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Sea Kayak - Glacier Bay

Explore Glacier Bay and paddle the west coast of Chicagof Island to Sitka

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  • Thu, Jul 22, 2021 — Wed, Aug 18, 2021
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak V
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 198.0 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 16 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 11 kts
  • Pace: Brisk

On Thursday, July 22 meet on Alaska Air flight 71 from Seattle to Glacier bay, departing at 1:46pm.  Your kayak must have previously been shipped to Gustavus.  Bring remainder of trip gear as luggage.  

This trip is replacement for the Prince Rupert to Bella Bella trip, cancelled because Canada remains closed to non-essential travel.  

July 22:  fly to Glacier Bay.  Pick up kayaks which we previously shipped

July 23:  Kick around Glaicer Bay and Gustavus.  Take park orientation.  Buy fuel.  Buttonhole rangers.

July 24:  Water taxi into Glacier Bay.

July 25-30:  Paddle the eastern arm of Glacier Bay.  Return to Bartlett Cove (Glacier Bay visitor center).

July 31 to August 13:  Cross Icy straight, paddle north and west coast of Chicagof Island to arrive in Sitka.  We will be paddling through the West Chichagof Yakobi Wilderness

July 14:  board Alaska Ferry in Sitka.  

July 14-17:  Ride ferry through inside passage

July 18:  Arrive Bellingham at 8:00am

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