Nellie Juan glacier is in very active retreat which translates into lots of calving and numerous animals seek out the protection of the lagoon behind our base camp for refuge. At the right time of year black bears hunt the spawning salmon and the high country is wide open for exploring countless lakes and ponds. This can be a very relaxing trip on the beach or a trip packed with activities - you make the call.
Trip begins in Anchorage with a drive down the very scenic Seward Highway to Whittier. We board our water taxi for a 1 1/2 hr ride south to Derickson Bay and establish our base camp on the spit. This is really an incredible area. Either paddle or hike in the afternoon.
Typically we paddle into Derickson Bay and spend the day exploring and glacier viewing. Lots of hiking options here.
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Go day to go for a more remote and longer paddle. Usually spend the day in the boats paddling.
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With our pick-up scheduled in the afternoon the first half of the day can be used for a short paddle or a hike in the bald granite shields in the nearby area. Return to Anchorage that evening.
Groups of 4 or more get discount.
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