Bear Paw Adventure

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

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.”

Gastineau Guiding Company

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.

Gondwana Ecotours

WINTER

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.

SUMMER

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!

John Hall’s Alaska

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.

Kenai Fjords Tours

Alaska’s # 1 Wildlife & Glacier Cruise. Spectacular scenery, glaciers, and abundant wildlife in Kenai Fjords National Park with expert captains. Enjoy complimentary meals and free parking in private lot. Tours run daily through Resurrection Bay and the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park with several options to choose from. Be it a full-day glacier and wildlife tour into the fjords, or a shorter lunch or dinner cruise through Resurrection Bay with a buffet style Alaska salmon & prime rib Buffet on our exclusive stop on Fox Island, we have the right tour for you. Kenai Fjords Tours operates the largest day cruise fleet in Southcentral Alaska out of Seward. Our millennium-class vessels are 95 feet long and Coast Guard-licensed for 150 passengers. Our boats offer a fast cruising speed, allowing for extra time to photograph and view wildlife and glaciers. The latest additions to our fleet, the m/v Aialik, Orca and Callisto Voyagers were custom built by All American Marine, Inc., a leading manufacturer of multihull catamarans. Their Teknicraft Design provides superior stability, fuel efficiency, maximum guest comfort, as well as the ability to travel fast while maintaining a smooth ride, designed to provide a true first-class experience for passengers.

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is located on the beautiful and remote Fox Island, just a short boat ride from Seward, Alaska. Your adventure begins in Seward when you step aboard a Kenai Fjords Tours cruise. Enjoy Alaska’s remote wilderness and unplug from all electronics in your private waterfront cabin. Cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours to Fox Island in Resurrection Bay and explore the ultimate island escape. Indulge in gourmet, plated meals prepared by your island chef. Awake to morning coffee or tea delivered to your door and watch Kenai Fjords National Park come alive from the comfort of your cabin. Capture the natural beauty of your surroundings with your camera or sketchbook. Treat yourself to walking/hiking and various evening programs offered by our resident naturalist. Expand your time at sea by adding one of our various wildlife and glacier day cruises, or guided sea kayaking to any stay. Your time is yours on the island! As part of our commitment to preserving this pristine wilderness getaway, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and the Fox Island Day Lodge derive the majority of their electrical power from generators powered by the sun. Guests are requested to turn off lights when not in use.

Knik River Lodge

Comfortable Lodging – Epic Outdoor Adventures – Award Winning Food Just a one-hour scenic drive from Anchorage, Knik River Lodge offers a remote lodge feeling with easy access. Located at the edge of the Chugach wilderness the outdoor adventures are limited only by your imagination, and having helicopters on site makes getting there easy! Summer dogsled tours on the glacier, heli hiking & biking, glacier tours, aurora viewing, Inspired meeting facilities are perfect for weddings, retreats and small conventions year round.

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.