Glacier Jetski Adventures were the first jet ski tour operators in Prince William Sound and pioneered jet ski tours into Blackstone Bay. An Alaska Jet Ski tour is a great way to get up close and personal with Alaska’s gorgeous scenery. In command of your own machine you’ll be out on the water to explore the stunning glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife of Blackstone Bay.
Expedition to Blackstone Bay
Glacier Jetski Adventures have a well-established safety record and are incredibly passionate about their tours. Your adventure begins at the Glacier Jet Ski outpost in Whittier, where you’ll be outfitted in a dry suit, pair of gloves, neoprene booties, life jacket, and helmet with in-helmet communication. If you’ve never driven a jet ski before, it’s no problem; they love to share the thrill of using a jet ski as a way to see the Sound and are happy to help you gain confidence in your machine starting with a safety briefing and instructions on operation.
Then it’s time to roll! Following the beautiful coastline of Passage Canal and Prince William Sound until you arrive in Blackstone Bay. After passing several glaciers, you’ll stop at tidewater glaciers and spend time closer than any other tour to the ice. Along the way, your guides will be speaking to you through the headset, filling you in on the fascinating history of the area, as well as pointing out wildlife. Expect to see a lot of birds (thanks to your proximity to the largest black-legged kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound), along with seals, otters, and sea lions. If you’re lucky you’ll even see whales. And because you’ll be close to the shore, you may even spot some mountain goats and bears.
About Glacier Jet Ski Adventures
Owner, born and raised Alaskan Charlie Howard, an adventure guide in Alaska for over 20 years, wanted to find a unique way of showing off Alaska’s beauty. When he traded an old snowmachine for an old jet ski, he had an idea of how to do it. With the encouragement of his then-girlfriend (and now-wife), Bec, they opened Glacier Jetski Adventures, becoming the first glacier jet ski tour in the world! This small family-owned company is excited to share their experience and love of Alaska with you!
What to Bring
- Warm under-layers, thick socks, long johns, fleece pants, etc. You’ll be wearing a dry suit, so wear as many layers underneath as you want to provide yourself comfort.
- Bring electronics at your own risk. There’s a dry compartment on the ski to stow a camera or phone for easy access.
Whittier, AK 99693
Tours depart from the Glacier Jetski Adventures outpost in Whittier. If you don’t have a car, the company can recommend shuttles.
Prices & Dates
|Season||May - September|
|Duration||4 - 4.5 hours|
|Rates||Driver // $360 | Departures at 9 am and 2 pm | 4 - 4.5 hours|
|Rate Notes||Price includes all gear, parking and booking fees.|
|Must be 16 or over to operate a machine.|