Prince William is undoubtedly the jewel of Alaskan cruising waters—the destination many boaters dream of. Its 2,500 square miles of well-protected waters hold the greatest concentration of tidewater glaciers in North America. Myriad inlets, islands and islets conceal enough bays and coves for a lifetime of unparalleled exploring. Montague, Hinchinbrook and Hawkins Islands form a nearly perfect 80-mile-long breakwater” unbreached by Gulf of Alaska swells. Within the sound, wind chop seldom exceeds 3 to 4 feet during summer and, with limitless daylight hours near summer solstice, cruising becomes an almost 24-hour possibility.
The front of Western Section map has a chart finder, a locator map, inset maps, and the unique Proven Cruising Routes© taken by Don and Réanne Douglass aboard their research vessel, Baidarka. Each map is GPS compatible. The back of the map has large-scale, detailed diagrams of 115 harbors and coves—all the places to tie up and anchor. Included are an alphabetical index of places, and a listing of route waypoints.