Trip Planning


Water taxi service out of Whittier:

Lazy Otter Charters

Tidewater Charters


Getting to Whittier:

The Magic Bus

Go Purple Shuttle   (907) 644-8098

Bear Valley Road Runner

Alaska Railroad

Alaska State Ferry

Whittier Tunnel Schedule

Weather, Tides & other resources

Barry Arm Landslide | Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Whittier Weather

National Weather Service -Ak

Prince William Sound Marine Forecast

Passage Canal Tides

Alaska Tides by area

Moon Phases

USFS- Chugach National Forest


Other Resources

National Snow and Ice Data Center

Whittier Harbor and Resources

Seward Harbor and Resources

Homer Harbor and Resources

Alaska Office of Boat Safety

Wilderness Medicine

National Geographic Topo



U.S. Coastal Pilot #9: Cape Spencer to Beaufort Sea. 15th edition, NOAA, U.S. Department of Congress, 1992

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A History of Prince William Sound.  Lethcoe, Jim and Nancy. (1994/2001).
A Cruising guide to Prince William Sound.  Lethcoe, Jim and Nancy. (1998).  
The Strangest Town in Alaska.  Taylor, Alan.  (2000).  
Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound.  Twardock, Paul. (2004).  
Floatsametrics and the Floating World.  Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano.  
Sea Kayak Navigation.  Franco Ferrero 1999/2007.  
Sea Kayak.  Gordon Brown 2006.   
Where the Sea Breaks Its Back.  Corey Ford 2003.  


Paddling Organizations

International Sea Kayak Guide Association

British Canoe Union

American Canoe Association

River and Ocean



Where to stay in Whittier and Portage

Glacier View Suites

Junes B&B

The Inn at Whittier

Williwa and Black Bear -Chugach National Forest Campgrounds

Where to Stay in Girdwood

Alyeska Hideaway Log Cabins