Prince William Sound is surrounded by the 14,000 foot snow-covered peaks of the Chugach National Forest that tower over this coastal wilderness. Shaped over millions of years by hundreds of glacier carved fjords and thousands of secluded inlets, opportunities for exploration are endless. The marine and terrestrial ecosystem is habitat for Humpback whales, Orca whales, Dall porpoise, salmon, Black and Brown bear, Sea lions, seals, otter, puffins, Bald eagles, and other wildlife. Protected from ocean swells by its fjords and barrier islands, the calm waters of Prince William Sound are ideal for cruising, wildlife observation, photography, and fishing.
We carry sea kayaks and an inflatable Zodiac skiff aboard for daily shore excursions including naturalist- led hikes through the moss and lichen draped spruce, cedar and hemlock forests, around peatland bogs, crossing salmon spawning streams, and up alpine meadows to vantage points overlooking spectacular glaciers and the snow-covered peaks of the Chugach Range.
There are many opportunities for sea kayaking in calm coves late into the Alaskan evening (no experience necessary) enabling us to explore the beautiful coastline and wildlife up-close. Our itinerary is flexible to take advantage of weather, wildlife sightings, and your special interests. Delicious meals are prepared by the crew including crab, shrimp and fresh fish that you catch! Overnights are aboard the MV Babkin.