Experience the natural beauty of Alaska on this affordable sea kayaking adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park. You provide the camping gear, and we provide paddling and safety gear, and the guide
Availability: May 19th through September 7th
Booking: Call to book only
Paddle, Camp, & Explore The Highlights of Kenai Fjords National Park
If you’re looking for a multi-day trip that’s easy to pack, plan, prepare for and can be booked on custom dates with an emphasis on environmentally sound practices and education, then look no further! Our fully outfitted trips are geared toward people who are traveling light and/or don’t have much previous camping experience or their own gear. Our trip pricing includes: water taxi, fuel surcharges/fees, all meals, camping equipment, all kayak gear & friendly, knowledgeable guide. Tax and gratuity are your only additional charges, unless you need to rent gear from us. Trip length is flexible, so just give us a call and we can set up the perfect trip to match your adventure goals!
For fully outfitted trips, you are expected to provide: a synthetic sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and appropriate rain gear, clothing, and footwear. We rent sleeping bag & pad combos for this trip for $25 per person. You will be emailed a complete packing list at the time of booking.
All of our multi-day trips have a pre-trip meeting at our kayak shop (328 3rd Avenue) at 7pm the night before your trip. This is a great opportunity to meet your guide & other guests on the tour, chat about bear & ice safety, go over the itinerary and get any last minute questions answered.
The pricing for these trips becomes cheaper as more people add on. Our group minimum is 2 people, and our maximum is 6. We can bump this cap by adding another guide, if you have a large group that would like to book together. These prices are PER PERSON.
The water taxi has a 4 person minimum to go to Northwestern. So, if there are fewer than 4 people, total, then we need to add an additional charge to financially meet that minimum. Prices listed here are PER PERSON.
Northwestern Fjord Fuel Surcharge
For 2 people, total, add $375/ person to the costs listed here.
For 3 people, total, add $175 / person to the costs listed here.
For 4+ people, the costs are what is listed here.
Aialik & Northwestern Combo Tour
This trip is a great way to see both fjords! The water taxi will take us out to Aialik Bay, where they’ll drop us off at our starting beach. We will spend a few days paddling and camping around Aialik, and then the water taxi will pick us up and bring us to Northwestern (or vise-versa depending on weather & tides) We will spend a few days kayaking & exploring before returning for our final pick-up back to Seward.
The water taxi has a 4 person minimum to go to Northwestern. So, if there are fewer than 4 people, total, then we need to add an additional charge to financially meet that minimum.
6-Day Combo Trip in Aialik & Northwestern Pricing (plus tax and gratuity):
For a group of 2 people : $2599 / person – plus $500 / person for the water taxi.
For a group of 3 people : $2199 / person – plus $170 / person for the water taxi.
For a group of 4+ people : $1999 / person.
More Tour Info
We wait to build out exact itineraries two days before the trip, as local weather will dictate where the best paddling is during your trip. Using your pre-trip forms, we will build out an itinerary that aligns with your groups adventure goals while exploring the highlights of Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord. Some popular paddling destinations in Aialik include: Aialik Glacier, Pederson Lagoon & Glacier, Abra Cove, Holgate Arm & Glacier, Quicksand Cove, and Coleman Bay. In Northwestern, we will plan to visit: Northwestern Glacier, Ojive Glacier, Anchor Glacier, and Southwestern Glacier.
We will meet for the mandatory pre-trip meeting the night before your trip at 7pm. Then next morning, we will meet at the shop at 7am and head to the small boat harbor to meet the water taxi. We’ll ride the water taxi out to Kenai Fjords National Park, and they’ll drop you (and your guide) at our starting beach. From there, we will pack our gear in the boats, paddle, camp and explore along the coastline each day. The water taxi will return to meet us at our pick-up beach on the last day, and bring us home! We are typically back in Seward between 5-6pm
- Water Taxi
We’ve been fortunate to work with our local water taxi, Weather Permitting, for over 10 years! Their captains are the most experienced in Seward and their main vessel, the Weather or Knot, comfortably fits up to 18 guests. The Weather or Knot was designed with passenger comfort in mind. Its catamaran hull provides a balanced, smooth ride & is perfect for coastal Alaska. Sit indoors and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea, or lounge on the covered back deck’s bench. We are incredibly grateful to be working with this experienced, professional water taxi!
- What Should I Wear?
For these trips, we ask you to wear synthetic layers of clothing – because cotton and jeans get really cold if they get wet. We also ask that you bring a raincoat and rain pants, since this is a coastal rainforest! We have rain gear for rent at our shop, should you need it.
Your feet might get wet when launching or landing, so please bring footwear that will keep you warm, that you’re comfortable walking in, and that you don’t mind potentially getting a bit wet (water sandals, running shoes, hiking boots, are all fine options).
If it seems like a cold day, we provide pogies (neoprene mitts for your hands while kayaking) which will keep your hands much warmer and more comfortable while you’re out there. You’ll also want to be sure to have your own bottle of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
If you do not have your own waterproof rain jackets and rain pants, we happily rent them at the kayak shop. Rain jacket rentals are $10.00 each, and rain pant rentals are also $10.00 each.
- Do I need previous camping experience?
No camping experience necessary! Our fully outfitted camping trips are great for guests who are interested in learning more about Leave No Trace camping principals and gaining more experience in the backcountry! Our guides are passionate about sharing camping skills and getting you involved in all aspects of the trip. They will also be the ones waking up early and making the coffee every morning! These trips are easy to pack and plan for as we will send you a very detailed packing list at the time of booking. Your guide will also contact you a few weeks out from the trip, to introduce him/herself and answer any questions you might have.
- Cancellation Policy
- If you cancel more than 30 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will refund you in full minus a $10 per person booking fee for half & full day trips or a $25 per person booking fee for multi-day trips.
- If you cancel 15-30 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 20% of the total invoice.
- If you cancel 7-15 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 50% of the total invoice.
- If you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file the entire amount of your invoice.
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