Scenic cruising College Fjord
Ventures by Seabourn: Kayak Exploration of College Fjord
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Approximately 2 Hours
Exciting, exhilarating, memorable -- Ventures by Seabourn is a series of Zodiac, kayak and hiking activities enabling you to experience the wonders of nature up close. Each Venture is expertly planned, professionally operated, and escorted by skilled, knowledgeable guides.
Kayaking in Alaska is an incredible way to explore a wildlife rich environment. When coupled with Waterfalls, ice and glaciers it results in the ultimate Kayak exploration. Join your qualified Ventures Kayak guide for a true Alaskan experience. Today we will explore College Fjord, an area not often visited by ships. College Fjord is a fjord located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound in the U.S. state of Alaska. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers(glaciers that terminate in water), five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges (women's colleges for the NW side, and men's colleges for the SE side). College Fjord was discovered in 1899 during the Harriman Expedition, at which time the glaciers were named. The expedition included a Harvard and an Amherst professor, and they named many of the glaciers after elite colleges. According to Bruce Molina, author of Alaska's Glaciers, "They took great delight in ignoring Princeton." In 1964 College Fjord was the epicenter of the Good Friday earthquake, the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history. A zodiac and guide will follow the kayaks at all times for safety and to lend assistance as required. All sea kayaks are doubles.
Please note: Temperatures and weather conditions can vary on a daily base, please dress accordingly. A waterproof Gortex outer layer is provided in the form of a dry suit. Pogie gloves are provided, along with booties and dry bags. Bring a hat or beanie camera and binoculars. Wear sunglasses and sunscreen. No prior kayaking experience is required, a full briefing and instructions on how to paddle will be given before each tour departs.