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2024 Limited Availability: June 7 to June 21

Explore the Fjords!

If you are looking for an extraordinary experience in Alaska’s coastal backcountry, this is it!  You and your group will meet us bright and early at our floatplane office on Beluga Lake where you’ll climb aboard our de Havilland Otter floatplane.  After a brief warmup, our 10-passenger, 1000 h.p. bush aircraft will leap off the water and into the air, up and through the Kenai Mountains on our way to the Outer Coast.  You’ll experience wild Alaska as we maneuver through mountains with lush green valleys, over turquoise blue lakes, and past the second-largest waterfall in the state.  This 25-minute flight will end in one of the many protected bays right in the heart of the Kenai Fjords National Park where our 100’ transport vessel, the M/V Peregrine, your guides, captain, and crew will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. 


Day #1 - Guided Glacier Hike

Day #2 - Jet Ski Tour

Day #3 - Halibut/Salmon Fishing

Day #4 - Sea Kayaking/Paddle Boarding

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Interpretive Glacier Hike - Day #1

The day you arrive at the Peregrine, we'll get you settled into your accommodations, have a nice lunch and then head out on your first adventure.  We’ll load up on the F/V Alaska Endeavor and drive a few miles across the Fjord for a spectacular hike up to the Dinglestadt Glacier. We’ll skiff you from the Alaska Endeavor to the beach in front of this magnificent glacier where you will begin your hike. The Dinglestadt Glacier hike is approximately 1 mile each way and crosses flat terrain, up the dry outwash plain of the glacier. It ends at the base of the ice that is thousands of years old. Your guide will point out the stages ofreforestation along the glacial moraine and provide you with a wealth of information while exploring this incredible area. This hike offers superb views of the glacier and its surrounding peaks. Bring warm layered clothes and comfortable hiking shoes, rain gear, camera, and binoculars. Departure and return times will be arranged to meet your needs and experience level but generally we depart the Peregrine at 10 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Lace up those hiking boots and let’s go exploring! Once back at the Peregrine, you’ll relax for a bit, take a hot shower and get ready for an amazing evening of fine dining and relaxing.

Jet Ski Tour - Day #2

Prior to leaving Homer on the spectacuar flight over to the Fjords, we'll size everyone up for warm, top-of-the-line dry suits, helmets, gloves and neoprene boots.  Even though you will never be alone on your adventure, safety is paramount in the backcountry, so we provide everyone with linked radio communications, life jackets with water-activated strobes, and emergency locators.  Our guides will walk you through a detailed safety brief and tutorial on how to operate these amazing and powerful machines.  One-by-one we’ll taxi away from the Peregrine as your guide leads you into some of the most incredible bays and coves in Alaska. 

On the 18-mile cruise to the McCarty Glacier along the northwest shoreline, you’ll have the opportunity to see an abundance of sea life and panoramic vistas of waterfalls, beaches, alpine ridges, and rocky pinnacles that will leave you speechless.  At the end of the Fjord is the mighty McCarty Glacier that drops straight into the ocean.  We will carefully navigate and slow roll through a maze of giant blue icebergs giving you plenty of time to take it all in and capture the memories with your camera.   We’ll gather as a group and turn off the machines for a few minutes.  Can you hear it?  The glacier is groaning as it moves at a microscopic pace down the mountain grinding the rocks along the edges and further carving the valley below.  If we experience good fortune in timing, we could be there to watch as house-size chunks of ice calve off and crash into the water.  This is a sound and sight experience you will never forget.  Time to start our cruise back to the boat. 

For the return trip, we’ll cruise along the Southeast shoreline on our way to Moonlight or Surprise Bay.  We’ll explore a myriad of incredible bays and coves along our route of travel, many of which have cascading waterfalls originating from the snowcapped mountains above.   After 25 miles of incredible coastline, we’ll arrive back at the Peregrine where we’ll tie up the jet skis, shed our drysuits, and quench our appetites with a gourmet meal fit for royalty.  For the evening activity, you can relax in the hot tub, make a campfire on the beach, go kayaking or paddle boarding, or just relax on the deck.  Get a good night sleep and awake to the smell of coffee and a hearty breakfast.  Another day of adventure awaits! 



