Enjoy a more private version of Seward's most popular kayaking day trip.
Aialik Bay is the most popular kayaking destination in the state when it comes to paddling near tidewater glaciers. Due to this popularity, many companies are offering the same day trip to Aialik Glacier, all taking the same water taxi. We are now offering a small boat, small group tour where our groups are restricted to 6 clients and a guide, and are run from a small boat. Other advertised small group tours are actually using large boats with lots of other paddlers, guides and staff — "small groups" inside of one huge group. A popular destination for a reason, enjoy this amazing fjord without the crowds.
After meeting at our office and getting geared up with real paddling boots and camera dry bags, we will head to the harbor to load into our water taxi. The 2 hour cruise to Aialik will be spent whale watching, spotting otters and sea lions, puffin rookeries and hopefully some black bears and mountain goats. Once in the fjord we will make a decision on which tidewater glacier we would like to paddle. Depending on several factors including weather, traffic and group dynamics we can either paddle Holgate glacier or Aialik glacier. Both are stunning and offer a kayaker's paradise that gives paddlers the chance to glide through icy fjord land waters with rugged mountains rising straight up out of the ocean.
We price this trip according to the number of clients we have. At just two clients we charge a little more than our regular Ultimate Aialik Day trip so you can be secured in knowing you have a small group. If 4 people book, you get the small group price at the same cost of our Ulitmate Aialik Day trip. And if 6 people book then you can brag about getting a deal and a small group together.
It’s trips like these that allow us to put you the client first, so we can facilitate your great experience.
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Package a tour with our partners and save some serious cash!
We've worked over the last several years to set up partnerships with locally owned adventure companies Exit Glacier Guides and Major Marine Tours. These companies are leaders in their fields, and we're proud to offer discounts on select trips.