Prince William Sound is a magnificent region with 15,000 square miles of fjords and inlets, scores of tidewater glaciers, and rich in cold water marine life habitat. Enjoy the chance to catch sight of Dall sheep high atop their rocky perches in the Chugach Mountains. View scores of tidewater glaciers as they "calve" into icy blue waters.
Watch with amusement as floating sea otters "kickback" and relax in the Sound. Witness the bluest blues of glaciers from the last ice age and have the chance to taxi up to a large cascading waterfall hidden in a secluded bay as an optional stop. Be on the lookout for whales, seals, bald eagles, otters, and black bears. View sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky coastline. When the salmon are running, black bears can be seen fishing in the streams of Saw Mill Bay.
Depart from Lake Hood, the world's largest and busiest floatplane base, and fly east over the Chugach Mountain Range to see "hanging" glaciers and alpine valleys into another world: Prince William Sound. Make a photo stop landing at a secluded cove before returning to Anchorage. Flight routes can vary according to weather; your pilot will fly the best route for the best flightseeing depending on the conditions on your day of the flight.
The Prince William Sound Tour is 3-hours long in a floatplane. This tour gives a beautiful overhead view of Prince William Sound and the marine environment that it hosts. If the weather permits, the pilot can land for a photo stop and to stretch your legs. This version also explores the Columbia Glacier, the Sound's large tidewater glacier.
Duration: 3 hours (Roundtrip from meeting location.)
- Roundtrip transportation
- A window seat and a two-way headset
Duration: 1.5 hours. Tour times below are approximate:
- 1.5 hour flightseeing tour
- This tour meets at the operator's Anchorage office. Complimentary pick-ups from local hotels are available to schedule. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.
ADA Accessibility of Tour:
- This tour is not ADA Accessible, however, some accommodations can be provided. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations will be needed.
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?
You can expect to see Dall sheep, black bears, whales, seals, bald eagles, other Alaska wildlife. Wildlife is expected but never guaranteed.
Do we get a window seat?
Yes, all of the passengers get to enjoy a window seat and a two way radio headset so you can enjoy pilot narration and ask the pilot any questions you may have.
Can I sit in the co-pilot seat?
The co-pilot seat cannot be guaranteed due to FAA weight restrictions, however we will do our best to accommodate.
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