Alaska is a fascinating location, especially when experienced by sea kayak. This tour is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and an unforgettable experience. We will spend ten days in balance with nature, far from any signs of civilization. We will be surrounded by towering mountain ranges and will pass thundering waterfalls. We will source our water from crystal clear streams, which are fed by millennium old glaciers. We will paddle through iceberg-fields, accompanied only by eagles, seals and whales. We will enjoy freshly caught salmon fried over a bonfire at the beach under the white early summer nights of the North.
The Prince William Sound
Where exactly in Alaska will we go?
The journey leads through the Prince William Sound, a beautiful bay just east of Anchorage. Being protected by a string of island from the force of the pacific, it is a perfect paddle location. Please find the tour route below:
What? When? How?
Day of arrival – meeting in Anchorage, Alaska;
equipment check and relaxation after the flight, simple accommodation at locals.
Day 2 – 10 Transport to the Prince William Sound, launch and padding for the next days, with at least one recovery day, which we might spend hiking or fishing. Accommodation will be at good camping spots in tents under the stars.
The last day we spend going back to Anchorage with a stopover and short hike to a beautiful lookout point, then we return to the city and airport to say goodbye to Alaska.
Misha started sea kayaking some 15 years ago. Since then he paddled thousands of kilometers in many seas and countries of the world. He already lead several tours in the Prince William Sound and is very familiar with the sea conditions as well as being very sensitive to the needs and abilities of each and every paddler in the group.
Can I even make it?
Yes! The tour suits advanced paddlers as well as beginners perfectly. In contrast to our courses, this tour aims at experiencing the unique nature of Alaska and less to test your abilities of sea-kayaking.
It goes without notice that the participants need to be fit and healthy, since we paddle 8 out of 10 days. A daily paddling distance of 20 kilometers should not represent a challenge.
Waves & Weather
Sea and weather conditions
Thanks to the protected location, the paddle conditions in the Prince William Sound are ideal even for beginners. The weather will change a lot and we will experience everything from sunshine to the occasional shower. The average temperature will be around 18°C, at night it drops to around 10°C. Paddling and the nightly bonfire will keep everyone warm and healthy.
What do I need to bring?
We provide a high quality fiberglass sea kayak, sprayskirt, paddle and your personal floating device.
Each participant will receive a detailed list of the equipment that he/ she needs to bring (e.g. sleeping bag, tent, mattress, personal clothes, etc.).
Overview of the included services:
– transfer from and to the airport in Anchorage
– accommodation in Anchorage at locals
– transfer to the launch and back
– high quality fiberglass sea kayak, sprayskirt, paddle and pfd
– food during the whole trip
– guidance and support before and during the whole time of travel by Misha Hoichman