Prince William Sound Tours



Weather, Climate & Clothing

Temperate Rainforest

Prince William Sound is considered part of a temperate rainforest area.  So, yes, rain is a common occurrence.  That is what contributes to the lush vegetation and amazing waterfalls.

We recommend you bring a water repellent exterior layer.  Layers are the best way to adjust your comfort to the wide variety and constantly changing weather in Alaska.

Here are som "averages" just to give you an idea.

Whittier Summer Averages

         Temp    Precip    Daylight

May    45F      15"         17:26 hrs

June   53F      10"         18:58

July    56F      11"         18:05

Aug    55F      15"         15:34

Sept   48F      21"         12:46

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"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather." -- John Ruskin