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!
Explore Prince William Sound from Valdez with the Local Experts! Our excursions share with travelers Columbia Glacier or Meares Glacier as well as an opportunity to view sea lions, sea otters, seals, Bald Eagles, puffins, porpoise, Humpback Whales, or Orca. Enroute your Alaskan captain & crew will share the history of the area from the early explorers to the oil shipping and commercial fishing of today. As you cruise the calm waters of the Sound you will be treated to the best customer service in Alaska. Meals are included on all tours as well as complimentary coffee and tea. Custom tours/transportation can be arranged between Valdez, Whittier & Cordova.
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.
Sea kayaking along the coastline of pebbled beaches, sculpted cliffs and hanging glaciers where the wildlife is abundant and the forests untamed makes us realize we all share in the role of preserving the natural beauty of our area. Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking provides a wilderness experience with a variety of tours from 3-hours to multi-day kayak/camping trips in Resurrection Bay, Fox Island and the Kenai Fjords National Park. We choose areas that are best able to absorb our footprint and practice a Leave No Trace philosophy — we leave behind only our respect for the wilderness and its inhabitants. Sunny Cove takes an active role in advocating for wild lands to be left wild and supports local and statewide conservation efforts with donations and volunteer work. We provide our guide staff with training in natural history, local marine wildlife and the impact of our presence on vegetation, wildlife, and climate change — they in turn pass this information along to our kayakers. It is our hope that through our efforts in operating in a sustainable fashion, we will ensure that all of us and our grand kids can enjoy this beautiful place we call home.
Ursa Major Charters specializes in customized 8-day adventure trips for 4-6 guests in southeast Alaska. Our Alaska trips are multi-activity trips aboard the beautiful motor yacht Ursa Major, and include sea kayaking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. We feel Alaska is not a shopping destination, but a chance to experience nature untrammeled by people. We cater specifically to guests who wish to experience Alaska in both adventure and comfort. The majority of the excursions during our adventure trips are non-motorized, and focus on no-trace kayaking. Aboard the Ursa Major, we turn off our power-generating systems at night to not only save on fuel, but to ensure our guests will experience Alaska without noise pollution in a tranquil setting. Ursa Major Charters holds one of the few U.S. Forest Service “Special Use Permits” for shore excursions in the Tongass National Forest. This “no-trace principle” permit allows us to hike ashore and explore places few other visitors ever experience first-hand. We offer Alaskan adventure trips, trawler training trips, whale watching trips, and glacier viewing trips all throughout the summer season in southeast Alaska, from May to early September.
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.