Kayaking Trips in Alaska

Kayaking Trips in Alaska
Hosting one of the largest unspoiled wildernesses in America, outdoors enthusiasts of all stripes are drawn to the allure of Alaska. Kayakers in particular will find Alaska presents them with a dual challenge. On the one hand are Alaska's wild rushing rivers, while on the other are the state's striking coastlines, including the opportunity to sea kayak right up to packs of glacial ice. For the casual kayaker, both sea and whitewater kayaking trips are available in Alaska.

Backcountry Safari

An adventure tour operator with packages set across Alaska, Backcountry Safari's kayaking trips are centered squarely on Seward, Alaska and Kenai Fjords National Park. Options include private guided sea kayaking trips, water taxi tows for self-guided sea kayak trips, and a seven-day adventure in Aialik Bay. The latter includes all equipment, meals and lodging, and travels through ice-packed waters inhabited by harbor seals and killer whales.

Backcountry Safaris
P.O. Box 1397
Seward, AK 99664

Denali Outdoor Center

For visitors to Denali National Park in search of some whitewater fun, Denali Outdoor Center offers an inflatable kayak trip down Class II and III rapids that requires no prior experience. The only real requirement is that participants be in good physical condition, as each participant is assigned an individual kayak. Although the trip is led by a guide, the performance of an individual kayaker is largely in her own hands. All necessary equipment is included in the trip's fees.

Denali Outdoor Center
P.O. Box 170
Denali National Park, AK 99755

Tongass Kayak Adventures

Tongass Kayak Adventures has a menu of kayaking options, including one that mixes sea kayaking with an upriver exploration. Starting at the Great Glacier, the trip travels inland up the winding course Ketili River, and then moves on to explore a number of other Alaska creeks and watercourses. Along the way the trip visits hot springs, cottonwood forests, beaver dams, moose tracks and salmon runs. The trip is nine days in total, with six days spent kayaking. All equipment, accommodations and meals are included.

Tongass Kayak Adventures
13 Lansing St.
Petersburg, AK 99833

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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