Sea Kayaking Alaska

In 2018, the beautiful and ancient forests and mountains of Alaska will create the backdrop to our ultimate kayaking journey. At any time we may find ourselves coming face to face with a humpback whale, bear, bald eagle, a sea otter or sea lion. There is so much to see, but you never know just when it’s going to be there in front of you! It can be cold, warm, wet, dry, sunny all within the same 24 hour period so you have to be prepared for all eventualities.

The paddling is meant to be technically unchallenging, but the days are long as extra precautions for rummaging bears have to be taken. The tide water glaciers calve off into the bays giving us the opportunity to move between the ice flow and experience first the thundering crack of ice dropping into the sea.

Proposed location

The expedition is set to take place in Prince William Sound in South central Alaska or the area to the South of Juneau in The south east of Alaska. Route to be confirmed.

Please register your interest if you would like to receive more details.

Course Content

More details will be available soon.

Duration

14 days

Prices

Price to be confirmed.

What is included?

Your expedition leader will be a fully qualified BCU (British Canoe Union) level 4 or 5 coach (sea) with experience of leading groups of this nature in various parts of the world.

Equipment and food will be included in the price.

Alaskan Highlights

  • Tidal Glaciers
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Bears, whales and eagles
  • Towering Fjords
  • Continuous journey
  • Isolated camping
  • A life experience

Minimum experience:  You should be at a level equivalent to the BCU 2 star award with some previous experience in a sea kayak. If you have no recognised awards then as a rough guide you should feel confident and comfortable in a sea kayak in a force 3 wind strength on the sea. If you are in any doubt as to your capabilities, please do not hesitate to call us and we will do our best to help you decide.

We also run sea kayak skills or familiarisation training for those wishing to participate on the trip, but do not have the relevant experience in sea kayaks at the present time.