Customized Tours in Prince William Sound

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Embark on Epic Awesomeness with Tidewater Taxi & Tours! With our exclusive Customize-As-You-Go Adventures, you won’t find this level of tailor-made fun anywhere else. Our super-flexible itineraries dance with the Alaskan weather gods and embrace Mother Nature's daily surprises.

Get up close with jaw-dropping glaciers, say ‘howdy’ to frolicking wildlife, and trek through awe-inspiring landscapes. We put the ‘custom’ in 'customizable' – your wish is our command!

Tailor-Made Adventures

Welcome aboard! At Tidewater Taxi & Tours, we believe that no two adventures should be the same. That’s why we offer Custom Tours, where the stunning Prince William Sound becomes your personal canvas, and you get to paint your perfect day.

Our Custom Tours are all about flexibility and personalization. With the guidance of our experienced crew, you’ll have the freedom to choose your destinations and activities. Whether it’s wildlife spotting, glacier gazing, or hiking through the Alaskan wilderness, your day will be as unique as you are.

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Choose Your Adventure

Explore the range of activities available and decide the length of the tour you would like to go on. We offer 4 hour trips, 6 hour trips and full day 8 hour trips.

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Make a Reservation

Once you’ve chosen your adventure, call Gabe to arrange your charter. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. Make sure to mention any special requests or preferences you have for the day.

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Prepare for the Trip

Pack essentials such as waterproof shoes, layered clothing including rain gear, sunglasses, and a camera. If you plan on fishing, have your Alaska State license and King Salmon stamp ready. Also, check the Whittier tunnel schedule and fees if you’re traveling from outside Whittier.

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Day of the Adventure

Arrive at Whittier Harbor at the designated time. Meet the captian and receive a safety briefing and introduction to the day’s itinerary. Board the vessel and set off into Prince William Sound.

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Enjoy Your Customized Adventure

Throughout the day, engage in the activities you’ve chosen. This could include wildlife watching, visiting glaciers, and hiking in the wilderness. Enjoy a lunch with a view, and immerse yourself in the Alaskan landscape. The itinerary is flexible and can adapt to weather conditions and group preferences.

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Wrapping Up the Day

As the adventure concludes, the vessel will return to Whittier Harbor. Reflect on the day’s discoveries, and perhaps share a few photos or stories with Gabe. If you’ve had an unforgettable experience, consider leaving feedback or a review to share the magic of Tidewater Taxi & Tours with future adventurers.

Scenic Glaciers & Fjords

Start on a journey through a realm of ice and water as you explore the majestic glaciers and fjords. Be captivated by the sheer scale and beauty of the ice formations as they tower above you. The serene fjords, with their deep waters and steep cliffs, paint a picture of tranquility and grandeur. Take in the panoramic views of awe-inspiring landscapes through unobstructed vistas. With intimate groups, the experience is personal and immersive. As you witness the glaciers calving and listen to the echoes through the fjords, feel the magic of nature envelop you. This is not just a tour; it's an invitation to be a part of a world where ice and water craft the most stunning sceneries. Sit back, breathe in the crisp air, and create memories etched in ice and time.

A large glacier calfing with a large iceberg in the background in Prince William Sound

Wildlife Viewing

Venture into the wild and immerse yourself in the captivating world of marine life with an enthralling wildlife viewing adventure. As you glide through the waters, keep your eyes peeled for the gentle giants of the sea. The thrill of spotting a whale's tail emerging from the depths or the awe-inspiring sight of a breach is an experience that resonates with the soul.

But it’s not just whales; the vibrant marine ecosystem is teeming with seals, sea lions, and a plethora of seabirds. With expert guidance ensuring a safe and respectful distance, this adventure is as much about conservation as it is about thrill. As the sea whispers its ancient tales, connect deeply with the natural world and carry the echoes of the waves and the songs of the whales in your heart.

An orca swimming in a lake with trees in the background.

Hiking

Embrace the call of the wild with guided hiking tours through the uncharted terrains of Alaska's wilderness. As you tread along secluded trails, the symphony of rustling leaves and chirping birds accompanies you. The raw beauty of the landscape unfolds with every step, as you navigate through dense forests, scale rugged mountains, and wander along the shores adorned with nature's treasures. The towering fjords stand as guardians of ancient secrets, and the whispering winds carry tales of yore.

This is not just a hike; it's a journey through time and an intimate communion with nature. With expert guidance to lead the way and ensure a safe and enriching experience, your soul finds solace in the embrace of the wild. So, lace up your boots, breathe in the crisp air, and let the trails guide you to discoveries untold.

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Fishing

We offer a unique opportunity to fish for some of Alaska's most sought-after species including salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. We recommend combining this exciting activity with other adventures such as a scenic tour, paddleboarding, glacier viewing, or hiking to truly immerse yourself in the Alaskan wilderness.

You can add fishing to any of our trips for an additional $75 per person, a price that covers tackle, bait, and even fish cleaning. Please note that the fishing license is an additional cost. So, cast your line, take in the breathtaking surroundings, and make your Alaskan adventure an unforgettable

A salmon that is laying on a net.

