Alaska - Prince William Sound (PDF Chapter)
This is the Prince William Sound chapter from Lonely Planet’s Alaska guide-book.
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 possi-bilities.
- listen to the snap-crackle-and-pop of icebergs as you blue-water paddle around one of Alaska’s largest tidal glaciers, Columbia Glacier
- heading out from Whittier to kayak or sightsee amid wildlife, waterfalls, icebergs and the fantastical forces of nature in Blackstone Bay
- take a cheap ‘cruise’ on Alaska Marine Highway Ferry in an area where few cruise ships venture
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Valdez, Cordova, Whittier.
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