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Meares Glacier Cruise Tour from Valdez
Enjoy a 110-mile cruise in the majestic waters of Prince William Sound to Meares Glacier. Onboard you will have a chance to view the Sound's wildlife, such as sea otters, harbor seals, sea lions and whales. You will learn the mining, oil, earthquake, and fishing history of Valdez, hear stories about the first people to explore and live in the Sound, and pass by the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Your stop at Meares Glacier gives you the rare opportunity to see an advancing glacier, as well as the chance to witness glacial ice calving into the ocean. A lunch and afternoon soup snack will be served on-board. (Tour departs from the small boat harbor).

Season: Daily departures June 1 - August 31, 2014
This tour is NOT possible on:
June 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28
July 4, 5, 11, 19, 26
August 2, 8, 9, 23, 29, 30
Departure Time: 10:00H
Duration: 9 hours

Price:
 USD 160 per adult / USD 80 per child (2-12 years)

Columbia Glacier Cruise Tour from Valdez

This glacier and wildlife cruise through Prince William Sound features a visit to Columbia Glacier. Onboard you will have a chance to view the Sound's wildlife, including sea lions, sea otters, and whales. You will learn about the mining, oil shipping, earthquake, and fishing history, and you will hear stories about the first people to explore and live in the area. This tour includes a description of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal as you sail past. Because the Columbia Glacier is the fastest moving glacier in Alaska, it releases tons of ice daily into the ocean. Typically your ship will not be able to navigate to the face of the glacier. Instead, you will cruise along the terminal moraine around massive icebergs. A light meal is served onboard (included). The tour travels 80-miles round-trip. (Tour departs from the small boat harbor).

Season: Daily departures May 17 - September 14, 2014
This tour is NOT possible on:
June 5, 7, 13, 19, 26
July 12, 17, 18, 24, 25
August 7, 14, 16, 20, 21, 28
Departure Time: 12:00H (11:00H on September 1 - 14, 2014)
Duration: 6.5 - 7 hours

Price:
 USD 125 per adult / USD 62 per child (2-12 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 24 - September 10, 2014
Departure Time: Various times depending on tides.
Duration: 8 hours

Price:
 USD 200 per adult / USD 179 per child (8-13 years)

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 24 - September 10, 2014
DepartureTime: Various times depending on tides.
Duration: 3 hours

Price:
 USD 69 per adult / USD 66 per child (6-13 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 24 - September 10, 2014
Departure Time: approx. 8:00H (depending on tides)
Duration: 10 hours including 4 hours of kayaking and 2 hours of transfer time

Price:
 USD 248 per adult / USD 224 per child (6-13 years)

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