Anadyr Camping Trips

Alaska Camping and Kayaking Adventures

Pack your kayak with all the necessary camping and hiking equipment and paddle right out of Valdez Harbor or take our water taxi to start your Alaska camping adventure in the heart of Prince William Sound. After 3 to 5 hours of paddling each day, we set up camp, go for a hike in the rain forest, beachcomb, fish or relax in camp and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, always keeping a watchful eye for wildlife.

Anadyr Adventures will provide a professional guide, all necessary kayaking and safety gear, group camping and cooking equipment for your Alaska camping trip. You have the choice of supplying your own food  or letting our guides prepare delicious meals for you. Even if you’ve had no experience but are in good enough shape to paddle 10 to 12 miles each day, one of these Alaska camping trips with Anadyr Adventures is just the Alaska adventure for you.


Shoup Glacier, 2 & 3-Day Trips

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoSpend the day at Shoup Glacier kayaking among icebergs, hiking on the recently ice freed glacial moraine and in the rugged mountains of Chugach National Forest . Camp with a glacier in view. The following day paddle back toward Valdez along the picturesque shoreline of Port Valdez stopping at Gold Creek for the night or just for lunch.

You will have numerous opportunities to see seals, otters, eagles, shore birds and occasionally bears. Wildlife lovers will find an added treat near the glacier visiting the fastest growing black legged kittiwake rookery in Prince William Sound. This is definitely among the best short overnight trips in Alaska.


Sawmill Bay – Shoup Glacier – Valdez 3 day coastal paddle.

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoSurrounded by towering mountains, waterfalls and salmon streams, Sawmill Bay is well protected from wind and sea and is the ideal spot for the novice kayaker’s first day on the water. Kayaking, hiking, berry picking, salmon fishing and wildlife watching are just some of the activities possible in this uniquely beautiful bay. The next day paddle along the intricately convoluted shorelines of Valdez Narrows, passing countless waterfalls, eagles’ nests and sea caves. Camp in view of spectacular Shoup Glacier. The following day explore Shoup Glacier than paddle back to Valdez with a stop at Gold Creek. 10-12 miles of paddling each day.

  • No kayaking experience is necessary.
  • Moderately strenuous.
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Trip Price

Glacier Island-Columbia Glacier 4 day wilderness excursion

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoThis tour encompasses some of the best of Prince William Sound has to offer. Glacier Island is a wilderness gem known for its incredible wildlife viewing and seacave riddled coast while Columbia Glacier, North America’s 2nd largest tidewater glacier, never fails to astonish the viewer with its breathtaking scenery.

Join Anadyr Adventures guides for a stunning four-day adventure as we paddle the pristine waters around Glacier Island and watch for sea mammals and a wide array of bird life including the elusive Horned and Tufted Puffins. Visit the endangered Steller sea lion colony at Bulls Head; camp on secluded beaches and explore large sea caves, sheltered coves, stands of ancient forest, and kayak in front of Columbia Glacier amid towering icebergs. This multi-day tour is not one to be missed!

  • No experience necessary.
  • Moderately strenuous.
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Trip Price

Glacier Island to Valdez 7 Day Adventure

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoThe perfect trip for all wildlife enthusiasts! Begin your unforgettable trip in the waters off Glacier Island. See sea lion haul out areas, view puffins nesting on the cliffs and explore intricately carved glacial sea caves. Cross in front of Columbia Glacier and spend the day in Heather Bay hiking on the glacial moraine and ancient rain forests, kayaking among towering icebergs observing sea otters with pups, seals, eagles and frequently, bears on the uplands. Then continue your adventure back to Valdez, spending time in Valdez Arm, Sawmill Bay, Shoup Glacier and Gold Creek.

  • No experience necessary
  • Easy to moderately strenuous.
  • Minimum age: 12
  • Trip Price

Columbia Glacier 5 or 6 Day Tour

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoThis tour is an Alaskan classic. Start your trip in view of Prince William Sound’s largest tidewater glacier. Explore the area around Heather Bay with its hidden coves and secluded inlets before embarking upon a coastline trip you’ll never forget. Enjoy the intimacy of a small group as our professional guides lead you through a world of cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches and wildlife spectacles.

Paddling and camping in Prince William Sound for 4 nights and 5 days (or 5 nights and 6 days) is enough to convince anyone that the area is truly one of the most beautiful in North America.


