Wildlife “Meet & Greets”

Many often compare visits to America’s 49th state to going on a safari in Africa. And we can see why. The feeling you get staring down at Denali’s summit on your chartered flight, the first time you look that bear right in the eye, the thrill of that first bite on your fishing rod in a remote glacier-fed stream, these are the moments which will take your breath away. Suddenly you will feel so small in comparison to all that surrounds you in Alaska.

A private, guided adventure into Alaska’s wilderness gives you unparalleled opportunities to experience abundant wildlife in their natural state, thriving in their habitats and behaving just as bears, moose, whales, Dall Sheep and arctic foxes do.

Here are great ways to “meet and greet” Alaska wildlife “up, close and personally…

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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

Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Skagway

Travel from Skagway to Haines on a scenic ferry ride for your private guided kayaking exploration of Chilkoot Lake State Park.  This lake is surrounded by scenic waterfalls, lush green rainforests, and attracts a myriad of wildlife. Spend your... Read more

An Evening with Bears (Skagway)

The months of August and September provide unique opportunities in Haines for bear viewing. Travel from Skagway to Haines by ferry, then meet your naturalist guide for an evening wildlife “safari” to see Alaskan brown bears. Photograph these majestic... 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

A Private Cruise Aboard the M/V Sea Mist

Your own personal cruise into Prince William Sound awaits as you explore its waters in Southcentral Alaska aboard The Sea Mist.  A private yacht charter is the ideal way to explore Alaska for families of all ages. With a... 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

Photographing the Chilkat Valley (Haines)

Step off your Alaska cruise in Haines and meet your professional photography guide for a 4-hour adventure into the scenic Chilkat Valley for prime wildife and landscape photography. Your private photography guide will select their favorite locations for the... 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

Photographing the Chilkat Valley (Skagway)

If getting that perfect photograph is one of your goals during your Alaskan cruise, then this is the Skagway day tour for you! Take the ferry from Skagway to Haines with marinelife views then leave Skagway behind as you... Read more

Whales and Wilderness Exploration

Juneau offers some of the most reliable whale watching for humpbacks and orcas, anywhere in Alaska.  On your 4-hour private Juneau whale watching day tour, you’ll board your exclusive small-ship cruising vessel to learn about, photograph and listen to... Read more

“Wild Coast” Sitka Paddle & Cruise

This full-day kayaking trip exploring Sitka Sound is custom-built to give you the ideal paddling itinerary and route that will truly “float your boat”. There’s no such thing as a “typical” itinerary for a “Wild Coast” adventure – no... Read more

Chilkoot Lake Wildlife Kayaking from Haines

Meet your private wilderness guide in Haines for a half-day of fun as you set out on a seaside drive to Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river flowing into... 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

Alaska Islands, Whales, and Glaciers

Explore Southeast Alaska aboard an intimate vessel that is high on both adventure and guest service. You’ll enjoy a casual atmosphere aboard while you depart Sitka and explore Eastern Baranof Island, Icy Strait and Glacier Bay National Park. Hike... Read more

Denali Delights

Explore the splendor and unique landscapes and wildlife that is Denali National Park on this five-day luxury adventure. Immerse yourself in this magical wilderness as you search for bear, moose and even the elusive wolf. Ride high as you... Read more

Design Your Own Sitka Day Trip

Nestled at the foot of magnificent glacial carved mountains facing the Pacific Island, Sitka’s community-rich culture and history are reflected throughout the town and its beautiful attractions. Get up close to the wildlife of Sitka Sound and enhance your... 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

Naturalist’s Paradise from Haines

Meet your private naturalist guide and set out on a seaside drive into Chilkoot Lake State Park. This park has it all: Tlingit Indian cultural sites, a salmon-filled river with excellent bear viewing, and a turquoise lake surrounded by... Read more

Naturalist’s Paradise from Skagway

Breakaway from the crowds of Skagway and visit a true naturalist’s paradise – Haines, Alaska. Haines boasts some of the most pristine wild country in Southeast Alaska. After ferrying over from Skagway, meet your private naturalist guide and set... 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

