Discover
Alaska’s Prince William Sound


The rugged and wild Prince William Sound, discovered by explorer James Cook in 1778, offers spectacular adventure in the “Last Frontier.” Home to the densest concentration of tidewater glaciers on the planet, it is surrounded by pristine Chugach National Forest, the second largest in the United States. 

The sound’s calm, protected waters and over 3,800 miles of coastline offer a vast diversity of wildlife. Marine mammals summer here, including humpback and killer whales, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters. Black and brown bears, moose and even mountain goats frequent the water’s edge, while over 220 species of birds bring the coastal forest to life.

Be one of the few to truly explore this remote and captivating ecosystem. From cascading waterfalls to rivers flush with salmon during the spawn, you’ll leave feeling like you truly know Prince William Sound. Catch a wild salmon and have it prepared on our back deck grill for dinner. Witness calving glaciers up close from the intimacy of a small boat.

Explore unspoiled coastlines and trek the forests—create an Alaska story unlike any other.

Expedition Highlights


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

  • Kayak remote coves and unspoiled shorelines alongside rafts of local otters
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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:
    • Spacious, private staterooms
    • Three fresh, chef-prepared meals daily
    • All snacks and beverages, including our well-stocked open bar
    • High-end adventure gear for fishing and kayaking
    • 12 guests to 8 crew
    • Complimentary lodging in Anchorage on Saturday night
    • Round-trip airport transfers

Saturday
Day One


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.

Experiences crafted for you

Sunday
Day Two


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.

Experience more than the destination

“This was the best trip I’ve ever been on!!! (And I’ve traveled to 20+ countries, 40+ states). Everything was so top notch. The perfect mix of adventure and zero worries. I was even able to let myself unplug which hasn’t happened in years!!! The staff was very professional, accommodating and refreshing.”
Kelsey S.
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Monday
Day Three


 

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.

Experiences crafted for you

Tuesday
Day Four


 

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.

Adventure travel for the uncommon explorer

“As great as the boat is, the crew makes this a world-class experience. Every crew member is engaging, knowledgeable and very good at what they do. I learned something from every single crew member, all while they were providing 5-star service.”
Ryan M.
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Wednesday
Day Five


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!

Personalized experiences in an intimate setting at sea

“We’ve been on hundreds of trips and we’ve never felt so alive and so at home on a trip…we never wanted to leave.”
Collette S.
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Thursday
Day Six


 

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.

It’s both the journey and the destination

My husband and I just returned from an amazing adventure trip with Offshore Outpost. I cannot say enough about how outstanding this trip was! The ship is spacious and has a variety of areas to relax, including a hot tub on the top deck that is perfect after a day of fun. The staterooms are large and the beds are high quality and comfortable! With only six staterooms you feel as if you are on a private yacht. Their chef prepares delicious gourmet meals every day. The service and wine paring are outstanding! The crew is highly interactive with the guests and they make you feel at home immediately. They have created the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Every day has something new on the agenda. On our last afternoon the crew set up a campfire on the beach with appetizers and Josh’s drink of the day! We cannot wait to join Offshore Outpost on their summer itinerary in Alaska!”Lynda W.
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Friday & Saturday
Days Seven & Eight


 

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. The next day, 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.

The possibilities—and the choices—are yours

* Locations we stop at may change based on wildlife, weather and sea conditions.
* The itinerary will change slightly in the reverse direction, from Cordova to Whittier.

Get a taste of what you’ll eat throughout the voyage.

See Chef Dave’s sample menu here

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