Over the eons, glacier ice has carved valleys that are now submerged under seawater, thus forming the fjords. Kenai Fjords National Park preserves this magical part of the Peninsula, and a diverse fleet of small ships delivers the experience.

Further south, Kachemak Bay State Park is easily accessed from Homer where you can get out and explore the Bay by sea kayak, charter cruise, or water taxi. Across the Bay you will find hiking trails through lush forests, over mountains, and next to glaciers.

Rivers run through the heart of the Peninsula. Whether you are looking for a mild scenic float down the turquoise waters of the Kenai River or an adrenaline rush as you conquer the class 5 rapids of Six Mile Creek, The Kenai has what you are looking for.