Glacier kayaking is a unique and active way to discover the beauty of a glacier.


The highlights of our trip were those moments where we got to go partly into the gorges and witness these deep blue colors of the ice:

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We booked our excursion with Anadyr adventures.  They offer a wide selection of tours from Valdez.  They even offer multi-day excursions.  Some excursions require paddling experience but many of the experiences don’t.

We did a trip to the Valdez glacier.  A 6-hour excursion where you kayak across a freshwater lake.  No paddling experience is required for this unique experience.

If you haven’t been in a kayak before I can completely reassure you that this tour, as well as the company, is very well organized.  We got a packing list upfront, the clothing provided by Anadyr was clean and in good condition.

You don’t have to go with an organization. If you have the right material you can explore this glacier on your own.  Many inflatable kayaks come in a backpack these days that you can easily take with you on vacation.  Here’s an article about the best inflatable kayaks.

TIP: you really need warm clothing as you will be paddling but your legs and feet will be still in the kayak for some time

Everybody’s level of experience was taken into consideration.  We never felt rushed and the guides were there every step along the way to help us if needed.

I wouldn’t call ourselves experienced kayakers and this excursion was pretty easy for us.


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