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Welcome to Valdez!
Welcome to Valdez! Not sure what to do? Don’t know locals’ favorite spots? Short on time? Feeling overwhelmed googling “best things to do in Valdez”?
We understand how overwhelming it feels visiting a new place and spending time researching, not knowing what to do during your short stay on your big Alaskan vacation and wanting to have memorable adventures every day of your trip.
Let us help you explore like a local and have unforgettable experiences.
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What our customers are saying...
Magdalena took us on a tour of the glacier lake in kayaks and it was magical. She knew where all the prettiest icebergs were and was very informative and kind. The photos she took of us were amazing. Magdalena was the best! We had a great time and she was very chill to hang out with.
Amazing place to stay. Highly recommenced. Place was nice and cozy. Hosts were kind enough to accommodate our last minute kayaking requests.
We had a chance to rent kayaks from Valdez Stay and Play the end of July. I couldn't ask for a better experience working with the owners. They really cared about making sure we had the best time we could. They even reached out to see if we could arrive early to make sure we had the right kayak and equipment for our two little girls. We have a toddler that is 21 lbs and they went above and beyond to figure out a life jacket that would work for her so she would be safe. They also made sure we had a kayak they could comfortably sit it and not want to jump out into the glacier water during the 3 hour rental. I noticed the had so many kayaks to choose from as well, so no matter what you want, they will have it. There is so much to explore in the Valdez glacier lake and the owners are great about laying out a path so you can easily see all there is. Kayaking through the ice caves was amazing and definitely something everyone should do if they are in Valdez, and should definitely do it through Valdez Stay and Play! I can't say enough about how great this company is.
The house was incredibly decorated and even tho it is extremely tiny I felt like the space was managed as best as it could have been. As it is tiny it is harder to eat dinner since a proper table cannot fit
1000% positive experience all around! Would definitely rent again!
Totally accommodated us when we rented a kayak at the last minute. Had a great day at the glacier lake.
We stayed in Magdalenas and Jims place for a couple of days and it was amazing! We had such a great time kayaking and e-biking. Magdalena is the best guide in town! She showed us around and we really felt like locals! Kayaks were very comfortable and the e-bikes like brand new! I highly recommend this place! Thank you Valdez Stay and Play!
Extraordinary experience! If you want to discover glaciers and feel like a local - you have to do the kayaking with Magdalena! She will show you around and explain how everything works here 🙂 you can learn a lot about Alaska and visit places which are totally hidden gems!
Best service and very helpful staff! The E-bikes is a great experience! When in Valdez this is the company to use for your activities.
My son and I had a most memorable afternoon! Fat bikes up to the glacier, then a tour of the city ending at the brewery! Business owners are the sweetest most thoughtful couple you'll ever meet!