Icy Strait Kayaking Excursion Reviews

Looking for an active way to experience Alaska’s breathtaking scenery? Kayak through Icy Strait’s icy blue waters.
Leader, Bambi a young, strong native girl shared interesting stories of her life and culture.
Sail Date: June 2018
Leader, Bambi a young, strong native girl shared interesting stories of her life and culture. Unfortunately we didn't paddle very far or any place interesting and saw no wildlife. Very expensive port.
Leader, Bambi a young, strong native girl shared interesting stories of her life and culture. Unfortunately we didn't paddle very far or any place interesting and saw no wildlife. Very expensive port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kayaked on beautiful water with gorgeous scenery.
Sail Date: September 2017
Kayaked on beautiful water with gorgeous scenery. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, dolphins or eagles but wildlife is unpredictable. The guide unfortunately did not wait for the whole group to get together before she started ... Read More
Kayaked on beautiful water with gorgeous scenery. Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, dolphins or eagles but wildlife is unpredictable. The guide unfortunately did not wait for the whole group to get together before she started talking about a particular area, we were behind the others and missed most of what she said. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Rare opportunity to paddle in a single kayak.
Sail Date: August 2017
Rare opportunity to paddle in a single kayak. Good equipment provided but not boots for some reason, which would have been a good idea. This is not a good tour for someone paddling a single kayak for the first time unless you are a quick ... Read More
Rare opportunity to paddle in a single kayak. Good equipment provided but not boots for some reason, which would have been a good idea. This is not a good tour for someone paddling a single kayak for the first time unless you are a quick study on proper paddling technique - one woman on our tour struggled a lot to finish the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the beginners' kayak tour.
Sail Date: July 2016
We did the beginners' kayak tour. BORING. We kayaked along the coast and into the harbor. Not scenic at all. No wildlife. Do not take this.
We did the beginners' kayak tour. BORING. We kayaked along the coast and into the harbor. Not scenic at all. No wildlife. Do not take this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Inspite of the rainy day the guide took us around the area and tried his best to find something to ...
Sail Date: August 2015
Inspite of the rainy day the guide took us around the area and tried his best to find something to see. It was a good exercise workout at least and we had some good laughs.
Inspite of the rainy day the guide took us around the area and tried his best to find something to see. It was a good exercise workout at least and we had some good laughs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We overall enjoyed this tour.
Sail Date: August 2015
We overall enjoyed this tour. The gear shed was a bit dingy, but the staff setting us up was very friendly. We were able to leave our camera bag there, as we didn’t want to risk it getting wet. There was not really any instruction at the ... Read More
We overall enjoyed this tour. The gear shed was a bit dingy, but the staff setting us up was very friendly. We were able to leave our camera bag there, as we didn’t want to risk it getting wet. There was not really any instruction at the beginning, which was fine for me as I had kayaking experience, but my husband really struggled at the beginning. They eventually realized he was having trouble and were then attentive. Our two guides were very nice and able to answer lots of questions about the area and growing up in Alaska. They didn’t really have a set plan of where we would be going, but that was fine with us. I guess we had a pretty fast paddling group since they were trying to decide on other places to bring us since we had additional time. We appreciated them extending our time in the water rather than just wrapping up early. We took a break at the halfway point and were given a snack of water, chips, a granola bar, and fruit snacks. So we really didn’t need to carry anything other than bug spray. Do not forget the bug spray as there are lots of small bugs on the water. We only saw 1 dolphin in the water but LOTS of bald eagles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We were expecting to go into a more remote area.
Sail Date: June 2015
We were expecting to go into a more remote area. However you travel down a large river and then kayak through the harbor. No wildlife as you are in view of the town the entire time! The guide was not good, only talked with a few people. ... Read More
We were expecting to go into a more remote area. However you travel down a large river and then kayak through the harbor. No wildlife as you are in view of the town the entire time! The guide was not good, only talked with a few people. Would definitely not waste money on this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Right before our tour left, a hump back whale came up right by the dock.
Sail Date: May 2015
Right before our tour left, a hump back whale came up right by the dock. Unfortunately we didn't see any from our kayaks. It was a little windy for some of the less experienced kayakers. One of the couples tipped over.
Right before our tour left, a hump back whale came up right by the dock. Unfortunately we didn't see any from our kayaks. It was a little windy for some of the less experienced kayakers. One of the couples tipped over. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Loved the kayaking!
Sail Date: June 2014
Loved the kayaking! We saw many bald eagles and even a sea otter. Really fun, not too hard.
Loved the kayaking! We saw many bald eagles and even a sea otter. Really fun, not too hard. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was a great way to see whales and all the wildlife and get in some exercise to burn off some of ...
Sail Date: May 2012
It was a great way to see whales and all the wildlife and get in some exercise to burn off some of the deserts.
It was a great way to see whales and all the wildlife and get in some exercise to burn off some of the deserts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International