Sea kayaking offers a pristine way to explore the expansive waterways in the region. From casual half-day outings to extensive multi-day adventures, there are many options from which to choose. Sea kayaking tours may include basic instruction in a safe environment, please inquire for the best trip for your groups' abilities.
All tours listed below can be booked with Alyeska's Concierge Desk: 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.
This is a terrific trip for those wanting an introduction to sea kayaking. Guests will start the trip with basic kayak instruction in the harbor. From there, the group will paddle a three-mile loop from Whittier to see the Black-Legged Kittiwake Rookery, as well as scenic waterfalls and intimate coves. This trip is the perfect amount of light exercise and adventure, and well-suited for groups and families.
Enjoy waterfalls, hidden coves, glacial views and a short hike on this trip. Basic kayak instruction in the harbor and a lunch will be provided. This trip offers a longer and more strenuous paddle than the Kittiwake route (listed above).
Start the day with a charter boat ride from Whittier to a beach near the head of Blackstone Bay. With expert guides, guests will have the opportunity to paddle in the tidewater glacier areas of Blackstone Bay while learning about its natural history. The sights and sounds of the actively calving glaciers from the unique viewpoint of ocean kayaks will be the highlight of the trip. At the end of the paddling day, guests will return by charter boat back to Whittier.
Please Note: Guests must be age 10 & up. All guests under the age of 18 must paddle with an adult in a tandem kayak. Due to the physical restrictions of the cockpit size of kayaks, the tallest individuals that can be accommodated are 6’5” tall. Safe flotation limitations of the kayaks and life jackets require that the maximum weight of a guest should not exceed 250 pounds, and that the combined weight of any two paddlers in a tandem kayak should not exceed 450 pounds.
In partnership with Alaska Railroad, Ascending Path offers Guided Iceberg Kayaking tours on the Spencer lake. This is an amazing Glacier location to experience and learn about blue ice, up close and personal, on this 1/2 day kayaking excursion! Operating under 10 year permit with the Chugach National Forest.The Spencer Whistle Stop and Glacier are located just South of Portage Valley and the Turnagain Arm in the Kenai Mountains and the Chugach National Forest. It is entirely off the road system, so we ride the scenic Alaska Railroad from Anchorage or Girdwood with breathtaking views of glaciers and towering alpine peaks.Get away from the crowds by starting your trip where most people turn around, at Spencer lake. Enjoy several hours paddling among icebergs and hike to the face of Spencer Glacier. One goal is to touch an iceberg!
Contact Alyeska's Concierge Desk at 907-754-2108. The Concierge Desk is located next to the Front Desk at The Hotel Alyeska.