Experience Southeast Alaska's best on this active adventure to the Kenai Peninsula and beyond! Beginning in Anchorage, travel by bush plane to Lake Clark National Park-only reachable by plane- to view brown bears fishing while their cubs play nearby. Explore the Alaska Native Heritage Center for an introduction to the First Nation's people, and dip into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see local animals that are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Continue on to the Kenai Peninsula to fish, hike, and sightsee. Take a ride on a dog sled and meet a team of Iditarod Husky athletes. Embark on a scenic evening ice float on the Portage River, and round out this epic adventure cruising Prince William Sound, surrounded by calving glaciers and spectacular beauty.
Discover wildlife and history at the isolated Lake Clark National Park
Meet a team of Iditarod Husky athletes and take a ride on a dog sled
Enjoy a scenic ice float down the Portage River
Today begins with a guided walking tour of Anchorage, Alaska's epicenter of commerce. After exploring downtown, board a float plane for a wildlife adventure in Lake Clark National Park! Flying southwest over Cook Inlet, look out towards the Chigmit Mountains and volcanic Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna before landing on the beach in Chinitna Bay. During the summer, Chinitna Bay is home to the brown bears that come to feed on protein-rich sedge grasses, clams, and salmon. Travel with an expert guide even further by bus to where the brown bears are most active, and spend the afternoon watching as these magnificent animals dig for clams or sun on the beach while their cubs wrestle and play. Late this afternoon, fly back to Anchorage.
Today's destination is the Kenai Peninsula. After checking out of the hotel, spend a leisurely day driving by rental car, stopping at two sites that will offer insight to Alaska's Native histories and protection of its resident wildlife.
Begin at the Alaska Native Heritage Center which explores 10,000 years of Alaska Native history and culture through art, dance, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Next, drive to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located in Portage Valley. Over 200 acres dedicated to Alaska's resident wildlife are accessed by a scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot or by car. After a full day of exploring, continue along the scenic Seward Highway and check into tonight's lodge.
Today offers the choice to explore the Kenai Peninsula on either a fishing or a hiking adventure. Those who choose to fish will meet their guide at the point the Kenai River enters the Wildlife Refuge. Novice and expert anglers alike can fish for salmon, trout, and Dolly Varden. Those who prefer to hike will set off with their private guide into the Alaskan wilderness, getting up close and personal with Kenai's scenery and wildlife on a trail chosen for current conditions and your desired activity level. Look for moose, bears, wildflowers, and ferns. After today's adventure, drive back to the lodge to enjoy an evening by the lake.
Begin today's adventure by driving to the town of Girdwood. Then, travel 8 miles in open air Pinzgauers on the Iditarod trail to meet seven-time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing sled dogs. Experience the excitement of these athletes as you travel mountain trails on a cart ride. Afterward, visit the puppy pavilion for a chance to meet future Iditarod champions or check out Iditarod memorabilia, including Nick's racing sled.
Later, check into the lodge and layer up for a scenic float on the Portage River. Relax on this mellow Class I float through breathtaking scenery, passing hanging glaciers and wildlife that becomes active as the sun begins to dip. Enjoy an authentic Alaskan salmon bake under the midnight sun before traveling back to the resort for the night.
After a breakfast, take a scenic drive to the Port of Whittier marina and board the waiting boat for a spectacular cruise on Prince William Sound. Cruise past the numerous glaciers in Harriman Fjord and travel to the face of Surprise glacier, one of the most dynamic in the sound. Harbor seals and sea otters use the icebergs in this area as a resting ground. The captain will bank on the shore for an afternoon of exploring, beachcombing, and a picnic lunch among the breathtaking beauty of the glaciers. At the end of the day, drive back to the resort from the marina.
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, drive back to Anchorage Airport to board homebound flights.
Since 1972, MT Sobek has maintained its reputation as a wilderness expert and adventure travel pioneer in Alaska.
This unique expedition covers Southeast Alaska's most beautiful and remote sites by plane, dog sled, boat, and foot.
This comprehensive expedition tailored for MT Sobek travelers is the perfect introduction to Alaska, from Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound.
Enriching looks into the history of the First Nations people, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, hiking, fishing, dog sledding, a cruise on Prince William Sound, and lots of sightseeing featuring local fauna.
A full range of accommodation, from a comfortable inn in the heart of Downtown Anchorage to a traditionally-styled lodge on the Kenai Peninsula and to a luxury resort with convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness.
Generally mild summers, but always be prepared for sun, rain, or wind.
It rains often in Alaska, but mostly when you are closest to the ocean and not so much when you are high up in the mountains. So be sure to bring a sturdy raincoat. The rain is what makes Alaska legendary!
It is usually 5 hours depending on weather, tides, and the fishing vessel. It entails fishing for a variety of species depending what is currently in season that can include: halibut, rockfish, silver salmon, king salmon & lingcod.
We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.
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