• Cassie Schirm

Unique Kayaking Experience to the Bear Glacier Blue Lagoon




Seward is a strikingly beautiful part of Alaska with access to many glaciers in and around the Resurrection Bay.


Numerous outfitters in Seward offer glacier viewing excursion. These adventures are physical, refreshing and memorable.


My favorite thing to do near the glaciers is kayak.


Liquid Adventures out of Seward offers a tour where you can kayak and explore the massive icebergs that are deposited by Bear Glacier, the Harding Icefield's largest glacier.


Paddle boarding adventures are available as well.





I went out with Liquid Adventures for a kayak tour to Bear Glacier. I actually have done this trip twice once in the rain and the other in the sunshine and both were amazing!


Our trip started on a jet boat heading into one of the glacier-cut fjords of Resurrection Bay to Bear Glacier Lagoon.

Mountains flank the horizon to the east and west, and to the north, in the distance, a massive wall of ice forms the face of Bear Glacier.

The lake before us is littered with icebergs, some as small as basketballs, others the size of houses.



The icebergs can roll or calve at any moment, trapping a wayward paddler underneath a mountain of ice. For safety, kayakers and paddle boarders should maintain a distance equal to the length of the iceberg itself, or twice its height, whichever is greater.





While paddling, the warmth of the sun is matched by cooling winds blowing off the glacier. You can hear the glaciers calving into the still water and echoing throughout the area. You can see the ice formations bobble up and down in the water and harbor seals pay surprise visits right next to your kayak.


Sea kayaking is a really cool way to explore Alaska especially with awesome guides who know what they're doing.


This is more on the expensive side for tours but worth the money to make some really cool memories!


You can find their prices and book a trip here.






Here are a few outfitters who provide kayaking tours in towns across Alaska.


Anchorage:

Alaska Alpine Adventures

https://www.alaskaalpineadventures.com

Alaska Raft & Kayak LLC 

https://alaskaraftandkayak.com

Expeditions Alaska

https://www.expeditionsalaska.com

Whittier:

Alaska Sea Kayakers

http://www.alaskaseakayakers.com/about-alaska-sea-kayakers.html

Prince William Sound Kayak Center

http://www.pwskayakcenter.com/day-tours.html

Lazy Otter Charters Inc

https://www.lazyottercharters.com

Paddlers'realm

http://www.paddlersrealm.com/

Seward:

Kayak Adventures Worldwide

https://www.kayakak.com/

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking - Fox Island

https://www.sunnycove.com

Adventure Sixty North

https://www.adventure60.com

Liquid Adventures

http://www.liquid-adventures.com

Miller's Landing

https://www.millerslandingak.com/index.php

Girdwood:

Ascending Path

https://www.ascendingpath.com

Chugach Adventures

https://alaskanrafting.com/product/magical-spencer-double/

Alaska Wild Guides LLC - Glacier Jet Ski Tours & Kayak Adventures

https://girdwood.com/item/alaska-wild-guides/

Alaska Backcountry Access

http://alaskabackcountryaccess.com

Homer:

Just Add Water Adventures

https://www.justaddwateralaska.com

St. Augustine's Kayak Tours

http://www.homerkayaking.com

True North Kayak Adventures

https://truenorthkayak.com

Valdez:

Pangaea Adventures

https://www.alaskasummer.com

A Seaside Adventure, LLC

https://seasideadventure.com/

Seldovia:

KBay Kayaking

http://www.kbaykayaking.com

Fairbanks:

Alaska Outdoor Rental & Guides

https://canoealaska.com

Juneau:

Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop

https://juneaukayak.com

Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) Wilderness Adventures

https://beyondak.com

Auke Bay Kayak Rentals

https://juneaukayak.com/rentals/

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