Prince William Sound (Alaska)

€1,965.00

For any reservation at more than 2 months of departure, a deposit of 30% is requested.
At this price of €1,965 will be added €330 for onboard kitty payable at the boarding. This price do not incude flights (tarifs available on the General conditions page).

Sailing cruises to Prince William Sound on board of Qilak

Gulf of Alaska

Sailing on the Arctic Circle in Prince William Bay, between the waltz of whales and the crash of glaciers! In the heart of the Gulf of Alaska, Prince William Sound is a huge bay of over 200 islands where 40 glaciers flowing into the sea.

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You’ll enjoy...

  • Slaloming between icebergs close to the glaciers, calving huge boulders in a resounding crash
  • Trekking on the moss mats of the «Muskeg», on the traces of bears
  • Observing the Alaskan fauna: Killer and Humpback whales, sea otters...
  • The Kuro Shivo, a hot marine current from Japan making a very mild microclimate
  • Fish on board and tasting the famous «King Crab»
  • Navigating in small groups: maximum 6 passengers and 2 crew
  • A very patient skipper ready to teach you to sail, beginners are welcome to help with manoeuvers!

Your adventure...

Discovering immense cliffs of ice along the coastline! Chugach Mountains have over 150 glaciers, of which 40 join the sea in Prince William Bay. A true inland sea, this 27000 km² bay with offers the greatest diversity of wildlife habitat along the North Pacific coast: 240 species of birds, from the tiny Rufus Hummingbird to the Royal Eagle and about 30 mammals Including grizzly bears, black bears and Sitka deer. Navigating among killer and humpback whales, sea lions and otters. Once at anchor we will explore the coastline, often at the foot of the glaciers.

5 EXPEDITIONS

V5 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from June 12 to June 21, 2019​​

Boarding/Landing: Valdez (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

V6 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from June 22 to July 1, 2019​​

Boarding/Landing: Valdez (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

V7 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from July 2 to July 11, 2019​​

Boarding/Landing: Valdez (Alaska)​

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

V8 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from July 12 to July 21, 2019​​

Boarding/Landing: Valdez (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

V9 Cruise - 10 days on-site

Dates onboard: from July 22 to July 31, 2019​​

Boarding/Landing: Valdez (Alaska)

Price: €1,965 + €330 Onboard kitty

The prices shown do not incude flights (tarifs available on the General conditions page).
You can extend your trip by signing on for several legs !

Day by Day

V5, V6, V7, V8, V9 Cruises - From Valdez to Valdez (identical route)

D1 Valdez

Boarding Qilak in Valdez.

D2 Columbia Glacier

Cruising to Columbia Glacier, the largest maritime glacier in North America, measuring 64 km long and calving millions of tonnes of ice. Approach to the foot of the glacier by slaloming between the icebergs. Anchorage at Jade Harbor.

D3 Maeres Glacier

The only glacier of Prince William Sound that is still advancing! Hike to Miners Lake on the traces of bears. The floor is covered with «muskeg», a very dense moss mat. Anchorage at Miners Bay

D4 Surprise Glacier

We access by Esther passage to Surprise Glacier which presents very tapered needles at its top and whose ice is so blue! Mooring at Serpentine Cove, a well-sheltered little bay.

D5 Blackstone Glacier

South road for a breath-taking panorama at the Blackstone Glacier, the most photographed of the glaciers. Willard Sound anchorage.

D6-7 Cochrane Bay

Exploration of Chochrane Bay and hike to Shrode Lake in a green setting. We access exceptional sites and our most beautiful mooring in Prince William Sound in all its splendour!

D8 Nellie Juan Glacier

The Culross interior passage offers magnificent corridors in the midst of an infinity of islands and islets, to reach Derickson Bay: small well-protected cove at the foot of the Nellie Juan Glacier, where we anchor.

D9 Shoup Bay

Approach to a rockery of a hundred sea lions. Hiking and mooring at Shoup Bay, located at the entrance to Valdez Bay. The anchor plunges into the milky blue water from the Shoup glacier.

D10 Valdez

Short navigation from Shoup Bay to Valdez. Large township nestled in glacier
free fjord. Anchorage and landing at Valdez.