Kayak and/or Paddleboard amongst massive icebergs, camp with the sound of waves crashing and views of
a surreal glacial lagoon.
Camping on Bear Lagoon Beach outside of Seward Alaska is a trip in itself. Be as active as you wish- hike and beach comb a 3 mile long gulf of alaska beach, kayak all day up to the face of Kenai Fjords largest glacier, or paddle board around massive icebergs.
This trip is beyond radical. Our cache of boats and boards are right at the edge of the lagoon, giving us easy entry into the spectacular beauty of Bear Glacier Lagoon
Upon arrival at our camp, we'll unload our gear and hop in the kayaks or on top of the paddle boards to start exploring. We'll immediately be padding in another world of massive icebergs, islands, waterfalls and the bluest glacier ice anywhere. After a nice long day paddling in the lagoon we'll be back at camp getting ready for an amazing dinner followed by beach combing and possibly an evening ocean sup/kayak to stark rock protrusions along the rugged coastline.
The following morning we'll wake up, have breakfast, and if the group feels like it, we can take a liesurely morning paddle in a kayak or SUP before we head back on the boat.
This is an affordable and amazing way to spend quality time in the Alaskan backcountry outside of Seward. Think of lounging on the beach at night and listening to the ice roll and calve, all while the ocean swells crash behind you on the beach. Absolutely Alaskan in everyway!
Evening Prior: We invite you to a pre-trip evening meeting at the Liquid Adventures shop in the small boat harbor. You’ll meet your trip leader and fellow paddlers and we will briefly discuss logistics and answer any last minute questions.
We also offer a guided rental option for those who wish to have just the kayaks and guide. This price is $625pp which is also based on 2 paddlers. Please call to book this option.
**Please keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary and may change depending on the weather, tides and individual paddling ability, but the highlights will remain the same**
Use the numbered steps below to navigate the map and learn more about this overnight trip and where it operates
Pre-trip meeting at the Shop (night before)
Meet at the shop (morning of trip)
Jetboat ride to Bear Glacier
Set up camp
Paddle, eat, sleep, paddle, etc.
Per Person (based on 2 paddlers)
We also meet the night before for a short pre-trip meeting to make sure clients have everything they need.
Trip meets at Liquid Adventures' office at 1013 3rd Ave, Seward Ak 99664
Total trip time is 2 days and 1 night from start to finish. Roughly 1 full day and 1 half day are spent paddling.
Groups are never larger than 6 people
5/20ish to 9/8
Actual start date changes every season, depending on environmental factor.
A great way to get into camping
This trip is great for new and experienced campers alike.
We make the meals and provide the expertise so that you can enjoy the environment around you.
We use sit-in kayaks for this trip. You can have your camera around your neck or in a dry bag — we do have water-tight compartments in all of our sit-in kayaks for you to store your gear, but it can be hard to access these compartments while on the water.
Remember; you are on water! You are ultimately responsible for keeping your awesome camera gear dry!
It's important to bring comfortable and warm clothes to wear under your drysuit to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible.
We highly recommend that you avoid wearing cotton or denim layers.
The Journey to Bear Glacier
Cruise to Bear Glacier in a Modern Jetboat
From our office, it's a short walk down to where our jet boat is moored in the harbor. You, the rest of the group, and your guide will load up our gear on the Ghost Marmot and quickly cruise up the west shoreline of Resurrection Bay.
On the way there is opportunity to see whales, porpoise, sea otters, puffins, and other marine life. When we arrive just outside the entrance to Bear Glacier's Lagoon, the captain guides our powerful boat up the river channel and anchors us on the beach by our cache.
From here, It’s just a short paddle to the lagoon and icebergs.
The jetboat ride can be bumpy! While we do everything we can to mitigate
the motion of the ocean, please keep in mind that this is an adventurous trip —
we work with the rain, wind, and chop however it presents itself.
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Jet Boat Taxi
Ride in a modern jetboat down the bay and up a shallow glacier-fed river.
Please note that this ride, while usually calm, can sometimes get bumpy if the ocean is choppy. But hey, this is an adventure!
Jet Boat Capacity
A maximum of 6 clients are on the boat during a trip.
The ride in the jetboat is roughly 1 hour in each direction. The exact time is highly dependant on weather.
Bear Glacier Overview Video
The Greatest Roadtrip Feature
This is an amazing project by two incredibly intrepid travellers. In a project called The Greatest Roadtrip, they joined us on a Bear Glacier Overnight trip. The photos in this project are so good. Read it here.
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.