Kayaking in Alaska

Kayaking Trips in Alaska

With nearly 30 million acres of inland water and over 6,000 miles of shoreline, there is no shortage of paddling in Alaska! Coupled with the rough and beautiful wilderness that is Alaska, this is one amazing place to paddle! Find kayaking trips in Alaska for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayaking trip in Alaska for you. If you've paddled Alaska before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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Guide to Kayaking in Alaska

Everything is big in Alaska! The wildlife, the glaciers, and the paddling opportunities! Explore some of these paddling destinations in Alaska:

  • Eagle River
  • Tanana River
  • Knik River

Kayaking Locations In Alaska

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Alaska! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Kayaking Trip in Alaska

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Alaska and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Alaska community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Alaska

Are you looking to connect with other kayakers about going kayaking in Alaska? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.

Kayak Outfitters in Alaska

Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Alaska: