Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to be an economic driver in the Fairbanks region by marketing to potential visitors and optimizing the visitor experience. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round destination by promoting local events, attractions and activities to independent travelers, group tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners and the media.
Great Alaska Adventures is one of Alaska’s true originals. Begun as a homesteader-based air taxi that morphed into a fishing lodge, we are now a one-of-a kind tour operator/sustainable lodge and fly in wilderness and bear viewing camp.
All that change has given us a unique perspective on the sustainability of any destination resort, but especially one that relies upon the natural resource that is Alaskan wilderness.
Always appreciative that we’ve been able to earn a (mostly) solid living doing what we love, Co-Owner Kent John was past president of the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association, the non – profit that spawned the great sustainable certification program that is Adventure Green Alaska.
As an operator, we have always promoted a sustainable and minimal impact ethos and believe strongly that in addition to sharing nature’s bounty with guests, it’s our responsibility to also share the challenges that that bounty faces. It’s especially powerful when the guests have just had their lives changed forever by those same animals that they now know are threatened.
Great Alaska is proud to be listed as sustainable by Adventure Green Alaska.
Jason’s Guide Service is where you can expect experience and passion on every guided trip. With over 20 years of Alaska guiding experience, you are guaranteed a professional as your guide. We strive to provide environmentally friendly, low impact fishing trips. Jason’s Guide Service practices ethical retention of Wild Caught Salmon, and catch and release of all Wild Trout and Char. All of your fishing and float trips are done out of a motor-less 20 foot Drift Boat, and with the gear of your choice. We believe that people go fishing to have fun. We provide the best fishing gear, hand-tied flies, and Gore Tex breathable waders, for all our anglers. We believe in the sustainability of a resource and all of our work practices are forward thinking to help better our resources for the future.
Family owned and operated for 34 years, John Hall’s Alaska provides guests with fully guided tour itineraries featuring all 5 regions of Alaska, the Yukon and the Canadian Rockies. Our land tours are all-inclusive in nature with in-depth explorations of Alaska’s greatest wilderness destinations. Limited to small groups, we are able to bring guests hands-on and educational wildlife and cultural experiences, revealing the history and ecological wonders that Alaska has to offer.
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.
Spirit Walker Expeditions is a local, guide-owned and operated business based in Gustavus, the gateway to Glacier Bay. Since 1987, they have taken the leading role in offering sustainable, guided, small group, sea kayaking expeditions throughout Southeast Alaska, with an emphasis on wilderness stewardship, safety, education, fun, and minimal-impact wilderness travel. Built upon the ethic of offering premium trips with a thoughtful approach, Spirit Walker continues to make environmental stewardship and respectful wildlife viewing top priorities while being a positive and contributing member of Gustavus and the surrounding communities. Their trips take a natural approach – from the locally sourced food served on trips to selecting hardened tent-sites and hiking routes – and are designed to offer visitors a chance to make a lasting connection with their surroundings in the most organic way possible. Local trips – such as their Wilderness Isles adventure – are designed to provide an entirely human-powered experience by paddling to a nearby Wilderness area, hiking through 10,000 year old forests, and returning by kayak. Celebrating 30 years of premium guided sea kayaking expeditions in 2017, Spirit Walker offers trips for beginners, experienced paddlers, families and independent travelers. Day trips, remote wilderness expeditions and lodge to lodge adventures!
Steamboat Bay Fishing Club is an exclusive venue for spectacular angling adventures with family and friends, the nearest lodging to Southeast Alaska’s best fishing spots. The Club hosts groups of up to 24 on remote Noyes Island, 31 square miles of privacy perfectly suited for an idyllic getaway. Guests choose from two stunning guesthouses—The Lodge or The Residence—both appointed with regional decor and Alaska Native artwork, and each offering a dedicated crew, a private chef, and a wealth of comforts and amenities on the last frontier: gourmet dining, open bars, saunas, hot tubs, Club rooms…. Fish for king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and more than 20 other species, while enjoying high-performance cabin cruisers, top guide service, professional fish processing, kayaking, nature trails, and wildlife watching.
The most popular lodge in Alaska, Waterfall Resort is a meticulously restored 1912 cannery turned world-class fishing venue. Located on Prince of Wales Island near Ketchikan, the 52-acre property attracts anglers of all skill levels with its expert guides, one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio, and famed fishing for king and silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, and rockfish. All gear and fish processing are included in Waterfall Resort’s wild Alaska fishing adventures. Anglers fish nor more than four to a cabin cruiser, and enjoy oceanfront lodging, hearty meals, a lively saloon, a golf tee, and a spectacular wilderness setting showcasing all the region’s natural beauty.