There are so many year-round activities in Valdez. Many glaciers can be accessed by boat cruises, vehicles, walking, helicopter, snowmobiles, snow-shoeing, and kayaks (depending on the time of year).
Fishing is excellent in Valdez and the surrounding waters of Prince William Sound. Folks travel from all over the world to visit and take a halibut or multi-species charter or a half or full day silver salmon charter. The town commemorates these fisheries with special fish derbies for halibut and salmon and two single-day derbies for kids and for women. All of these are normally celebrated with festive gatherings and fun events during non COVID times. The folks in Valdez really know how to enjoy.
During summer, single day, half day, and extended tours of Prince William Sound provide some of the best vantage points folks who want to view mountains, glaciers, and wildlife. Orca and humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions, birds, porpoise and many other animals are found commonly in Prince William Sound. Tour vessels depart from the Small Boat Harbor daily.
Kayaking is another way to explore the Sound up close. Fly-outs and drop-offs are possible to remote locations. In the winter there is tons of snow which creates a wonderful playground for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, heli-sports, snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowmachining and more.
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