Sea kayak Alaska’s Glacier National Park on multi-day trips or day tours

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Sea Kayaking in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park

In operation in Gustavus, Alaska, since 1978 Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks assists experienced outdoors people in planning multi-day Glacier Bay kayaking trips in Glacier National Park. Since 2007 they have provided guided day kayak trips in Bartlett Cove, the remote wilderness outpost that is the only “developed” area in the 3.3 million acres of Glacier National Park’s mountains, glaciers, rainforests, coastlines and fjords in Southeast Alaska.

Plan Multi-Day Kayaking Trip in Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks provides expert advice on trip planning including advanced preparation for your trip, necessary gear and clothing, kayak packing, tides, bears, local sources for grocery shopping, food drops, and boat transportation for you and your kayak. It is a complicated and not-easy-to-read website. It is loaded with tide tables and boat schedules. At times it appears to contract itself. (Do they or do they not rent single kayaks to solo paddlers?) But if you spend some time with it, it will provide you with the essential information you need to have for a successful multi-day Glacier Bay kayaking experience. BG has not found a better one for that purpose.

Take One-Day Guided Kayak Trips in Bartlett Cove

Experience one day of Glacier Bay kayaking. Kayak on your own or take a full day or half-day guided trip with a trained naturalist. Paddle in a protected rainforest environment. Paddle the shores of Lester Island and Point Gustavus. Have opportunities to see seals, otter, porpoise, black bear, moose, bald eagles, whales and lots of bird life. Set out of your kayak to hike the shore.

Equipment Rental  for Glacier Bay Kayaking

Rent a kayak that comes with about an hour of instructions on paddling techniques and safety. Boats may be rented for a full day or half-day. Rentals include rain gear, boots, all paddling equipment, permits, and instruction.

More About Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park covers about 3.3 million acres in southeast Alaska. It is a part of Alaska’s Inside Passage and part of the 25-million acre World Heritage Site – one of the World’s largest protected areas. It includes over 50 named glaciers. No roads lead to the park. Most people reach the park by air or by cruise ships. Ferries serve the community of Gustavus and the marina at Bartlett Cove. Around 400,000 people visit the park each year.

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