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Alaska Kayaking Trips

What Are Your Adventure Goals?


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.

Trip Info

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 two local captains 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.

Planning

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!