Kachemak Bay is located near the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula in southcentral Alaska. It is a microcosm of the state with its rich marine environments, coastal mountains, alpine tundra, glaciers and wildlife. The bay is at the western end of the northern temperate rainforest that extends along the entire Pacific Northwest coast.
We begin our trip in Anchorage. Our daylong drive to Homer, Alaska, will take us along Turnagain Arm, through the Chugach and Kenai Mountains, along the Kenai River, down the Kenai Peninsula and along Cook Inlet. While driving through the mountains, we will see glaciers, wildflower meadows, spruce forests, clear flowing rivers and a turquoise-colored lake and river. In the lowlands of the Peninsula, well see bogs, numerous lakes and black spruce wetlands. Along the western edge of the Peninsula we will be able to look across Cook Inlet at Mounts Iliamna, Redoubt, Spur and Saint Augustine Island; all of which are volcanoes. After arriving in Homer, well check into accommodations for the evening.
What We Provide. We provide sea kayak and sea kayaking gear, camp kitchen and supplies, meals beginning with lunch the first day and ending with dinner on the last day, lodging in Homer for two evenings, water taxi transportation to Kachemak Bay State Park, ground transportation from Anchorage to Homer and at least one experienced guide/naturalist.
Important Note. There is a lodging option for this trip. Instead of camping, we would spend evenings in cabins and/or yurts. The itinerary would be modified based on the locations of the cabins and/or yurts. Please note that there is a different fee for this option. Late bookings generally make the lodging option unavailable.
Your Responsibility. Guests are responsible for transportation to and from Anchorage, light weight rain gear, comfortable foot wear that can get wet, water bottle, appropriate clothing for the season, hat, tent, ground cloth, sleeping bag and pad, sunscreen, insect repellent and/or headnet and lodging in Anchorage before and after the trip. Tents, ground cloths, sleeping bags and pads can be provided for an additional fee.
Trip Fee & Reservations. The trip fee is $2,135 per person for shared accommodations. A $1,020 per person deposit is due at the time the reservation is made. The balance is due six weeks prior to the trip. Reservations made 30 days before the trip begins must be paid in full before the trip begins. Please call for rental prices for tents, ground clothes, sleeping bags and pads. If the seven-day lodging option is chosen, the trip fee will increase to $2,543 per person for shared accommodations. A $1,020 per person deposit also would be required.
Cancellation Policy. Any cancellation made prior to 30 days before the trip begins will result in a $650 per person cancellation fee. Any cancellation made during the 30 days before the trip begins will result in a $1,020 per person cancellation fee. If the trip is canceled by Alaska Personal Journeys, the trip fee will be refunded. It is recommended that cancellation insurance be purchased through a travel agency in case the trip is canceled in order to cover non-refundable expenses such as airline and hotel fees.
Dollar-A-Day for Conservation. All of the courses and trips offered by Alaska Personal Journeys are intended to raise public awareness to the need to protect our environment. We hope you will consider contributing one dollar per day to support the work of local conservation groups doing their best to protect Alaskas special places. Simply add one dollar per day to the Alaska Personal Journeys trip fee. We will make sure that your contribution gets to the most effective conservation groups and that the group or groups sends you a receipt for tax deduction purposes.
The following itinerary may be modified due to weather and water conditions, wildlife viewing opportunities or if the seven-day lodging option is chosen. The itinerary is intended to give guests a general idea of what to expect.
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