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Kenai Fjords Seward, Alaska
Bear Glacier Water Taxi and Helicopter Transportation
Bear Glacier water taxi shuttle and helicopter transportation to Bear Glacier Lagoon and to Bear Glacier Glamping Camp for sea kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, campers, and hikers.
Bear Glacier is located 15 miles south of Seward on the west side of Resurrection Bay. Bear Glacier is the largest glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park and calves into a large lagoon separated from the Pacific Ocean by a narrow glacier moraine creating protected sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding paradise.
Download PDF File: Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking Information, Camping and Safety Guidelines.
Sea kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals
are available at our Bear Glacier Clamping Camp.
Water Taxi - make your reservation early; there is a limit of 6 people per high tide/ per day. The Bear Glacier Water Taxi departure times very everyday and are timed with the ocean high tides. Please email of call for departure times for your date or you can also look at our Seward Weather web page
about halfway down there is a tide table. Seward departure is about 1 hour before high tide time and pickup at Bear Glacier is at the high tide. The water taxi starts running trips around 5:00am until about midnight. Times before or after these times are not available. Some days in the month there is only one high tide during the operating times so a one-day trip is not available on those dates unless you choose the helicopter transportation option. Please note, you need to plan on arriving at the Seward Small Boat harbor early. It is important that we depart on time so our arrival time at Bear Glacier is at the high tide. It’s about 45 minute ride out to Bear Glacier.
Helicopter Transportation – an added scenic flightseeing trip to Bear Glacier and paddling around the big icebergs makes for an awesome Alaska adventure. The helicopter offers the most flexibility. You can choose any departure times between 7:00am and 7:00pm. Unlike the water taxi where the rates are per person the helicopter rates are based on per flight. There is limit of 3 passengers or 600lbs per flight. Even though rare, weather delays, the helicopter has an advantage with less chance of weather delays. The helicopter can go in and out of Bear Glacier Lagoon on days when the waves are to big for the water taxi to go in. It’s about 15 minute flight out to Bear Glacier.
A 2 to 3 day stay is recommended to fully enjoy this paddling paradise.
Tour Dates And Rates
Daily: May 15 - September 30
Departure Times: Departs Seward 1 hour before high tide and Bear Glacier on the high tide.
One Way: $170 each plus tax
Round Trip: $220 each plus tax
Departure Times: Flexible between 7:00am and 7:00pm
3 passengers or 600lbs per flight
One Way: $160 per flight plus tax
Round Trip: $220 per flight plus tax
**All rates are subject to a fuel surcharge.
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