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Alaska's Kachemak Bay Yurt Paddling Trip

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 10 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Glacier Tours  
Season: June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1995 US Dollar (USD)

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 wood-stoves and bunks. Alaska-style comforts of home. As 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.

Tour 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: Orientation Day in Homer for gear fitting, packing, downshifting to Alaska time, rubbernecking all the amazing scenery, and enjoying all the great stuff that Homer has to offer.

Day 3: Water taxi to 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- $1995/ person until Dec 31
- Then $2095, $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 and hellip. Recommended and a great deal on a $1000 suit.

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