Kayaking Glacier Bay & Surrounding Waters
Glacier Bay offers world class kayaking experiences...
Are you seeking the ultimate kayaking experience?
You have come to the right place!
Glacier Bay National Park and surrounding Icy Straits in Southeast Alaska offers some of the finest sea kayaking opportunities in the world...
Experienced kayakers can go solo or take group trips into the park's Beardslee Islands, (a quick daytrip starting from the Glacier Bay Lodge), or go kayaking with the famous humpback whales of Pt. Adolphus and other pristine areas of the area.
Novice kayakers will find the highest quality outfitters and experts to help them get started with a guided kayaking adventure they will never forget. Sea kayaking does not get any better than this...
Glacier Bay area kayakers regularly experience a dazzling array of marine wildlife, including orcas, humpback whales, dall porpoises, Steller's sea lions, seals, and sea otters among others... and sometimes even the gray or rare fin whales.
In addition, all the different species of wildlife - "from bears to puffins"- of the amazing Glacier Bay region can be seen trodding along the shorelines.
Bringing your own kayak to Glacier Bay is difficult due to the remoteness of the area, so most people rent from a professional kayak outfitter or sign up for an outfitted and guided group kayak trip.
Guided trip companies put together small groups, package all meals, and provide all camping equipment. The guides are knowledgeable naturalists and experienced kayakers who can teach you and your fellow group members many environmental and outdoor skills that will further your enjoyment of this unique Alaskan experience.
The kayak rental outfitters listed on this page have many years of experience in kayaking in this special area.
In addition to renting kayaks and accessories, they offer thorough instruction and skills such as entry and exit techniques, paddling strokes, packing skills, map reading, understanding tides, currents, winds and weather, and wildlife viewing. These are all essental parts of ensuring a happy and safe kayaking trip.
The Glacier Bay National Park Service has a complete program of safety instruction, wildlife viewing tips, and environment friendly camping techniques. National Park rangers conduct programs daily at the NPS visitor information station for those seeking an independent kayak trip in Glacier Bay.
Other companies listed on this page offer boat transport for kayakers in Glacier Bay, Icy Strait, and other destinations in Southeast Alaska. Kayak and passenger drop-offs and pick ups are available in many areas.
P.O. Box 240 - Gustavus Alaska 99826
(907) 697-2266, Fax: (907) 697-2701
E-mail & Reservations
Spirit Walker Expeditions is a guide-owned and operated business
with nearly 30 years of experience leading sea kayaking trips to
the humpback whale feeding grounds of Point Adolphus and Icy Strait.
These 1-7 day trips are our most popular and we have been leading
them longer than any other kayaking company in Southeast Alaska.
Having pioneered this guided adventure, we take great pride in
making sure we remain the leaders in offering the safest and most
sustainable paddling trips to this unique habitat.
Spirit Walker Expeditions also offers remote wilderness expeditions
throughout Southeast Alaska, family trips, plus lodge-based adventures
and packages. These include 5-7 day expeditions in the fjords of
Glacier Bay National Park and the Ford’s Terror Wilderness,
and trips to the wild Outer Coast of Chichagof Island.
With the most experienced guides, the highest quality equipment
and meals, plus an unrivaled knowledge of the area, we invite you
to join us for an adventure! We also offer flexible trip dates
and group rates.
PLEASE VISIT OUR
WEBSITE FOR TRIP DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS
Box 26 - Gustavus, Alaska 99826
Telephone: (907) 697-2257 during months between 3/01 and 9/15.
E-mail & Reservations
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is the concession in Glacier Bay National
Park for guided one-day kayak tours, and for kayak rentals, instruction,
Daily guided half-day and full-day tours are available in Bartlett
Cove, headquarters of Glacier Bay National Park. For independent,
multi-day, camping and kayaking trips, we rent both single and
double fiberglass sea touring kayaks, provide daily camper/ kayaker
orientation and instruction programs, and arrange for drop-offs
and pick-ups in remote areas of the bay and in Icy Strait.
GBSK staff are knowledgeable naturalist guides and great instructors
with many years of experience. They will help you plan your kayak
trip, one day to two weeks or more, and make all of your transportation
and lodging reservations.
P.O. Box 1081, Haines AK 99827
Toll Free: 800-766-3396
Gustavus: 907-697-2411 (May-Sept)
Haines, Alaska: 907-766-3366
E-Mail & Reservations
Alaska Mountain Guides and Climbing School Inc. (AMG) was listed
as one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" in 2007 by National
Geographic Adventure Magazine, and offers the highest quality guided
sea kayaking trips in Glacier Bay National Park and with the whales
at Point Adolphus.
AMG is the exclusive company offering 5 day or longer trips in
Glacier Bay. They also run multi week trips for their university
accredited program, the International Wilderness Leadership School
Their most popular one day trip continues to be Kayaking with whales
at Point Adolphus. Point Adolphus is the most prolific whale feeding
area in Alaska with large numbers of humpback and orca whales.
Trips are offered daily from Gustavus and Juneau and are perfect
for families and beginners. No experience is required. Please visit
the website for more details.
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR TRIPS
1247, Haines, Alaska 99827
Fax- (907) 766- 2728, Cell- (907) 321-2302
or call our toll free office number: 888-698-2726
E-mail & Reservations
Kayak and passenger drop-offs and pickups throughout northern Southeast
Alaska, including Point Adolphus, Tracy Arm, Idaho Inlet, Elfin
Cove, Pelican, Glacier Bay, the Hobbit Hole and many other locations.
Our spacious deck enables the TAZ to easily handle groups of 12
or more people with boats and gear included!
OUR WEBSITE FOR TRIP DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS