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Glacier Blue KAYAK and Grandview Tour

Anchorage, United States

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Experience hosted by Ari

12.5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up close to the Spencer Glacier terminus face. Hike onto the Glacier Moraine and get up close to the glacier blue ice. Enjoy two Alaska Trains: The Coastal Classic & the Glacier Discovery Train, traveling thru the most scenic Grandview & Tunnels sections of the AK Railroad.

Glacier Blue KAYAK Tour Itinerary: Coastal Classic with Glacier Discovery Return

6:45 AM – Coastal Classic departs Anchorage (Breakfast & Coffee is available on the train, but please let the onboard supervisor know that you will be getting off at Spencer Glacier and need to eat early.)
8:05 AM – Coastal Classic departs Girdwood
9 AM – Arrive at Spencer Whistle Stop
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Kayak Tour on Spencer Lake and Glacier Trek
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch
2 – 5 PM – Scenic Train Ride to Grandview thru the Upper Placer River Gorge Canyon
5:15 PM – Arrive in Portage and board motorcoach back to Anchorage
6:45 PM – Arrive in Anchorage
Other things to note
A perfect paddle for beginners and expert paddlers. There is no tidal influence at Spencer Lake and the mornings are the calmest and beautiful time at Spencer Glacier.
Our Max Guests to Guide Ratio is 6:1. This trip can start from Anchorage or Girdwood, AK.
Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up close to the Spencer Glacier terminus face. Hike onto the Glacier Moraine and get up close to the glacier blue ice. Enjoy two Alaska Trains: The Coastal Classic & the Glacier Discovery Train, traveling thru the most scenic Grandview & Tunnels sections of the AK Railroad.

Glacier Blue KAYAK Tour Itinerary: Coastal Classic with Glacier Discovery Return

6:45 AM – Coastal Classic de…

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What's included

  • Food
    Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions that we should be a...
  • Equipment
    Personal Flotation device
From $355
/ person

Meet your host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and bred in Alaska, Ari has been a ski bum and river guide since earning his bio degree. He met his wife, Melanee on top of Cornbiscuit Mountain in the Chugach Range while ski touring and they have three adventurous young kids. He has called Girdwood’s Glacier Valley home - the best Mountain town in AK. Ari's guide service, Chugach Adventures, is one of Southcentral Alaska's only true All AK Guide Teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, canoe, camping, salmon bake & hiking Adventure tours that are suitable for all abilities & adventure levels.
Born and bred in Alaska, Ari has been a ski bum and river guide since earning his bio degree. He met his wife, Melanee on top of Cornbiscuit Mountain in the Chugach Range while ski touring and they have three adventurous young kids. He has called Girdwood’s Glacier Valley home - the best Mountain town in AK. Ari's guide service, Chugach Adventures, is one of Southcentral Alaska's only true All AK Guide Teams. Chugach Adventures offers glacier, raft, kayak, wildlife, canoe, camping, salmon…
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Where you'll be

The only way to get out to Spencer Glacier is via Train Ride or Helicopter, let us get you out there. This trip is a perfect paddle for beginners and expert paddlers. There is no tidal influence at Spencer Lake and the morning and evening paddles tend to be calm and beautiful. The total paddle distance is approximately 3 miles. Please let us know your experience level, so that we can tailor your kayak tour to your parties ability & ambition.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Cassandra
September 2019
We had Corey and Brooke, they were wonderful!! They helped us get comfortable in the kayak and stayed near so we didn't get left behind. They shared stories about adventures they've had, they informed us of the dangers that can be unseen, and there general knowledge of area. I would definitely do this experience again!!
We had Corey and Brooke, they were wonderful!! They helped us get comfortable in the kayak and stayed near so we didn't get left behind. They shared stories about adventures they'v…
Amanda
August 2019
This was such an incredible experience. Emily is a dream guide. There was only 6 of us including Emily so the experience felt personable and unique. She knows so much about the environment and was very informative with our questions. I HIGHLY recommend taking this activity. So worth the money.
This was such an incredible experience. Emily is a dream guide. There was only 6 of us including Emily so the experience felt personable and unique. She knows so much about the env…
Thomas
August 2019
This was an excellent experience in exceptionally beautiful countryside. Many thanks to guides Kendall and Stuart who ensured a safe experience and provided a fun atmosphere.
Kristen
July 2019
We had a really incredible time. Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have done this on my own and will remember it forever!
Carla
July 2019
I am so grateful for the opportunity to begin my 5 day stay in Alaska by participating in this all day, scenic experience taking in a very lengthy informative trip by train after kayaking on a glacial lake in the morning. Although i was aware the trip would last approximately 12.5 hours, I was pleasantly surprised by all activities the train trip involved... numerous stops and as much relative information on the area one would care to take in. The kayak experience took into account all skill levels and the option for less physically inclined guests to traverse the lake in a raft was a welcomed option for a few. The experience of getting so up close and personal to the elements of such a geographic feature will never be forgotten. Many thanks to our outstanding guides.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to begin my 5 day stay in Alaska by participating in this all day, scenic experience taking in a very lengthy informative trip by train after…
Vijay
July 2019
Great experience kayaking by the glacier. You will get the train scenic experience, kayak by the glacier and hike closer to the glacier. The crew was very knowledgeable and very helpful with all the questions.

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