Travel by sea kayak, paddling among jewel-like ice floes, exploring quiet coves and bays, rugged cliffs and the thundering faces of tidewater glaciers. Camp on remote beaches and in the stillness of a wild coastal fjord, know silence and solitude on a grand scale. Gray and humpback whales, orcas, seals, sea lions, porpoises, otters, and dozens of bird species thrive here.
This trip begins with an overnight at a cozy beachfront lodge on Resurrection Bay, with dinner on the deck, enjoying spectacular views of the Chugach Mts and hiking along a pebbled beach at the edge of a temperate rain forest. Then travel by charter boat for a glacier and wildlife tour along the outer coast of Kenai Fjords, seeing a variety of marine life. Once safely inside a magnificent, protected glacial fjord, set out by sea kayak for a grand adventure.
Day 1: Arrive in Seward on your own. Check into beachfront lodge anytime after 2 p.m. Explore Seward on your own. Dinner and pre-trip meeting at the lodge at 7 p.m. (D).
Day 2: Leave by charter boat from Seward at 7:30 am. Tour Resurrection Bay and Outer Coast of Kenai Fjords National Park. Arrive at Outer Coast fjord by 12 pm. Organize gear, share a picnic lunch, pack kayaks and launch. Instruction and paddling in fjord, then set up a basecamp. Camp on a spectacular beach with mountains towering above, and the sea at your feet. (B) (L) (D)
Day 3: Paddle and explore. Eight major glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield into the tributary arms of teh steep-walled fjord. Rapidly receding glaciers have left newly exposed bedrock, making for great investigatory hikes. Numerous sea otters reside in these protected waters. A gull colony resides on a rock cliff. We will move camp once during our stay, allowing us to explore the entire fjord. (B) (L) (D)
Day 4: Paddle and explore, traveling to the icefronts of several glaciers. Climb on a glacier. Hike the beaches. Explore an ancient island. (B) (L) (D)
Day 5: Paddle and explore. (B) (L) (D)
Day 6: Paddle and explore old growth rain forest. (B) (L) (D)
Day 7: Optional morning paddle. Pack up gear and prepare for charter boat pick-up. Afternoon boat pick-up and return to Seward by 5:30 pm. Return to Anchorage on your own. (B) (L)
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