Adventure Sixty North is a small professional Sea Kayaking company in Seward, Alaska. Proudly and safely providing the best fully guided day tours, overnight kayak camping trips, and adventures in the Kenai Fjords National Park with our professionally trained guides. We provide fully guided and outfitted environmentally friendly and educational kayaking trips to Resurrection Bay, Bear Glacier, Aialik Glacier, Northwestern Fjord.
We also provide gold panning on-site on a clear creek from troughs. Guided salmon fishing and fishing gear rental. Open year-round.
What we'll do
Experience the best of air, land, and sea! This is the ultimate Alaskan experience. Breakaway from the crowds and access this untouched Alaskan gem. Begin with a scenic ride over the mountains and glaciers by helicopter followed by an exploration of a land-bound freshwater lagoon filled with monumental icebergs by kayak! One of the longest and largest glaciers off the Harding Ice Field Bear Glacier is a unique destination in Kenai Fjords National Park and will surely take your breath away. Simply stunning, rain or shine!
Keep an eye out for seals sunning on ice sheets and bears browsing for berries. Routes vary depending on the current ice conditions in the lagoon. Bear Glacier is an extremely dynamic environment and each trip is a unique experience. This is as wild as Alaska gets!
We drive you a short distance to our airport to meet your helicopter and helicopter pilot. From there, we fly over Resurrection Bay and up over the Kenai Mountains. We look for bears, mountain goats, and take in the amazing scenery. The helicopter flight is about 15 minutes each way. Once we descend into the beautiful and dynamic Bear Glacier area we land at our base camp located deep in the lagoon. Bear Glacier is visible most of the time from our landing site and camp. Kayaks will be waiting for your arrival. We paddle around the icebergs and get a closer look at Bear Glacier until it is time for the helicopter to come pick us up.
About the Glacier:
Bear Glacier is the largest glacier within the Kenai Fjords National Park and as it is ever-changing, never disappointing. We have the longest continuous guiding experience in Bear Glacier, unmatched by any other company in Seward, Alaska as well as a great safety record providing trips in remote Alaska for many years.
Transport by Helicopter provides more paddle time than jet boats and water taxis and is much more reliable, comfortable, and safer. The views during this flight are unmatched! We originally tried the water taxi and jet boat options and decided to discontinue those due to the comfort, the safety of our guests. Because of those reasons and also access issues we determined that the helicopter was the best way to access this remote area. Helicopters are Robinson R-44 four-passenger helicopters which are the workhorse of the tourism businesses here in Alaska.
About the Helicopter Flight:
This flight is one of the most scenic ways that you can do to see the diverse topography that Alaska has to offer as you transition from sea level with its temperate rain forest boreal forests to alpine above treeline to then traveling over the scree field with snowbanks. Once you fly over the peaks you will descend down into a beautiful glacial lagoon where you will fly above the immense icebergs providing a rare view of the ice and its ice shelf that extends ours beneath the water level creating a beautiful sight you will then land at our Bear Glacier Base Camp that offers an in your face view of Bear Glacier which is the Kenai Fjords National Parks largest glacier. Often we see the local mountain goats, bears, and sometimes even wolverine as we fly over these rugged areas.
About the Kayaking & Hiking Adventure:
This paddle is like no other that you will find in this part of Alaska. You will with your guide paddle from our base camp where we cache the stable tandem kayaks which we use to paddle in this iceberg-laden area. The icebergs can be beautiful but also can be very unpredictable and hazardous due to their movements. Your guide will lead you through this area providing glacial interpretation and travel routes as you paddle and view these beautiful icebergs. Normally we will land the kayaks at various locations near the glacier and also sometimes land our kayaks on the terminal moraine and hike the beach doing a bit of beachcombing and sightseeing. Lunch will be provided and normally that often occurs at a beach near the glacier. Often we see harbor seals, many different birds, waterfowl, and bears as we paddle around the lagoon. Definitely bring your camera! This is an over-the-top experience.
What to expect / what's provided
* Duration: 6.5 hours
* Minimum Age: 14 years
*Minimum booking: 2 people
* The price includes all taxes
* What's Included?
- Scenic Helicopter flight
- Hot drinks
- Dry bag
- Rain Boots
- Rain Jacket & Pants
- Kayaking gear!
* What should I bring?
- Layer up!
- Water-resistant/waterproof shoes & warm socks
- Active Wear made of synthetic & water-wicking materials
- Fleece Jacket
- Rain Jacket & Pants if you have your own
- Please, no cotton or denim
- Your Camera!
No-shows, cancellations 7 days or less, those leaving a trip early of their own accord, or those refusing to sign an unmodified liability waiver will not receive a refund. All trips run rain or shine. When traveling to Alaska, you should prepare for rain as it is what keeps us lush and green.
MORE THAN 30 DAYS before your reservation, we will refund your card minus the following per person booking fees:
- Resurrection Bay and Bear Lake day trips - $20 per person
- Aialik and Bear Glacier day trips - $50 per person
- Overnight and Multi-day trips - $200 per person
15 TO 30 DAYS before your reservation, we will refund your card minus 25% of your total invoice.
7 TO 14 DAYS before your reservation, 50% of your total invoice is due.
WITHIN 7 DAYS of your reservation: There will be no refunds. The full balance will be due and charged to your card on file.
-- CANCELLATIONS BY US --
If Adventure Sixty North LLC is forced to cancel a trip for any reason; the trip will be rescheduled or refunded. We reserve the right to cancel any trip due to the discretion of our personnel and their field experience. In such cases, our liability extends to the cost of the class or trip only, not travel and accommodations made by our customers.
Note: Once any trips start/depart and or must terminate early or extend due to any reason, there will be no refunds. This also applies to our overnight and multi-day trips. For overnight/multi-day trips, we recommend adding a buffer day on either end of your trip. Although weather delays in drop-off and pick-up are rare, they can happen. Alaska is still wild and Mother Nature has her own plan. For all trips and travel to Alaska in general, we highly recommend trip or travel insurance.