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Prince William Sound, Alaska

4.7
#14 of 106 in Nature in Alaska
Experience a part of the Chugach National Forest with more than 6,100 km (3,800 mi) of shoreline. Prince William Sound of the Gulf of Alaska is known for its beautiful scenery and abundance of wild plant and animal life, as well as its significant commercial fishing and oil involvement. The coastal region has hundreds of bird, land, and marine species, including the country's national animal, the bald eagle. Book a boat tour to see some of the 150 glaciers in the region. You can also kayak or sail through the bays, hike beyond the coastline, or take a wildlife-watching cruise. By using our Cordova trip app , you can arrange your visit to Prince William Sound and other attractions in Cordova.
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  • Spectacular views of Prince William Sound while jetskiing with Glacier JetSki tours. Could not have asked for a better tour guide in Charlie and what an awesome way to experience the glaciers on a jet...  more »
  • It is possible to see areas around Prince William Sound and stay on land, but getting out on the water is the best way to enjoy. It may be a small cruise ship, a smaller glacier tour boat, or a smalle...  more »
  • It is typical to see it rainy in the area but we still got wonderful views. Some of the photos were even better because of the misty air. Well worth the trip.  more »
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  • For about 8 years we had a boat and spent available weekends hiking and kayaking from our boat in Prince William sound. There are many available protect anchoring spots immune to waves. The hiking and views is world class if a bit rough with few established trails, something we prefered. Once above tree line you can pretty much go where you want although getting to the tree line can be a challenge. The kayaking is also world class. Whales, sea otters, dolphins, bear, glaciers and much more are regularly seen or found. The fishing is spectacular. Hop out to Montegue, drop a line and a few minutes later a halibut dinner is ready to make. Salmon, Yellow Eye, cod and more seemed easily caught and I am not much of a fisherman. The seas here are more protected than most places in Alaska. With Hichinbrook and Montegue Islands actings as barriers we rarely found seas above 4 feet, althoughwe tended to run away or stay away when they were larger, which seemed seldom at least compared to other places. That said we did spend one kayaking only trip on one beach as the seas never calmed enough to do the passages we had planned. The boat launch in Whittier often got complaints. Newbies and the attention deficient would often slow things down. I was once a newbie and remember the patience and guidence some of the regulars had and offered me. In general a little patience and an appreciation for conversation with other friendly people seemed to make it all very acceptable. Even the view from the boat launch is spectacular in my book. As a long time resident of Alaska I find myself in awe of Prince William sound. We have been going there for over 20 years. When we find ourselves in other countries or places with spectacular views and wildlife we appreciate Prince William sound even more. A truly amazing place.
  • Tried hitting it rich here by skimming off that sweet goo Exxon left behind, only thing I got was a bunch of people whiter than myself screaming about trump. I had to basically say I’m gay before they all left. I give this three stars instead of two because a couple of the dudes were in the closet and I got laid by some rich oil weirdos.
  • I was very disappointed with my visit. I don't know what sound everyone kept yammering about. I didn't hear anything.
  • This is also called Prince Wilhelm Sound because of his father that had purchased the area after the fall of gold mining and everybody pulling out of Valdez Alaska, His father had bought Property to harvest trees as a logging business and he named the surrounding after his son. Wilhelm Edward Boeing.
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