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8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales Kayak Camping Tour

Sea kayak from Meares Glacier to Columbia Glacier via Glacier Island. The most remote tour in Prince William Sound. Amazing wildlife and scenery in a challenging adventure. Camping on secluded beaches and hiking ancient rainforests.


Tour Activities

Sea kayaking
Beach exploration
Remote boat ride

Trip Length

8-Days, 7-Nights

Price Includes

Meals listed in itinerary
Kayak equipment
Tents & sleeping kit
Guide services
Motor boat transport
Land use fees

Average Price




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The 8 day "Remote Glaciers and Bays Expedition" explores an area of Prince William Sound that gets very little traffic from other kayakers or motor boats. The terrain is both mountainous and rolling hills. There are two major tide-water glaciers and dozens of small and very pristine bays. This tour is our most remote, scenic, rugged kayak adventure and offers a great challenge for all levels of paddlers.

This trip offers great sea kayaking, day hikes and wildlife. We have designed the 8 day trip to offer a flexible day to day itinerary offering the groups various choices to either take their time or challenge themselves to cover more miles and visit more bays.

Because of the nature of this tour, we do not give a very detailed day by day itinerary. Our guides do an amazing job of offering a great trip and never seem to follow the same path or stay at the same campsites from week to week.

We ask that all guests stop in the evening prior to day 1 of the trip to say hello, meet the guides, do a gear shakedown, and go over any last second concerns.

Day 1- We start with a motorboat ride to the Meares Glacier and set the first night's camp. We will get in an afternoon paddle on the first day to get warmed up and comfortable in the kayaks. The ride out to Meares is a treat in itself with expansive views of Prince William Sound.

Day 2 - We spend the day exploring the Meares Glacier by kayak and camp at the same site as night one. Meares is one of the only advancing tide water glaciers in Prince William Sound and it offers an intense experience of calving ice, the kind of powerful calving that sends shock waves echoing through the surrounding peaks and valleys! There are also many seals and pupping sea otters in the area.

Day 3-6 We move camp on a daily basis and enjoy calm water paddling through different bays and narrow passages. Some of our favorite areas in Prince William Sound are found on this paddle (Granite Bay and Cedar Bay to name a couple). The exact route of the paddle ranges from group to group. We have had good success at seeing humpback whales and Orca along this route. Another destination we visit is Glacier Island to paddle with the sea lions at Bull head. The rugged coastline of Glacier Island is adorned with nesting birds, such as puffin and cormorants. We also start to see the floating ice of Columbia Glacier.

Day 7 - We paddle from Glacier Island to Heather Bay for a campsite that has a view of the Columbia Glacier. Heather Bay is another great bay that offers calm waters and is a sea otter pupping area.

Day 8 - We will paddle through the icebergs of the Columbia Glacier in the morning and get picked up by the water taxi around 4:00 p.m. for the ride back to Valdez.

Typical group sizes range from 4-8 guests and 1-2 guides.


8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales Kayak Camping Tour

8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales Kayak Camping Tour
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Date Notes:

Dates may not be up to date and other dates may be available. They are set up to begin on Saturdays in an attempt to try and unite those parties open to joining others; however, we are flexible, and with enough forewarning, we can often schedule trips for your desired dates. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.

Price Notes:

Prices are per person, with a minimum of 2 guests. If you're a solo paddler and/or open to others joining you, we can market your interest on our "Open Trips" page so as to drum up more campers.

Private Trips: To reserve a private trip with less than 4 guests (where you want to keep the group less than 4 guests) we charge a private rate equal to 4 guests.

8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales 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 cooking utensils and equipment
  5. All safety gear and first aid kits
  6. All food and Non-Alcoholic beverages as listed in itinerary.

Here is general information for pre-trip planning and post reservation forms.

All Multi-Day Tours must fill out the Guest Questionnaire

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8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales Kayak Camping Tour

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8 Day Remote Glaciers, Bays and Whales Kayak Camping Tour

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