Ultimate Aialik Day Kayaking

Party Size (3 or fewer people)
$490
Party Size (4 or more people)
$450

Kayaking in glacier bridled Kenai Fjords National Park in Aialik Bay. The ultimate day kayaking trip!

Ultimate Day of Kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park

Sightsee from our fast landing passenger vessels while traveling to the pristine Aialik Bay for a full day of paddling in the ice!

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.*

Spot whales, puffins, sea lions, porpoises, and more both on and off the water!** Aialik and Holgate glaciers are the largest tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Ice the size of city blocks can calve from the face of these magnificent natural formations. Our kayaking trips are fully guided and outfitted and require no prior experience from the participants. The length of our day trip is greater than any other outfitter in our area, allowing for access to Pedersen Lagoon’s, tidally dependent entry, nearly every time. Explore the hidden treasures of the Kenai Fjords, and really experience the National Park!

Kenai Fjords full-day kayak tour summary:

  • 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 kayak tour in Seward long enough to typically access both Aialik or Holgate AND Pedersen Lagoon (tidally dependent entry) on a single trip
  • Paddle among icebergs and marine life, like harbor seals
  • See the largest tidewater glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park system explode and calve from the safety of kayaks or nearby viewing beaches
  • Small group sizes guaranteed – six clients per guide maximum!
  • Watch bears lumber along beaches rife with berries
  • Includes round-trip water taxi cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park on our custom-built water taxi boat, all gear, food, and guide!
  • Check out a map of the points of interest

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*Please remember that kayaking is a physical activity!

  • Longest and most economic day trip to the National Park offered in Seward! Folks, this is the greatest kayak trip!
  • 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 a.m. to 9 p.m. (custom times possible for larger groups – travel insurance highly recommended for all expedition trips in Alaska, as a wilderness excursion times may vary)
  • About four and a half 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
  • 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!
  • Approximately 11 hours of paddling time with stops to rest and enjoy a snack, a stroll, photos, lunch, and more!

*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

Itinerary

Your day begins with an early morning departure at 6 a.m.! on our comfortable, US Coast Guard inspected water taxi for a two-hour wildlife tour and transport to the Kenai Fjords National Park. We 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 boat. We often view feeding humpback whales and orcas passing by, diving cormorants, bald eagles, mountain goats, sea otters, and more!

We land ~8-8:30 a.m. in the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park on one of many beautiful pristine beaches.  Your guide talks  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 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 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.

The water taxi boat will pick you up in the late afternoon, ~6:30 – 7 p.m.*, and the crew loads your kayaks and gear. The return trip explores the Kenai Fjords all the way back to Seward, keeping an eye out for the many whales migrating and feeding through our area.  You land at Miller’s Landing by 9 p.m. 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!

What should you bring?

AVOID COTTON. We suggest the following clothing and other items so that you can be safe and comfortable in order to thoroughly enjoy your Seward 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 two or three under-layers with a water proof top layer
  • Hat for sun cover
  • Wind shell
  • Fleece top or equivalent (wool sweater)
  • Rain gear (hat, jacket, and 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.

Cancellations & Rescheduling