This was our second paddling adventure with Anadyr. Last year my wife and I did day trips to Columbia and Valdez Glaciers, which were amazing. This year we decided to spring for an overnight lodge-based trip. While the trips may seem somewhat expensive, you really have to understand how much you get for your money. This is a long-established professional company with the equipment, contacts and guides to go with it. They provide everything you need, from boots to overalls to rain jackets. They have a huge inventory of all these items as well as the well-maintained kayaks and PFD's. And their location is right there on the beautiful Valdez small boat harbor. For most glacier trips, water "taxis" are used to get you to appropriate starting points in Prince Wiliam Sound and pick you up (and fuel isn't cheap). The guides are highly-trained professional employees who make sure all the gear fits you properly, that you paddle safely, and that you have fun. They are very good with all kinds of kayakers, from first-timers to experienced, kids to seniors. And there are trips for everyone- shorter day trips, longer day trips, overnight tent camping trips, cabin camping trips and lodge-based trips. For the second year in a row Ilene was our guide. She is experienced, caring, informative, funny, and passionate about the beauty of Prince Williams Sound, its glaciers, birds and sea creatures. Staying at the lodge in Ellamar was an incredible experience. Chris, the entertaining owner, prepared truly gourmet meals. In addition to paddling and hiking, we had so much fun running from the woodburning sauna into chilly Prince William Sound and back to the sauna. Ilene serenaded us at night, accompanying herself on mandolin as we watched frolicking sea otters right in front of the house. What a thrill when a sea lion popped up right behind our kayaks! On the trip back to Valdez the water taxi driver stopped so we could enjoy watching humpback whales surfacing with glaciers in the background. My wife and I heartily recommend Anadyr Adventures for an up close and personal experience you cannot get from a cruise ship or tour boat. Valdez is accessible by road, ferry or plane and is worth the trip.