Valdez is great for the entire range of paddle sports, from whitewater rafting to stand up paddleboarding.
We have alpine lakes to float around in on a hot day. Valdez Glacier Lake you can float among icebergs. The Lowe River offers multiple levels of float from Class III through Keystone Canyon to a lazy Class I for the last several miles. Port Valdez and Mineral Creek Islands get you a different perspective of town and the mountains. Prince William Sound is also a great place to paddle around for one or multiple days.
Alaska Guide Co. offers private guided canoe tours up to Valdez Glacier and around the icebergs of Valdez Glacier Lake. See the blue glacier ice and possibly enter an ice cave or tunnel through an iceberg. Their tours are designed to support everyone of all ages and abilities. Guides paddle the canoe leaving passengers to enjoy the scenery and have their camera's ready in hand. Their is no minimum age and it is a private tour making it the perfect option for families. Children under 12 receive discounted rates.
Experience the adventure of whitewater rafting on your trip to Valdez. Raft through on of Alaskaâ€™s most beautiful, and historic routes to the interior, with blending Class III rapids, unforgettable scenery of the Valdez area. Pangaea Adventures river rafting trip starts in the town of Valdez, from there they drive to and through Keystone Canyon. From there, they set off on an unforgettable rafting experience that will take you through some of the most impressive terrain under cliffs over 600 feet tall, unlink anything found in Alaska.