Revised 11/22/13

Kachemak Bay Alaska - Lodge Based Kayak Trip

Description

Originating from the tiny finger of gravel known as Homer Spit, this intermediate skill level adventure takes place in the deep blue of Kachemak Bay surrounded by snow-capped peaks and massive glacier fields. Homer is the gateway to uncountable adventures in Alaska, where the locals sport bumper stickers admonishing people to "Keep Homer Weird". After orientation in Homer where we begin downshifting to Alaska time, we'll cross the Bay via water taxi to Halibut Cove where our cabins await to explore from. Sea mammals, puffins, whales, bears and countless sea birds find their home along the coast we'll be exploring by kayak. Our nights will be spent in comfortable island cabins with running water and gas lights...Alaska-style comforts of home.

We’ll be venturing forth each day from our comfy cabins to explore coves, glacial lakes and coastline. We are one of very few outfitters that specialize in trips with single kayaks and have a strong emphasis on skill development and nature exploration. Between our well-known meals, strong ACA instructor coaching talents and Michael's 30 plus years guiding, you will be getting the best of the best that Alaska has to offer from a cozy cabin base.

Skill Level:

 Novice/Intermediate

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day Anchorage : Meet by 4pm for van transfer to Homer, dinner enroute. Overnight in Homer at an Alaskan guest cottage overlooking the Spit.

Day 2-7: After an orientation morning in Homer for gear fitting, packing, and downshifting to Alaska time, we'll water taxi across the bay to Halibut Cove. Any and all of the following are possible depending on weather:

  • Tutka Bay or paddle Sadie Cove
  • Haystack Rock yurt or Neptune Bay
  • Paddle to Glacier Spit
  • Hike to Grewink Glacier on Glacier trail
  • Paddle into Halibut Cove Lagoon
  • Work on moving water skills

Day 8: Pack up and paddle back across to the spit if conditions allow. Water taxi back to Homer for overnight…dinner out in town.

Day 9: Transfer back to Anchorage for afternoon flights.

Kachenak Bay Paddling

Dates for 2014:

June 14 - 22

Cost:

 $3695/persondouble occupancy, $300 single supplement only if private rooms are wanted for hotel stays.
Trip price from Anchorage. Price includes naturalist guides, permits, boat shuttles, lodging (double occupancy), all meals during itinerary, local land transport, high quality kayaks, professional instruction, group gear (tents, kitchen gear, safety equipment) and the best backcountry food in the land. We intend to make this one of the finest kayak tours ever put together!

Dry suit Rental: Gore-Tex dry suits are available to rent for the week for $180 - recommended and a great deal on a $1000 suit!

Reservations are held with a deposit of $500 and a completed Participant Profile Form; 50% of the balance of your total trip fee is due 60 days before departure. The final 50% is due 45 days prior to departure. Deposit fully refundable up to 60 days before departure.