Columbia Glacier - Valdez
Trip Start Jan 12, 2006
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1) Pangaea Adventures for kayaking trips to Columbia Glacier were great. Good friendly informative guides;
2) Tour took 10 hours all up with about 4 hours of paddling and cost $229 ex tip;
We took an amazing kayak tour through icebergs that have calved from the retreating Columbia glacier. Let the pictures speak for themselves.....
We had a boat ride to the glacier which took abohut 1hr and 45 mins before jumping into kayaks to paddle through icebergs, truly an amazing experience. The size and colours were amazing. We also got to see some wildlife - otters and birds on the paddle and 3 Killer whales and sea lions on the boat ride.
We also passed the marker that marks the point of the Exxon oil spill.
You cannot got to Alaska and not do one of these tours......