Ultimate Alaska Adventure Package
Since we created this package 2 years ago, it has quickly become one of the most popular packages we have! It serves as a great starting point for creating the perfect itinerary for your group. We created this package for those who are not only coming to Alaska in order to check it off their bucket-list, but for those who want to truly EXPERIENCE everything it has to offer. This is the Ultimate Alaskan Adventure! What more can we say?
In the menu below, you can click on and view the details of each day of this 8 day, adventure-packed itinerary.
7 Night – 8 Day Itinerary*
When you arrive in Gustavus, a friendly staff member will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the lodge and take your luggage to your Lodge room or Cabin. You typically will arrive in the late afternoon and most guests really enjoy this time, they breathe in the fresh air and decompress from the travels while enjoying the afternoon snack time that we offer at the lodge. This afternoon period is great as you unpack, eat a snack, and become familiar with our accommodations and lodge property while you wait for dinner time. Shortly after dinner, a staff member will go over the week’s plans and help you prepare for the adventures ahead.
Half-day Whale Watching & Half-day Bartlett River Hike
You will embark on a ½ day whale watching excursion aboard the 45′ M/V TAZ, into North America’s most famous Humpback whale feeding grounds – Icy Strait and Point Adolphus. Their unique feeding techniques, acrobatics, and vocalizations make every tour unforgettable. You may also see a variety of other marine mammals, including Minke whales, Orcas (killer whales), Stellar sea lions, sea otters, Dall porpoises, and the elusive Harbor porpoises.
The other half of the day can be spent hiking the Bartlett River Trail in Glacier Bay National Park. The hike is relatively easy and it winds along Glacier Bay National Park’s Bartlett River. Bears and other wildlife are often seen along the shores of the river as hikers pass by. The trail is not a loop trail so you can determine at what point you want to return back.
Fishing in the inside passage is not just a fishing experience because while you fish you are surrounded by beautiful scenery of mountains and wildlife. It is also a great place to fish as it is one of the best halibut fishing destinations in the world. You may also fish for Salmon and other species of fish, depending on the time of year. You will have your own experienced boat captain and all fishing equipment is provided. We will drive you to the dock and introduce you to your captain, you just go out and enjoy the day and the boat captains will fillet the fish you catch at the end of the day and the lodge will package them in boxes so you can take the fish home with you. Lunches will be prepared by the lodge and packed and loaded on the boat for you. The waters are normally calm as there are no ocean swells in the inside passage (see picture).
Skagway White Pass Summit Train Excursion
We highly recommend this activity. You will take a charter flight to Skagway, an old Gold Rush town, and take a train up the beautiful and scenic White Pass mountain pass that the miners walked many years ago on their way to the Klondike Gold Rush. The plane ride there and back is worth the time and money on its own as you pass over ice fields and mountains. After the train ride you can walk through the town and walk through some little museums that give a lot of history on the Alaska Gold Rush. After your day is complete, you will take a charter flight back to the lodge. We will make all the arrangements with the charter flight company and with the train company.
Explore the local area
You have many options of things to do this day. You can ride into the town of Gustavus on bicycles, relax by the fire, take a short hike on the property through an Alaska Rain Forest, and/or take a ¼ mile hike to a 1957 military airplane crash close by. You could also visit the National Park Visitor Center and take a short hike in the park, watch videos about the National Park and the local area, and they also have a full size whale skeleton on display at the park which is pretty amazing in itself.
This day could also be used to add an additional tour such as another day of fishing, kayaking, flightseeing, etc.
Freshwater Fishing / Wildlife Viewing
This is a day where you really get out in nature and see, taste, and smell Alaska. You will take a boat to one of the rivers in the nearby areas and fish along the banks while watching bears come and go. This is a guided adventure and your guide will help you fish and keep you safe and make sure you have a fun and memorable experience. All fishing gear is provided.
Private Glacier Bay National Park Tour and optional McBride Glacier Kayaking
Enjoy the Glacier Bay National Park on a private boat, at your own pace, with just your group. Prior to your excursion, we will talk to you about the areas that you can visit and you can select the places and things you would like to see. You will enjoy seeing marine wildlife, birds, and glaciers, all in one of the most beautiful places on the earth. The East arm of Glacier Bay National Park is the one least traveled. No huge cruise ships go this way and often we see no other people .
Because you plan this day’s activities, we could take kayaks and kayak near the McBride Glacier alongside ice bergs that have broken free. This private tour of the East Arm of the National Park is an activity that very few get to experience. One that you will not soon forget. Click Here to see the McBride Glacier Kayaking Video
Unfortunately, at some point the adventure must come to an end. You will be taken to the airport and checked in for your flights by a staff member. They will help you load your luggage and any fish boxes you may be taking home. The flight from Gustavus to Juneau is scenic and enjoyable, especially on clear days when they fly over the mountains instead of around them. If you do not leave until the afternoon, we are happy to help you arrange a half day activity to do in the morning if you desire.
Included in this Package: One Cabin or Lodge Room for groups with up to 3 people, Two Cabins or Lodge Rooms for groups with more than 3 people. All meals, all activities, transportation to and from Gustavus Airport and to and from all activities. All fishing gear, licenses, and fish processing.
Depending on your activity level and interest, there are a few other options you may want to add or substitute. For example: Kayaking with the Whales, Bear Viewing in Hoonah, Outer Coast Tour, or more days of Fishing
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN GROUP
||Two Bedroom Cabin
|Five people (Best price per person)
|For groups larger than five, please call for custom pricing and availability.
All Packages are subject to 7% taxes and fees.
*The above is a sample itinerary, the exact order of the itinerary may vary.