Your Invitation to Private Exploration
Come aboard your own private yacht, unpack your adventurous spirit and set out to watch whales breach and otters play among ancient glaciers and in quiet coves.
Our company was founded by Jeff Gorton who has over 30 years of experience navigating the beautiful waters of the Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska.
You will board the Sea Mist at one of our many ports of call and get acquainted with the captain and crew. After a welcome cocktail and tour, the adventure begins. Each trip is unique and tailored to our guests.
Jeff Gorton, Captain
With Captain Jeff Gorton at the helm, you will always have “locals only” access to some of Alaska’s greatest hidden gems.
A lifelong Alaskan, Jeff has been navigating these waters for decades. He started his ocean career at a young 15 years old, running local boats and working at local lodges. He purchased his first ocean vessel five years later, spending the next two decades cruising around the Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska. Jeff is a recent retiree who worked in the North Slope oil fields for 15 years. During his career, he would spend his two weeks on the oil fields working and his two weeks off boating. Over the course of time, Jeff has led various river floating trips and fishing charters. He currently holds a 50-Ton USCG Master’s License and is both CPR and First Aid certified.
Born in Montana, Jeff moved to Alaska at just six months old and has lived in Anchorage ever since. As a father of three hardy Alaska boys, 22,19,14, he has instilled a love for the sea and encouraged the lessons of living outdoors through hunting, fishing, snow-machining and working on their cabin.
Kate Boudreau, Crew Member
Kate was born in Olalla, Washington along the Puget Sound where she spent the first 10 years of her life developing a strong sense of adventure. After years of moving around the West Coast she moved with her mother and sister to Atlanta, Georgia where she attended high school and university. Kate has worked in restaurants and hotels gaining skills in hospitality as well as developing her skills as a freelance photographer. Shortly after graduating with her Bachelor’s in Advertising and Photography, Kate decided that she really wanted to begin a career in the yachting industry and has now been thriving in it for 4 years. She works hard and loves learning new things. In her free time, Kate enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and being in good company.
Matthew Malczewski, Chef
Originally from Rhode Island and now based out of Miami, Chef Matt may be new to Alaskan waters, but has been working and exploring destinations near and far since 2003. He caught a glimpse of world travel and adventure while finishing his studies in cultural anthropology at James Cook University. Matt went on to become a PADI scuba instructor, crew member, photographer, and chef throughout various areas of the world. He has a passion for experiencing the authentic cultures of the destinations he visits and uses these unique influences to inspire his cuisine.
Chef Matt’s culinary career has been his focus for the last seven years and led him to become a proud graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2016. His passion for boating led him to opportunities on superyachts that have taken him to Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, the South Pacific and now the Pacific Northwest. Over the years he has worked with a variety of cuisines and has designed menus for nearly every type of diet and creative craving. Guests are welcome in the galley and are encouraged to ask him about his cooking. He loves sharing insights about the recipes and his travel stories that have made them what they are today. You may even get him to give you the secret to what makes his famous cookies so delicious. He’s always looking for volunteer sous chefs to help him by trying sauces or the fillings for desserts, so do not be shy! Get ready for a tantalizing culinary journey catered to your taste buds that will make cruising thru the incredible sites of your trip a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.