Icy Bay and Yakutat
The panhandle area of Alaska, near Yakutat, is home to Russell Fjord and Icy Bay. Icy Bay offers absolutely world class sea kayaking. Less accessible than many of the other well known locations, Icy Bay receives a fraction as many kayakers each season as virtually any other sea kayaking destination in Alaska.
Icy Bay also offers views of the highest coastal mountain in the world, the largest coastal mountain range in the world, the 2nd tallest mountain in both the United States and Canada, abundant marine mammals and wildlife, sea birds, 4 massive glaciers, countless icebergs, and some absolutely of the most remote and beautiful landscapes of the Alaska coastline. It’s an amazing location and definitely my favorite sea kayaking place in Alaska.
In Southeast Alaska, iconic places like Misty Fjords or Glacier Bay National Parks are well-favored sea kayaking locations. From Haines and Skagway south to Ketchikan and Sitka there are virtually an infinite number of options.
Glacier Bay is one of the most popular areas.
Gustavus is a great place to head out from with a number of options for ferrying you out to a base or air taxis to really get you out there. If you want specifics, contact me, or check out Jim Howard’s great book here.