8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND.

Our Prince William Sound charters depart from either Seward or Whittier, Alaska. You can leave Whittier by train or bus as with our Seward-based voyages. We are glad to help you streamline your arrival and departure – call or email with your questions.

Prince William Sound encompasses 3,800 miles of coastline, bounded to the east and north by the Chugach Mountains and to the west by the Kenai Peninsula. Commercially important for the fishing and oil industries, the sound is also prized for its abundance of marine and coastal life, its rain forest of Sitka spruce and western hemlock, and its glacier-studded landscape. The sound contains 150 glaciers including 17 tidewater glaciers, known for dramatically calving huge ice chunks into the sea.

More than 220 species of birds, 30 species of land mammals, and at least a dozen marine mammal species are found in the region. Bald eagles are plentiful along treetops and shorelines. Among the estimated 200,000 seabirds that summer in the sound are marbled murrelets, black-legged kittiwakes, and glaucous-winged gulls.
— ADFG

 

Here is a link to the ADFG website if you would like to read or study further.

 A remote hike in a remote inlet of remote Alaska. 

A remote hike in a remote inlet of remote Alaska. 

 

Sample Itinerary:

The first day we will depart the dock at twelve noon from the Whittier harbor, sailing east in Passage Canal where we will stay the night in a secluded anchorage.

The views are vast and diverse, showing deep icy fjords to the northeast and green lush islands to the south.

We will plan to sail no more then 6 hours per day in these protected waters, which leaves plenty of time for on-shore exploration, kayaking and relaxation.

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On the second day, we will make our way to Culross Island. Prince William Sound is home to many islands and fjords, each with their own flavor and scenery. Culross Island has great hiking and the fishing is also excellent. The next day, Knight Island will be our destination. It will be easy to spend two or three days here. Knight Island is a massive body of land which provides many protected and beautiful anchorages. We will explore some recent history here as well, hiking to abandoned mining camps and fish canneries from bygone days.

 

 There are still places where every beach is private...

There are still places where every beach is private...

From Knight Island, through days four and five, we'll venture out to even more remote areas - Icy Bay, home of Blackstone Glacier, and Jackpot Bay both being strong contenders for title of most picturesque spots in Alaska.

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Our strong steel hull and experience in the ice allows us to approach remote glaciers, in close proximity.

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On the sixth night we'll be poised to make the short ocean passage to Resurrection Bay. Some of the best whale watching occurs on this part of the journey. You'll get to see the Gulf of Alaska and gain an appreciation for the scope of the distances involved in travelling up here. 

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By the seventh night, everyone will be totally at home aboard the boat and completely immersed in the seascape wilderness. It's hard to imagine that this is the last night of the voyage. Our anchorage will be in the heart of Resurrection Bay. In the morning, we'll sail back to Seward, to say goodbye and take home great memories, having covered approximately 250 nautical miles of Alaska's wild coast.

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This trip can be customized to go from Seward to Whittier, or just from Whittier to Whittier. This is a one of a kind Alaska vacation!

 Back at the dock after great sailing days in Prince William Sound

Back at the dock after great sailing days in Prince William Sound

Pricing for your 8 day 7 night voyage.

Pricing is in U.S. dollars and includes all meals, harbor fees and fuel as well as private kayak/land excursion guide.  Does not include 7% borough tax.  Major credit cards are accepted.

2-4 Guests $19,460

5 Guests $24,325

6 Guests $29,190

If you would like more information, or to book this voyage please  through our online form. Or call us at 907-965-1900