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, beach comb, fish or relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, always keeping a watchful eye for wildlife.

Anadyr Adventures provides 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.

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Shoup Glacier 2 Day

Spend 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 to Valdez 3 Day 

Surrounded 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.



Glacier Island to Columbia Glacier 4 Day

This tour encompasses some of the best that 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!



Glacier Island to Valdez 7 Day

The 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.



Meares Glacier to Columbia Glacier 8 day

If 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.



Glacier Island to Columbia Face 5 Day

Beginning at Chamberlain Bay on the south side of Glacier Island, this trip is a great combination of wildlife and glacier viewing. Paddle through the active zone of the 2nd largest tidewater glacier in North America. Great for whales, sea lions, seals, otters, and myriad birds. The trip abruptly changes as you cross the remnant terminal moraine of Columbia Glacier to an exploration of a world of ice and emerging lands that were 300 feet under the glacier 25 years ago. The trip ends with an approach to the current face of the glacier.


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Columbia Bay to Long Bay 6 Day

This trip explores the new fjord created by Columbia Glacier’s catastrophic retreat. Paddle alongside newly emerged shores that were under 300 feet of ice 25 years ago and explore the hanging face of the second largest tidewater glacier in North America. Paddle the rugged western shore of the fjord along an iceberg river and round the point into quiet Long Bay to see what a glacier fjord becomes after it has a few centuries to work on 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:

  • Family vacations with children
  • Scouting, Church and School Groups
  • Birdwatching
  • Photography
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wildflower identification
  • Call for Pricing

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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.

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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.

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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.