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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.