In July 2021 we (two twenty-five year old friends) embarked on a 3 day / 2 night kayaking trip to Aialik Bay with Adventure 60 North. We started off with base camp in the magical Abra Cove, offering breathtaking views of the bay, Aialik Glacier, mountains in the distance, and waterfalls throughout the cove. An afternoon kayak to the glacier was a treat, and waking up the next morning to the sun peaking over the cliff surrounding our base camp was special. On day 2 we had a beautiful kayak up to Bear Cove and then across the bay to Quicksand. Immersed in wildlife with humpbacks, orcas, seals, otter, puffin and so much else, we could not have asked for a better day. A quick dip in the water at Bear Cove and a nap in the afternoon sun was also great! We closed out the trip on day 3 with a leisurely morning of coffee and breakfast and a scenic paddle to McMullen Cove. A journey of a lifetime.
Adventure 60 North was fantastic throughout the entire process from booking the trip, to assisting with gear preparations, to teaching proper safety techniques, and ultimately to ensuring a perfect adventure. If you are looking for a kayaking trip in Alaska, go with Adventure 60 North! The town of Seward was also our favorite stop on our multi-leg vacation.
Now to the highlight of our trip, our guide Megan. First, she expertly curated a customized trip based on our preferences that resulted in the unbelievable experience outlined above. Next, despite being two inexperienced campers, not even for a second during the trip did we feel unsafe or unprepared. Proper safety techniques and camping skills were taught in the pre-trip meeting as well as during the adventure, and we had absolute confidence in Megan’s guidance and support. Finally, she was genuinely a joy to hang with and we truly enjoyed every bit of chit chat and banter with her from start to finish. We could not recommend Megan more highly!