3-Day Sawmill Bay Camping Trip!

I had the pleasure of spending three beautiful days paddling from Sawmill Bay back to Valdez, with the wonderful and fun Pete and Maria! These photos are from this most-recent three-day fully-guided Sawmill Bay camping trip. Beautiful view at Sawmill Bay

As if the view wasn’t enough. . . . fresh-picked wild blueberries for a snack!

Picking wild blueberries at Sawmill Bay

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle


Our campsite in the serene Sawmill Bay was right next to a stream that happened to have a Salmon run while we were there. We experienced the excitement of paddling with hundreds of Salmon swimming upstream directly underneath our boats!

Hopping out of the boats to check out the Salmon swimming upstream

As we paddled out of Sawmill Bay on our second day, we weaved our way through many of these fishing seiners and got to watch them pull up Salmon. A true Alaskan experience!Watching a Seiner pull up Salmon

The paddle from Sawmill Bay to Shoup Glacier, where we spent our second night, allows us to experience the pristine beauty of Prince William Sound.

One of the countless waterfalls entering the Port of Valdez

One of the countless waterfalls entering the Port of Valdez

We’ve entered the amazing lagoon in front of the magnificent Shoup Glacier!

Shoup Glacier!

Shoup Glacier!

Pete and Maria chose this amazing campsite to spend our second night. We sat outside, watching and listening to the glacier, marvelling in the beauty of our surroundings.

Nothing like a rainbow to make our campsite more magical!

Nothing like a rainbow to make our campsite more magical!

The third morning we went on a short hike to get a bit more up-close-and-personal with the glacier!

Shoup Glacier

Shoup Glacier

Then it was time to get back in the kayaks to paddle back to Valdez.

Giant cave at the face of Shoup Glacier

Giant cave at the face of Shoup Glacier

Before exiting the lagoon at Shoup Glacier, we passed by this Black-Legged Kittiwake (a type of Seagull) rookery, which is quite an amazing sight!

Black-Legged Kittiwake rookery at Shoup Glacier

Black-Legged Kittiwake rookery at Shoup Glacier

No wind = breathtaking reflections!

No wind = breathtaking reflections!

We were blessed with calm seas and beautiful sunny skies for our final day!

Beautiful day for the paddle back to Valdez

Beautiful day for the paddle back to Valdez

So much beauty to look at along the shoreline. . . wildlife, wildflowers and waterfalls!

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Thanks Pete and Maria for a wonderful trip!

Yours truly, endorsing the use of sunscreen!

Yours truly, endorsing the use of sunscreen!

One thought on “3-Day Sawmill Bay Camping Trip!

  1. Pete Zamarripa

    WoW! What a great trip ! Our guide was wonderful ! 100% satisfaction
    Did almost every trip they had! Looking forward to our next trip !

    Thanx!

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