Krazy about Kayaking on The Kenai | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

This post doesn’t need too much of an introduction, so we’ll just paddle right into it. We are absolutely “KRAZY” about kayaking on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground. Being out on open water with the wind in your hair, the sun beaming down, mountains in the distance, the booming sound of glaciers calving, and wildlife to view from land to sea. Needless to say, a kayaking addiction is easy to come by and hard to shake.

Bear Glacier. Photo courtesy of Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking in Seward, AK.

From Kachemak Bay State Park in Homer, Prince William Sound, Humpy Cove, to Fox Island, Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward… we can’t get enough of the fun and adventurous outdoor activity!

Photo from Kayak Adventures Worldwide in Seward, AK.

There are lots and lots of incredible places to go kayaking on Alaska’s Playground, but we would like to show you a few lodges and guide outfits that are top-notch and come highly recommended.

KPTMC’s Member Services Director, Keith Baxter with his beautiful wife Desiree enjoying Halibut Cove.

Up first is Stillpoint Lodge across the bay from Homer, Alaska in the village of Halibut Cove. A short boat ride or float plane flight from Homer, and easily accessible from the lower 48, you’ll find a magnificent lodge nestled on the edge of the wilderness. Whether for a vacation, wedding, retreat, workshop, or a special family event, Stillpoint Lodge makes it easy to have the getaway of your dreams.

In addition to being an incredible secluded getaway location, Stillpoint Lodge offers some of the most epic kayaking adventures that you will ever come by. You can embark on a guided kayaking tour in Kachemak Bay State Park including kayaking at the Glacier Lake. Caution: your breath will be taken away. It is stunning!

Homer Ocean Charters in Homer, AK has so much to offer. They have been offering premier fishing charters for halibut and salmon since 1979. Homer is the premier destination for sea kayaking in Kachemak Bay. You are totally surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, remote fjords and abundant wildlife. Homer Ocean Charters offers guided day and multi day kayaking trips for beginning and experienced sea kayakers.

Paddling among the sea otters, porpoises and even whales at times, including tide pooling, and learning about the local area adds to your exceptional experience. Their guides are experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful. Many paddlers have stated that kayaking with Homer Ocean Charters has been the highlight of their Alaskan vacation. They use single and double person necky kayaks that are very stable for beginners while providing the adventure the more experienced paddler is looking for.

Kayak Adventures Worldwide in Seward, Alaska is one of the coolest kayaking outfits around. If you’re looking for “local vibe, local access, awesome people and an excellent adventure” this is most definitely the place for you.

Kayak Adventures Worldwide is a small shop based in Seward, Alaska offering environmentally friendly and educationally based sea kayaking trips.  You don’t need any experience to join their trips – just an adventurous spirit and a desire to learn and explore the great Alaskan wilderness. Check out more incredible photos by visiting their Facebook page Kayak Adventures Worldwide.

Oh and we must add… Kayak Adventures Worldwide has succeeded in proving to us that sunsets on a kayaking adventure have a way of appearing much more magical than your average everyday sunset. It almost looks like the colors of the sunset are reflecting off of the kayaks. Simply incredible!

In the same “neck of the woods” is another incredible guide outfit; Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking in Seward, Alaska. Imagine sea kayaking in a place of turquoise blue waters teeming with whales and puffins, tidewater and alpine glaciers, protected coves and rugged cliffs under glorious skies. These visions become reality while sea kayaking in Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay with Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking.

Sea otters casually watch you as they feed on sea urchins and mollusks; seals follow you curiously as you kayak in silence; pods of orcas glide through the waters as they search for salmon… and it’s all waiting for you at Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking.

Checking out the lush and mountainous Fox Island in Resurrection Bay is always an incredible adventure with Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking.

Orca Island Cabins is next up on our list. Located in Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay outside of Seward, this fabulous place offers unique yurt accommodations on a private island. Enjoy the best in Alaska with whale watching, incredible kayaking, fishing, hiking or just sitting back and relaxing.  We did a full blog on Orca Island Cabins last summer. To read more about this special place, check out the full blog on Orca Island Cabins.

Lazy Otter Charters in Whittier, AK is an excellent choice if you are looking to explore Prince William Sound via kayak. Lazy Otter Charters Inc. is a family owned and operated charter and water taxi operation in Whittier, Alaska. They are here to help you plan your adventure in Prince William Sound! Perfect for men, women and children of all ages! Check out that cutie below on his first kayaking adventure. 

Whether you are interested in a personalized day cruise, including glaciers, whales and wildlife viewing, need a trip to a public cabin in Prince William Sound, or an expedition using our kayak transport, Lazy Otter Charters Inc. would love to help you with your Prince William Sound adventure. They are even now offering year-round winter tours of the sound!

If you are a kayak owner and are looking for a great location to go out on your own adventure, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 907-262-5229 or visit us online HERE.

Photo courtesy of Keith Baxter, Member Services Director at KPTMC.

Are you addicted yet? If you aren’t… hurry and call one of these great places and succumb to the adventure that is sure to steal your heart and never let it go.

Photo courtesy of Desiree Baxter, Realtor at Jack White Real Estate in Soldotna.

Get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend… and all summer long for that matter. Happy paddling, friends!

Photo courtesy of Denai Keene, Realtor with Jack White Real Estate of Soldotna.