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Glacier Bay Kayaking




Sea kayaking is a popular way to experience the wilderness of Glacier Bay. This is a wonderful place to experience marine wildlife and view glaciers. Kayak trips can originate from Bartlett Cove, or the daily tour boat can transport kayakers via the camper drop-off service. Making reservations for a rental kayak and the daily tour boat is recommended well in advance. If you prefer, guided day and overnight kayak trips are available.


Up to 100 miles roundtrip


All campers/kayakers are required to attend camper orientation (daily at the Bartlett Cove Visitor Information Center), need to be aware of the vessel regulations, should have a current tide table, read up on water safety in the bay, and to be familiar with the Basic Park Regulations.

Starting Point:

Launch at the Public Dock.

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