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Lazy Otter Charters, Inc

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Lazy Otter Charters, Inc. is a small family run charter and water taxi operation harbored in Whittier, Alaska. Lazy Otter Charters, Inc. has been plying the waters of Western Prince William Sound since 1994 showing both friends and clients the many wonders Western
Prince William Sound has to offer.
Captain Mike works hard to ensure that
your trip will be safe, pleasant, and memorable. Captain Mike Bender has the following certifications:

  • U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Inland Master
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Red Cross First Aid

Captain Mike is a member of the North Gulf Oceanic SocietyCenter for Marine ConservationAlaska Travel Industry Association  and the  Whittier Chamber of Commerce.
Captain Mike Bender
The Explorer
  Our new vessel "Explorer", designed and built   in 1996, is a custom 30' aluminum boat. 
  It serves us well in providing the stability,   comfort, visibility and feel of a larger vessel in   combination with the speed, beachability, and   maneuverability of a smaller boat.


  The Explorer has a heated cabin, an enclosed   head (bathroom), and is beachable for easy   landings.

Our rates for water taxi services are economical and based on mileage to and from drop-off and pickup locations. Day tours and escorted sea kayaking costs are based on the number
of people (up to six) and your specific interests. Overnight tours can also be arranged.
Scuba diving rates are based on a location/time basis.

We are happy to provide suggestions and logistical information to make your trip into Western Prince William Sound safe and enjoyable.

"We had a great trip in the Sound these last few days.
Mike did a great job on the water taxi
- very engaging and entertaining, happy to slow down for wildlife viewing,
very relaxed and flexible to work with.
Thanks Again,"
- Sheila

For Reservations or Information Contact:
Lazy Otter Charters, Inc.
Captain Mike Bender
P.O. Box 747
Whittier, AK 99693
(800) 587-6887
(907) 694-6887 Sept 15 - May 15
(907) 472-6887 May 16 - Sept 14
or e-mail: Capt. Mike

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