- Kenai Fjords N.P. Cruise
- Kenai River Float Trip
- Prince William Sound Cruise
- Fly-Out Bear View/Fish
- Kenai River Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Halibut Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Train RIde to Grandview
- Portage Glacier Cruise
- Sea Life Center
- Sled Dog Tours - Summer
- Sled Dog Tours - Glacier
- AK Wildlife Conservation Ctr
- Horseback Rides
- Gold Panning
- Saddle/Paddle Day Trip
- Sea Kayaking
- Whitewater River Rafting
- Hike/Mt. Bike Trails
- Flightseeing Tours
Glacier Sled Dog Tours
Do you want a real dog sled adventure on top of a Glacier? Your tour starts at the Girdwood airport with a helicopter scenic flight to the Punch Bowl Glacier, and continues with information about Alaskan Huskies, meeting your guided musher, and of course the exciting ride on a dog sled! This trip available May 21st - August 31st
|Rates:||Adults-$519, Kids - $489|
|Provided:||Protective outerwear including jackets, pants, and outer boots.|
|Note:||Remember to dress warmly, bring your camera, and sunglasses.|
Summer Sled Dog Tours
Come and meet a real Alaskan family of mushers at their summer training camp and take a two mile dog sled ride on a comfortable wheeled sled. Meet Iditarod race dogs, cuddle puppies, and get an Arctic clothing demonstration along with meeting Iditarod mushers. 5/10-9/21
|Rates:||Adults-$74, Kids 2-11 $37.00|
|Alternatives:||Great for all ages; bring your camera to capture this classic Alaskan event!|
Pan for gold at the Historic Crow Creek Mine, a national historic sight and home to the oldest building dating back to the gold rush of 1896. Nine original buildings remain, surrounded by gardens and old equipment left by prospectors of days gone by. This is available 5/17-9/18
|Rates:||Adults - $20, Kids under 7- $10|
|Duration:||1 hour to all day|
|Provided:||Demonstration on how to pan for gold; gold pans and all necessary equipment.|
|Note:||Bring your camera! Boots or hiking shoes are highly recommended.|
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Visit a sanctuary dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through public education. This facility takes in injured and orphaned animals year- round as part of a program that will one day restore the species to the Alaskan Wilderness. Animals visible include: Coyotes, Wood Bison, Bald Eagles, Moose, Caribou, Grizzly and Black Bears, and much more!
|Rates:||Adults-$15.00, Kids 4-12 $10.00, Kids under 4 free|
|Duration:||Self-guided tour complete with a site map|
|Note:||Be sure to bring your camera to capture these classic Alaskan animals! Good walking shoes are beneficial for this educational Alaskan experience.|
Cooper Landing Horseback Riding
Explore the beautiful wilderness of Cooper Landing on Alaskan mountain horses. Experience a fulfilling day of riding and relaxing in the wilds of Alaska while looking for wildlife. In addition, enjoy a hearty lunch at one of the special scenic lookouts.
1 and 2 hour trail rides are also available
|Rates:||Day trip $230.00/ per person Trail rides - 1hr $70 2Hr $130 per person|
|Duration:||day trip 4 hours|
|Provided:||Outback hats, duster coats, helmets, and saddle bags.|
|Age Limits:||12 yrs old|
|Note:||Don’t forget your camera and water bottle. Boots or hiking shoes are recommended.|
Mountain Biking and Hiking Trails
Some of the best mountain biking in the world starts right here. Pick a new trail each day allowing you to stay at the lodge each night, relaxing on the North shore of Summit Lake. Mountain bike rentals are available in the area. Trails surrounding Summit Lake Lodge include:
Summit Trail: Offers spectacular scenery through a glorious trek through the Alpine zone! It takes you to a perch above and then directly down into the Resurrection Pass Summit. One way, it is moderate 8.4 miles one way; on your way to the top you traverse three separate glaciated valleys, each more spectacular than the last.
Crescent Lake Trail: One of the best one day rides. It has an intermediate trail rating and you will encounter different types of riding through the forest, streams and then above the tree line to Crescent Lake where a rowboat is there for your use. The trail is a single track about 7 miles up and a great and fast 7 miles back.
Russian River Trail: Another great day ride! Starting at the Cooper Lake trail head and finishing at Russian lakes trail head there is -ess uphill riding and great down hills. 21 miles of terrain good for all skill levels provide views of salmon, glaciers, rivers, and lakes.
Lost Lake Trail: An intermediate rating 14 miles of awesome single track mountain biking! Beginning at the Primrose trail head you will be in the forest to start then go up through sub alpine meadows then above treeline to Lost Lake. At this point you can choose to go back the same way or proceed to Seward.
