Family owned and operated since 1994, Lazy Otter Charters provides boat tours, kayak rentals, and water taxi service around Whittier. The picturesque Prince William Sound is the featured destination for the boat tours, which run from March to October. Passengers can see abundant wildlife and imposing tidewater glaciers as they cruise the waters of Harriman Fjord and other areas of the sound.
Both of Lazy Otter’s vessels—the M/V Voyager and the M/V Explorer—can be booked for customized or private tours. The company offers guided kayak tours, or paddlers can use the rental option and head out on their own.
Located south of Juneau near Admiralty Island National Monument, Pybus Point Lodge is the base for world-class fishing for halibut, yelloweye, five species of salmon, and more. Anglers can choose between guided saltwater excursions or explore on their own. The main season runs from June to September, with July and August being the peak months.
The company also organizes ecotours that showcase the area’s wildlife and natural beauty. Options include a day of exploration at Tracy Arm Fjord to view glaciers and icebergs, or seasonal waterfall and northern lights viewing tours. Cruises through the Inside Passage take guests into waters that are home to seals, sea lions, and humpback and orca whales.
Top photo: Lazy Otter boat tour in Alaska's Prince William Sound
Photo by lazyottercharters.com
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