Alaska Kenai Peninsula Private Adventure Tour

Best of Southcentral Alaska, Glaciers & Wildlife


Experience Southcentral 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 First Nations 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. 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.

7 Days

From: $5,695

Experience Southcentral 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 First Nations 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. 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.

Highlights


  • 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

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Alaska Kenai Peninsula Private Adventure

Start: Anchorage, Alaska  End: Anchorage, Alaska

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Anchorage

    Day 1

    Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival at Anchorage airport, secure your rental car and drive to your hotel in the heart of downtown.

    Accommodation: Hotel Captain Cook

  • Flightseeing & Bear Viewing

    Day 2

    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.

    Accommodation: Hotel Captain Cook

    Transportation: Two 1-hour flights

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Drive to the Kenai Peninsula

    Day 3

    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.

    Accommodation: Summit Lake Lodge

    Transportation: 2-hour drive

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Hike or Fish on the Kenai Peninsula

    Day 4

    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.

    Accommodation: Summit Lake Lodge

    Activity: 4-6 hours fishing and 2-3 hours hiking

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Go Dog Sledding and Take a Scenic Float

    Day 5

    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.

    Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

    Activity: 2.5 hours dog sleding and 3 hours rafting float

    Transportation: 2-hour drive

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Cruise Prince William Sound

    Day 6

    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.

    Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

    Transportation: 6-hour cruise

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Return to Anchorage Airport

    Day 7

    After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, drive back to Anchorage Airport to board homebound flights.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


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  • Inclusions

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Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

Choose from the selection of dates below for your group or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • All special equipment required for activities
  • Trip logistics, operations and monitoring during travel
  • All tours, transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary

Price Does Not Include


  • Additional meals not noted in the daily itinerary
  • Airfare, airport taxes or baggage fees for all flights
  • Optional activities and spa services
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, laundry or souvenirs
  • Discretionary tips for guides, drivers and resort staff
  • Optional travel protection
  • Rental car

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Annie

Annie

Annie was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. After completing a bachelor's degree in Japanese from the University of Hawaii she joined the Peace Corps. She spent the next few years teaching in a small village in Kyrgyzstan and in the Philippines. Since returning home to Alaska, Annie has spent the past few years guiding and enjoying the surrounding Chugach Mountains in her hometown. In her spare time, you can find her camping, fishing, trail running and working towards her graduate degree in occupational therapy.

Dan

Dan

Dan developed his love of the great outdoors from an early age when he became an Eagle Scout. After spending two decades working with people with disabilities, he moved to Alaska to explore his dream of living closer to nature. He quickly became an active member in the community by sitting on the Parks & Recreation board, becoming a guide and producing a radio show called, 'Get Outside and Play' to encourage recreation in the Denali area. In his spare time, Dan can be found backpacking, trail running and Nordic skiing.

Larry

Larry

Larry's adventurous lifestyle was born from an active childhood in rural Michigan where he enjoyed sports and thrived on outdoor activities. He received a degree in Parks and Recreation Administration and was hired as a program director where he developed a wilderness program for at-risk boys. Since coming to Alaska in 1975 to work as a ranger for the Chugach National Forest, Larry has had numerous adventures -- kayaking the Noatak River, a climb on Denali, skiing the Ruth Glacier, photographing brown bears at McNeil River and many more! His passions include birding, building fly rods, and fishing local rivers and lakes. As a long time Alaskan, Larry thoroughly enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge of this land he loves, and conveying his enthusiasm and energy to our visitors.

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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.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. Expect to be active and walking on most days as you tour both urban and wild areas, but the hiking should be fairly light and is customizable based on your ability and wants.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 4

4-6 hours fishing and 2-3 hours hiking

Day 5

2.5 hours dog sleding and 3 hours rafting float

Accommodations


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 deluxe resort with convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness.

Hotel Captain Cook
Hotel Captain Cook

Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska's Hotel Captain Cook is a perfect basecamp for adventure. The hotel features finely appointed rooms and suites each with complimentary WiFi, air conditioning, blackout drapes and gorgeous views of downtown Anchorage, Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. The hotel also offers a steam room, sauna, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise facilities and four on-property restaurants including the Crow's Nest, a fine dining restaurant featuring French and New American cuisine.

The Hotel Alyeska
The Hotel Alyeska

Located just 40 miles from Anchorage in Girdwood, Alyeska Resort is a premier year-round destination resort. Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, Hotel Alyeska offers our guests luxurious accommodations and convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness. The hotel also offers an indoor saltwater pool, fitness center, yoga studio, spa and several on-site dining options including the Seven Glaciers Restaurant which offers fine dining with an emphasis on local produce, seafood and game.

Similar Accommodation
Summit Lake Lodge
Summit Lake Lodge

Summit Lake Lodge is family owned and operated. Centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, Summit Lake Lodge is the perfect home base. Rooms are decorated in traditional lodge style, and amenities include a full service restaurant, bar, and made-to-order breakfast.

Weather


Generally mild summers, but always be prepared for sun, rain, fog, and wind. The bush flights to observe bears in the wild are subject to delays or cancellation based on weather.

 
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Anchorage 
High
Low
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Anchorage
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51
62
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46
Kenai 
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Kenai
60
55
63
48
62
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39

FAQs


Does it really rain every day in Alaska?

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!

How long is the fishing trip from start to finish and what does it entail?

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.

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Guest Reviews


"I have taken 12 trips with MT Sobek. Each has left a positive imprint on me-widening my view of the world and its peoples."

Jane B.
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