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Alaska's Best Adventure - Kayak Glacier Bay!

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is a concession in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, that provides backcountry kayak rentals for the independent kayaker and guided or unguided kayak day trips in Bartlett Cove.

New in 2020, we are excited to offer both Guided Rental and Citizen Science backcountry kayak trips. We are a small, locally owned business located in Gustavus, Alaska, that has been helping experienced, independent campers plan their multi-day kayak trips in Glacier Bay since 1978.

Experienced campers with a week or more can bring all their own food and equipment, rent kayaks, and enjoy a low-cost kayaking trip throughout the inlets and waterways of Glacier Bay. We can help you arrange any length trip you desire, though 5-10 days is the most common stay. We rent both double and single fiberglass sea touring kayaks, provide daily kayak instruction programs, arrange for transportation with the daily tour boat into the backcountry, and make air taxi and lodging reservations.

Kayaking in Glacier BayFor visitors staying at a local inn, lodge or bed & breakfast, we offer completely outfitted unguided (rentals) or guided day kayak adventures with full instruction. Day trips take place in the lower part of the bay’s Bartlett Cove. In this rainforest environment, you will paddle intimate, protected waterways and explore intertidal zones while viewing an abundance of wildlife.

Our Guided Rental and Citizen Science backcountry kayak trips are tailored to the same independent camper willing to bring along their own camping gear, but with the added benefit of a more informative tour with an experienced naturalist and kayak guide at less cost than a fully outfitted tour.

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