Skyline Trail: A crazy-hard uphill that is very technical. This trail is straight up and straight down, giving it an extreme trail rating. Enjoy great views of the flats looking toward Sterling, Soldotna, and Kenai.
Resurrection Pass Trail: Simply awesome. Advanced but families with children do it. Starting in Hope and ending in Cooper Landing this is a well loved trail for many Alaskans.
Sea Life Center
An up close and personal experience with Gulf of Alaska Marine wildlife! Witness a 2,000 pound Stellar Sea Lion glide past underwater viewing windows, Puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and Harbor Seals resting on rocky beaches, also enjoy a touch tank with numerous sea creatures!
|Rates:||Adults-$24.95, Children age 4-12 $12.95 Kids under 4 free|
|Duration:||60-90 minute guided tours|
|Alternatives:||Self-guided walking tour|
Saddle/Paddle Day Trip
Start your day with a short horseback ride and then try your luck at gold panning. After a campfire lunch take a scenic float down the turquoise waters of the Kenai River.
|Rates:||Starting at $195.00, minimum group size of 4|
|Provided:||Personal flotation devices, rubber boots and raingear, as well as “outback” outerwear along with cowboy hats or riding helmets if desired.|
|Note:||Remember your camera, and water bottle! Boots or hiking shoes are also recommended.|
Glacier Discovery Train to Grandview
The train travels past Spencer Glacier and deep into the historic “loop district” where wildflowers graze the alpine meadows and time stands still. The train travels to Grandview and then reverses course and comes back to the valley before it returns to Portage.
Spencer Whistle Stop: Includes guided hike with U.S. Forest Service Ranger, a narrated 1.5 mile hike to Spencer Lake for spectacular glacier viewing. This trip is available May 28th-Sept 19th
|Rates:||Adults - $80 Spencer Glacier $90 Grandview, Kids $40 - $45|
|Provided:||On board dining service and a narrated tour by informative Forrest Rangers.|
|Note:||A camera is a must have! If you are doing the Spencer Whistle Stop and hike remember comfortable walking shoes!|
Float Plane Flightseeing Tours
Ever dream of flying next to glaciers, over ice fields, or above deep fjords? This is the trip for you! The glacier-carved, steep-walled valleys which open up into wide expanses with turquoise lakes are fantastic sights to be seen! The trip continues around massive ice fields and finishes over deep fjords, its “Like flying in a National Geographic Special!”
|Rates:||$149 / $298|
|Duration:||30 minutes/ 1 Hour|
|Provided:||Window seats for everyone. Personal floatation devices for all who are onboard. 2 person Minimum|
|Note:||Don't forget your camera, you will want to capture these amazing views!|
Fly-Out Bear Viewing and Salmon Fishing
Undoubtedly one of our most enjoyable packages! You will experience the thrill of flying to Redoubt Bay from the floatplane base. 10,00 foot volcanoes can be seen on either side of the plane as you descend to the lake where your guide will load you into one of the 18 foot boats to begin your Salmon fishing and bear viewing day in Alaska. This trip is available June 10th - August 31st
|Duration:||Full day= 5-6hrs|
|Provided:||All spinning rods and reels, fishing tackle, rain gear, hip boots, and bug repellant if needed are provided.|
|Note:||All fishermen are required to have a valid fishing license. Snacks, lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, and a camera are strongly recommended.|
Travel into pristine alpine lakes or rivers and fish for Char, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, and Grayling. Fish whatever time of day you would like. The day is yours providing no stress to hurry. Both hike in fishing trips and road access is available.
|Rates:||Half day - $195, Full day - $275 ( min of two fishermen)|
|Duration:||Half day trip: 4 hours, Full day trip: 8 hours|
|Provided:||Waders and all fishing gear are provided to you.|
|Note:||Bring with you light rain gear, fishing license, and your camera to capture the moment. It is suggested to bring a backpack to carry your gear with you.|
Upper Kenai River Drift Fishing
Experience world-class fishing on the beautiful Upper Kenai River on a non motorized drift boat. This is one of the most famous fisheries in the world to fish for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Sockeye (Red) Salmon, and Coho (Silver) Salmon. upper river opens June 11th
|Rates:||Half day-$195, Full day - $275|
|Duration:||Half day 4.5 hours, Full day 7.8 hours|
|Provided:||Fishing gear, personal floatation device, rain gear, and waders.|
|Note:||Fishermen are responsible to have their own fishing license and salmon tag valid for the day of the charter. Please bring a lunch, snacks, and any non-alcoholic drink that you may want on your trip. Also, don’t forget your camera!|
Deep Sea Halibut Fishing
Seward, Alaska is a premiere salt water fishery, that people flock from across the country to throw a line in. With top of the line fishing gear and Coast Guard inspected vessels, the licensed captains will do their best to share fishing secrets to put fish on your lines for a fun, exciting, and highly memorable fishing adventure!
