Guided Kayaking & Hiking Tours in Homer, Alaska

Searching for a unique day trip in Homer, Alaska, away from the “tour boat” crowds? Let Three Moose Kayak Adventures guide you into Kachemak Bay State Park; Alaska’s first state park, only accessible by boat.  We have been guiding hiking and kayaking tours for over two decades and guests appreciate our unique, small-group approach to Alaska travel.  Our trips let you experience amazing Alaska backcountry, in small groups, while in the company of friendly and knowledgable guides.  See our options below.

Halibut Cove Tours

Halibut Cove is a breathtaking corner of Alaska where mile-high mountains thrust themselves out of the sea. Our unique, small group tours are an intimate and informative way to explore by kayak and foot.  See our trip options below.

1/2-Day Halibut Cove Kayak Tour

1/2-Day Halibut Cove Kayak Tour

Halibut Cove is a breathtaking corner of Alaska where mile-high snow-capped peaks thrust themselves out of the protected cove. This trip starts with a 30-minute scenic boat cruise on Kachemak Bay, arriving at our wilderness lodge outpost inside Kachemak Bay State Park. After instructions and “gearing up”, head out on the protected cove in search of sea otters, bald eagles, and other marine life. Paddle along sea cliff, sea caves, and then stretch your legs and do some beach combing on a pristine beach accessible only by boat. The journey continues as you hear the stories of the once bustling fishing village of Halibut Cove, turned ghost town, then revived into an eclectic community of a few dozen hardy fishermen, artists, and oyster farmers.  In short, there’s no place on earth like Halibut Cove!

Difficulty

Casual to moderate: 2-3 hours paddling with some beach walking.  You dress in layers, we provide all technical gear.

Trip Times

10am – 2:00 pm

Cost

$125/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

3/4-Day Halibut Cove Hike & Kayak

3/4-Day Hike & Kayak Combo

Enjoy a 3-4 hour kayaking and walking tour of beautiful Halibut Cove near Homer, Alaska.  Paddle along sea cliffs and sea caves watching for endearing sea otters and nesting bald eagles. The journey then continues by foot into Alaska’s first state park. A scenic 1.5 mile hike takes you through several distinct ecosystems into a spectacular glacier-carved valley.  Guests are awed by inspiring views of Grewingk Glacier terminating in the picturesque lake. The mile-high mountains, snow-capped peaks, blue glacier ice, and floating icebergs make for an unforgettable experience.

Difficulty

Casual to moderate: 2 hours paddling, and 2-3 hours walking. The 1.5 mile State-Park-maintained trail to Glacier Lake has elevation gains of 350 feet.  The trail has many roots and rocks; sturdy footwear is recommended.

Trip Times

10 am – 5 pm daily

Cost

$155/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Full-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Kayak

Full-Day Glacier Lake Kayaking & Hiking

This 7-8 hour tour is perfect for those that enjoy active, outdoor experiences. The tour starts in Homer, Alaska with a scenic 30-minute boat cruise to Kachemak Bay State Park, accessible only by boat. Enjoy a picturesque hike through 3 distinct ecosystems; the marine environment, coastal forest, and glacial moraine. This Homer, Alaska glacier lake hike is informative as well; your guide shares the history, the wildlife, and geology of this unique area.  In the glacier valley, guests are awed by the views of the immense glacier dropping into the lake. We continue our journey by kayak with sounds of moving ice filling the valley as we paddle our stable kayaks past icebergs of all sizes.  Enjoy a lunch stop in full full view of the mile-wide glacier face. Lucky guests may see the glacier “calve” icebergs into the lake. Occasional sightings of moose, mountain goat, and black bear add to the adventure!  After lunch, hike out and return to Homer by boat.

Difficulty

An active day with frequent breaks. The scenic 2.5 mile trail to the glacier kayak base is mostly level with one section of moderate elevation gains of 350 feet. Glacial terrain is uneven and rocky; good footing and sturdy shoes are a must. Paddling on the lake is easy to moderate; beginners are welcome. A moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended to get the best out of this popular trip. Includes 3 hours hiking and 2-3 hours kayaking throughout the day.

Trip Times

8:30am to 5pm

Cost

$199/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Glacier Lake Tours

Kayak among icebergs in an Alaska Glacier Lake! Grewingk Glacier is an enormous river of ice, covering over 19,000 acres, dropping into a spectacular glacier lake. Our tours take you hiking and kayaking in this magical valley for an experience you’ll never forget!  We offer both day trips and overnights.  Please see our options below.

Full-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Kayak

Full-Day Glacier Lake Kayaking & Hiking

This 7-8 hour tour is perfect for those that enjoy active, outdoor experiences. The tour starts in Homer, Alaska with a scenic 30-minute boat cruise to Kachemak Bay State Park, accessible only by boat. Enjoy a picturesque hike through 3 distinct ecosystems; the marine environment, coastal forest, and glacial moraine. This Homer, Alaska glacier lake hike is informative as well; your guide shares the history, the wildlife, and geology of this unique area.  In the glacier valley, guests are awed by the views of the immense glacier dropping into the lake. We continue our journey by kayak with sounds of moving ice filling the valley as we paddle our stable kayaks past icebergs of all sizes.  Enjoy a lunch stop in full full view of the mile-wide glacier face. Lucky guests may see the glacier “calve” icebergs into the lake. Occasional sightings of moose, mountain goat, and black bear add to the adventure!  After lunch, hike out and return to Homer by boat.

