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Alaska’s Prince William Sound

Adventure Yachting in Alaska

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights

Coverage: Anchorage/Whittier to Cordova

From: $8,900

Season: May-September

Activities: Culture, Fishing, Nature, Photography, Wildlife

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Offshore Outpost

Experience the intimacy and comfort of a luxury yacht charter, with the excitement of an adventure cruise aboard the 12-guest Pacific Provider, on an 8-day voyage through Alaska’s pristine, remote Prince William Sound, where no other small ship cruise lines go! Sail in style and create a custom itinerary suited to your tastes.

Expedition Highlights

Create your unique adventure from a range of activities each day:

  • Encounter pods of humpback whales and orcas across Prince William Sound
  • See breathtaking tidewater glaciers calve into the sea from your tender, or hike to them onshore
  • Catch Chinook, Coho and Sockeye salmon, or gather fresh prawns; our private chef will prepare them for your next meal or vacuum seal your catch to take home
  • Kayak remote coves and unspoiled shorelines alongside rafts of local otters
  • Experience truly remote wilderness—the “Last Frontier”—next to a roaring driftwood bonfire
  • Hike old-growth forests and feel Alaska’s magnitude as you’re surrounded by towering trees
  • Everything is included (except airfare and gratuity):
    • Complimentary one-night stay on arrival at the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
    • Spacious, private suite on yacht
    • Three fresh, chef-prepared meals daily
    • Open bar including handcrafted cocktails, a curated wine list and draft beer
    • High-end adventure gear for fishing and kayaking
    • Up to 12 pampered guests and 8 crew members
    • Four tenders for guest activities and transportation
    • Round-trip airport transfers

"[It’s like] the Yacht Week and National Geographic had a five-star baby." – Colette S.

"The Hottest New Boutique Hotel Is Actually a Yacht. [Offshore Outpost offers] ... an adventure yacht nestled into its own category, some sort of crossbreed between luxury comfort and rugged maritime freewheeling. – GQ Magazine

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 — Anchorage

You arrive Saturday in Anchorage, where you are picked up from the airport and taken to the Lakefront Anchorage Hotel. Settling in with the anticipation for your upcoming adventure, you get to take in the first stunning views for what lays ahead. Enjoy your afternoon wandering the area, keeping an eye out for moose and bald eagles. End your evening with a nightcap watching the activity on Lake Spenard and Lake Hood, the world’s busiest seaplane base, and a quintessential method of transportation unique to Alaska.

Day 2 — Whittier

After an easy morning in Anchorage and enjoying a complimentary plated Alaskan breakfast, you are picked up by a private shuttle and brought to the small port town of Whittier. Crew members will bring your luggage to your private stateroom aboard Pacific Provider. After a tour of the boat, you’ll meet the rest of the crew for a safety briefing and find out what lies in store for the week. Departing in the early afternoon, we’ll navigate to a hidden cove, where we’ll spend the afternoon and evening exploring the shore or paddling kayaks. Later, you’ll get to know your fellow travelers over cocktails and a fabulous chef-prepared dinner. As humpback whales pass by, you’ll know you’re about to have an experience that goes far beyond the destination.

Day 3 — Blackstone Bay & Ziegler

Awake to a steaming cup of coffee or tea and take in the magnificent views from the back deck. After a hot breakfast, we’ll board the skiffs to view the massive tidewater glaciers in Blackstone Bay—Tebenkof, Ripon, Lawrence, Marquette and Blackstone, among others, all offer multiple opportunities to see glaciers calve, as well as observe incredible hanging glaciers mountainside. You’ll enjoy the action from the skiffs, with hot cocoa (and perhaps a little Bailey’s) to stay warm from the katabatic winds whipping down the ancient ice flows. After returning to the ship for an amazing lunch featuring the freshest local ingredients, we’ll make our way north to Ziegler or Granite Bays to spend the afternoon exploring the shoreline or lush woods on the Alaskan mainland. Our flexible itinerary means you can take a skiff out in search of salmon, or try your luck dropping shrimp pots in the water. After dinner, socialize in the salon with your fellow guests while enjoying a nightcap served over real glacial ice hauled from the water and pulled onboard, as you discuss the day’s adventures and watch photos from your time at the glaciers.

