With an abundance of islands, bays, and coves, Alaska is made for sea kayaking—one of the best ways to explore the state’s great outdoors. Here are some of the top reasons to get out on the waters of the Gulf of Alaska or the Inside Passage, known for their wildlife and glacier scenery.
- Paddle around the icebergs of Bear Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park on a tour from Seward.
- Watch for bald eagles and bears, as you explore Chilkoot Lake on a tour from Haines or Skagway.
- See Mendenhall Glacier from the vantage point of Mendenhall Lake on a tour from Juneau.
- Set off from a floating base camp to spot harbor seals and black-tailed deer on a tour from Sitka.
- Admire the lush greenery of Tongass National Forest and paddle around Eagle Island on a tour from Ketchikan.