Day Trip Checklist
This is a suggested list of items that you may want to bring for your own comfort and enjoyment, they are only suggested items and this list is not fully comprehensive or mandatory to participate in our guided adventures.
- For your comfort, please bring your own rain gear (jacket and pants). If you do not have your own, we have a water proof jacket with hood, water proof pants, and rain boots for you. That being said, please bring your own socks!
- Please avoid cotton and denim. When these materials become wet, you become upset. Synthetic water-wicking & fast drying materials are optimal, wool socks, and a hat or beanie.
- Medications that you might require while participating, such as epi pens, nitro tablets, etc. **Please advise your guide where they will be located should they be needed.
- Camera (we supply dry bags), sun glasses, sun screen, lip balm, and water bottle.
- Trained Guides with first aid training (Wilderness First Responder Certifications), communication gear, and kayaks with gear
- Rain gear, rubber boots, poggies (paddle mittens)
- Dry bags
- Snacks and hot drinks on half day trips
- Sandwich lunch, snacks and hot drinks on all full day trips
Please review our cancellation policy on this page.
Multi-Day Sea Kayaking Trip Checklist
Avoid cotton! Synthetic fabrics and wool are the better types of clothing for kayaking since they breathe and retain their warmth when wet. Dress in layers so that you can regulate your temperature. Good rain gear is a must, especially a rain jacket with hood and rain pants. For your feet, rubber boots are great, but not necessary. Maintaining dry feet getting in and out of your kayak is the goal. Wool socks and hiking boots or rubber boots work. We have uninsulated rubber boots we can provide for you. Please bring along plenty of dry socks to put on after your trip. There is nothing better than a clean and dry pair of warm socks! A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. Here are some more recommendations. Ultimately, you know best what to pack for yourself! We may have forgotten to list something, so please use these recommendations as guidelines, not requirements.
- 2 warm tops (fleece or wool)
- 2 polypro tops
- 1 t-shirt synthetic type..no cotton!
- Light weight pants (wind pants or nylon) 2 pair
- Long underwear / synthetic type
- Fleece pants or heavy long underwear
- 1 pair shorts for camp
- Camp/hiking shoes or sandals to hike around and wear in camp
- Extra warm socks (wool or poly pro) – Plus the pair you wear when you show up to depart
- Windbreaker / wind-stopping type of shell – preferably waterproof
Overnight and Multi-day Fully Guided trips include camping, food and cooking gear: 3+ season tent with tarp footprint, sleeping bags and ground pads, cooking supplies, food, water filter, dry bags, camp chairs, boots, poggies/paddle mittens, kayak, paddle gear, and life jacket. If you have your own, please bring:
- Sleeping bag (synthetic 0 to 20 degree) and/or liner
- Sleeping pad / self inflation type lightweight or synthetic rubber ground pad
- Water bottle/Nalgene bottle/Camelback
- Personal food preferences or energy bars that may not be found in Seward
- Personal tea or coffee presses. We carry a French press on trips
- Toiletries (avoid scents or separate in their own bag!! You’re in bear country.)
- Mosquito repellant
- Small towel or wash cloth (wet wipes or baby wipes work well)
- Personal first aid kit carried by guides on all trips (Supplied by Adventure Sixty North)
- Medications or allergy kits (if needed)
- Camera and gear with extra battery
- Small books and guidebooks (guides carry maps and any necessary navigating tools)
- Personal dry bags
- Small duffle or tote bag for carrying around day gear and extras
* We recommend that you pack socks, underwear, and your synthetic clothing in zip lock bags compressing all air out of each zip lock before locking. Then putting them into your dry bags. This is a great way to ensure that you items will not get damp or wet even when pulling out items while looking for something in your dry bag, otherwise you end up dumping and pulling out dry gear only to get damp and wet while searching your dry bags.
Also, the clear ziplock bags allow you to see the contents, and keep it dry if that is not the item you are looking for…
*Assume you might be packing your boat and launching in rain, in which case you will need to bring all of your gear down to the beach and spread it out so you can fit everything in the boat. Be prepared by:
- Pack crucial items in the best dry bags
- Do NOT over-stuff the dry bags
- Having all other items in Ziplock bags / roll up and get the air out (compress) and seal.
- Protect your plastic bags with stuff sacks to prevent tears
- Pack gear in more small dry bags as opposed to one big bag
- Bring a duffel to haul all your smaller items
- Do not pack what you will be wearing to paddle with your extra clothes. Wear your paddle clothes the morning of departure!
- Remembering where you packed everything is not always easy…we recommend that you use duct tape and label your dry bags.
- Avoid bringing an excess things that might take up needed room. We recommend packing the dry bags at the pre-trip meeting and making sure everything fits in the kayak cockpits.