Columbia Glacier Kayaking Tour

Paddle among ancient icebergs in Prince William Sound while keeping an eye out for a variety of wildlife.

  • Starting at: $328 / per person
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Departure Time: Daily at 8:00am (depending on tides)
  • Dates: May 24 - September 10, 2022
  • Physical Activity: No prior kayaking experience is necessary; easy and very calm waters.
  • Child Rate: $295 / per child
  • Child Age: 8 to 13 years old

Tour Overview

On this Valdez, Alaska day tour, search for wildlife such as whales, sea otters and sea lions as you transfer two hours to the Columbia Glacier by water taxi. This is Alaska’s second largest tidewater glacier. Since the early 1980’s, the glacier has been retreating catastrophically off of the terminal moraine leaving an 8 mile long field of floating icebergs. You will be dropped off near the moraine of the glacier to paddle around the icebergs. Time is included for a lunch break and a short hike on the glacier’s gravel moraine. Hot drinks and snacks are provided; however, lunch is not included. After the break you will continue exploring the coastline by kayak. The water taxi will return to Valdez after about 4 -5 hours of activity.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip water taxi
  • Kayak and all necessary gear
  • Beverage and snack
  • All taxes and fees

What's Not Included

Lunch and transfers within Valdez.

Special Terms

A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate. Children must be 8 years old to participate in this tour.

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