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Boat Cruises in lake clark national park

Lake Clark National Park offers a breathtaking panorama of mountains and wildlife. Its waters are enriched by glacial till, undergoing captivating transformations throughout the seasons. One day, you might peer 20 feet into crystal-clear depths; the next, witness a unique turquoise and green spectacle. Offering an immersive experience, boat cruises stand out as the quintessential way to explore the park's diverse landscapes and interconnected river and lake systems.

Boating on Lake Clark
Glacier Runoff Lake Clark National Park
Aerial View of Clear Water on Lake Clark

Alaskan Jet Boating

A jet boating adventure in Lake Clark is an exhilarating blend of heart-pounding adrenaline and breathtaking views. Unlike traditional boats with propellers, our jet boats utilize impellers, resembling those on a jet ski. These high powered vessels draw water in and propel it out, allowing us to navigate in extremely shallow water. They give us access to unique tributaries like the Chulitna River. Whether it’s hiking, wildlife viewing or fishing, jet boating is not merely a mode of transportation; it’s a pulse-quickening journey that amplifies the connection to the untamed Alaskan wilderness.

Lake Cruises

Lake Clark is interconnected to a variety of other rivers and lake systems. For those seeking a more leisurely exploration, lake cruises provide a serene and immersive experience. It’s the perfect balance of relaxation and wildlife viewing, making them an ideal choice for those wanting to soak in the natural beauty at a more contemplative pace.

Other Alternatives

We offer a slough of additional boating activities such as kayaking, packrafting and using our SUP boards at the lodge. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call. 

Mountain View of Boating on Lake Clark
Aerial Shoreline View of Lake Clark
Shore Lunch on Lake Clark

Lodge Accomodations

Lake Clark Lodge is a classic North American Lodge with a hallmark “great room”, fireplace and large windows. The lodge is surrounded by a large deck for guests to look out on the lake and mountain setting surrounding Keyes Point.

Getting to Lake Clark

Lake Clark is a 1 hour flight from Anchorage, Homer or Kenai. Most visitors fly into the park headquarters in Port Alsworth. Visitors at Lake Clark Lodge will be flown directly to and from their designated location to our private landing strip on Keyes Point. You won't have to worry about coordinating your flight. We provide air taxi service to and from Anchorage or your designated airport. 

Local Weather

The weather in Lake Clark National Park can be quite dynamic. Around summer solstice, the sun sets approximately at 11:30 PM and rises again around 4:30 AM, providing just over 5 hours of daylight. The brevity in daylight hours contributes to swift seasonal changes, influencing the weather accordingly. In general the temperature ranges from the mid 40's to the upper 60's through our 4 month season. To ensure you are well-prepared for a variety of weather conditions that may arise, we recommend consulting our Trip Checklist.