Founded in 1996
Pangaea Adventures is proud to be an owner-operated tour company offering guided sea kayak day trips, extended sea kayak tours, whitewater rafting trips, backpacking treks, sailing charters, and multi-sport adventures throughout South Central Alaska. During peak season we have a staff ranging from 8-12 full-time guides. We take our experience in the field and add the first-class customer service our clients have come to know and expect to create a truly amazing vacation. We are a fun, friendly, informative and safety-conscious bunch, and it is clear that we all love our work.
Our mission is to supply our guests with an experience which will bring them closer to the natural surroundings of Alaska in a way that balances recreation and education. Our tours are designed for the traveler interested in filling their days with a healthy amount of activity while getting the opportunity to really soak in the surroundings. The use of sea kayaks is probably the least intrusive way to explore the wonders of the world. By way of foot and raft we can wind our way through mountain passes and deep into river valleys for further exploration of Alaska's wild side. We are an Alaska specialist in sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, backpacking and multi-sport adventure tours. When you join us, you are joining a company who guides only in these waters and these mountains. We offer the local knowledge!
Land Use Permits:
Fully Insured, permitted, and licensed:
Pangaea Adventures is not a shoestring operation. We take your vacation seriously and are prepared for any surprises. Pangaea Adventures operates under special use permits from: The State of Alaska, City of Valdez, Valdez Harbor, US National Forest Service, and the Alaska State Parks and the National Park Service.
Pangaea In the Media
Newspapers, Television, and Magazines
Pangaea Adventures has been recognized in quite a few media outlets. Most notably is the appearance on the Lonely Planet Treks television series and most recently, in an article featured in the LA Times Sunday Travel section. Our trips have also been mentioned in the following:
The Washington Post offered a family focused article on Sea Kayaking in Prince William Sound with Pangaea Adventures. View the Article from washintonpost.com
ABC News: View the article on a kayak camping tour with Pangaea Adventures
Recipient of the 2009 ALASKA C.R.U.I.S.E. Service Awards: http://www.alaskacruisetoursonline.com/alaska_news_article_shore_excursions_rated_best_by_passengers.htm
The Travel Channel: Featured on Lonely Planet "treks"
The LA Times: Download the Article on our 6 day Shoup to Columbia Glacier trip.
Journey Mag: On Top of the World
Blue Magazine: Multiple features about Kenny the owner and Pangaea
Trailer Life Magazine: 50 reasons to celebrate Alaska's 50th: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=1997029
Philly Inquirer: The Untamed Alaska
Outdoor Magazine (Japan)
San Diego Paddlers: Article written by one of our guests
Group Tour Magazine: Write-up on sea kayaking for tour groups
Anchorage Daily News: Front page pictures and editorial
Turnagain Times: Kayaking feature about paddling the Prince William Sound
Travel Weekly: Article published about Pangaea
Forbes Magazine: After the oil spill with Pangaea
And probably many others that we don't know about!
Pangaea Adventures is also listed in the following tour guides:
Lonely Planet Alaska
Alaska for Dummies
Let's Go Alaska
Frommer's Alaska writes:
Right around Valdez, short sea-kayaking day trips see wildlife on the Duck Flats and may be just what you want for a first try at the sport; but that area is hardly wilderness, as it's also reached by road and is within sight of the oil facilities. Day trips to Shoup or Columbia glaciers get you into more of the beautiful, remote country that makes Prince William Sound so exceptional. Pangaea Adventures (tel. 800/660-9637 or 907/835-8442; www.alaskasummer.com) offers guided sea kayaking from Valdez, or rentals for experienced paddlers (for whom the Sound is a paradise).
They also offer multiday guided camping trips deeper into the Sound, or, for those who prefer a bed, lodge and "mother ship" expeditions, wherein clients paddle by day and stay on board or in a lodge at night. Pangaea offers many other services as well: water taxi and kayak drop-off, ice climbing and glacier hiking, river rafting, and even trips that combine these activities in the Sound and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Check out the website.
Media Information: Do you work in the Media? We offer an online Press Kit designed to assist in learning more about Pangaea Adventures and to stay updated on Pangaea Adventures News.