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Columbia Glacier

Sea Kayak Columbia Glacier - A 10 Hour Kayak Tour

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Columbia Glacier Kayak & Wildlife Cruise

The Columbia Glacier Kayak Day Tour is the best in Alaska. Ride a comfortable motorboat out to Columbia Glacier and paddle in the Icebergs of Heather Bay. Look for Whales and Bears.

Tour Activities

Sea Kayaking

Trip Length

10 Hours Total
(4 hours paddling & 1 Hour Lunch Break)

Price Includes

Kayak Equipment
Rubber Boots & Gloves
Rain Pants & Jacket
Guide Services
Motor Boat Transport
Snacks and Hot Drinks


Adult: $249
Child $224.10 (13 and under)


Typically calm waters!

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Columbia Glacier Kayak Day Tour - The Guides Choice

Offering the best wildlife, the best paddling in icebergs and incredible scenery. Columbia Glacier is Alaska's second largest tidewater glacier. Since the early 1980's, the glacier has been retreating catastrophically off of the terminal Moraine leaving an 8 mile long field of floating ice in front of it. On this kayak day tour, we get dropped off close to the moraine of the glacier to go sea kayaking into the ice field. We take a lunch break and a short hike on the glaciers' moraine. After the break we continue exploring the coastline by kayak. Occasionally the icebergs flush out of the bay and we are able to get closer to the mind-blowing face! The water taxi will bring us back to Valdez after roughly 5 hours of activity.


Here is how the schedule works on this 10 hour trip:

8am meet at our office, usually returning to town around 6pm:

Hour 1 - Gear up and Instruction
Hour 2-3 - Motorboat water taxi ride to Heather Bay
Hour 4-5 - Kayak from the boat along the coastline and to the Moraine of the glacier
Hour 6 - A one hour lunch break on moraine overlooking the ice filed
Hour 7-8 Two more hours of kayaking back out of the ice to the motorboat pick-up
Hour 9-10 The ride back to Valdez

This tour is offered 7 days a week!
We use our own USCG inspected water taxis for all regularly scheduled trips.


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.