Cordova, Alaska Photo Tour



Experience photography in Cordova and the famous Copper River Delta. Located at the southeastern end of Prince William Sound, this area of our Chugach National Forest covers approximately 2.3 million acres. You will be guided to your locations by plane, boat, and van through epic landscapes and wildlife habitat. This photographic adventure takes you on a journey to explore landscapes where tidal fats meet hemlock-spruce forests, salmon rich streams, bald eagles and out into the waters of Prince William Sound where you’ll see sea otters, coastal bears, moose and much more.


Scott Slone has partnered with Planet Earth Adventures to offer real Alaska photographic adventures. Beyond learning photography, Scott believes great photography comes from having a connection with with your locations. Because his family roots reach five generations deep, photographers are getting more from the experience than just great photography. Albert Marquez owner of Planet Earth Adventures has been published in a number of well known books and magazines, and has been guiding photographers into Alaska for the last 5 years.


This photo adventure is prime for both intermediate to advanced photographers. You should at least understand basic composition, fluent with your menu systems and manual settings, we can help from there. Primary focus of the workshop will cover basics of location scouting, advanced composition, and Adobe Lightroom techniques. Prince William Sound region brings varied weather, there is always a secondary focus planned should weather or wildlife not cooperate.


Days have the potential to be long when conditions are at their prime. We’ve planned to keep a balanced pace, but if we’re feeling it, we’ll stay out. There will be light hiking, you should be comfortable hiking at least 2-4 miles with little to no elevation gain. We do have one hike that offers more physical demand, while optional the views are priceless!


Orca Adventure Lodge is located in a cannery town 3 miles north of Cordova originally built in the 1880’s, the Lodge has been rebuilt into one of Alaska’s finest adventure destination. While retaining its historical flavor, the Lodge has full amenities to offer the most discerning guest. Each of the forty rooms has private baths and great ocean views overlooking Orca Inlet. Access to wireless internet service and coin operated laundry facilities help to make your stay as comfortable as possible while at Orca Adventure Lodge, and their dedicated staff will do whatever they can to further enhance your experience. The Lodge’s chef and crew cook up delectable delights in the cannery cookhouse next door, while our great guides offer unique and safe photo adventures into the wilds of Alaska.


June 20-27th 7/days


Prince William Sound, Copper River Delta, Childs Glacier, Cordova Alaska


  • Visit a remote beach for spectacular landscapes, and a potential for bears.
  • Hundreds of Bald Eagles will be high in activity.
  • Rafts of Sea Otters
  • Potential for bears and moose.
  • Cordova historic coastal structures
  • Glacial landscapes and calving
  • Light hiking into mountainous landscapes.
  • Great food, and coastal accommodations


Question or booking please call us at (907) 717-9666


Accommodations, Alaska Ferry transportation between Anchorage & Cordova; meals as listed on the itinerary; guiding and instruction; transportation while in Cordova. Prices are subject to change without notice. Not included: taxes, airfare to and from Anchorage from your city of origin. Meals included as listed on the itinerary above. B= Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner


Cordova photo tour requires a minimum of 4 to go. If we do not have the minimum number 2 weeks out, we will notify you of this situation and you will receive a full refund.


Recommended Lenses:
Having a range from 10mm to 400mm lenses would be optimum. At a minimum, a 24-105mm and 100-400mm will provide you a very workable range. We also offer lens rentals if needed, please let us know at least 40 days prior to tour.

Essential Gear:

  • Camera Gear Pack – Scott and Albert use F-Stop Bags
  • Several batteries to sustain you up to 10 hours / Day
  • Extra Media Cards
  • Polarizing and Split-neutral density filters
  • Camera Bag (for rain)
  • Extra camera body if possible
  • Lens hoods
  • Several lens cloth
  • Remote Release
  • Laptop computer with at least Adobe Lightroom


Dress in layers for rain or shine, synthetic clothing, no cotton. Weather out on the Copper River Delta can change quickly, you’ll want to be prepared. Temperatures range from 50ºF to 70ºF in June. Pack sturdy hiking boots and bring a water bottle that will hold at least 32/oz. Finally, we use Sea to Summit Head Net (REI) to keep out them dang gnats!

Essential items:

  • Day Pack
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots
  • Rain shell
  • Sunblock
  • Your favorite hat to block sunshine.
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles (not required, based on personal comfort.)
  • Recommend a Sea to Summit head net (REI) for gnats
  • Water Bottle, recommend 32/oz


We strongly suggest purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment at the time you sign up for one of our trips. This coverage will offset cancellation charges in the event of illness before or during your trip. Trip cancellation/interruption and baggage insurance is available at a supplemental cost. Click Here to purchase travel protection.

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