M/V Adak - First Mate's Quarters
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
Luggage Dropoff Allowed
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|
A perfect place to stay in Sitka if you love boats, harbor life and working with the weather. Walking you are about 45 minutes to central area of Sitka. A main grocery store is about 15 minutes from boat, quite close. There was another couple staying aboard with me in separate quarters, we shared the galley and head and I enjoyed having their company.
Beautiful & Historic
I can't say enough good about my stay on the boat. The boat is beautiful and historic. Cozy bedroom, full kitchen, hot showers and running water. The shared living space was a bit chilly, bring a sweater. They location can't be beat, Sitka is best seen from the water.
Absolutely Loved it!
Absolutely loved it all. First thing you’ll notice after reservation is requested is quick and professional communication. After finding the boat you walk into a very home styled cabin feel on the water. What was really warming though was the hospitality provided it was like I had arrived at a distant relatives (a nice one haha). If anyone or couple is to ask me where’s a good place to stay I’m going to direct them straight to the ADAK no hesitation.
Cozy and Comfortable
I stayed in the first mate cabin and enjoyed it. It’s super small the room, but it’s pretty cozy and comfortable. The bathroom/shower is what you would expect on a boat. One day cleaning person left a bunch things in the living room and Brenden had it taken care of right away. The Adak has a reasonable kitchen and common living room area which are both pretty nice. The ship itself is pretty , and it’s fun to go into the captain’s area with the wheel and everything, you get to see a nice view. Overall I enjoyed staying on the Adak.