Above & Beyond Alaska, LLC (ABAK) is an employee-owned local guiding company based in Juneau, which is nestled below the Coast Mountains and beside the ocean in the heart of Southeast Alaska’s temperate rain forest. We have been exploring the Tongass National Forest, glaciers of the Juneau Icefield, and waters of Alaska’s inside passage for over 25 years and guiding others since 2002. ABAK offers an opportunity to explore any of the environments found around Juneau by kayak, foot, boat, plane, or helicopter. Our goal is to provide a complete Alaskan wilderness experience by sharing with our clients our passion, technical know-how, and natural history knowledge.
Alaska Coach Tours provides shore excursion tours for cruise ships visiting Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, and Skagway Alaska. Alaska Coach Tours also has a division in Seattle Washington. Tours include visits to the Mendenhall Glacier, Saxman Native Village, Alaska Raptor Center, and Yukon Suspension Bridge. Tours focus on the regions culture, scenery, and highlights.
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 Sea Kayakers is the purveyor for quality equipment and guide services, serving Western Prince William Sound. Alaskan owned and operated, we promote environmental awareness through our sea kayaking operations. We are equipped and staffed to offer the safest and most enjoyable kayaking experience on the Sound.
Alaska Travel Adventures can help make your Alaska vacation dreams come true! You can trust us to create the best Alaska vacation for you, whether your vacation interests involve a luxury cruise, an independent land tour, or a combination land and sea package. We are one of Alaska’s most diversified vacation companies, with a staff of over 200 statewide employees, and 38 years of experience. Whether enjoying wild caught Alaskan Salmon at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake in Juneau, kayaking Camp Coogan in Sitka, discovering the history of the Gold Rush and trying your hand at gold panning in Skagway or going off-road behind the wheel of your own Jeep® Wrangler in Ketchikan, Alaska Travel Adventures has an adventure for any interest or activity level. No matter which activity you choose, our goal is to provide a once in a lifetime experience that will remain in your memory for years to come.
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.
Chugach Adventures (formerly known as Chugach Adventure Guides and Class V Whitewater) was founded in 1996. The company explored & pioneered the Spencer Glacier area in 2000 and partnered with the Alaska Railroad starting in 2001 to offer trips via the Glacier Discovery Train to Spencer Glacier.
In the Fall of 2012, long-time Chugach guides and Girdwood locals, Melanee and Ari Stiassny, purchased the rafting business. Melanee & Ari share a passion for Alaskan adventure with their three kids. In winter 2015 /16, Chugach Adventures was awarded a ten year permit with the USFS Chugach National Forest to continue operating tours at Spencer Lake and are stoked to be now offering kayaking, overnight camping, heli hiking, and glacier salmon bakes at Spencer Glacier.
“We believe strongly in sharing our local stories and firsthand experiences of what we have seen and witnessed as Spencer Glacier has receded thru the years. We are committed to finding ways to protect our environment and aim to share our knowledge to our guests.”
At the core of our Juneau excursions and tours is a passionate guide who opens a doorway to the wild places that will stir your soul. Step into Alaska with one of these dedicated and knowledgeable local guides. Your experience will be in-depth, authentic, genuine and personalized. We specialize in Juneau’s finest shore excursions and can arrange custom trips by land and sea for families or groups seeking private wilderness experiences. We are committed to our community, the environment, and of course to you, our guests.