Alaska Travel Connections

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.

Southeast Exposure Outdoor Adventure Center

Southeast Exposure is family owned and operated in Ketchikan since 1986. We are nestled in beautiful Clover Pass, 16miles north of Ketchikan and 4.5 miles from the end of the road. Our location in Clover Pass is dotted with evergreen islands ringed by protected waters, seals, sea lions, eagles, intertidal life, jumping salmon, deer and possibly orcas on the hunt and transiting humpback whales. Our Zipline Adventure Park offers 10 ziplines in beautiful big old growth cedars trees, a climbing wall, challenge elements and the grand finale an ocean zipline platform. Kayaks of all shapes and sizes cover our boathouse, pier and dock. We offer 2 kayak tours Tatoosh Islands Sea Kayak and Eagle Island Sea Kayak as well as multi-day guided Misty Fiords excursions, rentals and water taxis.

Seward Ocean Excursions

Seward Ocean Excursions offers year-round, boat-based adventures in beautiful Seward including wildlife and whale viewing, glacier tours, water taxi, SCUBA diving, photography trips, custom trips, and more. We are a locally-owned and family-run business. We pride ourselves in providing custom, small group trips all year long!

Prince of Wales Excursion Outfitter

At Prince of Wales Excursion Outfitter, we’re in the business of customizing small group adventures especially for clients who appreciate green businesses. We’ve worked with The Nature Conservancy, Destination Wildlife, and The Audubon Society to promote wildlife-based adventures on Prince of Wales Island. We provide full trip outfitting with the best outdoor equipment designed with Southeast Alaska in mind, transport by land and sea, and guided tours, which include cultural tours to the Organized Village of Kasaan. We provide paddling equipment and guided paddling outings, as well as whale watching from our 21′ Silver Streak landing craft. Transport to Forest Service cabins and access points via the road system and ocean are also available. The owner’s 17 year career with the US Forest Service gave her a strong background in outdoor safety, and at POW Outfitter, that’s our first priority in all we do.

Maple Leaf Adventures

Selected as an operator of “Best of the World” trips by National Geographic Traveler, Maple Leaf Adventures has pioneered conservation-focused, expedition cruises along the Inside Passage since 1986. With a reputation as one of the west coast’s top sustainable tour operators, its multi-day Alaska cruises give guests unique insight into the region’s natural wonders, often areas that were once under threat of destruction. Expeditions differ from your typical cruise ship; guests are immersed in the natural and cultural history of the world they are exploring, each day becoming more in tune with the rhythms of the coast. Small groups move between locations and live and dine aboard a classic, converted tugboat. She accommodates up to twelve guests with a crew of five, including a naturalist and chef.

Maple Leaf Adventures is an innovator in regenerative tourism. One of the first operators of small-boat travel in Alaska, BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and northwestern Vancouver Island, they allocate significant resources to support and build a conservation-based economy on the coast. Maple Leaf’s leaders are fuelled by their education in environmental studies and social responsibility. Their vision is to drive a made-on-the-coast, high-quality nature-based tourism industry, that has a symbiotic relationship with coastal ecosystems and cultures and integrates with both indigenous and western cultures along the coast.

Denali Photo Guides

Denali Photo Guides has been offering small group, instructional photography excursions since 2010. Tours are designed to benefit visitors to Denali National Park who have an interest in photographing the beautiful landscapes in Alaska. Tours travel in luxury trucks along the boundary of Denali National Park, into Broad Pass, and on the Denali Highway, stopping several times to get out and shoot pictures. Tours are typically 3 to 4 hours in duration. Guests may have their own camera, rent one from us, or they may bring a smart phone. No matter what type of gear guests have or what their skill level is, our guides help visitors progress as photographers. With a maximum of 4 participants per tour, our guides spend a significant amount of one-on-one time with each guest. In addition to photography, guides also provide information about the area’s natural history, geology & culture. The small group size allows guests the freedom to ask any question they want (as many times as they want!). The combination of the small group with our selection of pristine locations fosters a truly immersive experience leaving guests with a lasting impression of the vastness, wilderness, and specialness of the Denali area.

Burro Creek Lodge

Exclusive Burro Creek Lodge getaway allows smaller groups to enjoy an elegant, off-grid wilderness lodge experience. Featuring stunning waterfalls, a delicious Dungeness crab & shrimp feast, Alaskan tranquility and a top notch experience. Wild Alaska at its best! BURRO CREEK WATERFALL LODGE FEATURES: *Scenic, private boat ride across Lynn Canal to the exclusive & magical Burro Creek Lodge. *Delicious homestyle Dungeness crab & shrimp feast with Andouille sausage, red potatoes, corn on the cob & wood fired bread. * Decadent double chocolate mason jar brownies with assorted fixings & marshmallows toasted over the campfire. (S’mores too!) *Mimosas, Alaskan & domestic beers, champagne, wine, locally roasted coffee & other beverages. * Charming and local on site musician, chef & naturalist * Off-grid hydro power demonstration * World class waterfalls, endless photo opportunities & optional hiking trails.

 

Boreal Journeys

Our passion is making our guests feel comfortable and connected in the northern Alaskan forest that we call home. We are a small-scale, family-run business focused on providing authentic experiences for our guests. We offer single or multi-day adventures dog sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing. We take only private groups of 1-4 people and customize the experience to each group’s desires to create unforgettable adventures.

We strive to live as close as we can to the place we’re in. We hunt, fish and grow much of our food for us and our dog family. We feed our guests healthy, homemade and local food. We do our best to use technology that doesn’t insulate us from a direct experience with our environment. On a trip with us, you will travel on trails we have cut, stay in tents we have sewn or cabins we have built and use gear that is made from and indigenous to the area we’re traveling in. We live in the place we guide, and we want to make sure that it is still just as beautiful and bountiful when we’re in the ground and future generations are tromping around.

Arctic Dog Adventure Co.

At Arctic Dog Adventure Co., we have a genuine interest in taking care of our clients, our community, and the distinctive landscapes of Northern Alaska. Our speciality is long distance travel by dog sled, providing low-impact access to pristine wilderness areas. We offer dog sled tours rooted in principles of sustainability, authenticity and “rustic luxury” — warm, comfortable accommodations in the most remote and wild places, and an emphasis on utilizing locally sourced ingredients and products. To us, ecotourism is about offering our clients a responsible, authentic Alaskan experience. Travel by dog team is an ideal way to realize this. Sled dogs have been part of the Northern landscape for millennia. Their thick fur, tough pads and indomitable desire to pull make them perfect companions in Northern travel and exploration.   Our dogs are the heart and soul of our operation. We pride ourselves on offering our huskies the highest standard of dog care possible. Guests who visit us will meet dogs that are happy and content. It brings us great joy to share our love and respect for our dogs, and the landscapes of Interior Alaska, with others.

Alaska Alpine Adventures

Alaska Alpine Adventurs specializes in multi-day wilderness trips in Alaska National Parks, state parks and wildlife refuges. Although they take visitors to some of the most remote places in this largest state, owner Dan Oberlatz is still able to incorporate green practices throughout his business operations. Whether its packing out all waste on a back-packing or hiking trip or mentoring Alaska Native or other residents in green tourism business opportunities, Dan and his company provide benefits to the environment and communities where he works and lives.