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Fishing Charter- Fish for salmon. Charters offered in Valdez. Five-Star Coast Guard Safety Rating.
Valdez Fisheries Development Assoc. was formed to raise, propagate, and market fish and fish products, and to develop renewable fisheries resources for the benefit of sports fishermen, commercial fishermen, fish processors, tourists, and all businesses dependent upon the fishing industry in Alaska.
As the largest single species salmon hatchery in North America, It has a permitted capacity of 250 M. Pink Salmon & 2 M. Coho (Silver) Salmon eggs. Visitors to the Hatchery experience a self-guided tour, signs & other visual aids about salmon aquaculture & hatchery operations.
Your hometown hardware store, where you can find all you need.
Travel with the local experts through the fjords and passageways of Prince William Sound to Meares or Columbia Glacier. View amazing wildlife such as seals, sea otters, sea lions, whales, and porpoise as well as marine birdlife like puffins. Two tours daily, beginning mid-May through mid–September.
Something for Everyone – New Hotel, Business Suites, Cabins. Surround yourself with comfort and style in the newest hotel in Valdez, at the base of the Chugach mountains. Offering 65 modern, eco-friendly guest rooms, with one king or two queen beds, continental breakfast, market, indoor pool and exercise room. If you need extra space, consider our Chugach Business Suites with fully-equipped kitchen, queen bed, sofa sleeper, washer/dryer. The outdoors may be wild, but inside the adventurous will enjoy our Cabins with fully-equipped kitchen, queen bed, bathroom and sofa sleeper. Outside you can watch for the northern lights under the covered porch, barbeque on the grill and eat on a picnic table in the great outdoors surrounded by mountain views – your own little base camp. Located downtown one block from the boat harbor, next to the Valdez welcome arch. Just a five-minute walk to a scenic walking trail. Near multiple restaurants. Come stay with us; we’ll take care of you.
Just 35 miles from Valdez on the Richardson Highway, Tsaina Lodge offers modern luxury lodging and cuisine in beautiful Thompson Pass. Visit Tsainalodge.com!
The Avalanche Information Center provides avalanche bulletins, education, and information. GET the GEAR: Ensure everyone has an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe on their person and hows how to use them. GET the TRAINING: Take an avalanche course. GET the FORECAST: Live to ride another day.
Alaska's oldest fish derby. $15,000 Cash Prize for Largest Halibut & Silver Salmon. Visit us for Kid's Pink Salmon Derby & Women's Silver Salmon Derby Events! Check out our website at www.valdezfishderbies.com for all schedules, entry rules and prizes.