Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Valdez, Alaska

Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (&degF)
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Valdez is a city located in Alaska with a population of about 4,100. The city is one of the most vital ports in Alaska. The port of Valdez was named in 1790 by the Spanish explorer Don Salvador Fidalgo. The current Alaskan pronunciation is Val-DEEZ instead of Valdés. Because the Port of Valdez was an ice-free port, a town developed there in 1898. Today the port is busy handling vessels from all over.

Things to Do

Visit Columbia Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in Alaska. This is one of the main attractions here in Valdez. Take hundreds of pictures of this enormous piece of ice.

Some other things to do here in Valdez is going fishing. Enjoy great sport fishing at sea as you try to reel in the big one. Very peaceful and quiet, this fishing here is just what you need. Relax and unwind the day away.

Driving Directions

Directions from Anchorage International Airport

  • Start off by going WEST on Service Road Toward Point Woronzof Drive
  • Turn RIGHT onto Point Woronzof Drive
  • Point Woronzof Drive becomes West Northern Lights Blvd
  • West Northern Lights Blvd becomes West Benson Blvd
  • Turn LEFT onto Seward Hwy / AK-1 N / Interstate A1 N. Continue to follow AK-1 N / Interstate
  • Turn RIGHT onto East 6th Ave / AK-1 N / Interstate A1 N. Continue to follow AK-1 N / Interstate A 1
  • Turn right onto Old Richardson Hwy / AK-4 / Interstate A4. Continue to follow AK-4
  • Turn RIGHT
  • Turn RIGHT onto MEALS Ave
  • End at Valdez, AK