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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. 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 Package

Overnight Glacier Lodge Package

Day 1

Depart Homer Harbor at 6 pm. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on Kachemak Bay watching for otters, seals, puffins, and bald eagles. Occasional viewing whales or black bears on the beach, add to the experience! Hideaway Cove Lodge is accessible only by boat and located within the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park. Your private cabin is a quaint retreat that offers a private sitting porch with great views, private bathroom, lodge-style decor, and a cozy gas fireplace. After checking into your private cabin, you still have plenty of daylight to go on a short hike, relax on the sea-side deck, fire up the cedar sauna, walk the rocky shoreline, visit at the fire pit, or take out a rowboat and do some fishing.

Day 2 

Guests have option of either a kayaking or non-kayaking tour to Glacier Lake

Enjoy a home-cooked country breakfast followed by a guided walk to a picturesque glacier lake near the lodge.  Experience 3 distinct eco-zones on your hike; the tidal zone, coastal forest, and glacial out-wash.  Guests are in awe at their first sight of the mile-wide glacier coming down the steep-mountain valley.  Arriving at the lake shore, guests learn about the movements of these great “rivers” of ice, and even get to hold an ice berg!

Guests wanting a casual, no-kayak option, enjoy a break at the glacier lake followed by an escorted hike back to the wilderness lodge for a relaxing afternoon.

Guests wanting more activity and adventure continue hiking to our glacier-kayak base. Sounds of moving ice fill the valley as your stable kayak glides past magnificent icebergs of all sizes and shapes. Enjoy lunch in full view of the nearly mile-wide glacier face. Lucky guests may even see the glacier “calve” huge icebergs into the lake! After lunch, paddle back to the trail head, hike out, and return to the wilderness lodge. The tour finishes with a scenic boat ride back to Homer, arriving between 5 and 6pm.

Departs: 6pm daily

Cost

$349/Adult
Children: half-price   

Price includes: Round-trip boat cruise to Hideaway Cove Lodge, private cabin with full use of lodge facilities, breakfast and lunch on day 2, guided glacier tour, and State Park entrance fees. Price does not include 3% sales tax or gratuity.

Guests can also choose a 2-day, one-night option which includes everything mentioned above, plus an extra full day to get out and explore the hiking trails of Kachemak Bay State Park (self guided). The favorite hike is the Alpine Ridge Trail which leaves right from the lodge and offers panoramic views of glaciers, ice fields, ocean and forests. With this option guests are picked up at 10 am in the morning instead 6pm, and lunch and dinner are provided on day 1. Please add $99/person to above price if you would like the 2-day one-night option.

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