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Whittier, AK: Multi-day Alaskan Kayak Adventure - July 18-24, 2019

Laura Feeney @laurafeeney

Anchorage Airport - Anchorage, AK
5000 West International Airport Road

Thu, Jul 18 at 3:00 PM - Thu, Jul 25 at 4:30 AM, 2019

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As the largest state in the union, Alaska offers some serious adventure opportunities! With over 3,000 rivers, 3 million lakes, and more coastline than the rest of the United States COMBINED, we think that one of the best ways to experience Alaska is by kayak, and we’re stoked to take you along with us! We’ve partnered with Breakwater Adventures to provide a unique adventure, perfect for all skill levels! Join Bold Betties from all over on a Multi-day Kayaking Adventure in Alaska, July 18-24, 2019! The Destination Millions of years of glaciations have gradually carved away a coastal plateau creating Prince William Sound and its many tributary fjords, passageways, islands, and rocky shores. Fewer than 10,000 people populate the towns of Whittier, Valdez, Cordova, and native villages combined; no roads connect these communities. Encompassing 7,000 miles of ocean, river deltas, tidal flats, and glaciers, Prince William Sound is a sea kayaker’s paradise. Snow capped mountains shelter the Sound from outside influence and protect a rich diversity of life. Bears, eagles, sea lions, seals, orcas, porpoises and countless birds feast on the most productive salmon runs in the world, while humpback whales gorge all summer on plankton in preparation for their winter journey to their Hawaiian breeding grounds. We begin our journey in Anchorage and continue on to Whittier, where our expert guides will provide sea kayaking instruction and trip preparation for this unique expedition and truly once in a lifetime Alaskan adventure. WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lodging: double occupancy hotel rooms and tentsGear: 2-3 person tents, sleeping bags, all camping and kayaking gearKayaks:single or tandem sea kayaksMeals: all meals provided while camping, dietary restrictions can be accommodatedGuides:qualified and knowledgeable guides for the duration of the adventure WHAT’S NOT INLCUDED: AirfareGratuity for guides Ititnerary July 18: Anchorage, AK Fly into Anchorage and meet your group the hotel! Stay the night in Anchorage. July 19: Whittier, AK Shuttle to Whittier, AKA jet boat will transport us from Whittier out into the Sound to begin our paddle. July 19-23: Paddling Prince William Sound We will explore the Glacial Sound and the natural wonders around us.Itinerary will be dependent on weather and tides.We will move camp each day.Day hikes, campfires, laughter, wildlife and more. July 23: Whittier to Anchorage Get picked up by the jet boat and return to Whittier.Clean up in Whittier and go out to dinner.Shuttle to airport for evening flights.If you desire to stay longer, lodging that night is on your own. July 24: Fly Home Flights are typically early morning departing between 12:30 to 3 a.m. for you to get back to the East Coast areas at a decent time. If you desire to stay longer lodging that night is on your own. Affinity member Cost: Deposit: $500Full Cost: $2,808Remaining Balance: $2,308 Non-Affinity Member Cost: Deposit: $550Full Cost: $3,120Remaining Balance: $2, 570 Affinity Members save more! Becoming an Affinity Member is the only way to save 10% on the adventures in the Bold Betties store! Use the link below to find out more and to sign up and SAVE!https://www.boldbetties.com/pages/join This event MUST be paid for in advance! REGISTRATION LINK:https://www.boldbetties.com/collections/bold-betties-group-adventures_0102/products/whittier-ak-multi-day-alaskan-kayak-adventure-july-18-24-2019 FAQ I’ve never kayaked before, is this trip right for me? This trip is great for people from all skill levels! No previous kayaking experience is needed!Those that will benefit most, will arrive with a willingness to learn, enthusiasm for adventure, and love engaging in new experiences. You’ll learn all the new skill you need to navigate your boat with supportive people who want to help you succeed! What is the climate like? Temperature in July will be in the 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit range. What if I don’t know anyone? Can I still have fun on this trip? One of the best things about a Bold Betties adventuer is that you don’t have to know a soul! You’ll meet your fellow adventurers at the start of your trip, and by the end, you might have found your newest adventure buddies! Our members are supportive and encouraging and are very free with their high fives! CANCELLATION POLICY **There is a minimum of 5 participants for this trip to move forward. If we do not meet the minimum, all payments (including deposits) will be refunded** Non-refundable deposit: Non-refundable, non-transferrable If cancelled by June 1, the trip is fully refundable, less deposit. If cancelled after June 1, the trip is non refundable and non-transferrable to other dates. Disclaimer While it is our intention at Bold Betties to adhere to the event as described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to the nature of Bold Betties events, adventuring and travel can be unpredictable. Our itinerary overview is a general guide regarding the event and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. These changes can be made with regards to safety, attendee capabilities, time constraints, weather and various other reasons. You are solely responsible for arriving to the meeting place on time. In the event of a delay, it is up to you to make alternative arrangements. Any additional costs incurred is your responsibility. Refunds will not be given due to missed connections, canceled flights, weather, or any other delays or unforeseen circumstances. Allow yourself extra time to arrive safely to the meeting place so that everyone leaves on time. Please see the cancellation/refund policy.