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Imagine a day of incredible marine wildlife viewing and kayaking through bergy bits toward a calving tidewater glacier - this is our Grand Day Wildlife Cruise & Glacier Kayak Tour!  Aialik Bay is home to both the amazing Holgate and Aialik Glaciers.  After we are dropped off near one of these glaciers, we will kayak along the rugged coastline through blue-green sea waters and crackling ice as close as 1/2 mile from the towering face of the glacier. As your paddle dips into the water the sound of bergy bits bumping your kayak, the thunder of the calving glacier and gulls calling out overhead will bedazzle your senses. This is the true Alaska kayaking experience!


  • Visits Kenai Fjords National Park
  • 120 Mile Wildlife Viewing Cruise
  • Kayaking Near a Tidewater Glacier
  • Includes Lunch, Snacks & Beverages
  • Personable, Professional Guides
  • Stable Two-Person Kayaks


Our day begins at the Seward Boat Harbor where we board a charter boat for the 55 mile trip around the Cape to Aialik Bay and our launch beach.  We'll spend the next half hour getting you outfitted with kayaking gear and running through basic kayaking instruction on the beach.  After instruction we'll have about 2.5 hours (2-4 miles) of kayaking along the rugged shoreline and calving glacier.  Along the way we'll take a break to absorb the sights, sounds and sensations of floating near an actively calving tidewater glacier.

We're already seeing many dates sell out!
 This is a very popular trip and booking early is important since charter boat space is limited in Seward.  
Last minute reservations are almost impossible to accommodate.

Departure Times

7:30am - 5:30pm Daily - space available basis

Your day will begin with a wildlife cruise aboard a small charter boat whose captain will transport you to Aialik (eye-al-ick) Bay.  During the 55-mile journey from the Seward Small Boat Harbor we'll watch for humpback whales, orca, sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, bald eagles, porpoise and more. Upon reaching Aialik Bay we'll paddle amidst some of the most spectacular scenery Alaska. 

Pricing & Availability

Early Bird Discount!

 $382.50+ tax PER PERSON ($425/PERSON REGULARLY)*


*Discount cannot be applied to existing reservations.  Must be booked directly with Sunny Cove to receive discount. Price does not include taxes and fees. 


A client-information form is required from all participants four weeks prior to our departure date. The information requested in this form will help your guides accommodate any special food or medical needs. 

Our return time is a bit flexible and is dependent upon wildlife viewing, weather conditions and boat speed.This excursion includes charter boat transportation, picnic-style lunch, beverages and snacks. We provide kayaking guide and gear including waterproof boots, pogies and dry bag.  Children 8 and up are welcome to paddle with an adult in our two-person kayaks.

Remember, Sunny Cove does not cancel tours solely due to rain. Sea kayaking is an experience that can be fun rain or shine. Our kayaking and/or charter boat route is subject to change based upon transportation availability, wind, weather, waves and pace/comfort level of the group at the discretion of your guides or captain.

Is your dream to experience an Alaska tidewater glacier and kayaking, but the Grand Day Wildlife Cruise & Glacier Kayak Combo is a bit outside of your budget?  Check out our Packages page for discounts on combining glacier viewing boat tours with Kenai Fjords Tours and Resurrection Bay kayaking trips!