Affordable Seward Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking options for both private sea kayakers and for fully guided sea kayak adventures.

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Kenai Fjords National Park
Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking, Lodging, And Camping Options
An exclusive sea kayaking, hiking, and beachcombing wilderness haven.

Bear Glacier Kenai Fjords"Sea Kayaking among Bear Glacier giant icebergs is so much fun most sea kayakers have a hard time leaving".

Just a short water taxi or helicopter ride from Seward, Bear Glacier is the most spectacular and scenic sea kayaking destinatsion available in the Seward area. Visit our Bear Glacier Photo Album.

Options are available to fit your budget and Time.

Guided All-Inclusive Tour Packages Unguided Do-It-Yourself Bear Glacier is the largest glacier located in Kenai Fjords National Park and flows into a large lake separated from the Pacific Ocean by a narrow glacier moraine. Bear Glacier is 15 roadless miles south of Seward on the west side of Resurrection Bay.

Wildlife in the area includes black bears, mountain goats, coyotes, wolverines and harbor seals that come into the lake for protection from the Orca whales that cruise just outside along the beach. For birders, this area is the nesting area for a large variety of birds.

Harbor Seal on ice flowBesides sea kayaking there are a number of hiking destination available. There are glacier moraines to explore or you can hike up to one of the numerous waterfalls in the area. If you're real adventurous there is a valley and mountain ridges that have yet to be explored.

Backcountry Safaris' exclusive "Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat"
Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat is an affordable eco-adventure Alaska retreat located right on the border of Kenai Fjords National Park and is a haven for anyone wanting a lodge based sea kayaking adventure.

Bear Glacier Wilderness RetreatThe Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat features comfortable modern 12' X 12' WeatherPORT shelters, fabric tension structure with wood floors and 2 single beds. WeatherPORT shelters are used as permanent shelters in remote location around the world and have proven to offer comfortable lodging in every weather condition from Greenland to Antarctica. Also there is a large main gathering and dinning shelter.

Related Bear Glacier Natural History Links
Bear Glacier Changes With Global Warming at Bear Glacier
Iceberg Sizes, Shapes And Classifications
Kenai Fjords Glaciers - Glacial Features
Harding Icefield
A Tour of the Life of a Glacier
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Limitations of liability: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.
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Kenai Fjords Historic Resource Study (online book) by Linda Cook and Frank Norris
Exploring Alaska's Kenai Fjords by David Miller
Kenai Fjords Park - Trails Illustrated Map
Alaska: A Novel by James A. Michener
Alaska: A History of the 49th State by Claus-M Naske and Herman E. Slotnick
Guide to the Birds of Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong
Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska by John G. S. Trelawny
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Travels in Alaska by John Muir
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Harding Icefield snow fallDid You Know?
The Harding Icefield accumulates 400-800 inches of snow each year. It takes between 30-50 years for that snow to compress into glacial ice.
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