Spencer Glacier Kayaking Tour

In partnership with the Alaska Railroad, our Spencer Glacier kayaking tour explores Spencer Lake and the edge of the glacier. This is an amazing Glacier location to experience and learn about blue ice, up close and personal, on this glacier kayaking tour! For those staying in Anchorage or Girdwood, this half-day tour is an excellent way to experience the wilderness away from the crowds.

Getting to the Glacier

The Spencer Whistle Stop and Glacier are located just South of Portage Valley and the Turnagain Arm in the Kenai Mountains and the Chugach National Forest. It is entirely off the road system, so we ride the scenic Alaska Railroad from Anchorage or Girdwood with breathtaking views of glaciers and towering alpine peaks. This Anchorage kayaking trip is one of the best ways to see a glacier up close.

Touch an Iceberg on this Glacier Kayaking Tour

Get away from the crowds by starting your trip where most people turn around, at Spencer lake. Enjoy several hours paddling among icebergs (the goal for many is to touch an iceberg!) and a short hike to the face of Spencer Glacier. Your friendly naturalist guide will pace the trip to match the groups’ energy level.

Ascending Path is operating under a 10 year permit with the Chugach National Forest.

This Half-Day Tour Includes:

  • Round trip train ticket to Spencer Whistle Stop
  • Catered deli boxed lunch, water, granola bars and snacks
  • 1 mile shuttle at Spencer Whistle Stop to Spencer Lake
  • All paddling gear: Necky Looksha Tandem Sea Kayaks, spray skirts, PFD’s, gloves, rain jacket and pants, dry bags, kayak safety equipment
  • Friendly, skilled, naturalist kayak and hiking guides
  • Paddling instruction and briefing
  • Small Ratios (min: 4:1 max: 7:1/client:guide)
  • Guides will pace the trip and total distance to the groups’ desires, fitness level and weather conditions.
  • Bear Protection and satellite tracking and communication devices
  • Interpretative glaciology, ecology and natural history discussions