Alaska Outdoors is a small, owner operated business since 2001 committed to the long-term health of our planet. We emphasize sustainable practices in all aspects of our operation. Our guided small group tours travel to Alaska’s National Parks and protected areas and feature the perfect blend of camping at established campgrounds, mixed with indoor accommodations. Each trip includes world class outdoor activities and opportunities for customization of your trip experience. Explore Alaska with like-minded people who enjoy the benefits of traveling with a small group and knowledgeable guide while actively experiencing Alaska.
Our roots lie deep in the Kenai River. Alaska Rivers Company was one of the first oar powered outfitters to run on the upper Kenai River. For over 35 years we have built our operations to be based upon delivering superior personal service, hiring only the best guides and using the highest quality, highly maintained equipment to share the Kenai river with our guests. We strive to enrich people’s lives by providing outstanding adventure experiences. Our goal since 1974 has been to help people of all ages enjoy the best outdoor experience of their lives. We personally encourage and actively support awareness, deeper appreciation and preservation of our natural ecosystems. Our trips are great adventures that emphasize heighten attentiveness to human impact on the environment. As one of the largest and locally owned rafting companies on the upper Kenai River, Alaska Rivers Company is uniquely positioned to provide you a spectacular vacation or quick getaway that you will treasure forever.
Alaska’s Perfect Escape: Stillpoint Lodge offers a unique combination of eco-adventure, leisure and culture… on the edge of the wilderness.
Be our guest and experience the very best of Alaska… encounter the diverse wildlife of Kachemak Bay, explore the quaint village of Halibut Cove, partake in Alaska’s finest food, outdoor adventures and leisure activities, then return to the lodge each evening for entertainment and rejuvenation in our luxurious and inspiring facilities.
As a small, local company, ATC creates customized Alaska vacations for independent travelers, couples, families, and small groups. From our base in Wasilla, we develop and maintain relationships with lodges, bed and breakfasts, attractions, the Alaska Railroad, rental car agencies, air and boat charters, adventure outfitters and guides, and a myriad of other suppliers throughout the state.
We travel to the places and go on the excursions to ensure that every element on every ATC itinerary is top quality. Our knowledgeable, local, multilingual tour guides cater to small groups or families who want to get away from the crowds and connect with Alaskans and nature. We think outside the box and perfectly tailor excursions, style of accommodation, and route for every client. Alaska is our home, let our expertise help you realize the vacation of your dreams.
Alaska is our home, and we’ve been committed to providing the highest quality trips from the beginning, over 40 years ago. We were among the first to offer raft explorations of the Kenai River into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and we pioneered small-group explorations from the protected areas of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Kenai Peninsula to Denali National Park and Preserve. We know all the areas we visit intimately. Today, we are proud to continue this tradition as Alaska’s leader in soft adventure trips. We believe smaller groups mean bigger experiences, better memories and more smiles.
Bear Paw Adventure’s four uniquely Alaska log vacation homes are situated on an original Alaska homestead site on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula near historic Anchor Point. The property has been kept as natural as possible providing habitat for wildlife such as moose and eagles that will be seen among the spruce, alders, willows and wildflowers. The buildings have been constructed primarily using simple hand tools from beetle-killed spruce taken off the property or nearby forests. Guests will enjoy the craftsmanship used in joining the logs and the unique log stairways, handrails and hand carvings. Be prepared to enjoy a sample of real Alaska with the comfort of warm and cozy energy-efficient heating, modern appliances, leather furniture and generous supplies. Located away from the busy commercial tourism centers, this is the place to get close to nature and enjoy real Alaska. Restaurants, shops, tour agencies and activities are just minutes away. Free on-site activities include wildlife viewing, horseshoes, beach volley ball, badminton, lawn croquet, miniature disc golf and picnicking. Bear Paw also provides free adventure planning and booking assistance for lodging guests and offers a variety of packages that can be customized to your interests.
Located in the heart of Alaska’s scenic Central Kenai Peninsula, the Diamond M Ranch Resort and RV Park is owned by the Martin Family. Active in their local community, the Martin’s run their working ranch alongside their award-winning RV Park, sumptuous suites carefully modeled after historic Gold Rush era buildings, and a lovely selection of cabins with a variety of different accommodations to meet your needs. There is access to Tent Camping, many different RV site options, and a variety of amenities on the property. Diamond M Ranch Resort partners with many local groups and businesses for tours, fishing and more. When you stay at the Diamond M Ranch Resort, you have three generations of active outdoor-loving Alaskans to help direct you to the best fishing guides, fishing holes, restaurants, cultural exhibits and so much more. We have a blast taking our guests out on mountain hikes and hosting those delicious Saturday evening potluck and baked salmon socials! When you come into the Diamond M Ranch Resort, you’re not just coming into a business, but also into a warm and welcoming family. We look forward to meeting you and helping you have an Alaskan experience that you’ll never forget.
Expeditions Alaska offers a diversity of wilderness and adventure trips in all corners of wild Alaska, specializing in small groups and custom trips; grizzly and polar bear photo tours, backpacking and sea kayaking, rafting trips, hiking, camping and landscape photography trips. With more than 15 years in the field, guiding and leading an array of trips both in Alaska and internationally, owner and guide Carl Donohue works closely with various local small businesses, including employing Native Alaskans and local residents as possible. iceberg_06_084 Paying attention to detail, Expeditions Alaska follow critical Leave No trace backcountry travel practices and employ environmentally sound, sustainable ecotourism and adventure travel programs. Expeditions Alaska donates a percentage of all profits to various Alaska conservation and social charities, as well as organizations working at the international level. Expeditions Alaska are involved with Patagonia’s Common Threads Initiative, as well as contribute to national conservation efforts in opposing oil development of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the proposed open pit Pebble Mine scheme near Bristol Bay. Carl asserts “We make every effort to be good and caring stewards of the wilderness through which we trek.”Carl also makes a concerted effort to educate and inform Expeditions Alaska guests on the vital need for healthy natural environment and strong sustainable business models.
Get Lost…Be Found.
Get Lost Travel Vans is a smaller, affordable alternative to the traditional Alaska RV rental. A camper van is the perfect way to see Alaska! It’s easy to drive, simple to set up, and fun to get around in. Our camper vans are converted minivans, carrying almost all the comforts of home but without the price tag or the giant vehicle to go with them. The camper vans come with kitchenettes in the rear of the van that include a fridge, two-burner stove, and sink with running water. Inside the van, the seating area converts into a table with benches or into a double bed, with extra storage found underneath. The rooftop tent pops open to reveal a double bed with sleeping area for two. All of our van rentals include linens, kitchen implements, and unlimited mileage! It looks like a regular minivan on the outside, but inside, it’s your home away from home.
Where will you Get Lost?
Join us on our Northern Lights Tour in Alaska! Get a dose of local culture by day, and by night look for and photograph the Aurora Borealis. Your local guides will provide the necessary wake up calls when the lights appear and help you capture the perfect photo. Learn what life’s really like in the interior of Alaska over lunch with local homesteaders, walk with reindeer, dogsled, learn to curl and unwind in outdoor geothermal hotsprings.
The Quintessential Alaskan Adventure awaits! Join us as we visit the famous Brooks Lodge for some of the most breathtaking grizzly bear-viewing in the world. From complete safety we’ll witness the world’s largest bears hunt salmon beneath waterfalls, before exploring more of what Alaska is famous for: whale watching in the Kenai Peninsula, traversing the charming coastal town of Seward, exploring picturesque forests, glaciers, mountains, lakes, and much more!