Sea Kayaking - Top Ten Places in the USA

Glacier Bay, Alaska - No prior kayaking experience is necessary to kayak Glacier Bay. Unlike whitewater boats, sea touring kayaks are extremely stable and easy to paddle. Many visitors to Glacier Bay have never kayaked before. However, all rental customers should be experienced outdoors people.

San Juan Islands, Washington - Explore the unique marine environment of the San Juan Islands of Washington State by sea kayak! San Juan Kayak Expeditions specialize in three and four day personally guided sea kayaking tours from June through September incorporating camping, kayak sailing, hiking, whale watching and birding in an expedition style.


The Outerbanks, North Carolina - Kayak the outerbank barrier islands including Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest.

Down East Islands, Maine - Kayak this area, and find out how wild, rugged, and wooly these islands are.  One of the few areas left on the East Coast that has honest adventuring. Some of the most rugged shoreline on the Atlantic seaboard, with hidden coves and cobble beaches awaits the adventurous kayaker.


Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, Michigan - Kayak miles of colorful sandstone cliffs from 50-200 feet high rise from Lake Superior's rugged shoreline and long stretches of white sand beach that invite kayakers to explore the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Prince William Sound, Alaska - When kayaking Prince William Sound and Resurrection Bay, you will experience premier ecosystems with a diversity of wildlife and habitat. Enclosed by high mountains and glaciers, and protected from the high seas by barrier islands, the area is a boater’s paradise.

Cumberland Island, Georgia - Cumberland Island is the premiere sea-kayaking destination in the Southeast. Paddle across a maze of tidal marsh for 12 miles to camp in the remotest part of this island, Brickhill Bluffs.


Atchafalaya Basin Sea Kayaking, Louisiana - The Atchafalaya Basin, the surrounding plain of the river, is filled with bayous, bald cypress swamps, and marshes that give way to more brackish conditions and end in the Spartina grass marshes, near and at where it meets the Gulf of Mexico.

Isle Royale Sea Kayaking, Michigan - The largest island in Lake Superior, all of which is a national park. Isle Royale is over 50 miles in length and is accompanied by multiple smaller islands, particularly on its northeast end. Isle Royale is a part of the state of Michigan and was once the site of a fishing industry and resort community. It is known for its wolf and moose populations.


1000 Islands, Cocoa Beach. Florida - The Thousand Islands are a group of natural and modified mangrove islands in the Banana River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach in Brevard County, Florida. These islands are the relict shoals of a Flood Tide Delta Deposit left behind when an inlet was formed.