Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Alaska? Join us on our Bear Glacier Heli-Kayak tour, where you’ll experience the pristine beauty of a glacial lagoon filled with breathtaking icebergs. This off-the-grid escapade begins with a thrilling helicopter flight over the untouched wilderness of Seward, Alaska, setting the stage for an extraordinary journey into the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Transport by Helicopter: An Unmatched Experience
Our helicopter transportation offers you more time on the water, surpassing the limited paddle time offered by jet boats and water taxis. Not only is it more reliable and comfortable, but it’s also safer. The unparalleled views during this flight will leave you in awe. In our pursuit of the best experience for our guests, we have carefully chosen the Robinson R-44 helicopters, known as the workhorses of the tourism industry in Alaska.
The Helicopter Flight: A Panoramic Window to Alaska’s Beauty
Prepare to be amazed as you witness Alaska’s diverse topography unfold before your eyes during this scenic flight. From the temperate rainforests and boreal forests at sea level to the alpine landscapes above the tree line, every moment will be filled with awe. As you soar over snow-capped peaks and descend into a glacial lagoon, you’ll be treated to a rare view of the immense icebergs that grace the area. The ice shelf extends beneath the water’s surface, creating a mesmerizing sight. Once we land at our Bear Glacier Base Camp, you’ll be able to witness the grandeur of the Kenai Fjords National Park’s largest glacier up close. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including mountain goats, bears, and even wolverines, as we traverse these rugged lands.
The Kayaking Adventure: An Unparalleled Journey
Indulge in a unique kayaking experience unlike any other in this part of Alaska. Accompanied by our skilled guides, we’ll paddle from our base camp, where we have carefully stowed our stable tandem kayaks. As you navigate through the iceberg-laden waters, your guide will provide fascinating glacial interpretations and guide you along the safest routes. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the lagoon, marveling at the harbor seals, diverse bird species, waterfowl, and possibly even bears, that call this place home.
Half-day Description: The Ultimate Alaskan Experience
Are you ready to experience the best that Alaska has to offer? Our Half-Day Bear Glacier Heli-Kayak tour combines the best of air, land, and sea for the ultimate Alaskan adventure. Escape the tourist crowds and embark on an expedition to a pristine destination that remains untouched by human intervention. Your journey begins with a scenic helicopter ride over the majestic mountains and glaciers, allowing you to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery. Upon arrival at Bear Glacier, you’ll find yourself immersed in a breathtaking land-bound freshwater lagoon teeming with monumental icebergs. Rain or shine, this destination is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Keep an eye out for seals basking on ice sheets and bears foraging for berries as you traverse the ever-changing ice conditions in the lagoon. Each trip is a unique experience, as Bear Glacier is known for its dynamic environment. Prepare yourself for the wild side of Alaska!
To get to our airport, a short drive from our meeting point, your dedicated helicopter and pilot await. As we take off, prepare to be amazed as we fly over Resurrection Bay and ascend above the Kenai Mountains. Look out for bears, mountain goats, and be captivated by the mesmerizing scenery. The exhilarating helicopter flight lasts approximately 15 minutes each way. Upon descending into the beautiful and dynamic Bear Glacier area, we’ll land at our base camp nestled deep within the lagoon. Bear Glacier will captivate you with its ever-present visibility from our camp, serving as a stunning backdrop to your adventure. Kayaks will be prepared and ready for your arrival. Together, we’ll paddle around the icebergs and revel in the beauty of Bear Glacier until it’s time for the helicopter to return and transport us back.
- Scenic Helicopter flight
- Hot drinks
- Dry bag
- Rubber Boots
- Rain Jacket & Rain Pants
- Kayaking gear!
What to Bring?
- Layer up!
- Water-resistant/waterproof shoes & warm socks
- Activewear made of synthetic & water-wicking materials
- Fleece Jacket
- Rain Jacket & Rain Pants if you have your own
- Please, no cotton or denim
- Your Camera!
Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the heart of Alaska’s untamed wilderness? Join us on the Bear Glacier Heli-Kayak tour and let us guide you through this unforgettable experience. Book now and prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Bear Glacier and its surrounding landscape.