Kachemak Bay Yurt-Based Kayak Camping
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 a Alaska, where the locals
sprout bumper stickers admonishing
people to "Keep Homer Weird". After an orientation day in Homer
where we begin downshifting to Alaska time, we'll cross the Bay and to
explore the nooks and crannies at the base of all the glacier-carved mountains
we see from a distance. 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 beach camps and even a few in
Mongolian style yurts equipped with woodstoves and bunks....Alaska-style
comforts of home.
with all of our Alaska programs, we are proud to partner with Tom Pogson
and the Alaska Kayak School to outfit you with the finest boats and gear
in Alaska: NDK Explorers, Lendal paddles and Mountain Hardware tents just
to mention a few names. Between our well-known meals, Tom's BCU 5 Star
coaching talents and Michael's 20 plus years guiding, you will be getting
the best of the best that Alaska has to offer.
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: After an orientation morning in Homer for gear fitting, packing, downshifting to Alaska time, we'll water taxi across the bay to our first night's camp.
Day 3: Tutka Bay/Kayak Beach for day one paddle.
Day 4: Paddle to Seldovia or day trip out of Tutka Bay
or paddle Sadie Cove, depending on weather conditions
Day 5: Haystack Rock yurt or Neptune Bay, paddle to Glacier
Spit via Halibut Cove (if tide allows).
Day 6: Summer solstice - Glacier Spit or China Poot Bay,
either use the yurts at Right's beach or camp.
Day 7: Glacier Spit Hike to Grewink Glacier on Glacier
trail or paddle into Halibut Cove Lagoon,
work on moving water skills.
Day 8: Morning Glacier Spit pack up and paddle back across
to the spit if conditions allow. Overnight in Homer.
Day 9: Transfer back to Anchorage for afternoon flights.
$2400/person, $300 single supplement
only if private rooms are wanted for hotel stays.
Trip price from Anchorage.
Price includes naturalist guides, permits, boat shuttles, lodging-dbl**-
prior and after backcountry trip (on schedule), 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 $150 recommended
and a great deal on a $1000 suit!
Reservations are held with a deposit of $500 and a completed registration form available below; 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.