Murray and Phyllis Tate are proud to offer two special 4- or 5-day private artists’ cruises in Prince William Sound aboard the 52-foot Nuliaq with renowned art instructor Vladimir Zhikhartsev. Daily classes will include demos, onboard or offshore, as well as individual help. There will also be time for exploring & fishing depending upon the desires of group.  


DATES:  Trip #1: June 15 - 20 or 21, 2019    Trip #2: June 24 - 29 or 30, 2019


ITINERARY:  Arrive in Valdez on Saturday, June 15.  We will depart at 5 pm (earlier if everyone is there), have dinner and spend the night in a scenic bay on the Sound. For the next 4 or 5 days we will cruise to various bays and inlets to explore and paint the beauty of the Sound. On the 4-day trip expect to return to Valdez on Thursday morning, June 20 or for the 5-day trip on Friday morning June 21, 2019.  If someone needs to return the prior evening, we can do that, too.


Dates for the second trip will be (4 days) June 24 - 29 (morning) or (5 days) Jun 24 - 30, 2019 (return in morning). Our return schedule is flexible and depends upon the majority's wishes.


ROOM & BOARD: Two staterooms (1 w/double & single bunk and 1 w/Queen bed) with full baths.  The pilot house and salon tables can also be made into beds (1 queen & 1 king).  Artists should expect to share a stateroom and/or bed. You might want to team up with a friend who would like to make the trip with you. We provide all bedding and all meals which we try to keep light, nutritious and healthy (lots of seafood). We do serve desserts, but don't provide junk food or hard liquor.


COST:  Price for 4-day trip is $1860. per person.  The price for the 5-day trip is $2325.  A deposit of $1,000 due April 20, 2019 will reserve your space.  Balance is due upon boarding the boat. Refund is available if you cancel AND we fill your spot.  


COMMUNICATIONS: Cell service throughout the Sound is spotty.  In an emergency we can go out to where a signal is available. In the bays where we anchor at night we typically do NOT have cell service.  We have plenty of outlets for charging your electronics.


REGISTRATION:  Fill out the form at the bottom of Page 2 indicating your preference and return it with your deposit.  


If you have ANY questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and answer any questions you may have.  






Text or call (907) 699-1025 (Phyllis' cell) or (907) 458-8283 (Tate house).  

Your Alaska-born captains, Murray and Phyllis Tate hold USCG Merchant Marine Officer licenses and have decades of experience cruising throughout the 3500 miles of coastline, bays and inlets that constitute beautiful

Prince William Sound, Alaska.


Murray is a Civil Engineer and Phyllis is a pilot and watercolor artist.

Onboard or onshore demos

Typically June is the driest month Temperatures range from 55 to 75 degrees. Windbreakers are advised for afternoon breezes.

Meals are served family style. We provide all meals and some dinner wine.

We need to know before we leave Valdez if you have any special dietary requirements.

Please return the below REGISTRATION FORM

along with your check made out to:

                       Phyllis Tate, PO Box 71027, Fairbanks, AK 99707


Art Questions:   Call/text:  (907) 699-5588

Boat Questions:               Call/text:  (907) 699-1025


NAME: _____________________________________

HOME ADDRESS____________________________


CELL: _____________________


DIETARY NOTES:____________________________________


Please indicate your trip preference and which are your 1st and 2nd priority.  (We may need to juggle folks if two different length trips are selected for the same trip - we will always consult you first.)


                                     Priority                                                              Priority


TRIP #1: June 15-20 (4 Days) _____     or    June 15 - 21 (5 Days) _____


TRIP #2: June 24-29 (4 Days) _____     or    June 24 - 30 (5 Days) _____






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