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Brief description of the holiday
Sailboat sailing in Prince William Sound : an exceptional playground in Alaska's finest maritime glaciers.
Prince William Bay, located in the Gulf of Alaska, covers 27,000 square kilometers, made up of fjords and more than 200 islets. Chugach Mountains descend more than 150 glaciers, 40 of which reach the sea including the huge Columbia, which produces thousands of icebergs every day.
Witnesses of the rapid retreat of the glaciers, how much longer can we observe them? The south of the bay offers beautiful hikes in stark contrast: lush vegetation is home to a great diversity of wild environments, home to 240 species of seabirds and some 30 species of terrestrial mammals, including grizzly bears. At sea we meet the ballet of orcas and whales.
J1: BOARDING IN VALDEZ
Boarding at Valdez.
J2: GLACIER COLUMBIA
The Columbia Glacier is the largest glacier in North America, measuring 64 km long and storing millions of tons of ice. Approach at the foot of the glacier by slaloming the icebergs.
D3: GLACIER MAERES
The only glacier Prince William Sound is still progressing! Hike to Miners Lake in the footsteps of the bear. The ground is covered with "muskeg", a very dense foam.
J4: COGHILL LAKE
We leave the icy mineral world to find the lush vegetation of a magnificent hike to Coghill Lake. Anchorage at Coghill Cove.
D5: GLACIER SURPRISE
We go through Esther Pass to Surprise Glacier which has very sharp needles at the top and whose ice is so blue! Mooring at Serpentine Cove, a well sheltered little bay.
J6: GLACIER BLACKSTONE
South route for a breathtaking panorama at Blackstone Glacier, the most popular photographers.
J7: BAY OF COCHRANE
Explore Cochrane Bay and hike to Shrode Lake. In a green setting, we reach exceptional sites: our most beautiful anchorages in Prince William Sound!
D8: THE CORRIDORS OF CULROSS
The Culross Inner Passages offer magnificent corridors in the midst of countless islands and islets to reach Goose Bay, a well-protected cove.
J9: SHOUP BAY
Approach of a rockerie of a hundred sea lions. Hike and anchorage at Shoup Bay, located at the entrance to the Bay of Valdez. The anchor dives into the milky blue water from the Shoup Glacier.
D10: LANDING IN VALDEZ
Short sailing from Shoup Bay to Valdez. Landing at Valdez.
Check out the crew!
Plan Michel Joubert, Chantier Meta
Goélette de 16 mètres en aluminum. Mise à l'eau en 1999 par l'architecte naval Michel Joubert, son concepteur et premier propriétaire, qui réalisa le passage du Nord-Ouest du Groenland à l'Alaska en 2012 en company de l'explorateur polaire Janusz Kurbiel.
Conçu comme a fifty d'expédition pour naviguer dans les conditions les plus extrêmes. Cette goélette est doté de 2 moteurs de 110 CV and de réservoirs d'une capacité de 4000 litres he assurant une autonomie très importante.
- Longueur 16m, large 4.10m, tirant d'eau 1,70m
- Matériau: aluminum renforcé
- Capacité de vie à bord pour 10 personnes, que nous limitons à 6 passagers et 2 marins
- A large cockpit ouvert pour manœuvrer, observer and pêcher
- A post de timonerie totalement à l'abri des éléments
- Grand carré surélevé pour une vision assise panoramique, recevant confortablement 8 personnes à table and a salon avec 2 larges banquettes
- Capacité de couchage: 8 couchettes individuelles sont disponibles + 2 en couchettes doubles, the ensemble en 3 cabines et une coursive
- Douche chaude, 2 cabinets de toilette, WC
- Réserve d'eau: 1500 liters
- Poêle-chaudière à gazole «Refleks» équipé d'un aérotherme central + air pulsé par le moteur
- Courant 220, 110 et 12 volts à bord
- Annexe pour 8 personnes avec moteur 15 CV
- Matériel de pêche utilisable en navigation ou au mouillage
- Bibliothèque variée à disposition
Our trip starts here
Valdez, Alaska, Stati Uniti
Wednesday 8 July from 9:00 until Wednesday 8 July at 11:00
Our trip ends here
Valdez, Alaska, Stati Uniti
Friday 17 July from 14:00 until Friday 17 July at 18:00
Other important information
The price quoted does not include airfare, any hotel nights before or after the cruise, airport / sailing transfer, liquor other than a glass of wine at dinners, restaurants or bars on land.
Only beer is sold on board.
We are insured in civil liability and maritime, however each remains responsible for subscribing an individual insurance for assistance, repatriation, accident, and a cancellation insurance.
The skipper is the sole judge of the course. It may have to modify it according to the weather conditions or for technical reasons.
Payment and cancellations
This Experience undergoes Sailsquare reservation and cancellation policies.
- Book this Experience paying directly online via credit card, or via wire transfer by contacting our Customer Support.
- If this Experience starts in more than 45 days and the share is higher than 500 Euros, you can pay a deposit of 30% and then pay the balance within 30 days before the departure date. Contact our Customer Support to benefit from this payment scheme.
- If the Experience is not Confirmed yet, you may cancel your reservation anytime and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
- Policy update - Covid19
Are you obliged to cancel a reservation of a Confirmed Experience? Contact our Customer Support within 30 days before the departure date and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Meals onboard
- Final cleaning
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Caisse de bord: 300,00€
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately > 300€ per person.