or even anything that just seems strange, so we can make sure the M/V Adak is shipshape for the duration of your stay. Prospective guests should note that maintenance crew may board the board during the day to address guest and vessel needs as they arise.
The M/V Adak is located on the transient dock of Eliason Harbor - a 0.7 mile walk from the harbor parking lot. Our location on the outer edge of the docks provides guests with a stay in the beating heat of an active salmon trolling fleet - our neighbors include an ever-shifting array of trollers, seiners, gill-netters and long-liners, and fish processing tenders are often parked out in the channel. However, the long walk is not for everyone. Those unable or unwilling to walk the 0.7 miles down sometimes slippery docks, may better served by one of our more traditional, land based-listings: Finn Alley Stowaway or Finn Alley Raven's Nest.
The M/V Adak has passed all Coast Guard safety requirements for a sea-faring vessel as a well as review by the City and Borough of Sitka's Ports and Harbors Commission. However there are a number of quirks to be aware of as this is an antique vessel in a working harbor:
(1) The doorway into this berth is quite narrow.
(2) Getting on to the boat requires stepping up about 18 inches from the dock's bullrail to the ship's deck. The Harbor Master has allowed us to build steps to help guests climb aboard, but we are not permitted to fix them (or any other items) to the bullrail or dock.
(3) Depending upon the direction the wind blows, the vessel may occassionally be pushed away from the docks, creating a gap between the bullrail and the deck. Under windy conditions, this gap could require a large step outward to get on to the deck. This is due to the natural tightening of the lines from having a 300 ton vessel pulling and stretching them. Please notify us as soon as you notice a large gap. Unfortunately, is not safe for us to tighten the lines during periods of high wind, but we will tighten the lines as soon as conditons permit. This is a normal hazard of boat life and prospective guests should assess their capabilities before booking. Please do not attempt to tighten the lines yourself.
Other things to note
There may be other guests on the boat during your stay. All M/V Adak lodgings share the boat's salon, galley, and head (very small boat bathroom).
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
First Aid Kit
Long-Term Renters Welcome
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$72 / night||$72 / night||$403 / week||$1402 / month||3 nights||29 nights|
|October - AprilOct 01 2018 - Apr 30 2019||$47 / night||$47 / night||$263 / week||$775 / month||1 night||N/A|
|MayMay 01 2019 - May 31 2019||$67 / night||$67 / night||$375 / week||$1105 / month||3 nights||N/A|
|SeptemberSep 01 2019 - Sep 30 2019||$67 / night||$67 / night||$375 / week||$1105 / month||3 nights||N/A|
My stay was amazing! Upon arrival I was picked up from the airport and brought to the Adak. I was greeted with hospitality and given plenty of recommendations on what to do during my visit. They were nice enough to even bring me into town, and show me around which made the experience extra special. The Adak was perfect for my weekend trip and was such a unique experience 😊
Calming and Inspiring
If you want to experience a bit of Sitka’s fishing community, a stay on the Adak is for you. The views from the Captain’s Quarters of the boats all around you and the lush mountains in the distance and the light rocking of the boat is calming and inspiring. Read the description carefully because this is not a hotel but rustic tug.
Loved my stay!
Loved my stay on this beautiful boat. It was a ~20-30 minute walk to town and from there I walked to totem park. I so appreciated the airport pickup and drop off. I wish I could have stayed here longer!
Very Cool Boat!
Very cool boat, big and comfortable with wood stoves, a washer-dryer (!) and deck space to watch the sunset. Don’t miss it if you like classic boats or anything cool in general.
Best Place to stay in Sitka!
The Adak is a very special place. We were so glad to have found it--- the best place to stay in Sitka-- unique and beautiful!
Great spot with great view. Hosts were quick to respond and very accommodating