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Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours

Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
+1 907-697-2257
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Amazing experience!

Our kayaking trip far exceeded my expectations! I was really looking forward to it and it was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SerachSH
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Smooth padsling

We had a great week kayaking in Glacier Bay. Rental from Glacier Bay Sea Kayaking was excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul M
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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an NPS concession in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. We offer both full and half day guided kayak tours or independent kayak rentals in Bartlett Cove, a very protected rain forest environment with opportunities to view a variety of land mammals, marine and bird life. Expedition rentals are also available for experienced kayakers and campers.
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Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kayaking trip far exceeded my expectations! I was really looking forward to it and it was a truly memorable experience! We saw whales so close it made our guide nervous! Seeing sea lions playing and otters floating so close by was amazing. Brittany was...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your great day with Brittney in Bartlett Cove. It offers amazing opportunities for marine mammal viewing most days in the summer, but humpback whales up close are a special sight to see and experience.Thank you for recommending our tour and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great week kayaking in Glacier Bay. Rental from Glacier Bay Sea Kayaking was excellent. The equipment was top notch, logistics were easy and they were just generally good people to deal with. Can’t wait to go again - it’s an amazing place.

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad to hear that your trip went smoothly from start to finish and that you enjoyed your week long kayak trip in beautiful Glacier Bay. Thanks for you kind words and we hope to see you back here another year!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic all day sea kayak tour and saw bears, seals and bald eagle, etc. Brittany knew so much about the glaciers and the topography and showed us medicinal and edible plants in the forest after she made us a delicious picnic spread....More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and we're so glad you had a great day in Glacier Bay with Brittney! Bartlett Cove presents an amazing wildlife viewing opportunity and each day you will see something different. Brittany knows a lot about our local plants and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rented a kayak for 11 days and did an unguided trip round the East arm. Pre-trip Kara was extremely helpful giving us all the information we needed especially in regards to the kayaking and logistics (we'd never done a kayak trip before). Kara also...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a trip review. We are so glad that you had an ‘exceptional’ trip. The East side of Glacier Bay is almost a hidden treasure with the majority of guests headed to the West side to see the accessible tide water glaciers....More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We had an awesome time and GBSK helped make it happen. Many thanks! We like backpack as part of our trips into the wilderness but were novice enough with this type of aqua adventure that we appreciated all the help we got from the folks...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a trip review. I am glad that our website had ‘a ton of great info’ and that we were able to help you make this trip happen. Glacier Bay National Park is a difficult place to get to and the whole...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

As the planner for our group over July 4th, I had the most experience communicating with GBSK. Both Lea and Kara were quick and patient in regards to answering our group's questions. When we arrived Lea promptly met us and said she was running around...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We understand the difficulty of planning a Glacier Bay kayak trip and are always happy to help folks with logistics so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish. We hope to see you back...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the third trip we have done where we rented the kayaks through GBSK. They are a wonderful organization. Kara is the best and helps all along the planning and shipping of gear and things. We ordered our freeze dried meals from REI and...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Fantastic outfitter, guide Lea is great with loads of experience and know-how, as well as a fun person! This was the second time we used this outfitter to rent our kayaks, rain gear and boots. Very wet July 2015 for 2 days, gorgeous June 2017...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for submitting a review. I'm glad that you had a 'gorgeous' 2017 trip and that you came back! I am so glad to hear that we were helpful outfitting you for this trip. There are so many logistics and questions that arise and...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

very knowledgeable guide Brittany - told lots about plants, history, wildlife good equipment, suitable for novices recommend full-day trip - otherwise you spend too much time gearing up and going to and from other island good value for the money - saw mom black bear...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for writing a review on trip advisor. It sounds like you had a great day out on the full day tour with Brittney. She certainly is a knowledgeable guide, having grown up here in Alaska she is passionate about sharing her love of...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Brittany, was wonderful. She was very informative on the flora and fauna of the area. She gave us a great trip to remember. Had a lot of fun on the trip and gained new perspective on the park from the waterline. Will certainly...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your trip review. Our guide Brittney certainly is wonderful and informative, one of her passions is learning and teaching about the edible, herbal and medicinal properties of the fauna and flora. You certainly do gain a new perspective of this area when...More

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Alpinemum
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It sounds like you may have an older guidebook, as the Spirit of Adventure hasn't been the day tour boat for quite a few years. These days the Baranof Wind does daily tours to the West Arm from the end of May to the... More
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