Combine lake kayaking and jetboating in a glacier lovers dream. Explore the Twentymile River on a thrilling jetboat ride to a remote lake glistening with blue icebergs and surrounded by epic landscape. Wild and scenic waters flow from snowcapped and glaciated Chugach Mountains creating the lakes and river sections braided by summers thaw.
Turnagain Arm at the 20 Mile River Bridge is where your adventure begins. Gear up for navigating the scenic Twentymile and Glacier Rivers in powerful and maneuverable six passenger jetboats. Skilled captains share their knowledge while you search for the eagles, beaver, moose, salmon and bears who share nature’s corridor.
Twentymile Valley is one of the most scenic jetboat trips in the world. Climbing upriver 15 miles into remote backcountry plus US Forest Service special use permits allows nearly exclusive access to the magical area. River conditions vary in summer with glacier melt making this tour typically available mid-July to mid-August depending on water conditions.
Glacier Lake is the ultimate destination with kayaking near the glaciers face or around the icebergs. Kayaking allows being one with the surroundings while taking in the sights and sounds as the ice cracks and melts.
Active walkers can go ashore on rocky moraine at the glaciers face. Dress in warm layers and bring cased cameras for photo opportunities. Our jetboats are equipped with convertible tops for rainy days with rain gear available. Jet spins add to the excitement for the return trip through boulder gardens, twists, turns and log strewn river sections.
I went with a small group of women on the blue ice kayaking trip– it was phenomenal! We started off taking a jet boat ride up the river to where the kayaks were kept. The lake and glacier were beautiful! We got to kayak up to the face of the glacier and actually get up on the glacier and walk around a bit. Our group was lucky enough to experience the glacier calving which was incredible! Once off the water, we were offered some delicious snacks before making our way back down the river. This was such a fun adventure, 10/10 would recommend! Andy and Bre were amazing guides!