Columbia Day Tour
Columbia Bay Sea Kayak Day Tour - The Guide's ChoiceOffering the best paddling, wildlife, and ice in Alaska. 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. 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! Effective immediately and until further notice, our famous Columbia Day Tour that has typically operated at the outer terminal moraine now goes to Upper Columbia Bay and into the amphitheater where the glacier face is located. With massive tide swings and ever-changing calving rates, every day is different in the Columbia Glacier zone, and for any tours that end up back at our original operating area near the terminal moraine, we will honor the old rate of $259 per person. Please email or call with any questions! Also, please keep in mind that upper Columbia Bay can be quite a chilly place, so please be sure to bring ample extra warm layers, and leave the cotton behind!
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
This tour is offered most days of the summer, but 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.