|Pangaea Adventures, LLC
107 N. Harbor Dr.
P.O. Box 775
Valdez, AK 99686
Phone: (907) 835-8442
Fax: (425) 940-7411
Information & Reservations: (800) 660-9637
Web Site: http://www.alaskasummer.com
Owner, Head Guide & Media Contact: Kenny Blum
Pangaea Adventures is an Alaska based adventure travel company specializing in Sea Kayaking, Backpacking, and Multisport adventures throughout Alaska. Pangaea Adventures takes these activities and offers a variety of guided tours with different comfort levels based around camping, mothership or a wilderness lodge. Sea kayak and Glacier Hiking day tours which explore Prince William Sound and the surrounding glaciers are also offered on a daily basis from our shop in Valdez.
Founded in 1996 by Kenny Blum, Pangaea adventures has grown from a tiny 2 guide outfit offering a few camping tours each year to a larger 10-12 guide outfit offering over 30 different tour options with even more custom trips available. Kenny became a sea kayaking guide in Prince William Sound during the summer of 1995. Kenny ecided to start a new company after recognizing the need for a quality tour operator offering well organized trips and quaity customer service. The company holds these same values today.
Pangaea Adventures is proud to offer guided tours where over 60% of its customers come from past customer referrals. Seeing that the destinations speak for themselves, Pangaea prides itself on customer service, quality itineraries and top of the line equipment. "Travelers vacations start far before they show up at our office. We take a personal approach when planning their vacation to make sure the guests get the trip they are both looking for and suited for. We then show them the time of their lives!"
Pangaea Adventures focuses on destinations off the beaten path. The areas of travel are mostly in Prince William Sound and Wrangell St. Elias National Park, but a few trips do explore other popular areas including Denali National Park. Prince William Sound is a large body of water protected from the wind and waves of the Gulf of Alaska, making it a wonderful place to sea kayak and explore by small charter boats. Tours explore the furthest reaches of the Sound and focus on tide water glaciers and remote bays. Over the years the tours have been refined to follow the most pristine stretches of coastline offering the best campsites and protected waters. The wildlife and scenery are spectacular.
Pangaea Adventures offers trips from early May through early September when the weather is best. When guests ask which time is best to travel, the easy answer is any of these months. Tours depart when the days are long and the temperatures are at their warmest.
Different trips for different interests. Pangaea offers a variety of guided tours to enable travelers of all ages, abilities and interests to join.
Sea Kayak Day Tours have been a major part of our busines since 1998. They are suitable for all ages and abilities. We can even cater to paddlers with disabilities. We offer 4 different trips ranging from 3-10 hours. The shortest being a local wildlife paddle around Valdez and the longest being our popular Columbia Glacier cruise and kayak. for the glacier tours, we take a motorboat "water taxi" out to the glaciers and then paddle for the afternoon until the boat returns to bring us back to Valdez.
Glacier Day Hikes & Ice Climbing are the newest activities on our menu of trips. We are the only company in Valdez offering these services to both the Valdez Glacier and Worthington Glacier State Park. We offer four levels of tours to suit varying abilities. The Valdez Glacier offers easy hiking over the ice andWorthington glacier offers a more drmatic and challenging hike. All trips are fully guided and use of specialized equipment is included in the prices.
Sea Kayak Camping Tours are offered from two departure cities, Valdez and Anchorage. The main office is located in Valdez and most of the trips meet at this office. Valdez is the gateway to Northeastern Prince William Sound, home of the famous Columbia Glacier. Trips from Valdez also explore Shoup Glacier and Meares Glacier with tours that visit a portion of each stretch of coastline in between. Anchorage departures were added in 2002 to offer trips that visit Southwestern Prince William Sound, and to minimize the travel time for guests. These destinations include knight Island and the Icy Bay/Nassau Fjord region. Whale watching is the motivation for many travelers to choose the Icy Bay region over the Columbia Glacier region.
Multisport Adventure Tours offer travelers the opportunity to explore both the coastal and interior mountain regions of Alaska. These are active trips guided by our highly trained professional guides and are all inlusive of the trips activities. Our trips are differnt from others companies multisport trips in that we focus on the more remote wilderness regions with defined activities, not just itineraries that drive from sight to sight to participate in the activities for a few hours each day. These are true wilderness adventures.
Our Multisport trips consist of a mix of sea kayak camping in Prince William Sound, backpacking in either Wrangell St. Elias National park or the Chugach mountains, and river rafting in the Copper Basin. Pangaea Adventures is the only local company currently permitted by the National Forest Service, Alaska State Parks and the National Park Service to offer all of these activities in one trip.
Mothership Based Adventures are highly personalized and designed to get travelers into the wilderness without loosing the comforts of home. Motherships are small charter boats that accommodate 4-6 guests and 3 crew members. Pangaea Adventures offers a variety of both sailboats and motorboats to charter as floating bed and breakfasts. Each day is spent exploring Prince William Sound by kayak or hikes. The guests are then treated to comfortable berths, fine cuisine and the chance to take a hot shower. The captain sets anchor each night in a different protected bay.
Prince William Sound Wilderness Lodge is located about 25 miles from Valdez and offers travelers a chance to have a land based wilderness base with easy access to hiking and sea kayaking. The trips are designed to offer an active vacation and comfortable wilderness based accommodations. Trips range from 3-5 days with longer stays available on a custom basis. The lodge sleeps 8 guests in 4 private rooms.
Pangaea Adventures is the most respected sea kayak company in Alaska and it is apparent when anyone is asked about Pangaea throughout the state. The reputation is based on fun guides, outstanding customer service, and quality tours.
Media Contact: Kenny Blum, company owner. 907-835-8442 or 800-660-9637