Prince William Sound Cruising Maps
By Don Douglass and Réanne Hemingway-Douglass
Prince William is undoubtedly the jewel of Alaskan cruising waters—the destination many boaters dream of. Its 2,500 square miles of well-protected waters hold the greatest concentration of tidewater glaciers in North America. Myriad inlets, islands and islets conceal enough bays and coves for a lifetime of unparalleled exploring. Montague, Hinchinbrook and Hawkins Islands form a nearly perfect 80-mile-long "breakwater" unbreached by Gulf of Alaska swells. Within the sound, wind chop seldom exceeds 3 to 4 feet during summer and, with limitless daylight hours near summer solstice, cruising becomes an almost 24-hour possibility.