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Prince William Sound, Alaska

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#14 of 96 in Nature in Alaska
Experience a part of the Chugach National Forest with more than 6,100 km (3,800 mi) of shoreline. Prince William Sound of the Gulf of Alaska is known for its beautiful scenery and abundance of wild plant and animal life, as well as its significant commercial fishing and oil involvement. The coastal region has hundreds of bird, land, and marine species, including the country's national animal, the bald eagle. Book a boat tour to see some of the 150 glaciers in the region. You can also kayak or sail through the bays, hike beyond the coastline, or take a wildlife-watching cruise. By using our Cordova trip app , you can arrange your visit to Prince William Sound and other attractions in Cordova.
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  • I had arrived in Anchorage the day before and was hung over as a mother. There was an area down stairs where you could sit and a deck upstairs to take photos and what not. There was lots of wildlife o...  more »
  • What ever you do take the long version of the Prince William Sound cruise. The first time you see a glacier calving in person just blows your mind. A sensational day and one I will remember forever!  more »
  • Prince William sound is the most beautiful from the water, we have some done around the banks but from a (round trip) boot is great. Surrounded by countless glaciers and beautiful waterfalls is a super place to visit. Be aware of rain clouds and fog. The water is usually very quietly through the protected location. The chance of seeing killer whales and humpback whales is great. Sea otters, sea lions and sea eagles are certainties.
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  • This is also called Prince Wilhelm Sound because of his father that had purchased the area after the fall of gold mining and everybody pulling out of Valdez Alaska, His father had bought Property to harvest trees as a logging business and he named the surrounding after his son. Wilhelm Edward Boeing.
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