A pre-trip meeting is required a day before we depart in which you will sort gear and discuss a float plan with your guide. The next day you will meet at 7am at our shop to catch your 8am water taxi. Your water taxi heads south into the Gulf of Alaska following the rugged Kenai Fjords coast. Along the 2hr boat ride to your drop off there will be ample sightseeing, during whcih we provide breakfast and hot beverages.
Once to our destination beach we'll start our adventure by stretching our legs, stowing our camping gear/food while discussing the trips paddle itinerary. Depending on energy levels you may head out for an evening paddle to become accustomed to your boats and gear.
Acoording to conditions/group dynamics your guide will create a float plan for your adventure in Aialik Bay. There are two tidewater glaciers for viewing in Aialik Bay - Aialik Glacier & Holgate Glacier. There is also a a piedmont glacier, Pederson Glacier, that calves into its own freshwater lagoon accessable at the proper tide. Entry into the lagoon is made by entering the river as it reverses flow, and we should point out that Pederson Glacier is not always an option while doing the 2 day/1 night trip if tides are very early or very late in the day. Not to worry! Aialik is a big place with many astouding features that are sure to impress. Your experienced guide will surely fill your adventure to brim, providing interpretation of all the sights you encounter along the way.
Please note! Aialik Bay is one of the most popular trips for groups and kayaking companies. This area will be one of the most trafficked kayaking destinations in the Kenai Fjords National Park - expect to see other paddlers.
Main meals, hot drinks, snacks, water taxi transports, pre-trip meeting, guide with first-aid kit, satellite phone, marine radio, charts, camping gear (tents, cooking & eating gear) sleeping bags w/liners, pad, kayaks, kayaking gear, dry bags, poggies, boots, pick up and drop off from lodging in Seward before and after your trip, and an unlimited supply of fun!