Paddleboarding & Kayaking

vHop on a paddleboard and glide through Alaska's serene waters. It's a tranquil experience where you stand on a board and use a paddle to navigate. You'll have an incredible view of the surroundings and feel at one with nature.

If you prefer kayaking, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Through a professional kayaking service, we can arrange kayak rentals and experienced guides for you. Kayaking lets you sit and paddle through calm bays and inlets, getting up close with Alaska’s stunning landscapes.

Whether you choose paddleboarding or kayaking, you’ll be immersed in the beauty of Alaska. It’s not just an activity; it’s an adventure that stays with you.So, gear up, grab a paddle, and embrace the Alaskan waters. It’s pure, simple, and an unforgettable way to connect with nature.

A group of people riding paddle boards in Prince William Sound

Camping

Go on an extraordinary camping adventure with boat-supported camping. Captain Gabe will navigate the waters and anchor nearby, providing you with the unique opportunity to camp in the remote wilderness while having the support and safety of the boat close at hand.

This is not your average camping trip; it's an immersive experience in Alaska's pristine landscapes. You’ll have the freedom to set up your camp in a tranquil spot, surrounded by nature’s splendor, knowing that the boat is anchored nearby for any support you might need.

Not sure where to pitch your tent? We’re brimming with local knowledge and can steer you towards the most captivating and secluded camping spots that perfectly suit your desires.

So, pack your camping gear and get ready for an unforgettable blend of land and sea adventure. With the boat anchored close by and the wilderness as your backdrop, this is the ultimate way to intimately connect with Alaska’s natural wonders.

A man sitting on a rock next to a tent looking at a glacier in Prince William Sound

Backcountry Skiing

Dive into the exhilarating world of guided backcountry skiing in the majestic terrains of Prince William Sound. With a special permit granted from the Chugach National Forest Service, we have exclusive access to some of the most pristine and untouched skiing landscapes in Alaska.

As expert guides, well-versed in the terrain and snow conditions, we will lead you through powder-filled slopes, surrounded by towering peaks and stunning glaciers. This is not just skiing; it's an immersive experience where the wilderness is your playground.

Safety is paramount, and we are equipped with the knowledge and gear to ensure a secure and enjoyable adventure. But, while safety is a priority, there’s no skimping on the awe factor. The breathtaking landscapes enveloping you are sure to leave an indelible mark on your soul.

So, strap on your skis, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and carve your path through the untouched snow of Alaska’s backcountry. This is the ultimate skiing adventure for those seeking both thrills and natural beauty.

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FAQs

Embarking on an Alaskan adventure is thrilling, and we know you might have a few questions before setting sail. Whether you’re curious about booking procedures, what to pack, or the wildlife you might encounter, we’ve compiled a handy list of Frequently Asked Questions to guide you.

What services does Tidewater Taxi & Tours offer?
Tidewater Taxi & Tours offers customizable boat tours and charters in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Our services include wildlife viewing, glacier encounters, and guided hiking adventures. We specialize in creating tailor-made experiences based on your preferences and the weather conditions.
What is the cancellation policy?
If you cancel at least two weeks prior to the trip, you will receive a full refund minus a $20 transaction fee. If the trip is canceled due to weather, you will also receive a full refund minus the transaction fee. If you cancel less than two weeks before the trip, a full refund may be provided if the tour can be rebooked (minus a $20 transaction fee).
What are the amenities on the boat?
The boat is fully enclosed and equipped with a flushable toilet and a cabin heater to keep you warm.
How many people are needed for a tour?
A minimum of five people is required to run a trip, or you can book the boat for a private tour.
Can I go fishing on the tour?
Yes, fishing is one of the activities you can enjoy on our tours. Please make sure to have your Alaska State fishing license and a King Salmon stamp ready if you plan on fishing.
What wildlife might I see on the tour?
Prince William Sound is home to a rich array of wildlife including whales, bears, moose, seals, sea otters and eagles. Our tours offer ample opportunities for wildlife spotting.
How do I book a tour with Tidewater Taxi & Tours?
To book a tour, please call Gabe to arrange your charter. A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation, with the remaining 50% due on the day of the trip.
What is the cost of the tours?
The cost of the tours are as follows:
4-hour tour: $200 per person
6-hour trip: $250 per person
8-hour trip: $325 per person
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Please bring waterproof shoes, layered clothing including rain gear, warm layers, sunglasses, and a personal water bottle. If you plan on fishing, have your Alaska State license and a King Salmon stamp ready.
What time do the tours usually leave
4-hour trips usually leave at 9:00 AM or 2:00 PM,
6-hour trips at 10:00 AM,
and full-day trips at 9:00 AM.
Are the tours suitable for all ages and fitness levels?
Yes, our tours cater to all ages and fitness levels.
How do I get to Whittier?
Whittier is accessible through a one-way tunnel from Portage. The tunnel operates on a schedule, leaving Portage on the half-hour and leaving Whittier on the hour. There is a one-time fee at the Portage entrance.

Still have questions?

Captain Gabe is happy to answer any questions you have.