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This small group kayaking trip uses our brand new, custom-built catamaran to go where the paddling looks best for the day and where the crowds aren't — either Northwestern Fjords or Holgate Arm.
Another summer season is around the bend, and with it Liquid Adventures is proud to offer another first for clients who want to explore Kenai Fjords National Park by kayak. For the same price as other companies' pre-planned trips to Aialik, kayakers who book our private boat trip will not be sharing the water taxi with any other company, allowing our groups the flexibility to choose the remote glacial landscape that we paddle in for the day.
What's the big deal about having a private water taxi? Simple — your boat captain and guide can decide which destination in the Park is best for each day's paddle. They determine the destination based on weather, crowds, and wildlife. This means you will always be in a small group, on a boat with intimate interaction with your captain and guide, and away from the crowds. On your trip, our guides and captain will assess the day and navigate through the small passages, nooks and crannies of the rocky fjord land coastline to find whales, sea lion haul outs, hidden coves and the best kayaking spots.
Most days we will be exploring the multiple calving glaciers and steep granite cliffs of the remote, and beautifully raw Northwestern Fjords, or the waters of Holgate Arm with its massive tidewater glacier, ample coastal waterfalls and frequent visits by humpback whales. You will have the feeling that you are an integral part of making the trip complete, as there are no set destinations or itineraries — only what's best for the day and the group. Because Liquid Adventures runs this boat, there are no other kayaking companies to coordinate with, and that means that we can avoid the 40-50 paddlers that often descend upon Aialik glacier on other kayaking trips.
On the morning of your trip, after meeting at our office and getting geared up, we will head to the dock and board our private water taxi. The 2-3 hour cruise to the Fjords will be spent whale watching, spotting otters and sea lions, searching for puffins and sometimes even catching a glimpse of black bears or mountain goats. Once at our kayaking destination, our boat will either land at a beach or directly launch our kayaks from the landing bow. Our groups spend about 3 hours kayaking through an unimaginable world of towering cliffs, waterfalls, tidewater glaciers, floating chunks of ice, and wildlife in every direction. Our delicious homemade lunch is served either on a beach, in the kayaks, or on board our water taxi depending on the day and conditions.
Expect more from your kayaking company. Liquid Adventures has been the proven leader in experience and quality for 15 years in Seward. Our guide retention rate over the last five years has been 100%. That speaks volumes to the vibe we have here at Liquid. Our guides are stoked everyday because they work in an environment that empowers them with professional decision making and route finding. No predestined routes here. Our guides have a minimum of 4 years experience before leading for us, and have a minimum ACA level 2 cert with most certified at level 3 or 4. These professionals love their job, and their job is to take you to one of the most exciting, active, awe inspiring natural environments in the world.
Consider this THE boutique kayaking adventure in Alaska; we think it is. And this season we are offering this trip for the same price as the large water-taxi, multi company tours to Aialik that other companies provide. Our tag line is "Where paddlers come to paddle", and we mean that, but without a crowd.
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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.