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COVID-19 Response

Explore with confidence. Your safety and well-being are our top priority.

We operated safe, successful trips in 2020 and 2021, sharing Alaska with thousands of guests. While we faced many challenges, we learned, adapted, and feel well prepared for an inspiring, memorable, and meaningful season in 2022.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will continue to address the public health risks involved. We will follow scientific expertise and industry standards for hygiene and cleanliness, expect cautious practices among our staff and guests, and communicate all changes to our policies as we continue to adapt.

Sharing with others the beauty of nature, connection, and camaraderie in a healthy, supportive atmosphere has always been the core of what we do. When you join us for a trip, please recognize that we are doing our best to take care of our guests and staff; in turn, we ask that you join us as an active participant in managing risk to yourself and others. Follow along with Alaska’s COVID response here.

Thank you for your support and trust.

With gratitude,
Trent Gould
Owner, Kayak Adventures

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Prepared & Trained Guides


With two years of operations during the pandemic under our belt, our guides’ understand the challenges & strategies that have made us successful. All our guides are Wilderness First Responders and go through the most extensive guide training in the area, including additional training regarding COVID-19 protocols & procedures.

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Maintaining Distance


Outdoor adventure in wild places affords opportunities to spread out. KAW is committed to maintaining recommended distances during all aspects of our trips whenever possible, and we ask our guests to do the same.

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Bring a Face Covering


We ask that you bring your own face covering. Cloth masks, buffs, etc. are all good options. All guests, guides, and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times in vans and on water taxis. These requirements are in line with CDC and federal Coast Guard guidelines.

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Small Groups


Our trips are already designed for small groups, with just 6 guests per guide. Running tours with smaller group sizes allows us to minimize the risk of exposure and provide guests with a purposeful, unique, and personalized tour. We believe a special camaraderie blossoms in our smaller groups, as guests travel and explore with like minded adventurers who also have a desire to connect and protect the great Alaskan wilderness.

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Revised Cancellation Policy


We have created a stress-free Revised Cancellation Policy to be as flexible as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the details here.

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Additional Cleaning & Sanitation


Additional precautions have been implemented to clean and disinfect high touch surfaces. Hand sanitizer is available on all trips. We ask you to be conscientious about your personal hygiene.

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