Coffee, Kayaks, Glaciers Oh My!!
The Bender family is excited to offer tours, kayak trips and water taxi service from Whittierbar


If you are looking to share a ride with someone, click on our calendar to find others that want to be 'in the same boat'.

If you don't know what area of Prince William Sound you want to explore, click on our map for notes on our favorite locations.


Kayakers on the beach near Whittier, AK


Don't forget about our
Winter Tours or
Skiing in Prince William Sound.


About Lazy Otter Charters and Cafe

Water taxi And custom cruises in whittier, alaska since 1994

Lazy Otter Charters, Inc. is a family owned and operated charter and water taxi operation harbored in Whittier, Alaska. Captain Mike Bender has been operating Lazy Otter Charters Inc in Prince William Sound since 1994 and is pleased to be expanding our fleet and offering the same renowned reliability and customer service. NEW for 2011, we offer kayak rentals, and we have added the Qayaq Chief, formerly of Honey Charters, to our fleet!

Discover the calm waters and numerous protected isles and inlets of spectacular Prince William Sound with Lazy Otter Charters, Inc. Prince William Sound is one of Alaska’s precious jewels, with the largest collection of tidewater glaciers, mountains that careen strait up from the waters edge, and nutrient rich waters that support an abundance of sea life. Whether you are interested in a personalized day cruise, including glaciers, whales and wildlife viewing, need a trip to a public cabin in Prince William Sound, or an expedition using our kayak transport Lazy Otter Charters Inc. would love to help you with your Prince William Sound adventure.

Send us an email if you have any questions!

Our Newest addition to the fleet,
the Qayaq Chief

Lazy Otter Charters is the owner of the Qayaq Chief, a 22 passenger landing craft, providing safe and reliable transportation in Prince William Sound from Whittier. The Qayaq Chief is specially designed for beach landing and ease of loading and unloading. Perfect for Water taxi transport, group adventures and small freight hauling.




The Explorer The Explorer - for Kayak transportation

Lazy Otter Charters continues to operate the Explorer, a six passenger vessel, designed for speed and beach landings. The Explorer is the perfect vessel for small groups for custom sightseeing adventures, scuba diving excursions, and water taxi for kayaking and camper drop off.



To find Lazy Otter in Whittier:

Drive into town, keeping the small boat harbor on your left.  Turn left at the stop sign (at the ferry terminal) and look for our big green roof, next to the East boat ramp.