Halibut and Salmon Fishing - Day #3

For most sportsmen and women, Alaska conjures up images of floatplanes, rugged offshore boats, rivers full of salmon, and long battles with trophy fish.  The results are full coolers, sore arms, and the best night's sleep in years.  Well.... this is not just a dream.  It happens nearly every day here at Destination Alaska!  Let's go fishing!  On day three, wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast before heading out on one of our "built for Alaska" offshore vessels.  These custom Bayweld boats have big horsepower, gyro stabilization, and are designed to keep you out there fishing safely when Alaska weather throws us a curve.  During these three days, we'll target a variety of Salmon, several species of Rockfish and our favorite, the mighty Halibut!  We have strategically placed the Peregrine in the heart of some of the best saltwater fishing in Alaska.  Only a short ride out each day and you'll be pulling fish over the rails.  At the end of the day, you'll arrive back at the Peregrine for an evening of relaxing, eating, and soaking in the on-deck hot tub.  Yep... you read it correctly..... we have a hot tub onboard that will help soothe those aching muscles.  One last activity to close out the perfect day.  How about a beach campfire and a time of relaxing and telling fish stories.  As the sun settles onto the horizon, you'll climb into a clean comfortable bed knowing that you get to wake up and do it all again tomorrow.  Just the right amount of luxury and pampering, and all the rod screaming action you can handle.  

Sea Kayaking/Paddle Boarding - Day #4

Alaska is an incredible destination for sea kayaking and paddle boarding. Surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, glacier views, and abundant wildlife; it doesn’t get any better than this.  As part of your Ultimate Adventure, Destination Alaska offers guided kayaking and paddle boarding for beginner and experienced adventurers. Paddle among sea otters, porpoises and even whales at times. Tide pooling and learning about the local sea life will greatly add to your Alaska adventure. Many of our V.I.P. guests have mentioned kayaking as the highlight of their Alaska vacation. We use single and double person Necky/Old Town sea kayaks that are very stable for beginners while providing the adventure a more seasoned paddler is looking for. Our guides are experienced, knowledgeable, and helpful and are anxiously awaiting your arrival. Let’s go!

After the flight from Homer and you get settled into your stateroom, you'll put on your dry suit, boots, gloves and a personal flotation device.  We want you to ensure that you are dry and comfortable throughout the day. Then…. it’s all aboard the Alaska Endeavor loaded with kayaks, paddleboards, and guides where it will take you from the Peregrine out of Moonlight Bay down the East side of the McCarty Fjords toward to the mighty McCarty Glacier. We’ll unload your kayaks and paddle boards and pull up on a secluded beach where your guide will provide instructions on paddling in a glacier environment and safety. You’ll navigate the pristine waters of the Fjords while watching for sea otters, porpoises, sea birds, and other wildlife. Your guide will customize the outing according to your skills and goals to ensure that everyone has a fantastic trip. While you’re navigating the glacier ice, our crew will be setting up for a full barbeque lunch served around noon. Clothing and proper gear are important. You should bring warm layered clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a brimmed hat. Above all….. don’t forget your camera! 

McCarty Fjords Tour Q&A

Cost: $4850 PP - Minimum of 6 guests to start a trip - Maximum of 8 unless private with kids

Length of Trip: 4 days 3 nights

Required deposit: 50% down payment and remaining 50% due 60 days prior to the trip

Can jet ski drivers and riders switch during the tour -  No

Is there an age limit – Yes, drivers min 16 and have a valid drivers license.  Riders must be min 12

What is included – Round trip flights to the Fjords, guides, safety gear, jet skis, meals, park fees, fishing gear, bait

Not Included - Fishing license with King Salmon Stamp, gratuities for pilots, captains, guides 

What if there are only two of us  - Unfortunately, due to the costs and logistics associated with this adventure, these are only offered as a private charter.  The price remains the same

How many jet skis are at the Peregrine – 8 for guests and 2 guide machines

How many seats per jet ski – 2 max

How many guides - 1 or 2 depending on your group size

What to bring - we suggest layered warm clothes, rain gear, hiking foot gear, bathing suit, sunglasses, camera, and appetite

What is the availability – From June 7th to June 21 (additional days and dates available by request)

Time of departure and return – TBD based on aircraft schedule

Check in at our Beluga Lake office located at 1184 Lakeshore Drive Homer, AK – 30 minutes prior to departure

Aircraft we fly – de Havilland Otter and Cessna 206 floatplanes

Does the boat have a restroom – yes, the M/V Peregrine has clean private restrooms

Will I be cold while out on the tour - no, we provide the latest in dry suits, helmets with visors, and other marine gear to block the wind to keep you safe and warm.  We suggest bringing a sweater, fleece, or sweatshirt to ensure comfort. 

Cancellation policy – Customer cancels prior to 60 days, full refund minus credit card fees. Inside 60 days will be refunded only if seats are sold to someone else.

**** Trip Insurance Is Strongly Advised due to weather, mechanical, or other issues outside of our control *****


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