Colorful kayaks at the Valdez small boat harbor.

Alaska Kayaking Trips

Paddle the calm waters of Alaska’s lakes and coastal areas with an experienced guide.

Enjoy a kayak through Resurrection Bay.

Alaska Kayaking Trips

Paddle the calm waters of Alaska’s lakes and coastal areas with an experienced guide.

Explore Elephant Rock by kayak with Homer Ocean Charters.

Alaska Kayaking Trips

Paddle the calm waters of Alaska’s lakes and coastal areas with an experienced guide.

Family kayaking in front of Denali.

Alaska Kayaking Trips

Paddle the calm waters of Alaska’s lakes and coastal areas with an experienced guide.

Alaska Kayaking Trips

Kayaking offers an immersive experience of Alaska. Whether paddling a peaceful mountain lake or a glacial fjord, visitors can be assured of an experience like no other. All tours feature an experienced naturalist guide who will assist you with gear, technique, and information about the area you visit. No experience is necessary for most trips.

The community of Seward is a popular place to kayak thanks to an abundance of sheltered coves and bays, many with massive glaciers standing tall at the far end. For those new to paddling, or with a tight schedule, the Resurrection Bay Kayak Tour is the perfect option. Explore the Caines Head State Recreation Area, keeping an eye out for seals, whales, and sea otters along the way.

For a longer paddle, the Northwestern Fjord-Aialik Bay Day Trip is a full-day experience inside beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park. The trip is limited to 12 people and is the perfect adventure for those wanting an intimate view of the wild coastlines of Alaska.

Slightly shorter in duration, a Bear Glacier Iceberg Kayak tour takes guests on a five-hour trip of the glacier's protected lagoon. Feel the cold katabatic winds as you paddle among icebergs calved from the face of the glacier. Closer to Seward, a Fox Island Kayak tour sticks to coves closer to civilization and includes a salmon and prime rib lunch.

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Travelers wanting to explore by interior lakes by kayak can take the Spencer Glacier Kayak Tour. Spend a full day living two of Alaska's most popular experiences: a train ride followed by kayaking among icebergs in a glacial lake.

Farther down the Kenai Peninsula in Homer, the Kachemak Bay Kayak Tour offers excellent kayaking that includes a complimentary water taxi ride to a launch point in beautiful Otter Cove.

For travelers looking to explore freshwater environments, the Denali State Park Kayak Trip departs from McKinley Princess Lodge for a few hours of paddling the quiet waters of scenic Byers Lake.

For all Alaska kayak trips, remember to dress in layers, with extras in case you get wet. Also plan on warm layers and wool socks for kayak trips in glaciated waters. Bring water, a camera, and a hat.

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Alaska Kayaking Trips