3-day Alaska sea kayaking camping adventure allows Alaska travelers who are pressed for time to still enjoy the pristine beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park. Famous for its tidewater glaciers and wildlife we'll explore Aialik Bay by sea kayak.

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Aialik Bay (pronounced eye-Al-ick) - Kenai Fjords National Park
2-Day Kenai Fjords Sea Kayaking Package Departing From Seward

Aialik Glacier Sea KayakingOur 2-day Aialik Bay sea kayaking Alaska adventure allows travelers who are pressed for time to still enjoy the pristine beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park's Aialik Bay. Aialik Bay is a spectacular Alaska sea kayaking paradise, with an abundance of wildlife and tidewater glaciers flowing into its bays. A wide variety of wildlife and marine birds call Aialik Bay home. We often see pods of killer whales, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles, the endangered Steller sea lion, and a variety of marine birds, including puffins. Visit our Aialik Bay Photo Album.

This 2-day sea kayaking adventure departs Seward, Alaska at 7:00 a.m.

An optional sea kayaking tour package is also available that includes the transportation from Anchorage to Seward and the pre and post trip lodging in Seward, Alaska. CLICK HERE: Sea Kayaking Tour Package, Seward transportation, and pre and post trip lodging in Seward.

Participants need to meet with Backcountry Safaris the day before departure to get outfitted with a dry suit, rain gear, rubber boots, and to pick up dry bags to pack gear in.


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Your Custom Sea Kayaking Package Includes

  • Dry Suit - We supply dry suits to keep you warm, dry, and help protect you from hypothermia in Alaska's cold waters. Other Seward sea kayaking outfitters provide (or rent at extra cost) rain gear and rubber boots that offer little protection. Another advantage to dry suits is that if the weather turns wet, they add warmth and a comfort level you would not think possible in this maritime environment.
  • Steller Sea LionsSingle Kayaks - We provide an option to paddle your own single-person kayak. Most other outfitters use only two-person kayaks. Please inquire.
  • Specialty Equipment - No hidden or added gear costs to our trip cost. We supply the specialized outdoor gear you need. Other outfitters may require you to pay extra to rent gear or you may have to buy gear you may use only once. We supply our guests with dry suits, high quality rain gear, rubber boots, pogies (kayaking gloves) to keep your hands warm, tents, sleeping pads, sleeping bag if needed and dry bags to pack your gear in.
  • Anchorage Departure - Transportation to Seward by the Alaska Railroad and motor coach back to Anchorage
  • Seward Lodging - Pre- and post-trip hotel lodging in Seward is included in your custom tour package. Optional hostel lodging is available for budget-minded guests.
  • Environmental Commitment - All of our Alaska adventure tours are run in a manner to minimize environmental impact. We practice Leave No Trace camping techniques.
  • High Quality Experience Since 1986 - Recognized by the National Geographic 2007-2009 as one of the best adventure travel companies in the world.

Arrival - Plan to arrive in Seward at least one day before your kayak trip departure date. Meet with Backcountry Safaris to get outfitted with a dry suit, rain gear, rubber boots, and dry bags.

seals on ice flowDay 1 - Our guides will pick you at one of the local hotels at 7:00 a.m. or if you choose you can meet us at the small boat ramp. With team effort we will load our sea kayaks and gear onto an ocean charter vessel for a 4-hour marine wildlife and glacier cruise to our first camp. Along the way, we round Cape Aialik, pass Caines Head, Bear Glacier, and a Stellar sea lion haulout. We'll set up camp, then paddle up to face of Holgate Glacier to watch the glacier calve and watch the seals playing on the icebergs.

Day 2 - We break camp early morning and if you choose you can go for a short paddle near camp while waiting for our charter boat to arrive for our ride back to Seward. Our shuttle driver will meet us at the dock and take you to back to your hotel.

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Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-222-1632 or toll-free 1-877-812-2159
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**Tour Itineraries: Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.

Limitations of liability: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.
Alaska travel package
Tour Type: Sea Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Camping, Alaska Railroad
Difficulty: Moderate
Comfort: Hotel, Tent Camping
Prior Experience: None
2013 Tour Dates
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May 27 - May 28
June 3 - June 4
June 10 - June 11
June 17 - June 18
June 24 - June 25
July 1 - July 2
July 8 - July 9
July 15 - July 16
July 22 - July 23
July 29 - July 30
August 5 - August 6
August 12 - August 13
August 19 - August 20
August 26 - August 27
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$890 each plus tax.

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