Prince William Sound, defined by abundant coastal wildlife and glaciated fjords, is a large, undeveloped coastal wilderness ideal for multi-day and multi-week sea kayaking expeditions. The coastline is a semi-circular ring of large glaciated mountains (Chugach Mountain Range).
In addition to the typically-guided coastlines near towns in the area, there are less visited, glaciated bays that provide superb paddling as well as many uninhabited, narrow twisting fjords surrounded by densely forested and heavily glaciated mountains.
Our backountry planners have paddled and camped extensively for over 20 years throughout much of Prince William Sound and can provide detailed advice about ideal paddling areas, beach landings / camping locations and emergency communication with marine vessels and bush planes in the area.
Each Custom Backcountry Plan includes:
Personal expedition planning to help you choose the optimal destination, seasonal timing and route for your expedition
Custom 1:63,360 scale USGS topographic quads with complete expedition route & alternates marked (Except digital format plans which include one digital 1:250,000 scale USGS topo)
Complete wildlife & plant species lists plus geologic & native cultural information specific to your destination
Detailed descriptions of Alaskan backcountry camping techniques including cooking & sleeping with grizzly bears, emergency communication with bush planes, crossing glacial rivers, avoiding impassable terrain unmarked on maps, navigation in trailless tundra, and much more
Complete personal & group gear lists with Alaska-specific information on first aid & safety
All Backcountry Plans are available in digital format
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All Photos on our website are available for purchase. Please email us for more info.
Shipping Details and Refunds:
All digital format plans are emailed in Adobe pdf format. For all paper versions of backcountry plans, we offer free domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with delivery confirmation. For photos and cards we offer free first class postage. Email or call for Express shipping quotes. All international orders may incur extra shipping costs- please email us your city and country for a shipping quote before all international orders.
We do not offer refunds once processing of an order has begun for photos, greeting cards or paper backcountry plans. We do not offer refunds on digital plans after they have been emailed. Please see ourTermsand Conditions for details.