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4 Day Columbia Glacier Family Sea Kayak Camping Tour

family sea kayaking at Columbia Glacier

Sea Kayak Columbia Glacier for 2 Days and the paddle Glacier Island for 2 days. Great wildlife and perfectly protected waters for family exploration. Quality hikes and Alaska Scenery at it's best.


Tour Activities

Sea kayaking
Wildlife Viewing
Scenic Motorboat Ride
Beach Combing

Trip Length

4-Days, 3-Night

Price Includes

Meals Listed in Itinerary
Kayak Equipment
Tents & Sleeping Kit
Guide Services
Motor Boat Transport
Land Use Fees

Average Price

Price includes Glacier Island Transfer



Itinerary & Details arrow

kayak columbia

hike glacier Island

Not Just for Families!
Meet in Valdez. This trip is designed for families with younger kids who are not up for open water crossings or long days of paddling. We use a motorboat to move camps from Columbia Glacier to Glacier Island.

Day 0 - We like to have groups meet the evening before each trip to meet the guides and make sure everyone has everything they need for the trip.

Day 1 - Meet at Pangaea in the Morning to get organized and experience the safety talk and lesson. We load all of the gear onto a motorboat for the scenic boat ride out to Columbia Glacier. We set camp and take in the sights of Heather Bay. We venture right into the ice for some afternoon paddling. Absorb the tranquility of heather bay with the sounds of crackling ice, loons calling and surf scotters zooming across the calm waters.
(Lunch) (Dinner)

Day 2 - Wake up to a hot breakfast and gear up for a day of gentle paddling and a great walk in the forest. The kids won't be the only ones enjoying the wildlife and flora (including carnivorous flowers!), When was the last time you walked in the bogs with rubber boots on your feet! Another night at the same camp.
(Breakfast) (Lunch) (Dinner)

Day 3 - After breakfast we break camp and climb aboard the motorboat that arrives around 11:00. We will get transported to glacier Island and our next campsite. We will spend the afternoon exploring the inner waterways of the island which offers a completely different atmosphere than Columbia Glacier. It is a great change for everyone to have a new campsite to explore.
(Breakfast) (Lunch) (Dinner)

Day 4 - We pack up camp and head out in the kayaks to explore the outer coast of glacier Island to paddle with the sea lions (weather pending). Keep an eye out for Puffin and other local sea birds. We may be treated to the sight of feeding Humpback whales or passing Orca. The motorboat will pick us up around 4:30 for the ride back to Valdez.
(Breakfast) (Lunch)


4 Day Columbia Glacier Family Sea Kayak Camping Tour

4 Day Family Kayak Camp at Columbia Glacier
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4 Day Columbia Glacier Family Sea Kayak Camping Tour

Gear supplied by Pangaea Adventures

  1. All Kayak gear, life Jackets, paddles, dry bags, etc...
  2. Rubber Boots and Neoprene Mittens
  3. All Camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags and pads.
  4. All technical gear such as ice climbing equipment if needed such as crampons or ice tools.
  5. Day hiking backpacks
  6. All bedding if staying at a lodge.
  7. All cooking utensils and equipment
  8. All safety gear and first aid kits
  9. All food and Non-Alcoholic beverages as listed in itinerary.


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Gear Lists:
Day Tour Clothing List (90kb)
Kayak Camping Tour Gear/Clothing List (60kb)
Mothership or Lodge Based Tour Gear/Clothing List (99kb)
Multi-Sport Gear/Clothing List (38kb)

Forms to fill out and return to Pangaea Adventures:
Guest Questionnaire (72kb)
Participant Release Form (36kb)

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4 Day Columbia Glacier Family Sea Kayak Camping Tour

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4 Day Columbia Glacier Family Sea Kayak Camping Tour

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  8 Day
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Over half of our departures each year are customized trips we design with our guests. Call us to customize your trip.

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Join Pangaea Adventures for sea kayaking tours in Alaska. Guided trips in Prince William Sound. Sea Kayak Day Tours to famous glaciers like Columbia Glacier. Sea Kayak Camping Tours in Alaska wilderness. Backpacking Wrangell St. Elias National Park. Glacier Day Hikes in the Chugach Mountains. Guided glacier hikes on Worthington Glacier. Water Taxi Valdez.