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Kayaking, Canoeing & SUP

Paddle serene Eklutna Lake or the protected waters near Whittier and Seward. Strike out on your own, or take a guided trip to popular kayaking spots. You’ll get special access to secluded glaciers, a close look at wildlife, and a deeper understanding of Alaska from shoreline to sea.

Travel by kayak has a long history in the area. Alaska Native people used sea kayaks to travel the coast. In a story related by one elder, the Chugach Mountains near Anchorage actually got their name as a group of paddlers first sighted the mountains from their kayaks in Cook Inlet.

Get a little hint of Alaska as it was when sleek watercraft and paddle power were the primary way to explore the stunning coast of Alaska. Choose from relaxing and scenic floats, longer and wilder rides, or multiday wilderness adventures. Consider a day on the water with one of these outfitters.

Eklutna Lake

Paddle, pedal or power: there are many ways to explore Eklutna Lake. The long lake is fed by Eklutna Glacier and is a popular spot for a day of...