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Comet Heli Hiking & Raft/Kayak Tour

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Experience hosted by Ari

9.5 hours
Includes food, tickets, transport, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join us on a most memorable Heli Hiking Alaska Chugach Adventure – this is a true Alaskan full day adventure. Get lifted up into the beautiful Alpine of the Chugach National Forest in an Alpine Air R44 Helicopter. View Cirque Glaciers, Hanging Glaciers, Rock Glaciers, Retreating Mountain Glaciers & more. Land 2,000 feet high next to Comet Glacier & work your way downhill to Spencer Glacier Lake for a Rafting or Kayaking Iceberg Tour. Jump on the AK Railroad – Glacier Discovery Train – at the end of the day for a return to Girdwood at 5:45 PM. This is the best and most full day Helicopter Assisted Adventure Tour in Alaska.

Start date & start location is dependent upon winter snow pack, and spring weather.

8:00 AM – Girdwood Arrival Time ( 1 hour south of Anchorage).
8:45 AM – Alpine Air Helicopter Departure.
9:10 AM Comet Glacier Landing into Spencer Bench Alpine
Helicopter Landing Zone dependent on Weather and Snow Pack Conditions
9:15 – 1:30 PM Comet Hike to Spencer Lake (6 + Miles Mostly Downhill Hike).
-3 Mile Alpine Hike Thru Snow, Alpine Lakes & Creeks, No Trails.
-3 Mile Hike Down US Forest Service Spencer Bench Cabin Trail
2:00-4:30 PM Explore the Icebergs on Spencer Lake by Raft or Kayak
5:00 PM - Return to Portage Station
5:45 PM - Return Arrival to Girdwood.
Join us on a most memorable Heli Hiking Alaska Chugach Adventure – this is a true Alaskan full day adventure. Get lifted up into the beautiful Alpine of the Chugach National Forest in an Alpine Air R44 Helicopter. View Cirque Glaciers, Hanging Glaciers, Rock Glaciers, Retreating Mountain Glaciers & more. Land 2,000 feet high next to Comet Glacier & work your way downhill to Spencer Glacier Lake for a Rafting or Kayaking Iceberg Tour. Jump on…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sacked lunch
    Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions t...
  • Tickets
    There is an additional cost for solo travelers to cover the shared cost of...
  • Transport
    25 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight from Girdwood to Comet & Spencer Glacier...
  • Equipment
    Personal Floation device fro Rafting & Kayaking. Backpack day pack if need...
From ₹49,690
/ person

Meet your host, Ari

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 Comet and Spencer Glacier is via a Train Ride or Helicopter. This trip is private per booking party. Heli Landing zone is determined day of based on your hiking ambitions & weather of the day. The hike works thru the beautiful Alaskan alpine at approximately 2,000 feet, thru the alder brush, and down to Spencer Glacier terminus lake. You won't have a more full day adventure tour in Alaska.

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    Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

    More tips

    We recommend good footwear with good tread.

    What to bring

    Bring warm clothes and layers, warm socks to wear.

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