Glacier Bay West Arm

Glacier Bay West Arm

(7 days)




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Glacier Bay is known as one of the best sea kayaking destinations in the world! On this trip we will explore the West Arm of the bay, considered by many to be the most beautiful area in all of Glacier Bay.

We will travel into the spectacular Rendu, Tarr, and John Hopkins inlets to view tidewater glaciers, magnificent waterfalls, and numerous hanging glaciers. We will also have the opportunity to see Humpback and Orca whales, sea lions, seals, salmon, bald eagles, black and brown bears and more.

We will explore the wild beaches, watch wildlife, and enjoy short hikes in the hills. Experience the magic of paddling among the icebergs in deep glacially carved fjords and enjoy quiet nights under the stars.

Throughout the journey professional sea kayak guides will provide a safe and fun experience and also offer sea kayaking instruction including general navigation, beach landings, and paddling technique.

Join us in Glacier Bay’s West Arm for an unforgettable experience!


GUSTAVUS: Gustavus, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Gustavus is a small community located along Icy Straight in Southeast Alaska. This is the headquarters for the park service. Gustavus is easily accessed with several flights departing Juneau, Alaska daily. Ferry service is also available. We will spend the evening before and after our trip here.

GETTING TO THE WEST ARM: This trip is scheduled to use a Glacier Bay boat shuttle to take us from Gustavus to the to the Queen Inlet drop-off point. We will begin exploring the West Arm from there.

GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in southeast Alaska and includes some of the wildest and most spectacular fjords and glaciated terrain in the world. As a unique marine wilderness, Glacier Bay provides countless adventures and stunning views of glaciers, wildlife, and majestic maritime and mountain scenery.

OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They have a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska and the world and they genuinely enjoy sharing their knowledge. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip. Your safety and enjoyment are their primary goals.

LENGTH: 7 days (Gustavus to Gustavus)

ACCOMODATIONS: 6 nights camping.

INCLUDED: All food while paddling, guides, boats, tents, life jackets, paddles, and transportation from Gustavus to the West Arm (Queen Inlet).

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to/from Gustavus, hotel and food in Gustavus, and personal equipment.

DATES/PRICES: Please see our schedule for current dates and prices information.