Alaska offers a wide array sea kayaking opportunities across Alaska with spectacular kayaking locations such as Kenai Fjords National Park, Prince William Sound, Glacier Bay National Park and Kachemak Bay State Park near Homer, Alaska. Few kayaking destinations in Alaska, or elsewhere in the world for that matter, rival to possibilities from Seward Alaska with kayaking trips to Resurrection Bay, Fox Island and deep into Kenai Fjords National Park. Here you will find an ideal kayak experience with calving glaciers, rugged mountains, calm protected coves and waters teaming with wildlife such as whales, sea otters, puffins, and sea lions. Guided sea kayaking trips are available from Seward for a few hours or a few weeks, and we have listed a few of the best introductory kayak trips below.
Fox Island Wilderness Lodge Kayaking and Wildlife Cruise. This tour combines a Kenai Fjords Tours wildlife cruise with a kayaking trip from Fox Island. Located about 14 ocean miles from Seward, Fox Island is a scenic remote retreat at the entrance to Resurrection Bay. The area features protected coves and wildlife such as sea lions, otters, whales, eagles and puffins are often seen. In addition to the wilderness kayak paddle and wildlife cruise, a salmon bake lunch is also included. Trips are fully guided by an Alaska sea kayaking expert guide. This kayak tour begins and ends at the Seward small boat harbor, where you will transfer to and from Fox Island by boat. The entire kayak tour and wildlife cruise runs about eight hours.
Resurrection Bay Kayaking. Experience the beauty of Resurrection Bay and its plentiful marine life on this guided sea kayak excursion from Lowell Point, a short two-mile drive from Seward. On this trip, you'll paddle along the shoreline of Caines Head State Recreation Area where encounters with sea otters, sea lions, bald eagles, numerous sea birds, and leaping salmon are common. Occasionally, orcas or humpback whales are sighted. Instruction is provided by experienced guides. This kayak tour begins and ends at Lowell Point and runs about three hours. Afternoon and evening departures are available.
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