Exploring Alaska"s Prince William Sound, its fiords, islands, glaciers, and wildlife

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Statementby Neil and Elizabeth Johannsen.
ContributionsJohannsen, Elizabeth, joint author.
LC ClassificationsF912.P97 J63
The Physical Object
Pagination306 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5183862M
ISBN 100914164031
LC Control Number75001912

The coastal widerness of Prince William Sound is a land of vivid contrast - rainforests, border glaciers, lofty peaks, soaring bald eagles, spounting whales.5/5(1). Prince William Sound is arguably the best place in Alaska to its fiords spectacular coastal scenery and tidewater glaciers calving into the ocean.

It has the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers in the world, some flowing a dozen miles from ice-capped peaks to terminate in cliffs of ice towering hundreds of feet above the water.

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Book an Alaska Glaciers & Prince William Sound cruise for a scenic adventure to see these glaciers. Tips for Exploring Alaska’s Fjords and Glaciers.

If exploring Alaska’s majestic glaciers and fjords sounds exciting to you, start preparing for your trip. Here are a few tips for exploring Alaska: 1. Establish a Plan. Learn about alaska glaciers and prince william sound shore excursions. With fewer than guest per cruise, you get more time on land to explore.

Named in by the Harriman Expedition, College Fjord contains five tidewater glaciers, five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges. The Gateway to Prince William Sound Anchorage is Alaska's largest city where many visitors start their Alaska vacation.

A quick trip to Prince William Sound opens up a wonderland of massive glaciers, dense spruce forests, and abundant wildlife to explore on our glacier and wildlife cruises.

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Prince William Sound is known for its high concentration of glaciers and deeply carved fjords. There are over named glaciers in Prince William Sound.

Our cruises depart from Whittier and explore the western side of Prince William Sound. We travel past a variety of glaciers including alpine, piedmont and tidewater glaciers.

Prince William Sound is a beautiful complex of deep, glacially-carved fjords on the north Gulf of Alaska. Enclosed by high mountains and glaciers, and protected from the high seas by barrier islands, the area is a boater’s paradise.

Fiords, bays, coves, lakes, glaciers, mountains and hundreds of islands provide a rich and unspoiled beauty. Overhanging cliffs and caves, green-blue waters, cobbled beaches, and fantastic views.

You also get great exposure to Knight Island Passage and greater Prince William Sound. Few beaches are comparable to those on Crafton Island. However, it should be noted that getting freshwater can be an issue, so plan ahead. Wildlife and Photography Cruise, Prince William Sound, Alaska Great Alaska Photography Voyage: Its fiords National Park and And wildlife book William Sound Wilderness Cruise on Alaska's.

This Valdez glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. On board you will have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound’s wildlife, including sea lions, sea otters, and whales. Harvard Glacier is the largest of the College Fjord Alaskan glaciers at its northwestern head, and it is the second-largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound.

A tidewater glacier flows from a mountain valley into the sea and will dramatically calve when a mass of ice splits off the glacier and plunges thunderously into the water. in detail Welcome to Prince William Sound This island-speckled sound named for an 18th-century British prince is home to precipitous fjords, sheer-sided coastal mountains, numerous boom-crashing tidal glaciers, remarkable bird and animal life, and three very unique 'villages' that guard the gates to endless adventure possibilities.

Exploring Alaska's Prince William Sound, its fiords, islands, glaciers, and wildlife by Neil C Johannsen ISBN ISBN Unknown; Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Travel Publications, ; ISBN The 26 Glacier Cruise departs from Whittier and travels through the pristine passageways and fjords found in Alaska’s Prince William Sound.

Upon leaving Whittier, the vessel heads east out Passage Canal and north up Port Wells on the way to College Fjord. Along the way, enjoy a delicious hot lunch served at your table. Prince William Sound Glaciers Shielded from the Gulf of Alaska by a string of islands, the protected waters of Prince William Sound hold dozens of glaciers.

Massive tidewater glaciers roll down to the water. With a crack, a rumble and a splash, massive bergs calve from the.

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Our Prince William Sound Cruise and Sea Kayaking Tours are featuring excellent wildlife viewing, magnificent scenery and calving tidewater glacier. Accessed from Whittier, Alaska, miles ( km) south of Anchorage, Prince William Sound is the more protected area with generally calmer seas.

Prince William Sound Over 2 million acres of rich wildlife More than 3, shore land miles of bays, coves and deep fjords comprise the prized seacoast region of Alaska’s famous Prince William Sound. Prince William Sound, with roughly 3, miles of coastline and glaciers, lies within the boundaries of Chugach National Forest, the second largest national forest in the country.

The sound is home to high concentration of tidewater glaciers and is popular for sightseeing tours. ALASKA, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND GLACIER CRUISE | jeanVLOG Day Cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska - Duration: Commercial Fishing in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Cruise through the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound and view the majestic fjords and tidewater glaciers.

Harbor seals, sea otters, porpoises and other wildlife are commonly seen. Approximately miles round-trip. Shielded from the Gulf of Alaska by a string of islands, the protected waters of Prince William Sound hold over named glaciers.

The most popular way to see them is by day cruise, with most boats departing from the port town of Whittier to explore glaciers on the western fringe of the Sound.

Prince William Sound is a vast glacially-carved bowl of fjords that radiate out from the deeper water center. Each fjord terminates at the snout of a glacier that spits icebergs into the fertile waters.

The glaciers lead upslope into the ice fields and snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Enclosed by high mountains and hanging glaciers - and protected from the high seas from the Gulf of Alaska by barrier islands, Prince William Sound is a boater's paradise: Fiords, bays, coves, lakes, glaciers, mountains and hundreds of remote islands provide a rich and unspoiled beauty.

Travel with the local experts, Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, through the fjords and passageways of Prince William Sound to Meares or Columbia Glacier.

View amazing wildlife such as seals, sea otters, sea lions, and porpoise as well as marine birds including puffins. Two departures daily from Valdz mid-May through mid-September.

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Whittier/Prince William Sound ( hours from Anchorage) has many, many tidewater glaciers - very active so lots of calving into the has an amazing population of sea otters.

One of the company's has stops at a salmon cannery which is pretty cool when the fish are in - thousands of samon jumping everywhere. Day cruises to Kenai Fjords National Park, Columbia Glacier & more. See calving glaciers, abundant marine wildlife, and stunning Alaska coastal scenery.

Each day after a hearty homestyle breakfast, we will explore the western seas and fjords of Prince William Sound. We will tour places like Esther Passage, Kings Bay, and Resurrection Bay as well as Harriman Fjord to experience the calving Surprise Glacier and the Nassau Fjord to see the calving Chenega Glacier.

Prince William Sound Overview. Prince William Sound is an incredibly rich and beautiful body of water bordered by numerous mountains, glaciers, fjords and shoreline. People love to go fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing from cruise boats, and camping on the waters and shores of "the Sound.".Scenic journey aboard the famous Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Seward.

Explore Alaska’s wild landscapes, such as Misty Fjords, College Fjord, and Icy Bay. Learn native and early settler history in frontier towns Wrangell, Sitka, and Alert Bay.

A chance to see Alaskan wildlife, such as the bald eagle and brown and black bears. Hotel.This catamaran cruise travels through calm, protected waters outside of Whittier, providing the best opportunity for both wildlife and glacier viewing in Prince William Sound.

Watch for sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals and whales. Visit Surprise Glacier and get up-close views of an active tidewater glacier. Travel through Esther Passage, a narrow marine waterway surrounded by mountains, and.