Our most popular trip combines an intimate wildlife boat tour through Kenai Fjords National Park with the opportunity to kayak near Aialik Glacier, the largest and most actively calving tidewater glacier in the park. View wildlife, learn about this important ecosystem, and get inspired to join us in protecting Alaska.
What Are Your Adventure Goals?
Explore the wonders of Resurrection Bay! Learn about the area, look out for wildlife, hike under a canopy of sitka spruce in the temperate rainforest, and enjoy a break on a secluded beach. You’ll be sure to feel inspired on this short but meaningful tour!
Spend a full day exploring and connecting to Resurrection Bay! This flexible tour offers the perfect combination of kayaking and hiking through the coastal rainforest just outside Seward. Discover hidden waterfalls, search for wildlife, and learn more about this unique and inspiring area!
A multi-day Alaskan sea kayaking adventure fully immerses you in the pristine wilderness of Kenai Fjords National Park; camp on rocky beaches, paddle to tidewater glaciers, and explore a rugged wilderness teeming with wildlife.
Experience the natural beauty of Alaska on this multi-day sea kayaking adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. You provide the camping gear, and we provide paddling, safety gear, and the guide.
Our Mothership Trips in Kenai Fjords National Park offer the greatest flexibility and maneuverability in the fjords at a high level of comfort. Explore all day and stay warm all night!
Kayak Tour Logistics & Information
Choose Your Trip
Every visitor has different adventure goals, and we have a wide range of trips to meet them. All of our trips have the same core: our mission to explore, inspire, and protect. Join us to spark curiosity, rediscover wonder, and foster an active stewardship of the natural world.
Our most popular day trip is the Aialik Glacier Day Trip, which combines a wildlife boat tour with a kayaking tour near Aialik Glacier. This trip provides the best wildlife viewing opportunities and visits the largest and most actively calving tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Or experience our Half Day Resurrection Bay Tour, designed to fit any schedule and budget. Running at 3 different times of day, this 4-hour trip still immerses you in Alaska’s unique ecosystems, from rocky beaches to temperate rainforest, and is a great choice for families.
Perhaps you’ll choose to stay longer and recalibrate to the rhythms of the fjords. Our Aialik Overnight Special offers two full days of paddling and a night of comfortable camping on our exclusive remote beach. Longer multi-day camping trips can be scheduled around your preferred dates; just give us a call.
Can’t decide which tour best fits your adventure goals? Get in touch and we’d be happy to help you choose the perfect combination of adventure, exploration, and relaxation for your group.
We cap all of our group tours at just 6 people (ages 14+), to provide the most intimate and meaningful guest experience while minimizing our impact on the places we visit. This is a true small group tour! If you have a larger group, we’re happy to arrange a private tour for your group. If you’re traveling with kids ages 6-13, learn more about our Private Family Tours.
All of our tours are led by professional, thoughtful, and enthusiastic guides. Our guide training lasts over a month each spring, and focuses on kayaking and rescue skills, wilderness medicine, natural history, weather, native cultures, climate change, Leave-No-Trace, and local knowledge and experience. Learn more about our high standards for staff and get to know them here.
Our day trips include your guide, kayak, paddling & safety equipment (PFD, paddling mitts, spray skirt), transportation from our downtown location, dry bags, hot drinks, and snacks. For full day trips, we also include locally made sandwiches for lunch and your water taxi fees if applicable. We even have high quality rain jackets, rain pants, and rubber boots you can borrow if you need them! On all of our trips, we use double kayaks – for stability, pacing, efficiency, and risk management reasons. The only things you’ll need to plan for are personal clothing (you’ll receive a detailed packing list upon booking), taxes, and gratuity.
Our multi-day trips can be run as Fully Outfitted or Guided Rentals, depending on how you’d like to travel. We also work with a local captain to provide Mothership Trips, where you sleep aboard the boat and paddle each day. Our multi-day calendar fills up quickly, so please be in touch in advance if you’d like to plan a multi-day kayaking trip.
Alaska’s weather is known for being unpredictable and extreme, which is what defines its humbling and awe-inspiring characteristics. While this drives a lot of our preparations and operations, we can only do our best; Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate. We recommend allowing a little bit of flexibility in your vacation, so if there are high winds or rough seas on your scheduled day, you have the wiggle room to move your tour (depending on availability). We also recommend reviewing our Cancellation Policy and considering travel insurance for your Alaska vacation.
We find purpose and joy in sharing our home with visitors. If you have questions about lodging, dining, or other activities, check out our local info. And mention you’re kayaking with us for a discount on a private, guided hike with Seward Wilderness Collective, our sister company. We can’t wait to show you around our backyard soon!