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Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours

Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
+1 907-697-2257
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Awesome 4 day kayaking/camping trip in Glacier Bay!

As the planner for our group over July 4th, I had the most experience communicating with GBSK. Both... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
kscott07
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Oakland
Rented kayaks and gear for a unguided 4-night in Johns Hopkins and Skidmore bay

This is the third trip we have done where we rented the kayaks through GBSK. They are a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Carrie R
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Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an NPS concession in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. We offer both full and half day guided kayak tours or independent kayak rentals in Bartlett Cove, a very protected rain forest environment with opportunities to view a variety of land mammals, marine and bird life. Expedition rentals are also available for experienced kayakers and campers.
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Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

As the planner for our group over July 4th, I had the most experience communicating with GBSK. Both Lea and Kara were quick and patient in regards to answering our group's questions. When we arrived Lea promptly met us and said she was running around...More

Thank kscott07
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We understand the difficulty of planning a Glacier Bay kayak trip and are always happy to help folks with logistics so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish. We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the third trip we have done where we rented the kayaks through GBSK. They are a wonderful organization. Kara is the best and helps all along the planning and shipping of gear and things. We ordered our freeze dried meals from REI and...More

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Fantastic outfitter, guide Lea is great with loads of experience and know-how, as well as a fun person! This was the second time we used this outfitter to rent our kayaks, rain gear and boots. Very wet July 2015 for 2 days, gorgeous June 2017...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for submitting a review. I'm glad that you had a 'gorgeous' 2017 trip and that you came back! I am so glad to hear that we were helpful outfitting you for this trip. There are so many logistics and questions that arise and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

very knowledgeable guide Brittany - told lots about plants, history, wildlife good equipment, suitable for novices recommend full-day trip - otherwise you spend too much time gearing up and going to and from other island good value for the money - saw mom black bear...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for writing a review on trip advisor. It sounds like you had a great day out on the full day tour with Brittney. She certainly is a knowledgeable guide, having grown up here in Alaska she is passionate about sharing her love of...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Brittany, was wonderful. She was very informative on the flora and fauna of the area. She gave us a great trip to remember. Had a lot of fun on the trip and gained new perspective on the park from the waterline. Will certainly...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for your trip review. Our guide Brittney certainly is wonderful and informative, one of her passions is learning and teaching about the edible, herbal and medicinal properties of the fauna and flora. You certainly do gain a new perspective of this area when...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Kara and Leah were awesome in all aspects of our trip. The boats and rain gear are/were perfect, the communication clear and prompt, the help, advice, planning, and helpful energy consistent and professional. We feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to do this trip...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for submitting a review on trip advisor. I am so glad that we were able to assist you in making this kayak adventure possible with helpful and prompt information. There are so many aspects of trip planning to consider that it can become...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We did a guided paddle with David and it was incredible. We all enjoyed ourselves so much. David was a fantastic guide . Definitely worth doing this.More

Thank FraILOVEVIAGGI
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hello, Thank you very much for writing a review on trip advisor. I am glad that you had an 'incredible' tour with David, he certainly is a fantastic guide and we are fortunate to have him work for us here at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks....More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The National Park Tour of Glacier Bay is great. See the glaciers and Alana wildlife up close We saw wolfs Sifting oysters from the shore, giant 1500 LB Sea Lions hanging out on rocks, eagles, whales. It an other worldly place, totally awesome

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My husband and I went out for a day trip from Bartlett Cove and had the best day with Brittany. We kayaked along the shore, saw tons of wild life including Humpback Whales and had a delicious lunch on a lovely beach. A fantastic day...More

1  Thank Sara C
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

We're so glad you had a lovely day out on the water with Brittney and enjoyed seeing the rich wildlife that Bartlett Cove offers. We agree that the opportunity to dedicate time for a half or full day kayak tour is worthwhile and nicely compliments...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016

We rented kayaks from Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks and went out on our own. We had been sea kayaking before, but are still beginners. The lady who helped us get our equipment was very helpful and gave plenty of direction to make sure we had...More

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GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for submitting a review about Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks to trip advisor. We are extremely happy that your Bartlett Cove one day kayak adventure was the highlight of your trip. It is an amazingly rich and beautiful place here in Glaceir Bay National...More

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Response from GBSK_Alaska | Property representative |
It sounds like you may have an older guidebook, as the Spirit of Adventure hasn't been the day tour boat for quite a few years. These days the Baranof Wind does daily tours to the West Arm from the end of May to the... More
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