Liquid Adventures Unveils Custom-Built Catamaran for New Glacier Kayaking Trip
First guided day trip to Northwestern Fjord brings new opportunities for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding
Liquid Adventures' new custom-built catamaran will take small groups of kayakers and paddleboarders through Aialik Bay and Northwestern Fjord.
SEWARD, AK—Liquid Adventures, a locally-owned glacier kayaking company offering guided trips out of Seward, will unveil a new vessel, the Oceanna, this month. The Oceanna is a custom-built catamaran that will take trip-goers out to kayak at the Aialik Bay or Northwestern Fjord. The use of this private vessel will allow Liquid Adventures to offer visitors and locals the opportunity to forego a crowded water taxi ride and enjoy a small group boat ride in search of remote glacier kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding experiences.
The Oceanna will be used to launch Liquid Adventures’ newest trip, the Aialik/Northwestern Explorer, the first guided, glacier kayaking day trip to the Northwestern Fjord—known by locals and experienced kayakers as one of the most scenic, pristine and remote kayaking locations in the Kenai Fjords. The new catamaran provides the opportunity for these small groups to kayak either Aialik Bay or the Northwestern Fjord, wherever the paddling is best for the day.
“The Oceanna allows us to offer our customers the ultimate and most memorable Alaska glacier kayaking experience,” said Ryan Fisher, co-owner of Liquid Adventures. “With this new flexibility, our guides will determine where the paddling is best, based on factors like crowds, wildlife and weather.”
Since they’ll be traveling in smaller groups, visitors and locals can have intimate interaction with the captain and guide away from the crowds that are common to Aialik Bay. The Oceanna features easy deployment of stand-up paddleboards, another type of excursion that Liquid Adventures offers.
On the Aialik/Northwestern Explorer trip, guides will navigate kayakers through a rocky fjord and coastline known for its wildlife in search of whales, sea lion haulouts and hidden coves. The Northwestern Fjord and the waters of Holgate Arm boast several calving glaciers, steep granite cliffs and coastal waterfalls.