You glide across the water and take in the sight before your eyes. A craggy coastline of fertile evergreen is stretched before you. A cool breeze rustles your hair and whispers through the branches. Overhead, you hear an eagle caw and look up to see its soaring silhouette framed by iridescent mist-covered mountains. This is just the beginning of your journey kayaking in Alaska.
Kayaking has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade. Approximately 7.76 million people participated in kayaking in 2007. That estimate rose to an astounding 16 million participants by 2017! According to a recent survey, kayaking is one of the top 10 types of adventure travel booked in the last year. And, these same surveys have shown that setting off on a sea kayak isn’t just for daring teenagers and young adults — older groups love the chance to set out on the water, as well. Find out what you’re missing on an epic kayaking in Alaska excursion on your next cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line.
Kayaking in Alaska is especially memorable during an excursion at Icy Strait Point. This spot in the Alaskan panhandle features serene waters and sweeping views of the coastline. You’ll receive a safety instruction before setting off on your two-person kayak to explore the area as you paddle along.
The waters of Port Frederick and the Pacific Ocean that border Hoonah, Alaska, teem with life. You may have a chance to witness bald eagles swoop down to the water to catch their prey. Even more mesmerizing are the humpback whales known to swim past the waterfront! Relish in the chance to see the magnificent fauna during your two-and-a-half-hour excursion.
Icy Strait Point is one of the best spots for sea kayaking in Alaska. Located directly in front of Hoonah, Alaska, this private harbor is the perfect place for your ship to dock. Get an adrenaline rush on the Icy Strait ZipRider, one of the longest zip lines in the world. Take an opportunity to visit local shops to purchase souvenirs to remember your trip. Lastly, cherish the memories of traversing Alaskan waters on this epic voyage.