Kenai Fjords National Park

Where glaciers meet the sea

 

A voyage four nights or longer will take you into Kenai Fjords National Park and around the Cape of Aialik to search for wildlife, explore the fjords, and marvel at tidewater glaciers.

 

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This four-plus-night sailing voyage takes you into the rugged and wild beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park. On this trip we will explore new areas each day, and anchor in a new cove each night. There are many opportunities to explore by kayak, cruise by zodiac, or stretch your legs by walking on shore. Most of the National Park is only accessible by boat, so join us on the Extraordinary for a unique opportunity to experience this area up-close and under sail.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Depart from the Seward Harbor at noon and set sail heading South into Resurrection Bay. Enjoy the views of the mountains towering on either side of this fjord while silently gliding across the water under sail. Anchor in a protected cove and set up for a late afternoon guided paddle in kayaks, zodiac cruise, or a walk on shore. Return to the sailboat for a delicious dinner prepared by our cook and an evening of relaxation on anchor.

Day 2: Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast in the solitude of our anchorage before embarking on the day’s adventure. Hoist the anchor and slowly cruise around the Cape of Aialik and take in the Gulf of Alaska as you search for seabirds and other wildlife. Have lunch under sail as we make our way into Northwestern Bay where we’ll spend the majority of the trip. Enjoy an evening of good food and relaxation in another remote anchorage.

Day 3: Start the day off with a morning paddle after breakfast. Once back onboard, have lunch underway as we sail further up the fjord. Spend the afternoon kayaking along the coastline in sight of tidewater glaciers and steep mountain ridges. Anchor in another beautiful cove for the evening, then go ashore to stretch your legs and comb the beach after dinner.

“At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords’ crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Sugpiaq people relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.”

“Paddling in Kenai Fjords can be a once in a lifetime experience. By dipping your paddle into these waters, you’re participating in the long history of human powered travel along the Kenai Peninsula coast.”
— National Park Service
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