Getting to Valdez by Sea

Geographic Description and Accessibility:
Valdez is located in the South Central region of Alaska, 300 miles Southeast of Anchorage and 360 miles South of Fairbanks. Nestled between the majestic Chugach Mountains and Prince William Sound, Valdez is accessible via the Richardson Highway (Alaska's first highway). A spectacular 40 minute flight from Anchorage or a breathtaking trip via Prince WIlliam Sound by ferry or private charter are also easy and affordable options.

Alaska Marine Highway System
Season: Year-Round
Phone Toll Free: 1-800-642-0066 • Email: • Website:
• See Alaska by Ferry! 11 Vessels, year-round service, food & cabins available

Pangaea Adventures
Season: Summer
107 N. Harbor Dr., P.O. Box 775, Valdez, AK 99686 • Toll Free: 1-800-660-9637 • Phone: 907-835-8442 • Web: • Email: • Guided sea-kayak tours. Rentals for experienced paddlers, water-taxi, ice climbing, glacier trekking, backcountry hiking and multi-sport trips. Paddle with us into Columbia Glacier's massive icefield!

Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises
Season: Summer
P.O. Box 1297, 112 N. Habor Dr., Valdez, AK  99686 • Phone:  835-4731 / 866-867-1297 •  Email: • Web: • Travel with the local experts through the fjords and passageways of Prince William Sound to Meares or Columbia Glacier. View amazing wildlife like seals, sea otters, sea lions, whales, porpoise as well as marine wildlife like puffins.  Two tours daily, beginning mid-May through mid-Sept.Special charters can be arranged between Valdez, Cordova or Whitter.

Valdez Small Boat Harbor 
Season: Year-Round
Phone: 835-4982 • Fax: 835-2958 • Email: • Web: • Moorage and storage. Serving small boat harbor users.

Visit our Boating page for more information on the Small Boat Harbor.