Portage Creek Salmon Bake


Enjoy a breathtaking scenic float down Portage Creek.   View Hanging Glaciers, wildlife, and relax on this mellow Class I Scenic float.  After your float enjoy an authentic Alaskan Portage Creek Salmon Bake meal under the midnight sun.  Your Portage Creek Salmon Bake likely will be your most memorable meal in Alaska.  

Please note that this tour requires a minimum of 10 people to book.

Please reach out to us by email or phone before booking this trip, as it operates on limited days.  Thank you!


DEPARTURE TIMES (Flexible Departure Times can be arranged at the time of booking):

Portage Creek Lunch Salmon Bake:

Meet at the Portage Train Station at 10 AM.

Evening Portage Creek Salmon Bake Dinner:

5:30 PM Meet at the Portage Train Station.

*Transportation Available from Girdwood for large parties with advanced notice.

Portage Creek Salmon Bake MENU:

Enjoy an authentic Alaskan meal under the midnight sun alongside the river. Alaska Sockeye Salmon caught from the Kenai, Copper, and Bristol Bay (depending on the time of year) will be grilled by your chef. Side dishes include pasta salad with pesto & roasted peppers; Caesar salad, garlic bread, dessert, and hot drinks. You won’t have a finer dinner experience in Alaska.

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and children’s options are available:  Please let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary requests or needs.

Beverages / Alcohol:  We do not provide alcohol on this trip, but if you’d like to bring an alcoholic beverage of your choice, we will bring it to the beach for your meal.  Water and juice are provided, hot drinks on cold days.

What to Bring for Rafting:

  • Thick socks (to wear with our rubber boots)
  • Warm clothes (wear synthetic layers and bring a raincoat)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance are 90% refundable.  

Cancellations within 10 days are nonrefundable.  

Trip Minimum:
Please note that this tour has a 10-person minimum.  You have the option of purchasing empty seats to make the tour happen for fewer than eight people.

Large Groups / Big Beachside Parties:
We have accommodated Portage Creek Salmon Bakes for up to 100 guests at a time, for company retreats, and trade conventions.  Call us direct at 907-783-1860 for more details and logistics for large groups.

Weather – Trip Adjustments

Water levels, wind, and other natural factors beyond our control may cause us to alter your trip for your safety & enjoyment.  There are multiple launch locations on Portage Creek and depending on the time of year and the water level in the river, we may opt to launch at a lower launch in order to get down the river.

Chugach Adventures does not cancel trips due to inclement weather, nor provide refunds when adventures are adjusted based on weather.

Gratuity / Tip
Our guides are expected to go above and beyond for this trip and greatly appreciate any & all gratuities.

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