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Things To Do

There are a plethora of year-round activities to do in Valdez; one of the prettiest places in Alaska. Valdez is home to many glaciers that can be accessed by boat cruises, vehicles, walking, helicopter, snowmobiles, snow-shoeing, and kayaks (depending on the time of year).

In summer, day-long, half day, and extended tours of Prince William Sound provide some of the best vantage points for viewing mountains, glaciers, and wildlife. Orca and humpback whales, sea otter, sea lions, birds, porpoise and many other animals make their home in the Prince William Sound. Excursion vessels depart from the Small Boat Harbor for sightseeing wildlife viewing.

Kayaking is another way to explore the Sound up close. Fly-outs and drop-offs are possible to remote locations in the Sound and Chugach Mountains, via helicopter or small planes. Tours accommodate all ages and skill levels. Wintertime brings tons of snow and creates a perfect playground for winter sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, heli-sports, snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowmobiling and more. Valdez is a fantastic place to explore Mother Nature and all she has to offer.

2020 Updates: Aurelia Charters and Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises are not operating this year. The Whitney Museum at Prince William Sound College remains closed. Valdez's other tours and attractions are open, following the proper safety precautions.  

Discover the beauty of Valdez, Alaska with glacier cruises, kayak, rafting, helicopter or ATV tours.

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Miles of trails for biking in the winter or summer.

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Experience Valdez's history for yourself at our local museums and celebrations!

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Enjoy tax-free shopping in Valdez. Get the gear for your next adventure or a souvenir to remember...

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Things To Do For Kids

Bringing the whole family? You'll find our list of fun kids activities useful. Valdez has a full range of year round, indoor and outdoor, activities for children to experience the charm and wonder of Alaska. 

Kids Activities

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