Alaska is a beautiful state that longs to be explored. With beautiful mountain scenery, breathtaking landscapes, and crystal clear lakes and streams, it’s no wonder that Alaska has become a top vacation spot in the United States. Alaska also provides the perfect opportunity to experience kayaking, particularly in the area of Seward. You are not likely to find a better place for kayaking anywhere in the world! Here you will find everything you only dreamed of seeing as you paddle through the calm and tranquil waters of Seward on your kayaking journey.
Lowell Point, located inside the magnificent Resurrection Bay, is a prime location in Seward for great kayaking. Here you will find abundant wildlife and aquatic animals along the shoreline of Caines Head State Recreation Area. You’re likely to spot bald eagles soaring overhead, sea lions perched atop the jagged rocks that peek up from under the water, and grizzly bears as they feast on the leaping salmon inhibiting the creeks and streams of Lowell Point.
Another common location for kayaking in Seward is Fox Island. Fox Island is said to be one of the best sea kayaking locations in the world, and for very good reason. Located about 14 miles from Seward, Fox Island is an area of natural beauty and wonder. This is an area you thought you would only see on the discovery channel! You’ll find long, sandy beaches that stretch for miles, and inhibited rainforest, and picture-perfect cliffs and coves along the shoreline. Fox Island is famous for catching glimpses of a whale, as they peek out from beneath the water to say hello to fellow kayakers. Falcons and puffins soar in the clear skies, setting the perfect scene for photography.
Kenai Fjords National Park provides the ultimate kayaking experience for those looking to view natural Alaskan glaciers or get in some whale watching. Whales are known to live just beneath the glaciers in the tranquil water, and often jump between the waves as if to put on a show for the kayakers. The surrounding glaciers provide the perfect pedestal for sea otters, sea lions, beavers, and other wildlife residing in the area. They never seem to be bothered by the passing kayaks, so be sure to snap a picture of these magnificent creatures while you have the chance. Kenai Fjords is the perfect location for a kayaking trip if you are only visiting Seward for a short time, as it can easily be explored by kayak in one day.
A simple search of the internet will provide you with a list of Seward kayak tour companies and their rates. The average cost of a one-day kayaking excursion through Seward is around $125. Most tours will include everything you need for your kayaking adventure, as well as lunch or dinner included in the price. Be sure to find a tour that will accommodate your level of physical ability. While most everyone of any skill level can participate in the kayaking tours, some of the waters of Seward tend to be rough and harder to paddle through. Keep this mind when choosing your tour and location.