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Alaska Cruises from Vancouver and Seattle to Seward/Anchorage
Gulf of Alaska / Inside Passage Cruises with Princess Cruises, Holland America Cruise Line. Sightseeing Tours in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Vancouver, Seattle.
 3/4/5 Day Prince William Sound Cruise - Sail, Kayak and Hike
Two sailing vessels are available for mothership based kayaking tours through Prince William Sound. Each boat is 50 ft long and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. The vessels cruise at 8 to 9 knots per hour allowing you time for sailing, wildlife watching and relaxation. We visit fjords with majestic tidewater glaciers and spend time in hidden bays and protected passages. You have the choice of kayaking, walking, hiking, sailing, wildlife viewing, beachcombing, fishing, or simply relaxing on board and enjoying the scenery. The vessel will cross all open waters taking you from spot to spot in the morning or evening allowing you to set your own pace with more time for activities and relaxation. We provide warm comfortable sleeping quarters, hot showers, delicious meals, all the necessary kayaking and safety equipment, professional guides, licensed captain, and a motorized skiff for safety and on shore activities. All you need to bring are your clothes, camera, and the willingness to share an unforgettable experience.

Three and Four Day Trips: Kayak in front of Shoup Glacier than explore Sawmill Bay and the secluded bays around Glacier Island, visit puffin and Steller sea lion rookeries, hike, pick blueberries and salmon berries, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Columbia Glacier from atop Glacier Island. And, if time allows paddle through the beautiful and rarely visited Long Bay.

Five Day Tour: Extend your stay for two more days and also explore explore Long Bay, Tatetlick Narrows for the best viewing of sea otter nursing grounds. Visit historic Ellamar and kayak to the lagoon at the head of Galena Bay.
 Mothership Cruise Tours from Valdez
Day Itinerary
01
Meet at our office in the morning for a short kayaking lesson and safety talk. Your captain crew will help settle you in on board. After a brief orientation on board we set sail for our first kayaking destination at Shoup Glacier. We kayak to the face of the glacier to watch it calve and hear it grumble. See harbor seals hauled out on ice flows, and a black legged Kittiwake with over 20,000 birds and 6,000 nests. After we explore Shoup Glacier and go for an optional hike we return to our ship to set sail for Sawmill Bay. Protected by wind and wave Sawmill Bay is the perfect anchorage for our first night on the water. Harbor seals, sea otters, river otters, eagles, black bears and a variety of marine birds make their home here. In the evening after a delicious dinner prepared by our chef you have the choice of hiking in the rain forest, beachcombing, paddling to Bears Den for a closer look at black bears feeding on salmon or simply relaxing on board and enjoying the scenery.
02
After a delicious breakfast we sail to Columbia Glacier. On the way look for whales, sea lions and mountain goats. Columbia Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound and the second largest in Alaska, covers more than 400 square miles, is over 3 miles wide, and is rapidly receding at a rate of 3 feet a day. Enjoy kayaking amongst towering icebergs, see harbor seals and sea otters hauled out on icebergs, marine birds and sometime whales. Hike in ancient rain forest and on recently uncovered landscape. Spend the night in Jade Harbor.
03
Today we cross Columbia Bay for a breathtaking view of the glacier. Our destination is Chamberlin Bay located on the south side of Glacier Island. By kayak we visit a colony of Stellar sea lion haul out at Bulls Head, look at elusive horned and tufted puffins and explore large sea caves, than hike a top of Glacier Island for a panoramic view of the Sound. And if time allows we sail to beautiful Long Bay.
04
After breakfast we set sail again across the Sound for Tatetlick Narrows. Known for her sea-otter pupping grounds and lush rain forests,Tatitlek Narrows is the place for observing otters at play with their pups, beachcombing, tidepooling, hiking, fishing, mountain climbing and visiting the historic community of Ellamar. We anchor for the night in Ellamar Harbor.
05
Our last day on the water. In the morning we set sail for Galena Bay. A long protected glacial fjord, the head of the bay opens into a magnificent lagoon with an abundance of bird life and salmon streams. With our kayaks we explore the lagoon. After a few hours we return to our ship for a leisurely ride back to Valdez. Expect to be in Valdez by 5pm.
 Month Departure Dates
 May 01 - September 30 Weekly
 Rates per Person in US$ Adult
 3 Day Prince William Sound Sail, Kayak, Hike Excursion $915.00
 4 Day Prince William Sound Sail, Kayak, Hike Excursion $1255.00
 5 Day Prince William Sound Sail, Kayak, Hike Excursion $1610.00
 Including
  All kayaking and safety equipment
  Basic paddling instructions
  Professional, naturalist guide
  Maximum of 4 participants
  Delicious meals
  Sleeping Quarters
  Captain and crew
  Skiff for safety and on shore activities
  On board reference library
  Hotel and airport transfer
  Tour Documentation
  Toll Free Help Line Access