Columbia Glacier Day Tour
Columbia Glacier Sea Kayak Day Tour - The Guide's ChoiceOffering the best paddling, wildlife, and ice in Alaska, this trip is the reason you visit the Last Frontier. The Columbia Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier in Prince William Sound. Since the early 1980’s it has been retreating catastrophically from its terminal moraine, leaving a 12+ mile long iceberg-littered fjord in its wake, creating one of the most rapidly changing glacier-scapes on earth. On this kayak day tour, we strive for the upper reaches of Columbia Bay, where we paddle among the wildest, most impressive scenery around. Our most popular tour! Our famous Columbia Day Tour that for decades operated amongst the icebergs at the outer terminal moraine now vies for Upper Columbia Bay and the thunderous amphitheater where the glacier's various faces spill into the sea. Paddle around ancient, freshly calved ice and land on newborn beaches. With massive tide swings and ever-changing calving rates, every day is different in the Columbia Glacier zone. Ultimately, we did away with the old Iceberg Tour, because we figured, hey, why take just an iceberg tour when you can get a face with your icebergs?? Please email or call with any questions!
Itinerary- Here is how the general schedule works on this 10 hour trip:
- 8am: Meet at our office, usually returning to town around 6pm-
- Hour 1: outfit and paddle talk
- Hour 2-4.5: boat ride to Columbia Bay
- Hour 4.5-6: paddle amongst the ice
- Hour 6-6.5: lunch break
- Hour 6.5-8: more paddle driven exploration of the wildest place you’ve ever known
- Hour 8-10: boat ride back to town
Please note, the time spent paddling can vary, depending on how much wildlife we encounter and slow down for along the way while on board the water taxi.
This tour is offered most days of the summer, but please try and sign up in advance, as there are times we do fully book!
We use our own USCG inspected water taxis for all regularly scheduled trips.