Ship passengers traveling the fjords of southeast Alaska often hear the mighty cracks and crashes of glaciers “calving” ice chunks into the sea. Once they’ve separated from the glaciers, these masses become free-floating, wind-sculpted icebergs, whose shapes can take fantastical forms, and whose colors range from sherbet white to Windex blue. There are few pleasures more eerily beautiful than floating among them in a kayak.
The best adventure tours don’t just guide you—they let you venture out (safely) on your own. All Lindblad-National Geographic Alaska expeditions offer kayaking.