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  • Great for ages 8+

Tonsina Beach Guided Paddle

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Enjoy a relaxing paddle and nature walk to Tonsina Beach!

Tonsina Beach is an amazing location that’s just a short paddle away. Walk among Sitka spruce, covered in large pillows of moss and other fungi that make up this unique forested trail. 

This Tonsina Beach kayak tour leaves from Miller’s Landing on Lowell Point. Paddlers kayak to Tonsina Creek and view the beautiful ghost forest remains of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake. Cross one of the two salmon creeks into the stunning Chugach National forest to take a short walk through the forest to the far side of Tonsina Beach. If you’re around later in the summer, you’re able to view colourful salmon spawning in Tonsina Creek and eagles lurking nearby, awaiting a tasty treat.

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     Ending Time

  Meeting Place


8 am and 5 pm

Check in at the office for a parking pass and to sign necessary forms before your trip. The trip will begin at 8:30 am or 5:30 pm

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8:30 am Trip: Expect to arrive at Miller’s Landing around 11:30 am

5:30 pm Trip: Expect to arrive at Miller’s Landing around 8:30 pm

Meet at the main office, 13880 Beach Drive Seward, AK. Check in early to meet your guide and even enjoy a cup of coffee on our porch that overlooks the water.

Age Requirements




What to Bring


We require a minimum age of 8 years old to take this trip. 


This is a great beginner paddle, with a short nature walk. So be ready to get in and out of the kayak multiple times and walk around on uneven surfaces.  


Be sure to pack water, Shoes that could get wet, warm or waterproof layers, a camera, and a dry bag to protect your tech.

More Information

  • Gratuities are not included in the original sale price; a suggested 20% guide tip is greatly appreciated!
  • It is not unusual for paddlers to see eagles, sea otters, sea lions, and sometimes mountain goats or black bears. The highlights of this trip are viewing salmon spawning and the mysterious ghost forests.
  • This paddle is offered in the morning and evening. The morning and evening paddles are appropriate for any athletic ability. No paddling experience is necessary but recommended.
  • Please note: All clients paddle tandem kayaks. This paddle is appropriate for children ages 8 and over. The paddle is approximately two and a half to three hours in length.
  • During winter months, we ONLY offer a 10 a.m. departure


Start your trip gearing up and getting a paddle talk from your guide before launching and paddling south towards Tonsina Beach. Travel along sheer cliff lines, over emerald waters with seagrass and otters looking for a snack.

Arrive at Tonsina beach and walk through the beautiful temperate rainforest, over salmon streams, and admire the stunning views of the bay. Spot bald eagles, pick berries in the fall, witness spawning salmon in the summer and the new growth and diverse plant and fungi life in the spring.

Make your way back to your kayaks, gear up, and then paddle back to Miller’s Landing with your guide. Keep your eyes peeled for sea otters, an array of sea birds and even whales!



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