Ultimate Kachemak Bay Kayak & Hike
A full day’s adventure out of Homer.
Your full-day adventure into Kachemak Bay State Park starts with a water taxi ride from Homer to Petersen Bay. No matter the weather, the ride is a stunning one. In the sun, spangles of light flitter across the water surface. When overcast, the clouds cling dramatically to the tops of bayside mountains. Along the way you'll pass by Gull Island, home to thousands of nesting seabirds.
The perfect Alaskan day.
After landing at a rocky beach in Petersen Bay, it's time to gear up and slip out into the water by kayak. The route takes you through protected water bordered by rocky shoreline and deep green trees. Sea otters and bald eagles often make an appearance.
After a lunch stop, you'll trade kayaks for the trail on a two-mile hike into an old growth forest. Your destination is a beautiful lake fed by the Grewingk Glacier. Sometimes the glacier calves massive chunks of ice that slowly make their way toward a beach at the lake's far end. It's here that you'll spend time exploring and taking photos before hiking about two miles out via the Saddle Trail. This perfect Alaskan day concludes with a short water taxi back to Homer.
Ultimate Kachemak Bay Kayak & Hike guests are provided with kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, and lifejackets. The tour last about nine hours and includes kayaking, a four-mile hike, and scenic roundtrip water taxi.
This active outdoor adventure operates in most weather conditions. It is important to dress in warm synthetic layers. Consider wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long hiking pants (not jeans), a fleece or down jacket, and sturdy hiking shoes. Bring along a rain jacket and rain pants as well. Only light snacks are provided, so be sure to bring your own lunch and a full water bottle. Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen.
This is a very active outdoor excursion. Guests should be prepared for a full day of moderate to strenuous activity in varying conditions. If you have any concerns, the shorter Elephant Rock Kayak Adventure would be a great alternative.
The Ultimate Kachemak Bay Kayak & Hike tour leaves from the tour operator office on the Homer Spit. There are several free and pay parking lots in the area. Homer is just under five hours from Anchorage by car.
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|5/1/24 (W) to 9/10/24 (Tu)5/1/24 (W) to 9/10/24 (Tu)||Adult: $250.00||Child: $250.00|
|The rates above do not include taxes/fees of 8% and are subject to change without notice.|
Departure times and locations are listed below. Click on a link for an interactive map.
|Depart: 8:00 AM||Location: True North Kayak Homer Office|
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