Glacier Pack Rafting Day Tour
If you would like to make a reservation please review our booking policies below, feel free to print it for your records. You can either make your reservation online by clicking the book online button below or contact us by phone or email at the bottom of this page. Tours start in May!
Included in the Tour:
- Guide and instruction
- Water Taxi across the Kachemak Bay
- Alpacka packraft
- NRS paddle
- Ocean Rodeo Drysuit
- Waterproof river and trail map
- River gloves
- River shoes
$345 Per Person
About this tour:
- Time: 7-8 hours
- Distance: 5 Miles Total
- Access: Water taxi both ways
- Highlight: Paddling around on a glacial lake
- Easy hiking and easy to moderate rafting
- This tour has a lot of options from easy to moderate whitewater or no whitewater at all.
Read the full tour description below:
No experience is necessary for this Full-Day Packrafting Trip!
In the morning you will meet your guide at our office on the Homer Spit to pick up your boat and gear. Then make your way together down to the water taxi boat which will take you across the Kachemak Bay to a State Park trailhead. From the drop off it is a little over a mile hike over a low saddle ridge to the glacial lake with your packraft and other gear packed away in a 20 lb. backpack.
At the glacier lake you and your guide will inflate your packraft properly and receive instruction about packrafting basics and cold water boating safety.
We spend a few hours leisurely paddling around the lake, exploring side coves along the lake shore and visiting small islands in the lake.
Light snacks are provided but feel free to bring a little more of your favorite foods.
In the early afternoon we will make our way down to the lake outflow where the river begins, here we will provide a little more whitewater instruction, assess each clients ability to run the white water section and discuss a thorough river plan. Not everyone chooses to run the 2 miles of class II-III (depending on the water conditions) rapids on the upper part of the river between the Grewink Lake and the hand tram where the trail crosses the river.
Those who don’t want to run the upper part of the river can take an easy walk around on the well worn trail and meet up with the rest of the party at the hand tram which is where we will put in to run the easier lower portion of the river.
Almost everyone will feel comfortable running the scenic 3 miles of class II- rapids on the lower river, but it is an easy walk back to the beach where the water taxi picks up too.
P.O. Box 15323
Fritz Creek, AK 99603