Custom Boat Tours in Prince William Sound

Explore the stunning Prince William Sound with our custom boat tours. Our experienced crew will guide you to the best glacier viewing spots and wildlife hotspots. Create your perfect day with us - book your Whittier Alaska boat tour today!

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A little girl holding a salmon on a boat.
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Venture Into the Heart of Alaska

Dive into Alaska's splendor with Tidewater Taxi & Tours from Whittier. Navigate Prince William Sound's icy waters and encounter wildlife along its shores.

Choose your adventure: hike untouched paths, spot seals and eagles, or soak in the serene vistas.

With us, your journey through Alaska's wilderness is personalized, unlocking the natural wonders this breathtaking landscape offers. Join us to steer your own Alaskan adventure.

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UNIQUE  ADVENTURES

Activities Offered

We specialize in curating experiences that immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of Prince William Sound. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, an avid photographer, or a family seeking adventure, we craft the perfect blend of activities to make your Alaskan experience unforgettable.
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The Captain

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.

Our Boat

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.

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Hiking Adventures in Prince William Sound

Embark on a Whittier Alaska Boat Tour through the serene trails of Prince William Sound with our expert-guided hikes. Immerse yourself in the untouched wilderness, from the dense forests to the towering mountains, and discover the rich natural history of this breathtaking region.

Our Glacier Tours in Prince William Sound are designed for all, offering everything from gentle walks to thrilling treks. Encounter Alaska's majestic wildlife and embrace the adventure, all while ensuring the beauty of Prince William Sound remains pristine for future explorers.

Why Choose Tidewater Taxi & Tours
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Private and Exclusive

Each tour is crafted to your preferences and an intimate experience with your group.
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Fluid and Weather-Dependent

We mold each tour to the day’s weather for the best experience.
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All-in-One Adventure

We offer glaciers, wildlife, hiking and more in a single day with lunch included.
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Expert Guide

Our team’s local knowledge and safety expertise ensure a memorable adventure.

Take Their Word For It

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Book Tidewater! Forget the big tours!!!

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!

Scott Griest

Manhattan Beach, CA

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Amazing tour! Captain Gabe showed us glaciers and whales. :)

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.

Jennifer_Val

Chandler, AZ

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Best tour ever!!

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!!

BethTO

Los Angeles, CA

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Awesome sea life viewing in the sound!

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.

Swamy N

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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.

Cevey

Campbell, CA

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