Family Fun in Alaska’s Backcountry

A privately-guided family adventure tour in Alaska’s backcountry is the perfect way for your family to bond and reconnect as you experience Alaska, together. Take the worry out of figuring out how to get where and just relax while... Read more

World Famous Bears of Alaska

Over 98% of the brown bear population in the United States call Alaska home, drawing visitors from across the world to view these magnificent creatures. You’ll visit Denali National Park to view grizzly bears and Kodiak to experience the... Read more

Inside Passage Glaciers & Wildlife

Cruise aboard the Safari Quest through the wildlife and glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park, 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines, and deep sheltered fjords. Explore highlights of the Inside Passage including Icy... 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

Cruise Northern Passages & Glacier Bay National Park

This exclusive 7-day cruise out of Juneau, in Alaska’s Inside Passage, showcases the beauty and wonder of Alaska marine life, seacoast and wilderness. Cruise through Tongass landscapes and Glacier Bay National Park aboard the nimble Safari Explorer on an... 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

A Private Paddle in Sitka Sound

Enjoy a half-day exploring the countless islands and seldom-traveled passages of Sitka Sound on a privately guided kayaking adventure including a 30-minute scenic cruise. Learn about the ecology, history and culture of this very special wilderness area as you... 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

“Valley of the Eagles” Nature Tour (Haines)

Your knowledgeable, and enthusiastic naturalists will guide you on a 4-hour day trip from Haines by private vehicle through the “Valley of the Eagles” (the Chilkoot Valley and Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve). Alaska birders will love this day... Read more

Alaska National Park Collector

If experiencing as many of Alaska’s national parks is your goal, you can do it on this exclusive National Park Collector tour! Featuring six of the eight national parks in Alaska, this customized unparalleled adventure includes many opportunities for... 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

Discover Alaska Aboard Your Private Expedition Vessel

With a maximum capacity of 10 guests, the Misty Fjord provides an intimate discovery Alaska’s Inside Passage on your own private vessel.  The onboard luxury features a plush interior and elegant teak finish to compete with the amazing scenic... Read more

Redoubt Mountain Lodge

Redoubt Mountain Lodge lies on the shores of Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve surrounded by the dramatic Chigmit Mountains. Unforgettable Alaskan adventures start here with world-class salmon & trout fishing, hiking, kayaking & paddle boarding,... Read more

Cruise the “Wilds” of Sitka Sound

You’ll love this 4-hour adventure with a private naturalist guide getting off the beaten path to explore the wilderness areas near Sitka. The beautiful town of Sitka rests upon Alaska’s Baranof Island. Surrounded by the Tongass National Rainforest and... Read more

Your Private Exploration of Alaska’s Inside Passage

With a total capacity of 22 guests, the Safari Quest is one of the finest options for exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage in a uniquely personal way.  Perfect for a small group of friends or a multi-generational family, a charter... Read more

Rafting with Bald Eagles from Haines

Your private day tour from Haines to the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve begins with a scenic rafting float ride along the steep-walled fjords that connect Skagway to Haines. You’ll see over a dozen unnamed waterfalls drop hundreds of feet... Read more

A Fall Wildlife “Safari” in Alaska

If you visit Haines, Alaska during the Fall season, there is simply no better place for wildlife viewing. August and September provide unique opportunities for seeing some of Alaska’s best wildlife, including bald eagles, mountain goats, harbor seals, brown... Read more

“Valley of the Eagles” Nature Tour (Skagway)

Travel by ferry from Skagway and enjoy a scenic ferry cruise along the shores of Taiya Inlet and Lynn Canal to Haines. Along the way, you may be treated to views of marine mammals, waterfalls, and eagles. Once in... Read more

Adventure by Cruise In Southeast Alaska

Journey from Sitka to Ketchikan onboard the Kruzof Explorer for a 9-night luxury cruise into the wilds of Southeast Alaska. This extended Alaska adventure by water will provide guests with endless opportunities to view wildlife, glaciers, and remote Alaskan... Read more

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