Whale, porpoise, river and sea otter, sea lion, eagles, puffins and bear in the beautiful surroundings of calving glaciers, fjords, snow fields and rocky coastlines.
Enjoy locally caught seafood for dinner. Go ashore for a hike or to explore a stream full of spawning salmon. Kayak in safe and sheltered waters. Get away from the mainstream of visitors in Alaska and experience the uniqueness of a Prince William Sound Cruise.
The geography and range of wildlife and marine life in the Sound is so incredibly diverse that each of our charters is essentially personalized. Our charters range from day trips to multi-day explorations. Routes and destinations alter according to where the fish are running, the position of migrating pods of whales, or the better snow conditions for back country skiing.
Babkin Charters specializes in custom cruises in Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords, Kodiak and the Alaska Peninsula. We also offer Bioresearch & Film Support as well as Expedition Support.
Read Taking the Kids: Prince William Sound, an article about one family's Alaska vacation with Babkin Charters.
"In January 2021, our family of seven booked a charter with Babkin Charters. Communication was easy and painless, as we exchanged emails and phone calls with Alex to communicate our goals (Alaskan scenery and glaciers, wildlife viewing, kayaking, and fishing) and to know what to bring for our July voyage. Captain Alex and first mate/chef Vicky more than delivered on all accounts. They made us feel so at home for the 4 days and 3 nights we were on board. They went above and beyond to personalize our trip and meet our family’s dietary needs (the food was truly exceptional). They are such tremendous people, and they absolutely made our Alaskan vacation! We highly recommend them for an adventure of a lifetime."Terri Johnson
"Given time to reflect on the trip, I've realized how truly extraordinary it was. The pictures don't do justice to the scenery and experiences we all enjoyed. I'd like to thank you again for such a great trip; the Prep group was truly blessed with such a great captain. Know that if you're ever down the D.C. way, you have a place to stay (excuse the awful rhyme). Thanks again for such an incredible trip, and if you ever need an extra hand on expedition, don't be afraid to ask."Tyler
"I cannot imagine a more perfect trip than we had with you two. It felt more like hooking up with a couple old friends. We all had such a wonderful time and so appreciated your conversation, food, and laughter. Each of us have our own special memories - mine of course was the fishing experience of a life time - 1st salmon ever via kayak..."Valerie
"Once again I am so impressed with the warm, engaging hospitality that the crew of the Babkin provides. You are both so delightful and pleasant to be around that it made me and my friends feel totally welcome and at home here. The PWS is even more spectacular than I remember. The scenery, the animals, and the landscapes were breathtaking day after day. I look forward to our next adventure together."Teresa
Photo credits: Linda Bassett, Tim Bowman, Alex Davis, John Durham, Alexandra von Wichman, Brad von Wichman