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.”
Join us aboard our custom 70 foot expedition cruise vessel or our 100 ft private yacht, each vessel with four private guest suites, ensuite bathrooms for each stateroom, first class chef and full staff to meet all your needs. Experience Alaska in luxury. Kayaking, whale watching, glacier viewing, fishing, and many more enticing expeditions.
The Sikumi was custom built expressly for service in Alaska by one of the Northwest’s most renowned ship builders, and while finished for luxury, it was built tough. From the panoramic views at the galley table to the fully covered upper viewing deck, nothing was spared in creating a comfortable environment for our guests.
Motor yacht (M/Y) Golden Eagle, was added to our fleet in 2017. Built by Broward in the United States, the Golden Eagle was designed with luxury and sophistication in mind. With a spacious main salon and dining area there is no doubt our guests will find comfort while cruising through deep fjords and secluded coves. There are multiple covered outdoor seating areas to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife in Southeast Alaska.
A typical cruise will only have 8 adults onboard, and possibly some young sailors (we do offer adult only cruises as well). If you would like to bring up to 12 guests, you can charter the entire boat for the week. The highest crew to guest ratio, (5 crew to 8 guests) we are able to offer first class service, while truly experiencing Alaska. Our Alaska based captain will show you the real wilderness of Alaska.
Our Custom Alaska Cruises not only feature spectacular wildlife and scenery viewing, but we may be best known for our cuisine. Our on board 5 star professional chef will prepare one culinary delight after another for you, showcasing Alaska Seafood, catering to any special food needs, diets or allergies.
Discovery Voyages is one of Alaska’s oldest and most respected eco-tour operators. Dean Rand, captain and owner of Discovery Voyages, offers week-long natural history, hiking, photography, kayaking, and outdoor education tours in the fjords and wilderness waters of Prince William Sound.
During the past 15 years, Dean and his staff have become increasingly concerned about the melting of glacial ice, the introduction of never-before-seen pathogens in shellfish, and the loss of critical wildlife habitat–all due to global warming. At the same time, they recognize that wilderness cruises, by their very nature, require the consumption of some fossil fuel and the addition of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere.
As a result, Discovery Voyages has looked at its own actions and sought to take responsibility by being as energy efficient as possible. In addition, it has partnered with Native Energy to offset its carbon use and to give passengers the opportunity to contribute to the carbon offset program and promote energy independence and clean emissions.
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.
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.
Glacier Bay Sea Kayaks is the NPS concession in Glacier Bay National Park offering guided or unguided day kayak adventures, kayak rentals and outfitting. A small, locally owned business located in Gustavus, they have been helping experienced, independent campers plan their multi-day kayak adventures in Glacier Bay since 1978. GBSK has a long history of working closely with NPS to educate campers about Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and wildlife protection regulations. They collaborated with NPS to develop the original backcountry orientation for Glacier Bay campers, which outlined guidelines for low impact camping techniques, many specifically tailored to the unique environment of Glacier Bay. They continue to educate kayakers, develop and support environmental stewardship initiatives, and share insights with NPS staff in order to maintain the highest level of wilderness experience for the backcountry visitor. Responsible tourism is paramount in both their operational practices and day tours, but is also reflected in their continuing commitment to being a contributing member to their community and regional conservation and service organizations. Through these efforts, it is Glacier Bay Sea Kayak’s goal that Alaska’s pristine wild lands may continue to be enjoyed by future generations who will feel a sense of place.
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!
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.
As members of 1% For The Planet, Kayak Adventures strives to fulfill our mission to inspire an active stewardship of our natural world. Through truly small group sea kayak tours in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, we focus on safety, education, and connecting guests with the unique and fragile ecosystems we visit. We commit 1% of our annual sales to local non-profits working to protect the ecosystems and people of Alaska. We take just 6 guests on our Adult Tours (ages 14+), minimizing our impacts and providing a carefully crafted and inspiring guest experience. If you’re traveling with kids ages 6-13, we’ll provide your group a private Family Tour at no extra cost. We recognize that our young adventurers are the future, and we are dedicated to providing a positive experience for families. We offer Half, Full, and Multi day tours in Resurrection Bay, Fox Island, and Kenai Fjords National Park. The landscape here is teeming with abundant Alaskan wildlife, unique geographic features, and stories that make these places special. Let our passionate, knowledgeable guides show you the way, as you paddle through the unparalleled fjord scenery. You don’t need any experience to join us, just an adventurous spirit and a desire to learn, explore, and protect the great Alaskan wilderness.