Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks
Since 1978

In Gustavus, Alaska
Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park
Phone: (907) 697-2257

Glacier Bay Sea KayaksKayaking in front of Margerie Glacier, West Arm of Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is the concession in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, offering guided or unguided day kayak adventures, kayak rentals and outfitting. We are a small, locally owned business located in Gustavus, Alaska, that has been helping experienced, independent campers plan their multi-day kayak trips in Glacier Bay since 1978. With the start of the 2007 season, we began offering guided day kayak adventures in Bartlett Cove, the park headquarters for Glacier Bay.

Experienced campers with a week or more can bring all their own food and equipment, rent kayaks, and enjoy a low-cost kayaking trip throughout the inlets and waterways of Glacier Bay. We can help you arrange any length trip you desire, though 5-10 days is the most common stay.

We rent both double and single fiberglass sea touring kayaks, provide daily kayak instruction programs, arrange for transportation with the daily tour boat into the backcountry, and make air taxi and lodging reservations.

Kayaking in Glacier Bay

For visitors staying at a local inn, lodge or bed & breakfast, we offer completely outfitted unguided (rentals) or guided day kayak adventures with full instruction. Day trips take place in the lower part of the bay’s Bartlett Cove or Beardslee Islands. In this rainforest environment, you will paddle intimate, protected waterways and explore intertidal zones while viewing an abundance of wildlife.


Seattle writer Rebecca Agiewich wrote this article about kayaking in Glacier Bay which appeared in the February 2009 issue of Alaska Airlines magazine. 

And enjoy this article written for the Source Weekly in Bend, OR  by travel writer and singer/songwriter, Laurel Braunsdetailing her 2012 Glacier Bay Adventure. 

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an authorized National Park Service Concession in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.