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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.

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.