Meares Glacier to Columbia Glacier 7 day remote adventure

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoIf you’re looking for wilderness and spectacular mountain scenery, this tour is for you. Pioneered by Anadyr Adventures in 1999, you’ll see both advancing and retreating glaciers in the same week. After a drop-off by water taxi at the face of Meares Glacier, you can witness first hand the power and immensity of an advancing glacier. From Meares paddle the length of beautiful Unakwik Inlet, the spectacular and remote Granite Bay, Long Bay and Columbia Bay.

End the trip in the majesty of Columbia Glacier, the largest and most rapidly receding in Prince William Sound.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Moderately strenuous.
  • Minimum age 12
  • Trip Price

Heather Bay Backpacking

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoThe guides of Anadyr Adventures pioneered this backcountry-hiking trip. The route starts at sea level, involves a meandering approach to Columbia Glacier, it scrambles up and down a countless number of drainages, crosses numerous waterways both by foot and pack-raft, travels over two glaciers, ascends a mountain pass, and then descends via bushwhack to tide line at the face of a second tidewater glacier, before finally meeting a trail that leads back to Valdez. This trip is centered in an area where maps can’t keep pace with the changes in the glacial landscape. This trip is meant for the adventurous, for those who want to tread where few people have, for those that want to see a new landscape as it is unveiled after thousands of years under ice. This trip is backpacking in Prince William Sound at its best!


The Classic Prince William Sound Whale-Watching Exploratory Tour: 6 Days

anadyr_trip_reviews_logoThe only one of its kind! Anadyr Adventures takes it one step farther by offering this multi-day exploratory kayaking tour for nature lovers and whale watchers. Visit Green and Montague Islands, perhaps the most remote and beautiful island paradises in Alaska. As some of the finest and most pristine, it is the best territory in all of Prince William Sound for seeing both Humpback and Orca (Killer) Whales. Join us for the paddling trip of your lifetime and see Prince William as few kayakers have ever seen it.


Anadyr Base Camps

Kayak camping is undoubtedly the best way to explore the wonders of Prince William Sound, and Anadyr Adventures has been showing people the time of their lives on our wilderness camping trips for the last 17 years. All our guests love being in the pristine northern temperate rainforest but some would prefer a more relaxed schedule than expedition style camping trip allows. To give people more time to soak in the splendor of this maritime wilderness, we’ve decided to offer two base camp alternatives in 2007. These camping experiences will allow a more intimate experience of areas we have found especially interesting to explore.

Both the Granite and Flent point trips will include round trip water taxi, prepared gourmet meals, a screen dining tent, camp chairs and table and tarps to set up a comfortable base camp. From this home base you will have the options and flexibility to experience Prince William Sound at your leisure.

Base camping is ideal for the following activities:

        • Sea-Kayak day trips
        • Family vacations with children
        • Birdwatching
        • Photography
        • Hiking
        • Fishing
        • Wildlife viewing
        • Wildflower identification

Flent Point Base Camp

Relax at camp and watch the parade of giant icebergs float past on their way out to sea as they ride the currents away from the massive Columbia Glacier. A day can be spent paddling and hiking our way amongst the ice closer to the icy giant, and exploring the newly unveiled Columbia Bay. A shorter day paddle to Granite Cove to view the ice formations there and the sheer cliffs that line the bay is also an excellent way to spend a day. Take a day trip to Billy’s hole in Long Bay to view one of the area’s salmon runsand the complex ecosystem based on it. This is also an excellent place to spot black bears and river otters. If time allows, and the tides are right, make the crossing over to Glacier Island and check out the skookumchuck wave at the mouth of Eagle Bay Lagoon.

Granite Point Base Camp

From our base above a beautiful beach lined peninsula near Granite Point the paddling and hiking options are endless. If the seas are flat we can spend our day kayaking around the remote, uninhabited Outpost and Fairmont islands, or paddle along the sea cave lined south side of Glacier Island with Stellar Sea-Lions and Tufted and Horned Puffins. If the seas are not so calm, Granite and Cedar Bays offer miles of phenomenal protected shoreline paddling, crystal clear water, and hundreds of hiking options. A mellow day at camp can be spent fishing from shore, birdwatching, or scanning the channel between the mainland and Glacier Island for the Humpback whales and Dall’s Porpoise that like to cruise the deep waters there.


Customized Tours

Get together with a group of friends or family for a sea kayaking and hiking adventure. Enjoy paddling together while we take care of the details! Contact us well in advance of your departure date and we will happy to work with you to develop a customized day tour itinerary suited to your interests. A 10% discount is available for groups over 8 when booked directly with Anadyr Adventures.

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