July 18-24, 2019
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
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!
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.
- Lodging: double occupancy hotel rooms and tents
- Gear: 2-3 person tents, sleeping bags, all camping and kayaking gear
- Kayaks:single or tandem sea kayaks
- Meals: all meals provided while camping, dietary restrictions can be accommodated
- Guides:qualified and knowledgeable guides for the duration of the adventure
WHAT’S NOT INLCUDED:
- Gratuity for guides
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, AK
- A 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:
Full Cost: $2,808
Remaining Balance: $2,308
Non-Affinity Member Cost:
Full Cost: $3,120
Remaining Balance: $2, 570
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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!
**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.
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.