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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. On this tour we are dropped off near one of these glaciers and we will kayak along the rugged coastline through blue-green sea waters and crackling ice as to close as .5 mile (.8 kilometer) from the towering face of the glacier. As your paddle dips into the water and 'bergy' bits bump your kayak, the thunder of the calving glacier and gulls calling out overhead will bedazzle your senses.
This is the true Alaska kayaking experience!

Tour Highlights

  • Fully Guided from Start to Finish
  • 120 Mile Wildlife Viewing Cruise
  • 3-5 Mile (2.5 - 3 Hour) Kayak
  • View a Tidewater Glacier from .5 Miles
  • Fun, Professional, Knowledgeable Guides
  • First Time Kayakers Welcome
  • Small, Interactive Tour Boat
  • Homemade Picnic Lunch
  • Snacks & Beverages
  • Great Family Adventure

Included in Price

  • Picnic Lunch
  • Snacks & Beverages
  • Waterproof Boots
  • Spray Skirt
  • Personal Flotation Device
  • Rain Wear (if needed)

Our day begins at the Seward Boat Harbor where we board our charter boat for the 55 mile trip around the Cape to Aialik Bay and our launch beach. Once on shore we'll spend about a half hour getting you outfitted with kayaking gear and running through basic kayaking instruction on the beach. After instruction we'll have about 2.5-3 hours (3-5 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.


Following our kayaking tour we'll re-board our charter vessel to seek out wildlife for a few hours as we cruise back to Seward. Our typical return time to Seward is 4:30p - 5:00p but is dependent upon wildlife viewing, weather conditions and boat speed.

This is a very popular trip and booking early is important as we only have 11 available seats per day. 
Reservations less than two weeks before trip departure are almost impossible to accommodate.

Offered 7:30AM - 5:30PM DAILY 

Early Bird Special - 10% off

 $382.50+26.78 tax=$409.28 per person*
(regularly $454.75 per person including taxes and fees)


*Discount cannot be applied to existing reservations. Must be booked directly with Sunny Cove to receive discount.

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.

Alternative Tour option

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 Resurrection Bay Kayak & Cruise Combo page for discounts on combining glacier viewing boat tours with Kenai Fjords Tours and Resurrection Bay kayaking trips!