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“Amazing Experience”

Anadyr Adventures Day Trips
Ranked #4 of 17 Tours in Valdez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Half day to 7 day wilderness kayaking expeditions departing from Valdez Alaska. Glacier kayaking at it's finest with small group sizes and naturalist trained guides.
Reviewed August 26, 2012

4 days kayaking/camping through the Prince William Sound. Incredible experience. Definitely not for the weary but certainly manageable for the novice kayaker in good health. To see the world and nature from this perspective is like none other! Our guide, Liz MacNeil was simply awesome! French press coffee every morning was a true delight and every meal was incredible. It's hard to describe the awe of paddling quietly along and hearing the blow of whales, coast with frolicking sea lions and stare off into the mysterious mist. The most incredible cell free zone and a great reminder to how awesome nature is (and how small we are). A four day trip gave us a chance to totally unplug and really absorb our surroundings.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

I booked the Valdez Glacier Hike and Kayak. We arrived at the office and were introduced to our guides for the day. They set us up with all our gear and dry packs. We boarded the van and headed to the glacier. Once on shore of the lake, we had a quick training and picked our kayaks. We started off easy and just glided among some ice chunks. We did this for about an hour and a half then headed to the main glacier to hike and eat lunch. It was an easy hike on the glacier since the surface is mostly rock. Our guide didnt appear to know much glaciers, but since I had already done a hike on Mendenhall I was informed.

After the pit stop we got back in the kayaks and paddled to spots in the glacier and then headed to an ice alcove where we went inside to take pictures. We paddled somemore and then went back to shore.

2  Thank tnlctygirl
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I did kayak tour on the Valdez glacier and it was fantastic :)
Paddling was easy and fun, and short hiking on glacier was great!
Thanks, Anadyr Adventures!

Thank Tae-Hee_Won
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

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.

4  Thank laborman1
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

We did a seakayaktour of 7 days. Our guide, Liz, knews a lot of the sealife, beautiful nature and has good social skills. She knews the balans between adventure and safety perfect. We had a lifetime experience. Thanks Liz!!!

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