2019 Alaska Sea Kayaking

July 26th - August 3rd, 2019

The Experience

This strength based, fun, dynamic, natural and creative program will use the powers of the local environment as a catalyst and stage for teens to focus on commandeering their own life journey. Just as in daily life, students will be met with high spirited and dynamic challenges that will characterize their orientation and exploration of the power of choice, innovation, vision, ownership and personal leadership. Our experiences are led by a fun and highly skilled group of professional guides.

The Destination:

Millions of years of glaciations have gradually carved away a coastal plateau creating Prince William Sound and its many tributary fjords, passageways, islands, and rocky shores. Fewer than 10,000 people populate the towns of Whittier, Valdez, Cordova, and native villages, and no roads connect these communities. Encompassing 7,000 miles of ocean, river deltas, tidal flats, and glaciers, Prince William Sound is a sea kayaker's paradise. Snow capped mountains shelter the sound from outside influence and protect a rich diversity of life. Bears, eagles, sea lions, seals, orcas, porpoise and countless birds feast on the most productive salmon runs in the world, while humpback whales gorge all summer on plankton in preparation for their winter journey to their Hawaiian breeding grounds. We begin our journey in Anchorage and continue on to Whittier, where our expert guides will provide sea kayaking instruction and trip preparation for this unique expedition and truly "once in a lifetime" Alaskan adventure.

The Leadership

Explorations will be directing this expedition in collaboration with Breakwater Expeditions, a team of highlyskilled outdoor professionals with years of experience in developing and leading adventure programs and expeditions for young adults, teens and families.

 

FAQ’s

  • Dates: July 26th-August 3rd
  • What’s Covered?: Lodging, ground transport, expedition expense, tent, sleeping bag, and other group gear.
  • What’s Not Covered?: Snack food purchased in transit and fishing license.
  • Clothing: A clothing list will be provided. Some loaner clothes are available.
  • 2 BWE guides: Our qualified guides provide safe, fun, and meaningful adventures.
  • Climate: Temperatures 55-80 degrees.
  • Tents: We sleep in 2-3 person high quality tents.
  • Sea Kayaks: Mixture of sea kayaks for a variety of experiences and styles.
  • Paddling: Mix length paddle days with time for relaxation and exploration in the white cliffs.
  • Cuisine: Healthy fresh food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains and meats. We accommodate needs. 

Itinerary 

July 26th: Anchorage, AK

  • Fly into Anchorage and stay overnight in Whittier.

July 27th - August 2nd:  Kings Bay, Prince William Sound

  • Packing and Trip Preparations finalized.
  • Transport to the Course area and Camp.
  • Enjoy 7 nights and 8 days in the Prince William Sound.
  • Paddling, hiking, and exploring the natural wonders.

Aug. 2nd: Whittier to Anchorage

  • Final day of paddling.
  • Get picked up by jet boat.
  • Return to Whittier mid day.
  • Catch our shuttle to Anchorage.

Aug. 3rd: Travel back to Explorations

  • We will fly home in the AM.

Like to join us in Alaska?

Contact: Penny James
Call us: 406-8273863
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Flyer: 2016 Alaska Sea Kayaking information (pdf)