Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

Getting Here
We are located in the coastal community of Seward, Alaska and easily reached from Anchorage or other cities in the south-central region of the state.

Anchorage Transportation
Anchorage is usually the starting or ending point of most Alaska vacations, and it serves as the main airline hub for the state. Anchorage is serviced by several national airlines, with Alaska Airlines offering the greatest number of flights in state and connections from the lower 48 states and Hawaii.

Seward Transportation
Seward lies at the head of resurrection bay approximately 130 miles south of Anchorage. The gateway to magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park, our seaside town does have a small airport, but most visitors reach Liquid Adventures by rental car, bus line, cruise ship, or via the Alaska Railroad, which many visitors consider the most scenic train trip in the state. The highway to Seward is a national scenic byway as well, so our recommendation is to travel one direction by rail and the other by coach. If you prefer the freedom of a rental car, several companies are available at or neat the Anchorage International Airport.

Should I tip my guide?

Gratuities are not included in your trips costs; however, they are appreciated and are a nice way to say thank you! Tips often range from 10% to 15%. Please give tips directly to your guide.

Can I create a custom trip?

If you can dream it, we can make it happen. Liquid Adventures specializes in creating custom itineraries for your family, group or business, however we encourage you to plan well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please contact us for further information and discounts for group bookings.

What is the food like?

Meal preparation is one of our specialties and our guides take great pride in the fabulous meals that they prepare. You can expect a delicious assortment of fresh, wholesome, and tasty cuisine on all of our trips. We will also accommodate most special dietary requests that you may have. Please notify us in advance.

What should I wear?

No matter what the weather, you should always dress in layers. Breathable synthetic fabrics are best. Cotton is not advised. Good rain gear is a must. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended. Upon registration for any trip, Liquid Adventures will send you a complete equipment checklist.

Will I get bitten by bugs?

Generally speaking, bugs are not a big problem and most guests are pleasantly surprised by how few mosquitoes they encounter. Occasional bug dope is often all you will need and the Bears don’t bite hard.

Will I see wildlife?

The cold coastal waters that fill the fjords teem with life. Depending on the area that you choose to adventure in, you may see Orcas, Humpback whales, porpoises, seals, Stellar’s sea lions, sea otters, river otters, salmon, bear, eagles, puffins and flocks of migratory seabirds. Wildlife sightings vary from trip to trip.

What's the weather like?

You can expect a wide variety of weather. We enjoy cool misty mornings and days with sunshine and warm breezes and sometimes rain. The summer temperatures typically range from the mid 50’s to the 70’s. Your best bet is to come prepared for all types of weather and you will stay comfortable.

I can't swim. Is that a problem?

Swimming skills are not required any on Liquid Adventures trip. The boats we use are very stable and you will receive basic kayak instruction before getting on the water. All guests are required to wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket and if your boat should tip, your PFD will keep you afloat. Your guide is also fully trained to get you back into your boat quickly.

Do I need to be in shape?

No. Our adventures are not considered to be strenuous or physically demanding, but you must be able to do a few hours of moderate exercise each day. It is not required, but we suggest some light, pre-trip conditioning to enhance your experience.

Do I need experience to kayak or paddleboard?

Absolutely not! In fact, most of the people who join our tours are first time paddlers or have limited skills. Our professional guides provide instruction on all of our trips paying special attention to safety. Their knowledge of Alaskan waters allows even first timers a fun and comfortable experience.