With an average snowfall of over 30 feet (10 meters), Prince William Sound is the perfect place to back-country ski with terrain for every ability. Skiing is available March through May.
Safety of our guests is always a priority- Babkin Charters reserves the right to limit areas and clients based upon snow conditions’ ability, weather or any factor which we feel would put anyone at unreasonable or obvious risk.
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It is common to see orca (killer whale) in the sound, both resident pods and transients stopping by in hopes of a seal for dinner. Humpback frequent the sound both summer and winter and we often see them breaching in Montague straight. Fin, Gray, Minki and even an occasional Sperm whale are sometimes seen.
Prince William Sound is a photographer’s paradise.
The light in Alaska is amazing and the scenery and wildlife do not often disappoint.
Long summer days and the return of the salmon to spawning streams make for an abundance of wildlife in the sound. Nesting seabirds, bald eagles, black bears and otters abound.
Paddle and explore protected coves and bays, then return to the boat for a meal and a warm bunk while we motor to the next days experience.
Boat touring means less impact on the forest.
Climate change may mean glaciers are melting, but some are exposing the remains of an old growth forest overrun some 800 years ago during the last glacial advance.
Visit Harvard, Nellie Juan and Meares, all active tidewater glaciers.
Fishing is always an option. Throw out the line to catch a fresh salmon or rock fish.
Prince William Sound offers multiple adventures with over 3000 miles of shoreline to explore.
The Chugach Mountains border Prince William Sound and it’s a hikers paradise with snow capped peaks, lush valleys, tide pools and uninhabited islands.
"Thank you so much for a wonderful boat trip through Prince William Sound. We saw so many beautiful spots - Jackpot Bay, the glaciers, Louis Bay, the hiking trails! And the wildlife! Bear, orcas, salmon, puffins! A very special experience we'll never forget. The boat was very comfortable, the food was great, and you were great guides as we explored the area. Your knowledge and love of the area came across, and you were always patient and positive to the groups' and each individual's needs."Linda
"I had a blast! Thanks for all your encouragement with my limited skiing ability. :) It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family."George
Photo credits: Linda Bassett, Tim Bowman, Alex Davis, John Durham, Alexandra von Wichman, Brad von Wichman