Does anyone have any suggestions for kayaking in juneau? I've found 2 options, either a "glacier view" trip that is 3.5 hours (not sure how much of that is on the water) in Auke Bay and a 6-7 hour trip through Goldbelt tours. Has anyone kayaked Juneau before?
They are a booking agent. If you are looking at Pack Creek, I would suggest you book direct with the vender Alaska Fly N Fish, permits are necessary and they get a small allotment. OR you can obtain your own and then arrange your flight. But not doable unless you have a few days to play with.
Well, I had to find out about next year any way so I gave them a call.
Alaska Discovery does run it's own trips. At least to Pack Creek where I'll be going. She also mentioned Glacier Bay but I didn't ask if they run that one or not.
For those who are thinking of doing this independently, it is possible. The biggest hurdle would be getting a permit. Alaska Discovery does rent out kayaks by the day. There is a campground on Windfall Island run by the National Park (I believe) and there is a flight service that will take you over (I believe I read $250.00) but I'm not sure what the min. number of people ect. This will have to be researched. I know there is at least one trip review of people that have done it independently.
I'll be talking to them later this year in June for next year. $450.00 is a little steep just to go over for 4 hours. You can spend roughly 1/2 that and get 2 days out of it.