Welcome, intrepid travelers! Tidewater Taxi & Tours, anchored in the idyllic Whittier, Alaska, is your vessel to the boundless wonders of Prince William Sound.
As you cruise the pristine waters, the symphony of cracking ice and cascading waterfalls beckons as glaciers carve their paths through time. The shoreline teems with life as seals bask on rocky outcrops and dense forests hide secrets waiting to be uncovered.
But this is no ordinary tour; this is a choose-your-own-adventure. Whether you're an avid hiker seeking unspoiled trails, a nature enthusiast with a keen eye for wildlife, or a wanderer in search of tranquil landscapes, your journey is curated in harmony with the rhythm of nature.
Tidewater Taxi & Tours is more than a charter; it’s your key to unlock the treasure chest of Alaska’s natural bounty. So, hoist the sails of your imagination and chart a course through the heart of the Alaskan wilderness.
Embark with us, and let the tides of Prince William Sound steer your adventure.
Introducing Captain Gabe, the proud Alaskan at the helm of Tidewater Taxi. Born and raised in Alaska, Gabe has a deeply-rooted passion for the natural beauty of Prince William Sound. His wealth of local knowledge and expertise, gained from years navigating these waters, enriches every tour. From explaining the region's unique wildlife and ecology to sharing personal stories of Alaskan life, Gabe ensures every journey is as informative as it is thrilling. With a steadfast commitment to safety and quality service, he crafts unforgettable experiences that leave guests with lasting memories of their Alaskan adventure.
Experience Alaska's Prince William Sound aboard the Cyane, our 29' Bayweld landing craft. With room for six guests, this vessel offers an intimate and personal exploration of the region's stunning beauty. Built with heavy gauge aluminum and equipped with twin 200hp Yamaha engines, the Cyane ensures a safe, reliable, and comfortable journey. The spacious outdoor viewing decks, heated cabin with large windows, and walk-through bow ramp for easy disembarkation contribute to a truly memorable Alaskan adventure.
Embark on a journey through the secluded trails of Prince William Sound, where only the whispering winds and rustling leaves keep you company. We are knowledgeable guides, experts in local terrain and ecology and will lead you through an enriching hiking experience, sharing insights into the region’s natural history. Whether you’re drawn to gentle forest walks or seeking the thrill of mountain treks, our diverse trails cater to all fitness levels and interests. Keep your camera close, as the area is teeming with the chance to see bears, moose, and eagles.
Your safety is our utmost priority, and we are well-prepared to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. We are also deeply committed to sustainability and adhere to Leave No Trace principles, ensuring that the awe-inspiring beauty of Prince William Sound remains unspoiled for generations to come.
Lace up your boots and set out on an unforgettable hiking adventure through Alaska’s pristine wilderness with us.
We strive to make your Alaskan adventure as authentic and immersive as it can be. Whether you're whale watching, exploring pristine glaciers, or casting a line into the abundant waters, our custom tours ensure you delve deeper into the heart of Alaska's untamed beauty.
Can’t recommend Gabriel and his awesome boat enough. We spent an incredible half day (6 hours) exploring all of Prince William Sound seeing wildlife, catching incredible salmon (that he filleted sashimi for us on the boat and then set up to have shipped back to us), explored glaciers, saw bears catching salmon as they jumped up a fresh water stream.Was an incredible day.
Tip: If you book a full day (10 hours) you can request that he bring a hibachi and side dishes and he’ll make salmon for lunch or dinner right on the boat! On full days he’ll also stop by his buddies oyster farm to pick up some to grill.
He also does custom water skiing, kayaking and surfing trips to the outer islands ( best in September!)
Can’t wait to come back!
Manhattan Beach, CA
We LOVED our customized family tour with Gabe at Tidewater Taxi out of Whittier!
First of all, he's very knowledgeable about Alaska and Prince William Sound; he told us all about the geography and ecosystems as well as the aquatic life, even showing us moraines and fjords and other items of interest on the boat info system.He's witty and fun, as well as experienced. We felt safe the entire time. His boat is clean, comfortable and fast.
But best of all, we got to walk along a beach right by a glacier! Got close to sea otters and whales. Stopped to photograph amazing ice floats. Enjoyed fishing and shrimping. Gabe cleaned the fish for us, and even gave us cooking recommendations, as well as other ideas for sightseeing in Alaska.
Although I've taken trips on larger boat tours (and enjoyed them), there's nothing like a personalized tour on a small boat. You can get closer to animals and glaciers, and can take stops to hike along beaches - basically, you and the captain design your own day based on the weather and safety boundaries of the day.
Basically, Gabe asked what we wanted to do, and made it happen. He's a great conversationalist and all around interesting guy, and we had an incredible adventure. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend him to others who are looking for a fantastic tour.
It sounds cliche, but this was really the highlight of our 10 day trip to Alaska!
Gabe is so friendly and knowledgeable and he was willing to customize our 8-hour tour along the way. He mentioned a remote island where oysters are harvested and we asked to go there. No prob! He not only took us there but he shucked oysters for us as we floated in the calm waters of Prince William Sound. We saw otters, seals, bald eagles, porpoises, and puffins but the most incredible part of the day was when Gabe brought us to Surprise Glacier where we watched in amazement as the glacier calved several times. I was a bit nervous as the first few minutes out of the harbor seemed rough (it wasn't), but the rest of the ride was smooth and the 8 hours flew by in Gabe's comfortable boat!
Do not hesitate to book this adventure!!
Los Angeles, CA
Let me begin by saying that we saw humpback whales bubble net feeding! We spent almost two hours observing them do it over and over. This can never be expected anytime or anywhere. This would have been a five-star tour anyway.
Gabe’s boat is nice and clean and has a strong indoor compartment and a bathroom. It was great for touring the Prince William Sound. Also, Gabe is bright and personable.
Besides the humpback whales, we saw porpoises, kittiwake rookeries, sea lions, seals, sea otters and puffins on a gorgeous day in the sound. This tour was one of the best experiences my young children and I enjoyed in Alaska.
We had the pleasure of going out w/ Captain Gabe into the PWS a few weeks ago. It remains the highlight of our trip. Gabe was incredibly knowledgable about the area being an Alaskan resident and the changes he has seen over the years. He was patient w/ our kids and taught them how to catch rockfish all the while looking out for wildlife.
The 8-hour trip zoomed by but it left us w/ lasting memories, so much so that the 8 year old wrote about this day 3-weeks later as his favorite Alaskan memory. If I had known about Gabe's company prior to our trip, I would have gone directly to him. At least we were fortunate enough to meet him through another outfitter and if we ever have the chance to get back to Alaska, we will contacting him directly!
An amazing time. Many thanks for amazing memories.