The opportunity to get this close to a huge glacier should not be missed! We booked with Tom after learning about his tour via the Alaska Tour Savers discount book. With the 2:1 offering, we felt we couldn't go wrong on this tour that is normally $100pp. WOW - - to think that we only paid $50 with the discount, this was by far the best value activity we did turing our 17 days in Alaska this past summer (August/September).
As the other reviewers commented, Tom is very hands on and passionate about his life and this area of Alaska. He is committed to protected the natural beauty of the Knik Glacier area and enjoys sharing it with others. I personally hope he never loses that enthusiasm and dedication to the natural preservation of this area.
We enjoyed the four wheeling from his base camp (the tour office) to where he keeps the airboat docked. We also got to see salmon spawning in a shallow creek. Once on the boat, we headed for the face of the glacier. Seeing the small chunks of ice turn into larger chunks until we were right up to the gigantic icebergs was amazing.
Once docked at his Glacier Camp, we took the short hike (maybe a quarter mile?) up to the area where he had a picnic table, some tent style "cabins" and his food/beverage bear-proof container. We enjoyed hot chocolate and trail mix as we soaked up all that was around us. Unfortunately, while we saw plenty of moose scat, we didn't see much in the way of wildlife . . . just to resident squirrels who were interested in our nuts.
If you are looking to do just one think while in Anchorage/Palmer skip the musk ox farm and come here! You will not be disappointed.
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