We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours

Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
+1 907-697-2257
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Awesome Family Experience!

Our family of 5 took the morning tour with Brittany as our guide. We saw lots of wildlife and had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abby S
via mobile
Wonderful experience! Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful day on the water with our guide Brittney. We were very lucky to see a group of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
noukie07
,
Europe
Read all 62 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is an NPS concession in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. We offer both full and half day guided kayak tours or independent kayak rentals in Bartlett Cove, a very protected rain forest environment with opportunities to view a variety of land mammals, marine and bird life. Expedition rentals are also available for experienced kayakers and campers.
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bartlett cove” (9 reviews)
“glacier bay” (31 reviews)
“sea otters” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Gateway to Glacier Bay National Park, Gustavus, AK 99826
CONTACT
Website
+1 907-697-2257
Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"bartlett cove"
in 9 reviews
"glacier bay"
in 31 reviews
"sea otters"
in 11 reviews
"day trip"
in 7 reviews
"novice kayakers"
in 3 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 3 reviews
"rain gear"
in 3 reviews
"kayak rentals"
in 2 reviews
"highlight of our trip"
in 2 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 2 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 2 reviews
"great trip"
in 2 reviews
"black beans"
in 2 reviews
"gbsk"
in 11 reviews
"brittany"
in 11 reviews
"kara"
in 11 reviews
"david"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 5 took the morning tour with Brittany as our guide. We saw lots of wildlife and had a great time talking with our friendly and funny guide! Definitely a recommended activity for any family or group of friends! We would definitely go...More

Thank Abby S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad to hear about your enjoyable day with Brittney, and that you saw lots of wildlife on your tour. Hope to see you back when the next time you visit Glacier Bay National Park!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day on the water with our guide Brittney. We were very lucky to see a group of killer whales come into Barlett Cove - incredible! Brittney knows a lot about the wildlife in Alaska and enthusiastically shares her knowledge. The day...More

Thank noukie07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great day out on the water with such a special wildlife sighting! Brittney has great Orca karma. She and her husband, David, who also guides for us, spent a few winters care-taking an Orca research facility in British Columbia. Thank you for sharing...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked the full-day guided kayak tour from Bartlett Cove. We are novice kayakers, but our guide, David, made everything easy! He got us outfitted and gave us basic instructions, and we were paddling in no time. We saw a lot of...More

Thank jschn_2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad to hear that you had a great day out on the water with David. Bartlett Cove offers generally placid waters for excellent paddling for the novice kayaker. Black bears and seals are a common sight and your humpback whales made your wildlife...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Our kayaking trip far exceeded my expectations! I was really looking forward to it and it was a truly memorable experience! We saw whales so close it made our guide nervous! Seeing sea lions playing and otters floating so close by was amazing. Brittany was...More

Thank SerachSH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for sharing your great day with Brittney in Bartlett Cove. It offers amazing opportunities for marine mammal viewing most days in the summer, but humpback whales up close are a special sight to see and experience.Thank you for recommending our tour and we...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a great week kayaking in Glacier Bay. Rental from Glacier Bay Sea Kayaking was excellent. The equipment was top notch, logistics were easy and they were just generally good people to deal with. Can’t wait to go again - it’s an amazing place.

Thank Paul M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

We're glad to hear that your trip went smoothly from start to finish and that you enjoyed your week long kayak trip in beautiful Glacier Bay. Thanks for you kind words and we hope to see you back here another year!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We had a fantastic all day sea kayak tour and saw bears, seals and bald eagle, etc. Brittany knew so much about the glaciers and the topography and showed us medicinal and edible plants in the forest after she made us a delicious picnic spread....More

1  Thank Elinor M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for your kind review and we're so glad you had a great day in Glacier Bay with Brittney! Bartlett Cove presents an amazing wildlife viewing opportunity and each day you will see something different. Brittany knows a lot about our local plants and...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We rented a kayak for 11 days and did an unguided trip round the East arm. Pre-trip Kara was extremely helpful giving us all the information we needed especially in regards to the kayaking and logistics (we'd never done a kayak trip before). Kara also...More

Thank bouncealot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thank you for writing a trip review. We are so glad that you had an ‘exceptional’ trip. The East side of Glacier Bay is almost a hidden treasure with the majority of guests headed to the West side to see the accessible tide water glaciers....More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 6, 2018

We had an awesome time and GBSK helped make it happen. Many thanks! We like backpack as part of our trips into the wilderness but were novice enough with this type of aqua adventure that we appreciated all the help we got from the folks...More

Thank Andrew C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Thank you for writing a trip review. I am glad that our website had ‘a ton of great info’ and that we were able to help you make this trip happen. Glacier Bay National Park is a difficult place to get to and the whole...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 12, 2017

As the planner for our group over July 4th, I had the most experience communicating with GBSK. Both Lea and Kara were quick and patient in regards to answering our group's questions. When we arrived Lea promptly met us and said she was running around...More

1  Thank kscott07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GBSK_Alaska, Manager at Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We understand the difficulty of planning a Glacier Bay kayak trip and are always happy to help folks with logistics so that your trip goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish. We hope to see you back...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is the third trip we have done where we rented the kayaks through GBSK. They are a wonderful organization. Kara is the best and helps all along the planning and shipping of gear and things. We ordered our freeze dried meals from REI and...More

Thank Carrie R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Alpinemum
December 7, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GBSK_Alaska | Property representative |
It sounds like you may have an older guidebook, as the Spirit of Adventure hasn't been the day tour boat for quite a few years. These days the Baranof Wind does daily tours to the West Arm from the end of May to the... More
0
Votes