Guided Natural History Tour

Guided Natural History Tour

Low Tide Tour and Coastal Forest Hike

Image of man looking at sea starScheduled Daily Summer Tour. Take a boat ride across Kachemak Bay with opportunities to view marine birds and a seabird colony. Once onshore, you will be guided by our expert naturalists on a maintained forest trail system to experience the incredible richness exposed by Kachemak Bay's extreme tidal changes first hand and a coastal forest ecosystem on the edge of the wilderness. You will view the evidence of the awesome geological forces that shaped the Bay, visit a bog, learn the names and lore of coastal plants, see what prehistoric people have left behind, and have hands-on experiences with the many types of animals from the zone between Kachemak Bay's tides. Kachemak Bay's broad tidal range, among the largest in the world, and the rocky beaches in Peterson and China Poot Bay provide the opportunity for viewing and photographing an astonishing variety of colorful and fascinating marine animals. You will have time to relax at the Peterson Bay Field Station and have more close-up views of intertidal inhabitants at the Station's aquaria and live tanks.

Minus (“below zero”) tides provide the best opportunities for guided viewing of marine organisms in their natural habitat (Consult the http://www.protides.com/alaska/1190/ to help plan your trip.)

Every tour, however, will provide you "hands-on" experience with the diverse marine life in our live tanks and aquaria as well as educational experiences in the natural environments on the south side of Kachemak Bay.

Please bring:

 · A sack lunch (drinking water and complimentary hot beverages available)

·  Waterproof boots or shoes (we do have some boots available to borrow)

·  Warm, layered clothing including rain coat and rain pants if you have them

·  Camera, video camera, binoculars if you have them

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