The waters of Harriman Fjord are the most protected from winds in all of Prince William Sound. The fjord is like a magical lake. Harbor seals, sea otters, orca whales, black bears, mountain goats, and bald eagles live and play in these beautiful waters. Two mountains rise above 7,000 feet and five magnificent glaciers cascade into this amazing fjord that John Muir visited as a member of the Harriman Expedition. As we paddle our way around this fjord you will travel through floating ice and "bergy bits" as you watch the glaciers' thunderous dance of destruction. We relax on a black sand beach with blue glaciers on three sides to enjoy the incredible ice show from a new perspective. Let our guides lead you on a hike through the verdant rain forest as we enjoy the many wild flowers, berries, views, and memories we gather along the way. Join us and witness the beauty, excitement, and history of the area. Let our guides make this vacation unforgettable.
Whittier - Harriman Fjord
Arrive in Whittier by 10:00 AM. After an initial orientation by our guides we will water taxi to Hobo Bay, load our kayaks, and paddle into the protected waters of Barry Arm and Harriman Fjord. We will set camp at Black Sand Beach, at the foot of Coxe Glacier.
Today we explore the glaciers surrounding Black Sand Beach and paddle then into the shank of Harriman Fjord. We will set up base camp at Viewpoint Beach where you can see all five tidewater glaciers at once. There is much exploring to be done from here. Harriman, Surprise, and Serpentine Glaciers are stunning actively calving walls of ice. Piedmont glaciers abound here as well, offering some spectacular hikes.
Harriman Fjord - Whittier
We will break camp and paddle to Harrison Lagoon for a water taxi pick-up that will bring us back to Whittier by mid-afternoon.
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