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College Fiord

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 7 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: May - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1545 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1545 US Dollar (USD)

College Fiord is the twin sister of Harriman Fiord, just steeper, deeper, bigger and less visited. Camping beaches are less common here which may explain why it is less visited by kayakers. A number of our favorite stops on the Ice to Islands trip are here and with a few species of salmon returning to spawn, there are more orcas and black bears than in Harriman. With common williwaw winds the paddling is slightly more demanding, so this is our Harriman advanced trip. Also we are traveling more and base camping less. In some ways this is the Ice half of the Ice to Islands trip with more time to explore everything the north half of the trip has to offer.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1:
Starts in Anchorage with a drive down the very scenic Seward Highway to Whittier. Here we board the water taxi that takes us out to the start of our trip. We will strike a camp here and get acquainted with the boats during an afternoon paddle.
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Day 2:
This day we paddle along the northern shore of College Fiord and explore some of the few beaches that occur on this steep shoreline. Camp is at the foot of a glacier.
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Day 3:
This day can be a moving day or a day to explore the head of College Fiord on a day paddling day.
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Day 4:
Moving camp again, we make our crossing and begin to explore the southern side of College Fiord. There are a few salmon spawning streams here and regularly the Orcas coming up to hunt them.
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Day 5:
We continue down the southern side toward Ester Island. Expect numerous places to get out and explore. Of note are 2 beautiful waterfalls and one tidal area.
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Day 6:
We finish our paddle by reaching the pick-up beach. There is some easy hiking here before the water taxi picks us up. Return to Anchorage in the afternoon.
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Groups of 4 receive a discount.

Supplier Information
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2000
Client Request Served: 98

Since 1972, M08143 has safely conducted quality exploration and educational trips across the width and breadth of Alaska's Brooks Range. Our nation's largest wilderness mountain range is located above the Arctic Circle and covers more than 75,000 square miles of northern Alaska. This magnificent and rarely...

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