Sea Kayaking, Interpretive Nature Walks and Kenai Fjords Explorations
For travelers seeking a more in-depth, personalized experience in Kenai Fjords National Park, a stay at our Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is an ideal way to explore the spectacular coastline. The park is a land of rugged seacoast and steep, snow-capped mountains. Fortunately, sheltered waterways provide unique opportunities to explore the area by boat, which is the featured mode of transportation in and around the Glacier Lodge.
A variety of guided activities are available each day, providing options for a wide range of abilities and energy levels. Hiking in this rugged country is limited, but there are many opportunities for beach walking and short trail explorations.
Kenai Fjords National Park offers some of the best in Alaska kayaking. Whether you’re a seasoned or novice paddler, the unique location of the lodge promises a memorable kayaking experience. Choose from short ventures in nearby Pedersen Lagoon to longer paddles near glaciers in Aialik Bay; our capable and experienced guides will lead you in great explorations of the seacoast. Please note that the longer paddling excursions are not an available option for your departure day or for one night stays. All kayaking is by double kayaks, and, due to insurance regulations, must be guided.
Our Voyager-style canoe provides an excellent option for exploring Pedersen Lagoon in a relaxed yet non-motorized manner. It’s the perfect craft for great photos and low impact wildlife viewing.
While trails are few, opportunities to explore the pristine wilderness of Kenai Fjords National Park by foot do exist. Several miles of walking on sand and pebble beaches are found a short distance from the lodge. Join a naturalist guide and learn about local flora and fauna on a forest walk in the northern extension of Alaska’s temperate rainforest. A few short trails in the Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary provide access to Pedersen Glacier and outstanding scenic views.
Departing from Seward, a stay at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge begins with a marine wildlife and glacier cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. Along the way, guests may seek out hanging and tidewater glaciers, orca and humpback whales, Steller sea lions, Dall's porpoises, sea otters and a variety of seabirds, including puffins!
By Rocking Chair
Or, simply relax at the lodge and savor the unique sense of place in Alaska's wilderness. While a great place to explore, the Glacier Lodge is also a prime setting for relaxing with a view. You need not leave the lodge grounds if "kicking back" in a cozy and peaceful ambiance is your desire.