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Tom VandenBerg, a park ranger here for 25 years, says to paddle just 20 minutes north of the visitor center to enjoy a private island. Expect to see humpback whales, sea otters, bears, moose, and bald eagles. It’s a great option for visitors who don’t have the time or experience for a glacier kayak.
Boat rental Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks starting at $50/day.