Bucket List Experiences

Almost everyone has something on their Alaska bucket list. From Denali to dogsledding, the northern lights to the Arctic Circle, this is a destination which is full of iconic experiences. But these are unique opportunities best experienced on your own, without the crowds, as every Alaskan knows. At Alaska Private Touring it’s our job to help you experience these in your own special and very personal way, giving you a true “insider’s” perspective on authentic Alaska.

Here are some of the ways we can help you check off one or two items on your Alaska bucket list…

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The Ultimate “Do It All” Alaska Adventure

If you’ve decided to come to Alaska, why not do it all? On this ultimate “Do It All” Alaska 9-day adventure trip, you can explore multiple areas all over the state and try your hand at outdoor fun from... Read more

Juneau Icefield Excursion by Helicopter

Explore the natural ice formations of Juneau Icefield by helicopter on this guided flightseeing adventure including a scenic flight and a brief landing.  Explore the ice formations with your pilot and guide and stroll along a river of ice... Read more

Alaska’s Favorite Treasures

Combine two of Alaska’s famed National Parks on this 10-day adventure exploring the Alaska coast and mountainous interior. With wildlife cruises, rafting float trips, opportunities for fishing, bear viewing, gold panning, biking or hiking, this multiday adventure on the... Read more

Sheldon Chalet

Arrive by private helicopter at your exclusive, luxurious mountain retreat at the foot of Denali’s slopes, perched 6,000 feet up and towering over glacier-carved valleys below. Adventure awaits. Glacier trekking, ice caves, Alaskan style sledding. Fine wines and cuisine.... Read more

Whale Tails and Rainforest Trails

Your Juneau-based outdoor adventure begins with a hike through Alaska rainforests in Tongass National Forest followed by your own private, naturalist-guided exploration of Mendenhall Glacier.  Continue to Auke Bay to board your exclusive, private whale-watching cruise for some of... Read more

All the Colors of Alaska in Autumn

Enjoy the colors of Alaska’s late summer and autumn season, seacoast to tundra, while you explore Kenai Fjords National Park by cruise, Denali National Park’s wildlife and the Arctic Circle. Best of all? Watch the skies as color explodes... Read more

Chelatna Lake Lodge

Located just south of Denali National Park, Chelatna Lake Lodge is nestled on the shores of 8-mile Chelatna Lake and the top of Lake Creek, prime territory for some of the finest rainbow trout and grayling fishing in Alaska.... Read more

Crystal Creek Lodge

Located on a bluff overlooking the Naknek River on the Alaska Peninsula, you have arrived at the lodge world famous for extraordinary river and stream fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, and scenery. Discover Alaska wildness near Bristol Bay and... Read more

Mendenhall Glacier Canoeing and Trekking

Paddle your canoe through the calm deep waters of Mendenhall Lake, then hike across the rocky shores with views of Tongass National Forest to reach Juneau’s famous Mendenhall Glacier.  Bald eagles and mountain goats will watch over you as... Read more

Alaskan Luxury: Coast to Coast

This luxurious 2-week Alaska journey takes you deep into the Inside Passage, into the landscapes of the Interior and along the coast, showcasing some of the state’s best highlights and two luxury lodges. Immerse yourself in diverse adventures curated... Read more

Explore Alaska’s Inside Passage: Private Expedition Vessel

Sail away from the ‘typical’ Alaska cruise experience aboard your own private expedition vessel.  Alaska’s Inside Passage is frequented by many large cruise ships, which due to their size are limited to stopping in the same ports of call... Read more

Prince of Wales Bear Viewing

Begin your Ketchikan-based adventure by boarding your bush plane for a brief flight into Prince of Wales, the heart of Alaska’s black bear country.  Once you land and disembark, you’ll learn from your pilot and guide all about these... Read more

Trekking on Mendenhall Glacier

Experience Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier on foot on this private, guided Alaska hiking and glacier trekking all-day outdoor adventure.  Follow your private naturalist guide as you hike together through the Tongass National Forest to the face of Mendenhall Glacier. Then... Read more

Discover South Central Alaska Treasures

With the resort community of Girdwood in South Central Alaska as your base camp, explore Kenai Fjords National Park and witness calving glaciers; travel by the Alaska Railroad through a coastal mountain range; paddle by kayak across a glacier-fed... Read more

Whale Watching and Mendenhall Glacier Photo Safari

Grab your camera and explore Juneau’s most enticing natural attractions.  Capture that perfect shot of Alaska landscapes and wildlife as you as you explore the hiking trails near Mendenhall Glacier.  Then enjoy a guided whale watching cruise on a... Read more

Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge

Built by hand in 1974, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge offers comfort and solitude in the iconic Brooks Range in Alaska’s Arctic. Your all-inclusive wilderness adventure in the Alaskan bush begins in Fairbanks as you flightsee to Bettles and on... Read more

Kodiak Brown Bear Center

The 1.9m acres of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge is home to this classic Alaskan Native lodge situated on Kodiak Island in the middle of Karluk Lake. Surrounded by water, the wildlife-centered Kodiak Brown Bear Center, showcases one of the... Read more

Fisherman’s Dream

Experience some of the world’s best fishing opportunities with this 10 night itinerary that will take you to Alaska’s hottest fishing holes. Looking to reel in a barn sized halibut? Or experience the fight of pulling in a silver... Read more

Paddling with Whales : Kayaking Fun

The waterways surrounding Channel Islands State Marine Park near Juneau are home to a diverse array of Alaskan wildlife and marine life including orca whales, harbor seals, Steller sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and more.  Jump in a kayak... Read more

Alaska’s Playground on the Kenai Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula is over 90% wilderness providing opportunities for adventure and wildlife viewing as well as relaxation and restoration. Visit the luxurious Alyeska Resort in Girdwood then explore Kenai Fjords National Park and stay at two remote wilderness... Read more

Highlights of Alaska: 3 National Parks

A full week of fun. Meet the bears of Lake Clark National Park. Take in the breathtaking scenery of Turnagain Arm.  Explore Kenai Fjords National Park by private cruise to view glaciers, sea lions, puffins, and whales. Journey into... Read more

Alaska Crabbing and Cuisine

Launch on a small boat out of Ketchikan, then bait and set your crab pots on this “crabbing and cuisine” day out on the water in an iconic destination among fishermen. Afterward, enjoy some quality time fishing for multiple... Read more

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage: Private Luxury Yacht

Experience Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard your own private luxury yacht on a small ship cruise with a captain and crew who endeavor to meet your every need and indulge your every wish.  Southeast Alaska showcases incredible scenery and wildlife. ... Read more

Admiralty Island Bear Viewing by Kayak

This is a “true Alaska” full day of adventure combining the best in outdoor fun near Juneau including scenic flightseeing by floatplane, kayaking, hiking, and bear viewing.  Explore Admiralty Island, known by the Tlingits as “Fortress of the Bears”,... Read more

Traitor’s Cove Bear Viewing in the Tongass

Nearby to Ketchikan lies the pristine wilderness landscapes of Tongass National Forest. These pristine lush rainforests are fed by numerous creeks and streams, providing a tasty menu of fish for Alaska’s vast population of black bears. You’ll take a... Read more

Design Your Own Juneau Day Trip

Nestled at the base of towering mountains overlooking the Gastineau Channel, Juneau’s community’s rich culture, and history are reflected throughout this classic Alaskan city and its many beautiful attractions. Whether you want to visit the infamous Mendenhall Glacier, take... Read more

Juneau Whale Watching by Private Yacht

Your captain and crew will be your hosts today as you relax in comfort on one of Juneau’s most luxurious whale-watching cruise vessels.  Enjoy first-class amenities including beer, wine, and delicious appetizers as you keep an eye out for... Read more

Rafting with Bald Eagles from Skagway

Travel by ferry from Skagway to Haines, home to one of the largest bald eagle concentrations in the world, for a scenic rafting float trip through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  In the summer months, a healthy resident population... Read more

Sitka to Juneau Cruise : Alaska Bear Country

Bears are an iconic symbol of Alaska and its vast wildness. During this 7-night small ship cruise between Sitka and Juneau on the Kruzof Explorer, you will get an up-close look at both brown and black bears in their... Read more

Alaska From “A to Z”

This itinerary features Alaska’s most popular destinations and the best Alaska has to offer in activities and exclusive experiences. Begin your private adventure in Fairbanks then it’s on to Denali National Park for wildlife viewing, hiking, mountain biking or... Read more

Juneau Helicopter and Dog Sledding Fun

Try Alaska’s official sport and learn how to steer a dog sled on the most authentic dogsledding experience available Alaska’s summer season! You’ll travel from Juneau by helicopter on a scenic flight and land on a snow-covered glacier. Then... Read more

Dog Sledding with Glacier Flightseeing by Helicopter

Combine a breathtaking helicopter flightseeing excursion with Alaska’s favorite sport – dog sledding! Lift off from the historic Skagway waterfront and head into a rugged region of sheer mountains, majestic valleys, and massive glaciers. Learn to steer a dog... Read more

Glacier Discovery Tour by Helicopter

Leave all traces of civilization behind you in Skagway and experience the infinite beauty of Alaska’s remote glaciers on this 2.5 hour flightseeing trip by helicopter culminating with a landing on an Alaska glacier. Depending on the weather, you’ll... Read more

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