Prince William Sound

Calving Glaciers, Abundant Marine Wildlife, and World-class Fishing

Located on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula and south of the Chugach Mountains, Prince William Sound is renowned for stunning mountain views, calving glaciers, abundant marine wildlife, and world-class fishing.

Most of the land surrounding Prince William Sound is within the Chugach National Forest, the second largest national forest in the United States. The sound and surrounding waterways are also part of the Alaska State Marine Parks. The marine parks allow public access to the coastal environment, the islands throughout the sound, and the ability for boats to anchor. Twenty state parks can be found around the sound and more than 10,000 glaciers.

Enclosed by mountains and glaciers, and protected from the high seas by barrier islands, Prince William Sound represents one of Alaska’s premier recreation areas for water-based activities. Charters and scheduled day tours for sportfishing, guided kayaking, glacier cruises can be found in the port towns of Whittier, Valdez and Cordova. Each town has its own unique charm but a common connection with the water, fishing, and glaciers.

Whittier and Valdez can be accessed via the road system from both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Cordova has daily flights on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage as well as summer flights from Juneau and Seattle.

Choose from 9 tours related to

Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3329 / per person

This self-drive tour takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Kennicott, Valdez, Seward and Homer. This ultimate “All Alaska” driving tour provides you... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $209 / per person

This Valdez, Alaska day tour kayaking to Shoup Glacier offers an intimate experience at one of Prince William Sounds‘ many calving tidewater glaciers. This day trip is perfect... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $299 / per person

On this Valdez, Alaska day tour, search for wildlife such as whales, sea otters and sea lions as you transfer two hours to the Columbia Glacier by water taxi. This is Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $135 / per person

This Valdez glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

This Valdez day tour takes you on a 110-mile cruise through the majestic waters of Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view the Sound’s... Read more.