Aialik Overnight Special
Our Aialik Overnight sea kayaking and camping trip visits two tide water glaciers in Aialik Bay and is suitable for all ability levels!
Trip Pricing : $699 / person plus tax & Gratuity
(Fully Outfitted Version)
If the Aialik Glacier Day Trip sounds good to you, but just not long enough… then this is the trip you're looking for! Price includes food for both days, water taxi costs, fees, surcharges and camping / kayaking gear!
We'll set up camp right on the beach where the water taxi drops us off on, so packing and planning for this trip is easy. One day will be spent paddling up to Aialik Glacier - an actively calving tidewater glacier that's over a mile across at the face! Harbor seals and sea otters often congregate around the ice chunks, as they drift and bob in front of the glacier. Black bears can sometimes be seen walking the beaches or digging for grub on the hillsides. Somedays, when the wind and weather are calm, we are able to enjoy lunch in the kayaks sitting in front of Aialik Glacier, taking in the sweeping views across the glacier face. We’ll pass a relaxing evening enjoying a delicious meal back on the drop off beach, and taking in the stunning views around us.
The other day will be spent paddling to Pederson Glacier through a series of tidewater lagoons. The lower lagoon is home to many sea otters, harbor seals, black bears, and birds of all sorts. The lower lagoon often provides fantastic wildlife viewing, and a trip to the upper lagoon puts you right in front of Pederson Glacier. This glacier winds gracefully down the mountainside, terminating in the frigid waters of the upper lagoon. As ice calves from the face of the glacier, icebergs accumulate in the upper lagoon, leaving a maze of ice you can either paddle through or view from a lookout on shore (depending on conditions and safety considerations). After two full days of kayaking and adventure, the water taxi will pick us up in the afternoon, and the ride home will be another opportunity to watch for whales and wildlife! Tents, hot delicious food, paddling and safety gear, your naturalist/guide, the water taxi cost, and a drybag for your possessions while you paddle are all included in this price. Pogies are also included to keep your hands warm while you kayak. You will need to provide your own sleeping bag and pad, or you can rent those items from us as well for an additional cost.
Having the opportunity to visit two very different tide water glaciers in just two days makes this one of our most popular trips! The overnight also affords us the opportunity to visit the glaciers at quieter times during the day, which gives the trip an amazing wilderness feeling.
A Guided Rental version of this trip is available for $600 / person.
This means you provide your own camping gear, cooking gear, food, fuel, drybags, etc.
There is a $25 non-refundable deposit per person for all multi-day trips at the time of booking.
What Should I pack?
We will provide you with a complete packing list once your reservation is confirmed. All of our multi-day trips will have a pre-trip meeting at our kayak shop (328 3rd Avenue), in downtown Seward, at 7pm the night before the trip. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your guide & other clients on the tour, go over the itinerary and get any last minute questions answered. We also ask all guests on multi-day trips to fill out a trip registration form before their trip. This information will help the guide plan the menu & itinerary based on your dietary needs & adventure goals!