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Ultimate Aialik Day Kayaking

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

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!

This tour returns between 6pm and 9pm Return time is dependent on our boat schedule for the day, and cannot be guaranteed at a specific time. This trip is best for ages 12 and up.  Feel free to contact us with questions!

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. The length of our day trip is greater than any other outfitter in our area, allowing for access to Pedersen Lagoon’s tidal-dependent entry if the tides are right! 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 (tidal-dependent entry) on a single trip.  Pedersen can only be entered 1 hour prior to high tide.
  • 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.

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 Dall’s porpoises 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, provides paddling advice, and raises 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 picks you up in the late afternoon,  by 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!

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