Alaska Kayak is the only Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking
and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
Tour Company that has a full time staff that lives at Bear Glacier in summer. This is our summer location. We know the Bear Glacier area better then any other tour company.
is known for it’s giant icebergs and is the most spectacular sightseeing and paddling destinations available in Seward, Alaska. Paddling in the maze of icebergs is an amazing experience and makes a Bear Glacier sea kayaking trip an adventure of a lifetime. Bear Glacier is the only location in Seward, Alaska that you can experience sea kayaking with icebergs.
A remote Sea Kayaking Paradise, Bear Glacier Lagoon is only accessible by water taxi or helicopter and located south of Seward on the west side of Resurrection Bay.
Take a moment to look at our Bear Glacier Photo Album
and just imagine how amazing it would be seeing this awesome place in person.
Our Bear Glacier tours are run from our exclusive Alaska sea kayaking glamping camp
. Our camp offers a comfortable setting, an enclosed dining shelter, a place to warm up, and lodging. Only Alaska Kayak offers this comfort at Bear Glacier.
Compare Seward, AK Sea Kayaking Locations
Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking VS Aialik Bay Sea Kayaking
- Cost - Bear Glacier lower cost then Aialik Bay. Tours starting as low as $250 each
- Unmatched Scenic Views, Giant Icebergs - Only Bear Glacier has giant icebergs. Aialik Bay has no icebergs. Bear Glacier is a more scenic and a more remote location.
- Crowds and Tour Boats - Bear Glacier has no crowds there are only small groups. You will most likely not see anyone besides your small group. Aialik Glacier has large groups. There can be between 20 - 50 People Sea kayaking up to the Aialik glacier. You will also encounter large tour boats at Aialik Bay. There are no tour boats at Bear Glacier. Bear Glacier is a more remote wilderness sitting.
- Sea Kayaking Paddling Time - Bear Glacier offers a better sea kayaking experience and more sea kayaking time. Bear Glacier is a short 45-minute water taxi boat ride from Seward. Bear Glacier also offers helicopter fly-in option, just 15 minutes from Seward. Our full day Bear Glacier sea kayaking trips you’ll have around 8 hours of paddling time to explore the icebergs and glacier, plus a lunch break. The 10-hour Aialik Bay sea kayaking tours offered by others you will spend 6-8 hours of you tour time riding in a water taxi boat getting to and from Aialik with very little time kayaking. You will be lucky to be in the water paddling for 2-3 hours on their 10-hour Aialik Bay tours.
- Wildlife – Both Bear Glacier and Aialik Bay locations have harbor seals this is what you are mostly likely to see at both locations. Other wildlife in the area include black bears, coyotes, Mt goats, and birds. Both locations on the water taxi to and from you might also see whales, sea otters, puffins and other marine wildlife.