This trip is the first guided excursion of its kind in Alaska
Have you ever wanted to stand in front of a tidewater glacier and feel the katabatic winds fall down the massive face of the glacier, ripple across the ocean water and lap at the side of your paddleboard?
As you contemplate the shear size of the glacier you hear bits and pieces fall, making a boom echo along the rock cliffs that are directing the flow of the ancient frozen river. You paddle around chunks of ice that have calved off the face and now float on the surface of the fjord's waters. Nearby there are bald eagles, black bears, seals and whales- all sharing this experience of rugged Alaskan wilderness. Standing on your paddleboard you can move freely, able to look in all directions and paddle towards something new and exciting.
Our newest trip, paddle boarding up to a tidewater glacier, once again changes the game of adventure travel in the rugged Alaskan backcountry. Liquid Adventures was the first company to introduce the fast growing sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to Seward and one of the first in the state. We started glacier SUP trips in Bear Glacier Lagoon and have now taken that expertise to another level with introducing SUP to Kenai Fjords National Park.
We start our trip with a whale watching, wildlife viewing water taxi ride from the Seward Boat Harbor, south out of Resurrection Bay and into Aialik Fjord. Our experienced captain will sail us to sea lion haul outs, puffin rookeries, otters and of course humpback and orca whale encounters. Once in Holgate Arm of the fjord we will approach our glacier where we launch our paddleboards to begin our quiet journey to the face of a tidewater glacier.
Following the glacier paddle we then explore the rugged shoreline of Holgate Arm by paddling back up the fjord, usually with the wind at our back, to explore thousand foot waterfalls, rock gardens, caves, tidal waterfalls and of course local wildlife of bears, bald eagles, whales, otters, seals and whoever else wants to stop by and say hello.
This phenomenal adventure experience is the first of its kind in Seward. Be one of the first explorers to SUP where boards have never gone. Every client is fully outfitted in quality Kokatat dry suit, gloves and water shoes. Lunch is provided as are waterproof cases for your phones.
We are so completely stoked on this trip, we hope to share our enthusiasm with you in the fjord lands- SUP style.
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Package a tour with our partners and save some serious cash!
We've worked over the last several years to set up partnerships with locally owned adventure companies Exit Glacier Guides and Major Marine Tours. These companies are leaders in their fields, and we're proud to offer discounts on select trips.