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  • Writer's pictureCassie 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.


Alaska Alpine Adventures

Alaska Raft & Kayak LLC

Expeditions Alaska


Alaska Sea Kayakers

Prince William Sound Kayak Center

Lazy Otter Charters Inc



Kayak Adventures Worldwide

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking - Fox Island

Adventure Sixty North

Liquid Adventures

Miller's Landing


Ascending Path

Chugach Adventures

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

Alaska Backcountry Access


Just Add Water Adventures

St. Augustine's Kayak Tours

True North Kayak Adventures


Pangaea Adventures

A Seaside Adventure, LLC


KBay Kayaking


Alaska Outdoor Rental & Guides


Alaska Boat & Kayak Rental Shop

Above and Beyond Alaska (ABAK) Wilderness Adventures

Auke Bay Kayak Rentals

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