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Valdez is a mecca for endless activities in the summertime. Valdez has unprecedented access to Mother Nature in full force and is home to many land animals, sea life, birds and more. Wildflowers grace the miles of trails in and around Valdez. Humpback and orca whales make their home in the Prince William Sound. Glaciers nest atop towering mountains as majestic waterfalls pour from the melting ice and snow. Some glaciers reach all the way to the ocean and greet the tide with their impressive size.
Whether you find yourself on land or sea, there’s always something to do in Valdez. Experiencing the Prince William Sound is a must. Surrounded by the Chugach National Forest (the second largest National forest in the U.S.), the Prince William Sound contains various tidewater glaciers including Columbia Glacier (the largest tidewater glacier in South central Alaska), and Meares Glacier (one of two advancing tidewater glaciers in North America).
Valdez has the largest port in all of Prince William Sound. Take a half day or full day tour out on the water with one of Valdez' operators, and get the best vantage points for glaciers, whales, mountain goats, sea otters, seals, puffins, sea lions, shorebirds and so much more.
Excursion vessels, glacier and wildlife tour boats, rental boats, charters, and sail boats actively depart from the Small Boat Harbor for fishing, sightseeing and transport. Or, take a helicopter tour to see the impressive mountains, glaciers, wildlife, and Prince William Sound from above. Guided kayak and raft trips can take you past the towering waterfalls of Keystone Canyon, and fly-outs and drop-offs are possible to reach other remote locations in Prince William Sound and within the Chugach Mountains.
Be sure to also sample Valdez's rich history by visiting one or all three of the local museums.