If you are experienced with back country camping and have your own outdoor gear including tent, pad, sleeping bag, rain boots, rain gear, cooking gear, etc. and need a guide to assist you with local knowledge, interpretation, and safety – this option might be for you.
Northwestern Glacier Fully Guided Multi-Day Trip
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
- 3 Days/2 Nights 2 people (Price/person)
- 3 Days/2 Nights 3 people (Price/person)
- 3 Days/2 Nights 4 people (Price/person)
- 4 Days /3 Nights 2 people (Price/person)
- 4 Days /3 Nights 3 people (Price/person)
- 4 Days /3 Nights 4 people (Price/person)
- 5 Days/4 Nights 2 people (Price/person)
- 5 Days/4 Nights 3 people (Price/person)
- 5 Days/4 Nights 4 people (Price/person)
Experience wildlife, whales, protected harbor seals habitat, cascading water falls, glacier carved islands, and seclusion that only an Adventure in Northwestern Fjord can provide near Seward, Alaska!
Located in a remote part of the Kenai Fjords National Park, Northwestern Fjord offers pristine, world class sea kayaking and camping that has unmatched beauty with its many glaciers and protected waters. This area of the park is the less visited and less traveled area since it is located further west than the Aialik Glacier Bay.
Northwestern Glacier Kayaking Trip (Fully Guided Options)
Trips are 4 people-based and if you have fewer than 4 members please call us and discuss. We do mix fully guided and guide assisted groups to bring down costs for our trips. If less than 4 people book for this trip, the trip would require that we charge an additional fee for the water taxi transports to meet that requirement. Call or email for more information!
We start this trip at our office with a meeting the afternoon or evening prior to departure to meet your guide and address any questions or issues before departing the next morning. Then we meet the next day about 1 hour before departure time for paperwork and packing gear. We load up and head to the water taxi that leaves at approximately 8:00 am, unless otherwise noted. The water taxi will take us south towards the Gulf of Alaska following the Kenai Fjords coast. On the water taxi there will be plenty of opportunities to sight see and look for whales, orcas and other wildlife. The water taxi ride will take 2-3 hours to get to the beach drop off. Overnight camp is set up where we prepare your gear and kayaks for personal comfort. Next, we go over some basic kayaking instruction, park regulations, safety tips and determine group priorities and expectations. Depending on conditions and group dynamics, you may take an afternoon paddle to get comfortable with the gear and kayaks. From here on out – the Fjord is our oyster!
The itinerary is flexible; we will discuss options and offer suggestions after meeting and determining your expectations (taking into consideration current/expected weather conditions that we will have during the trip). Rain is, and can be, a part of any trip in Alaska and we ask that you come prepared to paddle in challenging conditions if they arise. Please be sure that your clothing and rain wear is good quality.
We also suggest that you consider trip insurance in case of weather and marine warnings force a trip to be canceled or terminated early.
We provide rubber boots and gloves to all of our guests. We will provide transportation from your Seward area lodging. We will store your luggage, if needed, for no additional charge. Food, hot drinks, snacks, water taxi transports, pre-trip meeting, guide(s) with first aid kit, satellite phone, marine radio, charts, camping gear including (tents, cooking & eating gear) sleeping bags with liners, pad, kayaks, kayaking gear, dry bags, poggies, and more! Please call for more details.