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 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

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

Are the tours suitable for all ages and fitness levels?

Yes, our tours cater to all ages and fitness levels. We offer a range of activities from gentle forest walks to more challenging mountain treks.

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 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.

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 are the Leave No Trace principles that Tidewater Taxi & Tours follows?

We are committed to preserving the natural beauty of Prince William Sound. Our Leave No Trace principles include respecting wildlife, leaving natural and cultural features as we foundthem, disposing of waste properly, and minimizing our impact on the environment.