Coastal Boat Tours
An exciting service and one that separates us from other lodges along west Cook Inlet are the coastal boat tours originating from Silver Salmon Creek Lodge. Over 50 miles of unsurpassed beauty make up the coastal section of Lake Clark National Park, from the headwaters of Tuxedni Bay south to Chinitna Bay. Flanked by the mighty range of the Chigmit Mts with 10,000’ volcanic Mt Iliamna as its prominent centerpiece, this coastal section is Cook Inlet’s crown jewel. Access to our various points along this beautiful stretch is accomplished by joining us in one of our two custom charter boats with enclosed heated cabins, large decks and twin outboards with ample power to get us there safely and quickly.
Exciting points of interest may include an ancient Jurassic period fossil bed, bird rookeries that host a raucous profusion of pelagic sea-birds including horned and tufted puffins, a historic salmon cannery built in 1917 with a colorful past, a serene and isolated island perfect for a picnic, grassy meadows infested with meandering brown bears, a cave displaying early native American petroglyphs, towering cliffs that are home to Cook Inlet’s largest kittiwake rookery, and sand bars littered with harbor seals. Licensed captains, including Oliver and David Coray will be your guides as you ply the glacially silted waters and strong currents, with no two trips ever being the same.
We need a minimum of 4 to make this trip, which is available to full service guests staying longer than 2 nights.