Tours and expeditions in Prince William Sound
Sea-kayaking is an excellent way to tour around and enjoy the wilderness of Alaska. A good boat can carry a huge load, enough to enjoy gourmet meals for a week and have very comfortable camps.
Paddle quietly past calving glaciers and ice bergs. Find a secluded campsite on the beach or in the rainforest. Get up close and personal with wildlife (if they choose to get close to you!).
Prince William Sound is famous for it's excellent sea kayaking opportunities. It's numerous bays, coves and fjords offer access to lush rainforest, huge glaciers and abundant wildlife.
While the Sound is somewhat protected from big seas, paddling in Alaska with cold water, powerful winds off the glaciers and few other people nearby should be taken seriously. Just about anyone can enjoy sea kayaking but inexperienced paddlers should go with a qualified guide.
Plan a flexible schedule to allow for weather changes to control your schedule. A big part of safe paddling is knowing when to relax on the beach and stay off the water. Planning to be picked up by water-taxi may help your chances of completing your trip on schedule.
Easy access to Prince William Sound is via Whittier, just a short and spectacular drive from Anchorage; along Turnagain Arm, into Portage Valley and through a mountain.
June to late August is prime paddling season in Prince William Sound. Kayak rentals, water taxis and guided tours should be booked months in advance.
Prince William Sound Kayak Center is your complete outfitter since 1981. Rentals of top-quality fiberglass double and single kayaks and other gear you'll need for enjoying great Alaska sea kayaking. PWS Kayak Center
Exposure Alaska offers fully guided sea kayaking tours in Prince William Sound with all gear and gourmet meals
provided. Enjoy a week-long kayak expedition or combine paddling with ice climbing and backpacking for a challenging and
Exposure Alaska Kayaking
Lazy Otter Charters can quickly get you and your boats out of Whittier and into some of the best paddling areas
in Prince William Sound.
Lazy Otter Charters
Some of the wildlife found in Western Prince William Sound
Bald Eagles and a large variety of other sea birds, seals, sea lions, sea otters, orcas, humpback whales, porpoise, river otters, deer and black bear.
Patience and quiet paddling are important for sighting wildlife. Some animals are often heard before they're seen. On a quiet day listen for a splash or even the exhaled breath of a whale.
Give animals plenty of space and do not approach too closely, especially to otters or seals with young.