Welcome to Valdez


Valdez was quickly rebuilt on more stable ground 5 miles to the west before it was hit again, this time by a human-made disaster, the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 that killed marine life, disrupted ecosystems and ruined livelihoods.

It is a testament to Valdez’ feisty Alaskan spirit that it has managed not only to survive, but bounce back, despite its isolation from the lucrative cruise-ship economy. Founded by gold-rush-era prospectors in 1897, the town has tough antecedents and it still draws in the brawny and brave, who love to fish in its iceberg-punctuated seas and heli-ski in the precipitous mountains that surround it.


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Valdez Glacier and Icebergs Canoe and Trek

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valdez Glacier Lake, Valdez, AlaskaValdez Glacier is filled with icebergs from the Valdez Glacier.Duration: 2 hours

$135 Kid Friendly

Worthington Glacier Trek

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Worthington Glacier, Valdez, AlaskaWe cross into areas generally not accessible to the public and explore up along the glacier. Tour includes a traverse and can range from hiking, scrambling, to bouldering and light rock climbing depending on the desires and ability of your group.Duration: 3 hours

$155 Kid Friendly

Ice Climbing

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Worthington Glacier, Valdez, AlaskaWe offer summer ice climbing at Worthington Glacier. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Valdez Glacier Lake, Valdez, AlaskaSometimes we are able to offer summer ice climbing on Valdez Glacier. Winter ice climbing it always possible.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Keystone Canyon, Valdez, AlaskaWe offer winter ice climbing in Keystone CanyonDuration: 3 hours

$4599 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Ultimate Alaskan Adventure

ItineraryDay 1: Your Adventure Begins in AnchorageStop At: Hotel Captain CookWhen your flight (booked on your own) arrives at the Anchorage International Airport, our guide will greet you at Baggage Claim to assist you with your luggage. You’ll head to your hotel in Anchorage then enjoy dinner at a local Anchorage Restaurant and turn in for the night.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AKDay 2: Fly to Bear Mountain Lodge for Brown Bear Viewing!Stop At: Lake Clark National Park and PreserveYou’ll depart with your guide by plane and fly through the beautiful Cooke Inlet where we will see grand views of volcanoes, ocean and mountains. You’ll check into the Bear Mountain Lodge, then enjoy the day with short walks, bear viewing and sitting by the fire in one of the best places in the world to see brown bears.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna BayDay 3: Lake Clark National Park Brown Bear ViewingStop At: Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AlaskaWake up to one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, Lake Clark National Park. We will be the only guests in the area viewing bears and the scenery around our remote and comfortable lodge. Our Alaskan guides will take you around the area for the best bear, salmon and wildlife viewing to be had in the area. You may see as many as 40 different bears in a day!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna BayDay 4: Lake Clark National Park to Seward, AlaskaStop At: Seward Boat Harbor, Seward, AlaskaWe say goodbye to Bear Mountain Lodge by flying out through the Cooke Inlet and back to Anchorage. You will then take a beautiful scenic drive to Seward, where we will spend the night. Time permitting; we will visit the Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center. On the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitors to this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)Day 5: Kenai Fjords and Free Day to Choose ActivitiesStop At: Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, AlaskaDay 5 includes the breathtaking scenery Kenai Fjords National Park boasts, including abundant wildlife as well as alpine and tidewater glaciers. Orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, black bears, brown bears, bald eagle, mountain goat, puffins, along with countless other species of marine birds can all be seen within this picturesque national park.ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM:Sea kayakingKenai Fjords day cruiseKenai Fjords dinner cruiseGlacier hikesOcean fishing tripHelicopter toursHorseback ridesDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)Day 6: Seward to Valdez Via Ferry CruiseStop At: Prince William Sound, AlaskaYou’ll depart beautiful Seward and travel to Valdez on a ferry boat cruise through the Prince William Sound. Calving glaciers, orcas, humpback whales, porpoise, sea otters and eagles can all be observed on this full day cruise. You’ll arrive in Valdez with enough time to shop, eat, and experience this important port city for the evening.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Best Western Valdez or Mountain Sky Valdez (or similar)Day 7: Valdez To Wrangell St. Elias National Park and PreserveStop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AlaskaEnjoy a free morning in the beautiful harbor town of Valdez, before departing for the largest national park in the United States, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. On our way over Thompson Pass we will stop to take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife, waterfalls, and glaciers before settling into the Currant Ridge Cabins or similar for the night.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)Day 8: A Day In Wrangell S. Elias National Park/Kennicott, AlaskaStop At: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center, Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve, AlaskaChoose your FUN!! Guests may book on their own one of the many activities listed below:Half Day or Full Day Guided HikeGuided RaftingScenic FlightsKennicott Mine Area TourIce ClimbingGuided Glacier WalkDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)Day 9: Wrangell St. Elias To Denali National ParkStop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, AlaskaDay 9 begins with a scenic drive to the remote region of Alaska’s interior. We will view many miles of huge vistas, lakes, mountains and wildlife, arriving in the Denali National Park area in time for dinner. Common animals to see on this drive are caribou, moose, eagles, grizzly and black bear.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)Day 10: Denali National Park InteriorStop At: Denali, Denali National Park and Preserve, AlaskaWe’ll catch the first bus into the park to see wildlife in the pristine wilderness known as Denali. Weather permitting, we may see North America’s tallest mountain topping off at 20,237 feet. Common sightings may include wolves, grizzly bears, red fox, coyote, moose, dall sheep, caribou, ptarmigan, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles. BrushBuck customers will have the opportunity to jump on and off the bus as they choose along the park’s road — just make sure you’re back for dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Denali Cabins (or similar)Day 11: Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage *Tour END*Stop At: Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportAs we end our tour of the Alaska wilderness, we’ll enjoy lunch and shopping in the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Mt. McKinley. This charming town provides a stellar panoramic view of the Alaska Range before returning to Anchorage where we will say our goodbyes.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$3319.20 Classic

Highlights of Alaska

A vast, rugged land of jaw-dropping beauty and abundant wildlife, Alaska remains America’s last truly unconquered frontier. Up to the challenge? This 15-day adventure will put you in touch with one massive state more than you’d imagined possible, mixing hotel stays with cabins typical of the Alaskan frontier. Along the way, you’ll sample amazingly fresh seafood in Anchorage, hike Denali National Park, investigate glaciers, and be blown away by the awesome majesty of your surroundings. Prepare to have your horizons expanded tenfold.

$2949 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Alaska Camping Adventure

Glistening tidal glaciers and majestic mountains are sure to capture your hearts and camera lenses on this 14-day camping adventure that gets you out of the tourist bubble and into the Great Outdoors. Spot an incredible array of wildlife among national parks, be charmed by historic towns enveloped in stunning scenery (Snow-capped peaks! Lush evergreens!), and camp in the remote Alaskan wilderness under a blanket of stars so thick that you can feel the curvature of the earth. You’ll soon understand and appreciate why Alaska is the only state to proudly depict a constellation on its flag.