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Kayaking in Glacier Bridled Kenai Fjords National Park in Aialik Bay - Seward Alaska


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Kayaking in Glacier Bridled Kenai Fjords National Park in Aialik Bay - Seward Alaska

Aialik Bay Day Trip - If booking for 3 or fewer people  $490 / Person + 3% tax 
Aialik Bay Day Trip Group Booking Rate: If booking for 4 or more people  $450 / Person + 3% Tax 

Ultimate Aialik Kayaking Day Trip in the Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward, Alaska

                                                                   

Full Day from 6 AM to 9 PM*

Sightsee from our fast passenger vessel while traveling to pristine Aialik Bay, spotting Whales, Puffins, Sea Lion, Porpoise and more!

Arrive and be greeted by the raw unparalleled beauty of Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park: Aialik Glacier, Holgate Glacier, and Pedersen Lagoon await your access by kayak. Our excursion is the only one in Seward long enough to typically access both Aialik or Holgate AND Pedersen Lagoon (tidally dependent entry) on a single trip. Have a truly incredible, cost efficient small group wilderness experience for what amounts to about $30 per hour.

Paddle amongst Icebergs, Harbor Seals, see the largest tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park system explode and calve into impossibly green water.

Bears lumber along beaches rife with berries - folks - this is the greatest trip! Includes Round Trip Water Taxi Cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park on our custom built water taxi boat, all gear, food, and guide!

*Please remember that kayaking is a physical activity!

  • Longest and most economic day trip to the National Park offered in Seward!
     
  • Interested in having your trip led by a certified Yoga instructor? We can focus on a guided Yoga and Paddling experience with a little planning - ask about availability!
  • 6 AM to 9 PM (custom times possible for larger groups - travel insurance highly recommended for all expedition trips in Alaska, as a wilderness excursion times may vary)
  • Full Day - Includes Round Trip Water Taxi transportation to the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park
  • 4 - 4.5 hours of personalized sightseeing on our fast, custom built landing craft transport vessel!
  • Leave directly from Lowell Point - free parking at the Miller's Landing storefront
  • Great Guide to Client ratios - 6 clients per 1 guide in the National Park Guarantees a small group experience! Booking a larger group? We can work with that also!
  • $450.00 (based on a reservation of 4 or more people) + 3% tax PER PERSON ON SALE FROM $490.00 ea!
  • Includes lunch, hot and cold drinks, snacks, transportation, gear, guides, and instruction.
  • We're a dealer for Necky Kayaks - enjoy your trip in the stylish and stable Necky Looksha T Tandem kayak!
  • Meals are included in the price*
  • NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
  • Average day includes approximately 4 hours of personalized sightseeing on our custom built boat! 
  • Watch for all wildlife from land and sea, and view the largest actively calving tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park System!
  • Approximately 11 hours of paddling time with stops to rest and enjoy a snack, a stroll, photos, lunch, and more!
  • Shorter trips possible with departures from Aialik Bay at 5PM vs. 7PM depending on group size and taxi schedule.

*Special Diets: Please be sure to inform us if you have allergies or need special attention with your diet at the time of your reservation

Sea Lions

Your day begins with an early morning departure (6AM!) on our comfortable, US Coast Guard inspected water taxi for a 2 hour wildlife tour and transport to the Kenai Fjords National Park. We will see Steller Sea Lions hauled out on their exposed ocean rookeries, watch Horned and Tufted Puffins skip across the wavelets, and view passing Dalls Porpoise dance with the bow wake of our water taxi boat. We often view feeding Humpback Whales and Orcas passing by, diving Cormorants, Bald Eagles, Mountain Goats, Sea Otters and more!

We will land (~8-8:30AM) in the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park on one of many beautiful pristine beaches.  Your guide will talk you through your kayak and gear, provide paddling advice, and raise situational awareness. No experience is necessary- our guides are there for you! Once you're properly acquainted, you'll begin paddling along the beautiful fjords and coastal rainforest of Aialik Bay. Enormous calving glaciers are viewed up close and personal from the perspective of a paddler at true sea level, but within a safe viewing distance from both land and sea. You will paddle at a leisurely pace around magnificent icebergs, watch curious harbor seals on ice floes, and often enjoy black bear viewing from the safety of the water. Don't worry! You aren't going kayaking nonstop - we break along the way for a hearty lunch, snacks, and small hikes along the beach. 

Seal with Glaciers in the backgroundThe water taxi boat will pick you up in the late afternoon, (~6:30-7:00 PM*), and the crew will load your kayaks and gear. The return trip will explore the Kenai Fjords all the way back to Seward, keeping an eye out for the many whales migrating and feeding through our area.  You will be at Miller's Landing by 9PM or earlier, depending on how exciting our sightseeing options are on the way home. 

*Earlier departures are possible from Aialik Bay pending group size- if desired, just ask!