Difficulty

An active day with frequent breaks. The scenic 2.5 mile trail to the glacier kayak base is mostly level with one section of moderate elevation gains of 350 feet. Glacial terrain is uneven and rocky; good footing and sturdy shoes are a must. Paddling on the lake is easy to moderate; beginners are welcome. A moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended to get the best out of this popular trip. Includes 3 hours hiking and 2-3 hours kayaking throughout the day.

Trip Times

8:30am to 5pm

Cost

$199/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Guided Glacier Lake Hike

Leave the crowds behind and come experience the Alaska back-country! Our hiking tours provide fantastic mountain and glacier photo opportunities.  We offer half-day guided hiking trips, as well as hiking and kayaking combo trips.  See our options below.

1/2-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Boat Cruise

1/2-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Boat Cruise

A non-kayaking tour option that includes a visit to Gull Island, Halibut Cove and a guided walk to a pristine glacier lake!

Experience 3 distinct ecosystems in this land-of-amazement tour; the coastal marine environment, old-growth coastal forest, and glacial outwash.  The trip begins with a narrated coastal tour; keeping an eye out for sea otters, harbor seals, porpoise, and whales.  Cruising near-shore brings us up-close to a 20,000+ member sea bird rookery where the elusive puffins often make an appearance! Our tour continues into the quaint community of Halibut Cove, where guests can see a real Alaska “bush” village, completely separated from the road system. Hear colorful stories of this historic corner of Alaska.  Our private dock in Halibut Cove gives us access to a 1.5-mile walk to a nearby glacier lake.  Guests are “awed” by the views of the mile-wide Grewingk Glacier dropping into the awe-inspiring lake. Guests can actually touch a 5,000-year-old piece of ice!  Hike back to the boat, and return to Homer.

Difficulty

Easy.  The 1.5 mile State-Park-maintained trail to the glacier lake has moderate elevation gains of 350 feet.  The trail has many roots and rocks; Guests that have difficulty walking over uneven terrain, please call us to make sure this trip is right for you. Sturdy footwear recommended.

Trip Times

Morning departure, Trip times vary. Trip duration: 4-5 hours

Trip Cost

$155 per person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

3/4-Day Halibut Cove Hike & Kayak

3/4-Day Hike & Kayak Combo

Enjoy a 3-4 hour kayaking and walking tour of beautiful Halibut Cove near Homer, Alaska.  Paddle along sea cliffs and sea caves watching for endearing sea otters and nesting bald eagles. The journey then continues by foot into Alaska’s first state park. A scenic 1.5 mile hike takes you through several distinct ecosystems into a spectacular glacier-carved valley.  Guests are awed by inspiring views of Grewingk Glacier terminating in the picturesque lake. The mile-high mountains, snow-capped peaks, blue glacier ice, and floating icebergs make for an unforgettable experience.

Difficulty

Casual to moderate: 2 hours paddling, and 2-3 hours walking. The 1.5 mile State-Park-maintained trail to Glacier Lake has elevation gains of 350 feet.  The trail has many roots and rocks; sturdy footwear is recommended.

Trip Times

10 am – 5 pm daily

Cost

$155/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Full-Day Glacier Lake Hike & Kayak

Full-Day Glacier Lake Kayaking & Hiking

This 7-8 hour tour is perfect for those that enjoy active, outdoor experiences. The tour starts in Homer, Alaska with a scenic 30-minute boat cruise to Kachemak Bay State Park, accessible only by boat. Enjoy a picturesque hike through 3 distinct ecosystems; the marine environment, coastal forest, and glacial moraine. This Homer, Alaska glacier lake hike is informative as well; your guide shares the history, the wildlife, and geology of this unique area.  In the glacier valley, guests are awed by the views of the immense glacier dropping into the lake. We continue our journey by kayak with sounds of moving ice filling the valley as we paddle our stable kayaks past icebergs of all sizes.  Enjoy a lunch stop in full full view of the mile-wide glacier face. Lucky guests may see the glacier “calve” icebergs into the lake. Occasional sightings of moose, mountain goat, and black bear add to the adventure!  After lunch, hike out and return to Homer by boat.

Difficulty

An active day with frequent breaks. The scenic 2.5 mile trail to the glacier kayak base is mostly level with one section of moderate elevation gains of 350 feet. Glacial terrain is uneven and rocky; good footing and sturdy shoes are a must. Paddling on the lake is easy to moderate; beginners are welcome. A moderate level of fitness and agility is recommended to get the best out of this popular trip. Includes 3 hours hiking and 2-3 hours kayaking throughout the day.

Trip Times

8:30am to 5pm

Cost

$199/person

NOTE: Single travelers or groups of 7 or more – please contact us for availability and special pricing.

Glacier Lodge Overnight Package

Hideaway Cove Lodge is an authentic Alaska sea-coast lodge located inside Kachemak Bay State Park and accessible only by boat! This unique and adventurous package includes round-trip boat cruise from Homer, Alaska, private cabin with bathroom, guided glacier tour, and meals.  See more details and photos below!

Kachemak Bay State Park

Come enjoy our spectacular playground – accessible, yet off the beaten path…

Guided kayaking in Kachemak Bay State Park, Homer, Alaska