|Provided:||All the bait, tackle, gear, tax, fees and the filleting of your fish!|
|Note:||Be sure to dress in warm layers, waterproof gear, and sunscreen is handy on the water. Bring along with you food, beverages, and the required fishing license!|
Whitewater River Rafting
This is Alaska’s premier Whitewater rafting trip and one of the best in North America. The trip consists of three canyons, each progressively more challenging with narrow routes, steep drops, beautiful pools, and adrenaline pumping rapids all in a gorgeous semi-rain forest.
|Provided:||All river gear including full dry-suits to wear over your clothing, and personal flotation devices. It is highly recommended to dress in warm layers.|
|Age Limits:||15 yr old|
|Note:||The trip includes a river swim test before the start and the popular fun swim after the rapids.|
Guided Sea Kayak Trips
This is an exceptional half day paddle in the beautiful calm waters of Thumb Cove or Orca Island. Experience the area that is referred to by locals as “Little Switzerland” in which you can explore the pristine emerald green coves. This is one of the very best guided kayak paddles in all of Alaska! It begins with a water taxi across the bay to remote, calm waters. The trip includes waterfalls, a salmon stream, and often Bald Eagles lurching overhead.
|Provided:||All gear and instruction, personal floatation devices, a group guide, and a water taxi transfer in a comfortable landing craft.|
|Note:||Ideal for any athletic level, old or young alike; no experience necessary for this memorable paddle. Don’t forget to bring your camera!|
Kenai River Scenic Float Trip
Relax and enjoy this 11 mile float down the river from the headwaters of the Kenai River. Look for Eagles, Moose, and other wildlife as you gently drift down the Kenai River. Bask in the views and enjoy the rhythm of the river. Suitable for all ages.
|Rates:||Adults-$56, Kids under 12 -$28.00|
|Provided:||Personal floatation device, rubber boots, rain gear, and waterproof gear bags for your personal use.|
|Note:||This is a great trip for the whole family.|
Portage Glacier Cruise
Visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaskan glacier. On the MV Ptarmigan, you will stand just a mere 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watch for factures of ice break off the massive glacier and crash into the water below.
|Rates:||Adults-$39, Kids - $19|
|Duration:||1 hour cruise|
|Provided:||Personal floatation devices are provided for every passenger on board.|
|Note:||Don’t forget your camera to capture this incredible experience, and remember to dress in warm layers to go out on the deck.|
Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise
Climb aboard the Kenai Star for a cruise to the most spectacular glaciers in Prince William Sound. Look forward to breathtaking scenery, towering waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife such as Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Sea Otters, and bird rookeries. As the ship enters Blackstone Bay, you will see the massive Blackstone and Beloit Glaciers, where you can take in Mother Nature’s glorious ice sculptures and listen as the glaciers groan and crack, an indication that enormous sections of ice are about to calve off and splash into the bay.
|Rates:||Adults-$119.00, Kids - $59.50, Lunch - $19|
|Provided:||Alaska Salmon and Prime Rib meal served buffet style. Large, stable vessels with multiple viewing decks and fog-free windows.|
|Note:||Whittier is a remote Alaskan town that is only accessible by train or the toll road, therefore please make sure to consider the tunnel time tables and plan accordingly. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars. Dress in warm layers so you can easily spend time out on the deck.|
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
This classic sight-seeing activity is definitely one of the favorite activities of the area! Enjoy an exciting day of wildlife, glacier viewing, and wale attaching in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Surrounded by steep mountain walls, the Kenai Fjords provides the perfect habitat for Stellar Sea Lions, Sea Otters, Orcas, migrating whale species including Humpback and Gray Whales, Mountain Goats, Bald Eagles, and a vast number of Sea birds. To enhance your experience, National Park Rangers are also onboard to provide their expert insights.
|Rates:||Adults-$159, Kids 2-11 $79.50, Lunch - $19|
|Provided:||The lunch features a delicious Alaskan salmon and prime rib feast served buffet style.|
|Note:||Dress in warm layers so you can go out on the deck to enjoy the views. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars are also recommended.|
What Our Guests Say About Us...
“We kind of stumbled on to Summit Lake Lodge by accident. Glad we did. What a jewel! Very nice place, we were only going to spend a night ended up spending four. Great fishing down the road at the Russian and Kenai Rivers. Some real nice hiking trails in the area and the Lodge setting is magnificent! Highly recommend the Lodge, very friendly staff and food is wonderful. ”
Bruce and Lori Larsen - West Linn Oregon