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Anadyr Adventures

Anadyr Adventures: Glaciers, Wildlife, Wilderness

Anadyr Adventures is a wildlife and glacier kayaking tour agency in Prince William Sound. The name may sound familiar as Anadyr Adventures pioneered kayak-based exploration from Valdez, AK back in 1989. With over 30 years of experience, the guides are just as passionate today about introducing the beauty of Prince William Sound and providing unique experiences for Anadyr Adventures guests.

Owner Scott Hocking prides himself on providing guests with a safe and fun experience as they take in the wonderment of Prince William Sound for the first time or as seasoned explorers. His team is also dedicated to sharing the natural history and stories of the glacial landscapes, wilderness areas, and of the myriad species that are home here. Anadyr Adventures is focused on connecting guests to the knowledge, development, and evolution of the region through an unforgettable experience.

The rugged and natural beauty of Prince William Sound is also a fragile ecosystem that needs to be protected. Understanding this first-hand, Anadyr Adventures is a proud sponsor of the Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation as well as the Prince William Sound Science Center. Hocking has hopes to expand its support of the organizations that directly protect the ecosystem with its dedicated efforts. He further explained that this is why the business is committed to working directly with the City of Valdez Schools and Parks and Recreation summer camp programs to “introduce kids to kayaking and the natural world.”

Professionals at guiding others through the beauty of Alaska, Hocking worked with Alaska Small Business Development Center’s business advisors, Ian Grant, and Jennifer Adams, in steering Anadyr Adventures through the coronavirus pandemic. In working with the Alaska SBDC, Hocking navigated the impact of the pandemic to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In the work done over the last year, he is preparing for a more robust guiding season for travelers and locals alike.

Whether guests are interested in a day trip, a camping trip, or a wilderness lodge-based or a mothership-based excursion, Anadyr Adventures offers four different options for them to plan the perfect adventure for their budget and expectations. Experience the beauty Prince William Sound has to offer at and on Facebook and Instagram.