The Real Alaska Experience Package
The Real Alaska Experience Package
Not Reality TV – The Real Alaska!
Would you like to feel what it is like to find Gold in the rivers of Alaska? How about feel the wind in your face on the back of a dogsled? If you are Crazy about Alaska, this trip is for you. Come and get the Real Alaska Experience with us this summer.
7 Nights (Requires Double Occupancy)
- Kenai River, Alaska Gold Panning Prospector Rafting Trip
This Real Alaska Experience tour features a full day adventure combining our scenic float & an introduction to prospecting for gold. The day begins with Prospector John, who you may have seen on various Alaska reality televesion shows!
John will teach you gold panning techniques and sluice box operations. Then we board the raft and drift down the beautiful Kenai River to one of Johns favorite tributary streams. There you and John walk a few hundred yards upstream to his chosen gravel bar and set up to find some gold. We never know what to expect for gold, sometimes it is “WOW! Look what we got!”
After you put the gold you have found into your poke, you walk back down to the river to rejoin the raft tirp.
The scenic float continues through a section of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and not only shows off the beauty of the upper Kenai River valley but also all of it’s wildlife & abundant bird life. We often see moose or bear and almost always dall sheep and mountain goats on the ridges above the river. Eagle nests abound so it is a rare trip when we do not see them – often young eagles are on the nest testing their wings in the middle of the summer
This serene stretch of river is fun and safe for all ages & abilities. All gear is provided!
- Seavey’s Iditaride Adventure
This is by far the best way to see Seward in a day, especially for those without transportation. First, take in the faschinating history and breathtaking beauty as your guide shows you the sights of Seward, known as “The Gateway to Alaska” and “Mile 0” of the Iditarod Trail. See first hand the effects of the 1964 earthquake and stand in awe of the mountain that is home to the second oldest foot race in the United States
Then, head out to Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. A short walk along the nature trail takes you to the face of the glacial Ice. Watch for mountain goats, moose or bear on the montainside. During the salmon runs, see salmon swimming upstream to spawn. A hearty lunch will be served at nearby ressuraction roadhouse before you travel to the Seavey homestead and experience IdidaRide’s 1.5 hour wilderness dog sled ride and tour. At the end of this fun-filled day, your driver will return you. Tour is fully guided by a long time Alaskan.
- Scenic Float Plane Bear Viewing Trip
Fly with us across Cook Inlet and view the majestic Alaska Range including active volcanoes Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Spur and Mt. Iliamna. Viewing bears with your professional guide, from the safety of our comfortable boats, allows for close up and personal bear viewing. Enjoy a fresh grilled salmon snack especially for you and then a grand scenic flight over a glacier on your return flight. This world renowned location offers the most affordable Alaska bear viewing trip.We have extended our popular 3 hour bear viewing tour to 6 hours for maximal bear sightings.
- Seldovia 7 Hour Wildlife Tour
This Real Alaska Experience Tour features a 7 hour fully narrated tour to the community of Seldovia. We will depart at 10:30 with our first stop at Gull Island seabird rookery, home to 15,000 seabirds. This island features 8 pelagic seabird species that come there every year to nest. Bald eagles and other species of birds can also be seen frequently throughout the summer months. Truly a birder’s paradise!
Glaucous- winged Gulls Black-legged Kittiwakes Pigeon Guillemots Pelgaic and Red Faced Cormorants Tufted and Horned Puffins Common Murres
Then we will venture towards the Eldred Passage where many sea otters, bald eagles and ducks can be seen. Throughout your tour the sights and sounds of Kachemak Bay will surround you. Your captain and crew continuously narrate to you the history, geography and wildlife biology pertaining to Kachemak Bay. Our trained and educated crew will be there to provide information and do their best to ensure your questions and curiosities are fulfilled. From the passage we then head to the community of Seldovia. Humpback and Orca sightings can be seen, however; this is time dependent due to the presence of their food resource. When we arrive in Seldovia we will open up time to explore this beautiful and quaint Alaskan community. You’ll find restaurants and cafes for lunch, trails to hike, boardwalks to stroll and always shopping. You may even catch a salmon from the slough.
- Kenai Fjords Glacier and Wild Life Viewing Trip
On this Real Alaska Experience Tour you will be on a 6 hour cruise that explores the world of wildlife and glaciers found in Kenai Fjords National Park. The Spirit of Adventure, our newly-remodeled catamaran, is one of our fastest boats, allowing you to experience as much scenery, glaciers, and wildlife as possible within six hours. Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will guide you to the many spectacular sights while fielding any questions you may have. You will stop at the mighty Holgate Glacier, an actively calving tidewater glacier. This cruise is the best option for those traveling with transportation packages.Tip: This is our most popular cruise and it sells out quickly. We recommend that you book early to ensure your spot on this cruise.
Alaska Vacation Packages 2017 Pricing –
- $1695.00 Per person
- $1595.00 Per person (Group of 4)