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Northwestern Fjord Day Trip

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Exclusive - Your party only! Up to 12

The Best Kept Secret in Kenai Fjords National Park!

Travel back in time and visit Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. When kayaking through Northwestern you will see freshly carved out cliffs, waterfalls, emerald green waters, and many other unique geological features in this newly exposed fjord.

Return to geologic antiquity with our Northwestern paddle. Cruising aboard our custom-built high-speed landing craft, we take a two-hour ride through the Kenai Fjords National Park to Northwestern Lagoon. On the water taxi ride from Seward, we commonly stop to view sea otters, Dall’s porpoise, Steller’s sea lions, bald eagles, humpback whales, and orca. Puffins and sea birds are also abundant as we pass through the Chiswell Islands, the most prolific roosting grounds in the region.


Meeting Time
Ending Time
Meeting Place
5:30 am
Plan to arrive at 5:30 am to check in, pack up, and meet your guide. The taxi will depart at 6 am sharp to Aialik or Northwestern Fjord
Between 6 – 9 pm
Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 6 and 9 pm your last day. Return time is dependent on our boat schedule and weather.
Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK.
Age Requirements
What We Provide
What to Bring
This trip is best for ages 12 and up. Feel free to contact us with questions! We provide Kayaks, light carbon paddles, PFDs, spray skirt, pogies, and splash gear when needed. Warm synthetic/wool layers
Rain gear
Medical Necessities
Water bottle
We provide a more detailed packing list later on!

Tips for a Great Trip

Bringing a Camera?
Be sure to pack comfortable shoes that could get wet, and good layers. Reach out if you have questions about gear This kayak trip takes place on calm waters in a protected bay, so it’s good for newer paddlers, be ready to kayak anywhere from 8 to 15 miles through the whole day. We use sit-in kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag.

More Information

  • The price includes approximately two hours of water taxi time watching for wildlife each way!
  • All kayaking gear and instructions provided
  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price. A suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated! (Suggested tip $50 to $100/person)
  • Please note: All participants paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children aged 12 and over. This paddle is approximately six to eight hours in length.
  • All excursions practice Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and we are happy to accommodate all diets.
  • Our operational capacity in Northwestern is more economically priced and logistically able than any other outfit in our area.

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