Kayaking In Alaska:Destinations That Have Something To Offer For Everyone!
Le Conte Glacier Bay
Le Conte Glacier Bay is a fjord, or long, narrow inlet of sea, that is 12 miles long. It has been carved out of the mountain range by glaciers. Le Conte Glacier is the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America. It is an active glacier, fracturing and calving constantly, filling the bay with thousands of icebergs.
Kayak day trips through the bay give boaters a glimpse of lush forests, ancient, sheer rock walls, thundering waterfalls and icebergs in every imaginable shape and size. Kayaking Le Conte lets boaters see and experience the majestic and sometimes fierce side of Alaskan nature.
Big Creek on Frederick Sound
The Kupreanof Island coastline offers miles of beaches and coves waiting to be appreciated by sea kayakers kayaking Alaska. Marine mammals in the area include porpoises, stellar sea lions, pacific humpback whales, and harbor seals. River otters and bald eagles also call the island home.
Tebenkof Bay encompasses 65,000 acres of coves, bays and small islands, a dream destination kayaking in Alaska. The area is one of the most remote and wild parts of southeast Alaska. Tlingit once lived there. No humans reside there now. Sitka black-tailed deer, black bears, and wolves inhabit the area.
The Stikine River is the largest, freeflowing, navigable river in North America. The river flows more than 400 miles from head waters in British Columbia to the Alaskan Delta. Flat-water paddling the Stikine takes boaters through areas once used by natives and gold-seekers. Kayakers can visit a hot spring, view the towering Cottonwood trees of Ketili River and see salmon spawning.
Prince William Sound
Prince William Sound is said to offer some of the best kayaking in Alaska. 7,000 miles of ocean, river deltas, tidal flats and glaciers make up the Sound.
Such areas are what sea kayaking in Alaska are all about.
Experienced sea kayakers will find wilderness beaches, bioluminescent waters, and experience kayaking in ocean swells, rock gardens, sea cliffs and outer caves while paddling Sitka. Coastal tide pools and kelp forests abound. Eagles, otters, seals, porpoises and whales call the area home, as do many smaller animals. Less experienced kayakers will still find plenty of Alaskan beauty to tour.
Tongass National Forest
Tongass National Forest is America's northernmost rain forest and the largest national forest in America. Almost 17 million acres, or over 20,625 square miles, make up Tongass forest. Saltwater and fresh water kayaking opportunities abound in this part of the state. The Tongass is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. Black and brown bears, caribou, sheep and goats call the forest home. So do moose, bald eagles, foxes, beavers and other small animals. Swans and hummingbirds are two of the birds boaters are likely to glimpse.
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