Day 4 — Esther Island & Naked Island

If you dropped shrimp pots the night before, wake early to gather your catch. After breakfast, we’ll come ashore on Esther Island to tour a remote salmon hatchery with experts dedicated to maintaining the critical salmon populations in Prince William Sound—and keep your eyes peeled for bears prowling the shoreline in search of fish. During lunch, we’ll traverse the sound looking for marine wildlife, including humpback whales and orcas. Making our way to Naked Island in the middle of the sound, we’ll search for rafts of sea otters in the kelp, getting up close in our skiffs for that perfect photo. You’ll experience true solitude on the island, recognizing just how small we really are within the overwhelming magnitude of Alaska. After another incredible Chef Dave dinner, we’ll end the evening with beachside bonfire, witnessing the majesty of Prince William Sound, far from any sign of humanity.

Day 5 — Shoup Bay

Wake up this morning ready for adventure, as we cruise towards Valdez Arm, weaving our way through humpback whales feeding on herring and keeping our eyes peeled for transient orca pods hunting in the water. After breakfast, we’ll anchor for a truly wild day on Shoup Bay. Putting kayaks in the water, we’ll paddle deep into the bay, beaching our boats where we can come face-to-face with an active, but stable glacier. With no fear of calving, we’ll explore the glacier and ice caves at the head of Shoup Bay, including the opportunity to walk right up to the ice and touch it. Getting back in our kayaks, we’ll paddle down the inlet and back to the boat for an incredible lunch using fresh local ingredients. Pacific Provider will head south, so you spend the afternoon fishing the remote shorelines for salmon. Catch one—a likelihood—and our private chef will prepare it as our sashimi appetizer during cocktail hour!

Day 6 — Port Fidalgo

As we make our way south, be sure to keep a vigilant eye as we navigate through this rich summer habitat of humpback whales. We’ll spend the day in Port Fidalgo, with the option of angling for salmon along the remote shoreline. Or choose to spend the day kayaking with sea otters in Two Moon Bay, or hiking along a salmon-choked river and learning about the salmon run—an unforgettable experience with thousands of fish fighting their way up the river. All the while, we’ll be surrounded by majestic bald eagles, and view the many bears lumbering about (from a safe distance) as they gorge on salmon in preparation for hibernation. Onboard Pacific Provider, we’ll enjoy our own feast, as Chef Dave creates a gourmet meal from our catch of the day and other local fare.

Day 7 — Hawkins Island & Hichinbrook Islands

Anchored off of Hawkins Island and Hichinbrook Islands, we’ll end our adventure in spectacular fashion. Taking the skiffs to shore, we’ll travel overland to Boswell Bay Beach, on the Gulf of Alaska—a huge and volatile body of water that’s been called the “Cradle of Storms,” and far different from the calm refuge of Prince William Sound. The beach itself is a geological wonder, revealing evidence of the devastating 1964 earthquake, which pushed back the original shoreline more than a mile from today’s waterline. Along the way, we’ll watch for local deer, while keeping alert for derelict fishing buoys, some of which have drifted here from as far away from Japan. Back aboard Pacific Provider, we’ll enjoy a final evening of relaxing with your fellow travelers and recounting the week’s adventures with the crew who’ve made the trip you’ve always dreamed of an unforgettable reality.

Day 8 - Cordova

Arriving in the tiny, remote town of Cordova, we’ll say our sad farewells after an incomparable week of exploration, incredible cuisine and new, but lasting friendships. You’ll have a little time before catching your flight, so take the opportunity to mingle with locals and shop in this picturesque Alaskan coastal town. We’ll transfer you to the local airport where your bags (and preserved fish) await your short flight over the wild region you’ve just explored, and onwards to Anchorage.

Alaska's Prince William Sound Itinerary Map

Note: Cruise information is subject to change without notice. Cruises are subject to navigating conditions.
Select reverse sailings change order of ports. Contact for details.

Dates & Rates

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Dates Direction Double Occupancy Stateroom Single Occupancy Stateroom Group Charter
May 12, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
May 19, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
May 26, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jun 2, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jun 9, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jun 16, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jun 23, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jun 30, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jul 7, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jul 14, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jul 21, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Jul 28, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Aug 4, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Aug 11, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Aug 18, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Aug 25, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Sep 1, 2019 Whittier to Cordova $8,900 $15,000 $99,000
Sep 8, 2019 Cordova to Whittier $8,900 $15,000 $99,000

Sailings go in both directions, please contact us prior to making further plans.

Prices are per person and in USD.


Pacific Provider

Pacific Provider

The 160-foot adventure yacht, Pacific Provider, is built for adventure and relaxation, combining agility and ruggedness with yacht-like comforts. With only twelve guests aboard and eight crew members, you’ll experience unmatched personalized service. View ship details...

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