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Northwestern Fjord Extended Kayak Trip

Quick Details

Person 1 night, 2 days
Person 2 nights, 3 days
Person 3 nights, 4 days
Person 4 nights, 5 days
Private Overnight for Two 2 nights, 3 days

Kenai Fjords National Park’s best-kept secret

This Remote Fjord folds into five tidewater glaciers and hosts stunning geological formations, calving glaciers, emerald green waters, and scattered waterfalls. Enjoy opportunities to view black bears, coastal birds, and a host of marine mammals.

Return to Geologic Antiquity

The Tidewater Glaciers in Northwestern are more vertical than the tidewater glaciers in Aialik. While Aialik is expansive and gorgeous as well, the glaciers are massive and slowly lope up valleys.  In Northwestern, the glaciers shoot straight up the cliff sides and to the Harding Icefield. Here you will find a moraine that was only created in the last 100 years from retreating glaciers, large scrapes and scars in the sides of the rocks from the weight of the ice, and a lone island colored pink from oxides minerals.

You disembark for two full days, or more if you choose, to explore the park, moving from place to place as our camping system is designed to fit within the kayaks – we are not confined to a base camp! Enjoy paddling, a little hiking, beach comping, or relax by a campfire with your guide and a cup of joe.

About Your Guide

Our team of guides will prepare your meals and work to customize your trip to maximize your experience. Enjoy exploring, taking photos, hiking, or paddling all while following the rules and ethics established by the National Park. This area prescribes to Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, and we make every effort to do exactly that.  Kayak guides are trained in assisted rescue techniques, the areas natural history, first aid / CPR, and emergency response tactics. Miller’s Landing owns its own fleet of water taxi vessels – as a result in the unlikely case of an emergency we are uniquely positioned to establish prompt and unplanned egress from even the remoteness of the fjords.

Meeting Time
Ending Time
Meeting Place
5:30 am
Plan to arrive at 5:30 am to check in, pack up, and meet with your guide. We depart at 6 am sharp on a two-hour water taxi ride
Between 6 – 9 pm
Expect to be back at Miller’s landing between 6 and 9 pm your last day. We do offer morning pickups, getting back between 10 and 11:30 am
Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check-in a day before to meet your guide, ask questions, and take care of any waivers
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 Kayak, PFD, spray skirt, pogies, booties and splash gear when needed. Then we have sleeping bags, pads, dry bags, shelters and cookware. 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. Be ready to kayak anywhere from 8 to 15 miles a day, with some additional beachcombing or hiking as well. We use sit-in kayaks for this trip, you can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag.

More Information

  • Includes round-trip water taxi cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park on our custom-built water taxi boat, all gear, food, and guide!
  • Visit calm, serene, pristine emerald-green coves and glaciers that feed into the ocean. This is a great trip for beginner paddlers who want a lot of time on the water in one of the most gorgeous places on earth
  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price. A suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated! (Suggested tip $100 to $200/person)
  • Northwestern is one of our favorite locations! However, if you want to paddle camp for more than 3 or 4 days, we recommend getting a transfer to Aialik or choosing Aialik instead of Northwestern. Both are amazing!

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