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Prince William Sound Water Taxi Service - Valdez, Alaska

water taxi service in Prince William Sound

Water Taxi Service

Pangaea Adventures operates two United State Coast Guard inspected motor vessels in Prince William Sound. We service to both private groups or offer ride sharing oportunties to various destinations in the sound.

Departing Valdez Daily
to the following destinations:

Shoup Glacier and Columbia Glacier
Jack Bay and Sawmill Bay
Alaska State Park Cabins
Alaska Forest Service Cabins
Kayaker Drop-off or Pick-up
Remote Camping
Scientist Support
Film Crew Support
Custom Sightseeing
Whittier - Valdez Charter Service (groups of 10+)
Cordova-Valdez Charter Service (groups of 10+)
Anywhere in Prince William Sound from Valdez

Professional Captains

Our licensed captains work 7 days a week from late May through early September for water taxi transportation of sea kayakers, hikers, camping groups and individuals throughout Prince William Sound, Alaska.


Prices are based on mileage and number of passengers.

Example Prices: Based on meeting the minimum of 4 guests (ride sharing is common!):
Shoup Glacier $80 per person each way for the boat to lower Shoup Bay for the first 4 guests (minimum of 4) and $50pp for every guest thereafter. $50 per person each way if joining an existing ride.
Columbia Glacier $135 per person, one way.

All other destinations, call for a quote.

We even match prices for similar services so give us a call.
Email or Call us for a specific price quote:
907-835-8442 or 800-660-9637

Pangaea Adventure's Water Taxi Fleet

MV Explorer: 15 Passenger

"Explorer" is a 30 feet long and 10 foot wide motor vessel that has been specially designed and built for our specific needs. The high speed, highly efficient and very reliable vessel is well suited for the waters of Prince William Sound. Built by "ACB" Aluminum Chambered Boats, the hull is considered unsinkable due to it's surrounding chambers and aluminum construction. Explorer is equipped with Radar, GPS, Marine Radio, Self Deploying Safety Rafts and all of the other USCG required equipment. Explorer is United States Coast Guard inspected for about 14 passengers and cruises at around 28 knots. There is a toilet on board.

MV Explorer Alaska

MV Mayflower Star: 25 Passenger

"Mayflower Star" is 36 feet long by 12 feet wide. It was originally built by Laidlaw as a school bus for the remote communities around Ketchikan. This vessel is comfortable and roomy. The front of the vessel has a drop down gate for easy loading and unloading from the beach. It is powered by twin Cummins Diesel engines and water jets. Mayflower Star is US Coast Guard inspected for 23 passengers and carries all of the required gear and more! Yes, there is a toilet on board.

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Maps of Prince William Sound Water Taxi Service

Google Map

Alaska State Marine Park Cabins & Forest Service Cabins

Water Taxi Service Offered Daily

Panagea Adventures departs Valdez for Lower Shoup Bay State Marine Park and the Forest Service Cabin in Jack Bay.

The following agencies offer Public Use Cabins in the Valdez area.

Each cabin is accessible by water only. You can either kayak to the cabins or hire a water taxi for a remote drop-off.

State Park Cabins Located in Shoup Bay: 10 miles from Valdez : $65 peak per night per cabin.
More Information at http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/cabins/pws.htm
Online Reservations Available or by contacting the Kenai Area Office
Kenai Area Office, Alaska State Parks at (907) 262-5581

National Forest Service Cabin in Jack Bay: About 20 Miles from Valdez
More information at http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/Chugach/cordova/pages/cabins/jackbay.html
Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35 per night per party).
Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling (877)444-6777 toll free or (518)885-3639

Pangaea Adventures offers Water Taxi Services from late May through early September.

Join Pangaea Adventures for sea kayaking tours in Alaska. Guided trips in Prince William Sound. Sea Kayak Day Tours to famous glaciers like Columbia Glacier. Sea Kayak Camping Tours in Alaska wilderness. Backpacking Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Glacier Day Hikes in the Chugach Mountains. Guided glacier hikes on Worthington Glacier. Water Taxi Valdez.