Ileneinakayak is going away…. The website, not the paddler

After many wonderful years of hosting this website, which mainly offered sea kayaking adventures in Alaska and Panama, I no longer find it relevant to what I currently do. I have created a yearly schedule for myself of sea kayak guiding on small expedition cruise ships (mainly in Alaska and Antarctica), and my time off in Panama and Philadelphia to relax and spend time with family.

Antarctic Peninsula, 2021

Useful Links

Sea kayaking in Alaska, I highly recommend Anadyr Adventures, in Valdez, Prince William Sound (Instagram Page), AND Spirit Walker Expeditions in Gustavus for trips in Glacier Bay National Park and Icy Strait (Instagram Page)

Sea kayaking in Guna Yala (San Blas) Panama with the Indigenous Guna, there are a few companies that offer all-inclusive trips (Southern Sea Ventures, Tropical Sea Kayaking). For other adventures in Panama I recommend Adventures Panama, that hires local guides and offers unique off-the-beaten-path trips

The company that I sea kayak guide for (May-Oct 2023) on their small expedition cruise ship in the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia, American Queen Voyages

If you visit Panama and wish to have a unique city tour experience with a fun English-speaking local tour guide OR immerse yourself in a community in Guna Yala with Guna guides, please contact my friend, Victor, who operates Localinpty (Facebook page, Instagram Page). Stay to volunteer and give back with his program that supports youth, Localinpty KIDS Program (Facebook page, Instagram Page)

Amazing Yoga adventure retreats and workshops (that include some sea kayaking), please check out my dear friend, Leigh’s company Yoga Currents. She lives and teaches in Alaska and offers fun, adventurous, and rejuvenating retreats in various countries (Facebook Page, Instagram Page). Check out her Jan 2024 Belize offering!

You can still access my blog for more Panama and Alaska resources, trip reports, photos, and inspiration.