July 21st - 27th, 2024
Get ready to go on an adventure across America’s largest state! We kick things off with a sled dog ride in Seward. Then, we’ll enjoy beautiful sights on a cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park, followed by three days camping, kayaking, and more in Alaska’s backcountry.
On the final day of the trip, we have options! These include hiking, shopping, fishing, and a wildlife preserve.
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- Enjoy a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park.
- Spend 3 days in the backcountry of Alaska, exploring glaciers, lagoons, and other park destinations.
- Fish for salmon and black bass in Resurrection Bay.
We will meet at 10:00 AM, and make the 2.5-hour beautiful drive down to Seward. Once we arrive in Seward, we will spend the afternoon with actual Iditarod dogs (sled dogs). We will see a dog demonstration / training exercise, have a sled dog ride, learn about sled dog races, meet the dogs, and maybe, if we are lucky, get cuddles with the next generation of racing puppies!
We board our cruise ship! Our 8.5 Hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise travels farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than any other cruise. Ideal for photographers, birders, and whale-watching enthusiasts, this adventure cruise explores the remote, untouched area of Northwestern Fjord in Kenai Fjords National Park. This cruise travels with a smaller group for a more intimate cruising experience, providing the best opportunity for up-close views of wildlife, including humpback whales, orca whales, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, seabirds, otters, and more. The 8.5 hours spent on the water will fly by as the captain seeks out the best wildlife-viewing in the area. You will spend time in front of the impressive Northwestern Glacier, an actively-calving tidewater glacier. A complimentary light breakfast and hearty deli lunch is included.
Today we leave on an “adventure of a lifetime”–3 days in the backcountry of Alaska in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park!
On our first morning, we will meet our water taxi and our local kayak guide. Our boat ride will take about 2 hours to Aialik Bay. Leaving early in the morning, we will have plenty of time to explore that afternoon.
We will explore the Holgate Glacier, Aialik Glacier, and Pederson Lagoon area where we see the magnificent, calving events, icebergs, pupping harbor seals, bears, hundreds of different kinds of sea birds, and more. Every evening after a community meal, we can take in the breathtaking beauty of the fjords and wildlife all around us. We will enjoy discussing the area and its natural history, the goals for the next day, and just relaxing! Our camp is always close enough to the ocean to hear the sound of gentle waves lapping the shore, as the unique sounds of the glacier-calving will guide your sleep. This will be 3 days and 2 nights you will never forget!
On our last day in the backcountry, we will not get picked up until late in the afternoon. We should arrive back to Seward by dinner time.
- All Kayaking Gear – Paddle, Spray Skirt, Personal Floatation Device, Stable Double Kayak, Paddle Floats, Hypo Kits, VHF Radios, and Satellite Communicators
- All Camping Gear – Tents, Sleeping Bags, Ground Pads, Dry Bags, Cooking Supplies, Prepared Meals, Snacks, First Aid Kits, Wag Bags,
Breakfast the first day, and dinner the last evening not included.
After we check out of our hotel we will start heading back to Anchorage. There are several things we can do today. We can stop in Coopers Landing to do a short hike and look for spawning salmon (and if we get really lucky maybe a bear). There is a wildlife preserve (extra fee of I believe $30 per person), we can hike Table Top mountain overlooking Cook Inlet and Anchorage (great chance to see a moose), or we can go into Anchorage for some shopping and museums. Either way, we can go out that evening to have our final group dinner and drinks. Staying at a local downtown Anchorage hotel within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and bars.
We will check out of the hotel, and drive to Anchorage Airport. You will be dropped off at the airport by 10:00AM. (Please make sure your return flight is not prior to noon.)
Breakfast not included.
Note on Itinerary:
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change, for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and trail conditions.
Alaska 2024 Trip Registration
Deposit for Trip Registration
Trip Date: July 21st - 27th, 2024
Price: $2,995 per person based on 10 attendees.
Recommend tipping is as followed:
Alaska dog musher $10-$15; boat captain for whale watching $25-$30; sea kayak guide $80-$120.
50% down holds your spot = $1,497.50.
90 days prior to the trip’s start date, the balance is due = $2,995 (minus 50% deposit = $1,497.50.)
A late fee of 8% will be added to any invoice that is more than 30 days late. If paying via PayPal there will be a 3% service charge.
- Price includes transportation (once in Alaska) & fuel
- Lodging (based on shared room)
- Most meals
- Guide service
- Park entries
- Sea kayaking tour & camping gear
- Dog mushing tour
- ½ day fishing trip
- Glacier /whale watching tour (Breakfast and lunch included)
- Food (exceptions: food when camping & when we are on our cruise (these are included)
- Personal items
- Gratuities for all your guides
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