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.
Wildlife Boat Tours in Seward, Alaska
One of the most popular things to do in Seward, Alaska, is a boat tour of Resurrection Bay & Kenai Fjords National Park. It’s a great way to get on the water, learn about the area, observe coastal Alaska’s wildlife, and visit a tidewater glacier.
If you’re thinking of pairing our Half Day Resurrection Bay Kayak Tour with a boat tour to see the park, we’d recommend instead considering our combo tour: the Aialik Glacier & Wildlife Day Trip. This tour combines an intimate wildlife boat tour out to Kenai Fjords National Park with an unforgettable glacier sea kayaking experience at Aialik Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in the park.
The water taxi we use for our Aialik Glacier Day Trip has an 18-passenger capacity, and our captains are actively searching out wildlife viewing opportunities on our way to Aiaik Bay. You’ll have your knowledgable Kayak Adventures guide by your side the whole time, so rather than listening to an interpretive talk on a tour boat’s loud speaker, you’ll be having a face-to-face conversation about the glaciers, wildlife, and ecosystems around you. Our guide to guest ratio is 1:6, so you’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to learn from our professional, warm, and enthusiastic guides.
Rather than just spectating, we’ll disembark the water taxi when we reach the tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park, where we’ll enjoy about 3 hours of kayaking. Listen to the ‘white thunder’ of Aialik Glacier calving, spot harbor seals resting on ice flows, and paddle along the enchanting coastline of the glacial fjord. Then return to Seward on the water taxi for another couple hours of spotting the wildlife who call this place home, arriving in town just in time for dinner.
Although we welcome children younger than any other kayaking operator in Seward, and our guides are wonderful with kids, all of our kayaking tours require a minimum age of 6 years. An excursion on a tour boat provides an alternate option for families traveling with younger children. Boat tours can also be a solution if some members in your party want to go kayaking with us, but others are unable. Sign them up for a boat tour and you can swap stories at the end of the day over a delicious meal in Seward.
Considering a boat tour for yourself or someone traveling with you? You can book any Kenai Fjords Tours through Kayak Adventures for a 10% discount.
If you’re unsure which adventure is best for you, give us a ring at 907.224.3960 or shoot us an email. Let us know who is coming and a little bit about your group’s adventure goals, and we’d be happy to help you choose the best fit!