Alaska August 30, 2020
End This Summer Paddle Boarding The Bluest Glacier Lake In Alaska
If you want to get out and explore on the Kenai Peninsula, you need to paddle board Kenai Lake. This ultra blue glacier lake stand up paddling tour will take you past some of the most stunning sights in Alaska. This is a great adventure for every member of your family!
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Right on the Kenai Peninsula, about two hours outside of Anchorage, is the beautiful Kenai Lake.
This glacier fed lake is all shades of beautiful turquoise. This area is popular for fishing, wildlife watching, and rafting down the beautiful rapids of Kenai River.
A little less known activity in the area is stand up paddle boarding.
Many people’s first thought is how cold the water is and if they would fall off the paddle board. Paddle boards are actually surprisingly stable, and you can choose to kneel on the board instead of standing for greater stability.
Alaska Rivers Company is a local outdoor center that offers three different tours that will help you explore Kenai Lake.
You can try out the easy, two-hour Beginner Tour that explores the immediate surrounding area for a quick trip. If you want to dive deeper into the stunning area, try out their half and full-day adventures where you can get up close and personal with the mountains, waterfalls, and the shoreline on Kenai Lake.
They also host rafting and fishing trips on Kenai Lake and the Kenai River.
If you want to try paddle boarding somewhere really unique, you can purchase their Spencer Lake Iceberg Paddle, where you ride the train from Portage to Spencer Lake and kayak among the icebergs! There are so many wonderful ways to explore Alaska with this cool company.
Spend a couple of days in the area, and book one of Alaska Rivers Company’s cabins.
They offer four different cabins with different price ranges and amenities, but all close to the beautiful Kenai Lake. This is a great way to spend your vacation, adventuring around the Kenai Peninsula.
This amazing stand up paddle tour is run out of Cooper Landing.
For the beginner tour, prices start at $65.00 per person for an adult, and $32.50 per person for children under 12. The half-day, full-day, and Spencer Lake tours start at $125.00 per adult and $62.50 per person and go up from there.
While many kayak or raft this beautiful area, you need to try stand up paddling Kenai Lake.
This is one adventure you’ll talk about forever! The next weekend you find free, make your way over to the Kenai Peninsula, and you’ll find out why they call it “Alaska’s Playground!"
If you want to learn more about Alaska Rivers Company tours and cabins,
visit their website here.
Have you ever had the chance to paddleboard Kenai Lake? What did you think? Would you try it again? Let us know in the comments below!
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