No experience is necessary. All instruction, gear, and meals are provided. This is a full-day trip from 6AM to about 9PM.  It includes 4 hours of sightseeing on the boat (glacier and wildlife viewing) and about 11 hours of leisurely paddling with breaks for lunch, coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, or optional hiking. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and all gear is included. Round-trip water taxi of 100 to 150 miles is included in the cost.

We offer the longest and most economic Aialik day trip in Seward, and the value is truly remarkable.  Viewing the National Park on one of our kayaking excursions allows so much more freedom to explore and interact on a personal level than other options and it's truly cost (and time) effective.

We own our own water taxi boats, and while we book for nearly all of the sightseeing tours in the Seward area and highly recommend them, we encourage people wanting to do a full day kayaking excursion and a full day sightseeing excursion to consider this:

A Full Day National Park Cruise with Major Marine Tours or Kenai Fjords tours, with meals, costs ~$173 + 7% tax per adult

A Full Day Kayaking Trip in Resurrection Bay can cost from ~$179 + 3% tax per person.

Each trip takes 1 whole day of your visit, and totals ~$369.48 including tax per person.

A Full Day Aialik Trip with Miller's Landing (if booking 4 or more) runs $450 + 3% tax for a completely immersive, small group experience!
See the wildlife, interact with the park, kayak amongst icebergs in front of massive calving glaciers! It's your best chance for an action-packed day!

See more photos in our Photo & Video Galleries!
 

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What should you bring on a Day Trip?

AVOID COTTON. We suggest the following clothing and other items so that you can be safe and comfortable in order to thoroughly enjoy your sea kayaking adventure with us.

Please feel free to call or email at any time and we will be happy to put you in touch with a guide or knowledgeable crew member to answer any questions!


Clothing:

  • Sneakers are acceptable, but rain boots or crocs are best
  • Dress in 2 or 3 under-layers with a water proof top layer
  • Hat for sun cover
  • Wind shell
  • Fleece top or equivalent (wool sweater)
  • Rain gear (hat, jacket, pants)
  • Paddling jacket or windbreaker
  • Quick drying shorts
  • T-shirt (synthetic material)
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat for warmth (fleece or wool)
  • Fleece pants
  • Polypro long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Lightweight polypro/fleece gloves

Personal:

  •   Water bottle (full!)
  •   Waterproof sunscreen
  •   Chapstick
  •   Sunglasses with strap
  •   Favorite high-energy snack

Medicine:

Required prescription medications and their uses must be noted on the enclosed Registration, Release, and Assumption of Risk Form.  Bring double the amount needed with directions/doses written on an unbreakable, waterproof container.

Cash/Valuables:

You will not need much, if any, money during your trip. Tipping guides is customary. Leave excess cash and valuables at home.

 

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A $10 cancellation fee is imposed for all reservations cancelled.
  • Cancellations must be received by email only to reservations@millerslandingak.com The cancellation notice date is the date the email was received at reservations@millerslandingak.com  Phone cancellations will not be accepted.
  • Cancellations received by email 30 days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a refund of 90% of the total amount of the reservation.
  • Cancellations received by email 15 to 29  days prior to the first day of the reservation are charged a $10 cancellation charge and you will receive a 75% refund. of the total amount of the reservation.  
  • Cancellations received by email 14 days to zero days prior to arrival are charged a $10 cancellation fee and you will receive a 50% refund only if we are able to rebook  your camping, cabin, fishing, kayaking, watertaxi, shuttle, lunch, or activity. If we are not able to rebook your reservation then no refunds will be issued and. You must call or e-mail Miller's Landing post date of cancelled stay in order for us to research whether or not your site booked. Sites that were booked of course qualify for the 50% refund, sites that were not unfortunately do not. 
  • A 100% refund will be issued for any activity that was cancelled due to weather by Miller's Landing. Miller's Landing reserves the right to determine weather cancellations. Rain does not constitute cancellations.

Please note:  Miller's Landing encourages only guaranteed prepaid reservations. Unlike many other states, Alaska has  a very short tourist season which can make it  difficult for us to rebook when we have cancellations without ample notice.  

If you are booking a charter and lodging and your charter , water taxi or kayaking is cancelled due to weather you are still responsible for the lodging or camping reservations and the normal cancellation policy applies. All of our activities are possible during rain, so rain does not constitute a cancellation.  Miller's Landing is not responsible for vehicle break downs, personal emergencies, flight delays,  health issues or other unforeseen hardships. 

Please understand that Miller's Landing also incurs a hefty financial merchant fee from our bank  for the cost of charging your credit card and again for the cost of refunding it, and there is also a cost involved for the time involved in processing and refunding your reservation in employee costs. Our goal when taking your reservation is to have a solid, guaranteed prepaid reservation. We strongly discourage the practice of making reservations without having an airline ticket or making tentative reservations.  Thank you for your understanding.