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Duck Flats Guided Kayaking Tour from Valdez
Enjoy an exciting and educational paddle over the calm waters of duck flats in a double or triple person sea kayak. From the small boat harbor in Valdez, you and your group will kayak into the calm protected waters of Duck Flats. The path of the tour will follow a chain of small islands recognized for their nesting birds and sun bathing seals. Your guide will relate information about the town's unique past, from its early Gold Rush days to the destruction of the original town site by the 1964 earthquake. This is a wonderful paddle for first time kayakers and those with limited time. Tour includes: Kayak instruction, gear, and guided sea kayaking.

Season: Daily departures May 23 - September 12, 2015
DepartureTime: Various times depending on tides.
Duration: 3 hours

 USD 76 per adult / USD 69 per child (6-13 years)

Shoup Glacier Guided Kayaking Tour from Valdez
This kayaking tour offers an intimate experience at one of Prince William Sounds' many calving tidewater glaciers. It is perfect for children, beginners and experienced kayakers. Climb aboard a motor boat for a 40-minute ride to Shoup Bay where your scenic journey begins. Over the course of the day, you will paddle around floating icebergs, past a nesting colony of Black-Legged Kittiwakes, and up to the face of the glacier. Wildlife abounds in the area - birds, ducks, sea otters and harbor seals are common. Enjoy a short walk on the beach and a lunch break with a colorful glacier view (lunch not included). At the end of the paddle you will be returned to Valdez by motorboat. Tour includes: Roundtrip motor boat transfer from Valdez, kayaking and necessary gear.  Not included: Lunch and transfers within Valdez.

NOTE: A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures May 23 - September 12, 2015
Departure Time: Various times depending on tides.
Duration: 8 hours

 USD 210 per adult / USD 190 per child (8-13 years)

Columbia Glacier Guided Kayaking Tour from Valdez
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 4 to 5 hours of activity.

NOTE: A 4-person minimum is required for the tour to operate.

Season: Daily departures May 23 - September 12, 2015
Departure Time: approx. 8:00H (depending on tides)
Duration: 10 hours including 4 hours of kayaking and 2 hours of transfer time

 USD 260 per adult / USD 234 per child (8-13 years)

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