Alaska Wildlife Adventures offers many tour options to fit your needs. Whether you’re an individual, or a larger group, with hours to spend, or days, we have options to suit you. Contact us today and let’s discuss the options that might best suit you and your group! All package rates listed include round trip transportation including pickup and drop-off at a location convenient to you in the Anchorage area, including any of our local hotels, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, and many AirBnBs in the greater Anchorage area.
Full-day Matanuska Glacier Hike:
The Matanuska Glacier Excursion will be the Highlight of your time in Alaska! 27 miles long, four miles wide, covering more area than the city of Los Angeles, the Matanuska Glacier is the largest glacier in the world with road access. You’ll spend about two hours on the glacier with your professional guide. Explore the crevasses, seracs, moulins and more amazing glacial features. You’ll learn about “walking rocks”, glacier spiders, basal ice, glacial erratics and other unique aspects of the glacial environment.
A Tent City Tours guide will pick you and your group up at your hotel by 8am the day of your Matanuska Glacier tour. We’ll drive about two hours north of Anchorage, with a rest stop about half-way, where we’ll pick up fresh deli sandwiches for lunch. Coffee and other snacks are available for purchase at this stop as well. We’ll arrive at the glacier and check in by about 10:30am. After a few minutes meeting our guide and getting our spikes on, we’ll depart the guide cabin at about 11am. We’ll be on the glacier from about 11am to 1pm. Tour times vary, as glacier and trail conditions can change daily. After leaving the glacier, we’ll have sandwiches for lunch while heading back to Anchorage. We’ll make stops for pictures and a stretch along the return trip. You can expect to be back at your hotel between 4 & 5pm.
Raven Glacier Hike:
If you’re looking for less driving and more hiking than the Matanuska Glacier, this is the hike for you! On this tour, we’ll drive south of Anchorage along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet to the Girdwood area. An uphill hike of about four miles through a gorgeous alpine valley takes us to a glacier you can touch and walk on. We’ve seen mountain goat, Dall sheep, moose, black bear and brown bear on this hike. Difficulty is rated as challenging – this hike is recommended for guests with above average fitness levels.
Full Day Salmon Fishing:
Spend a day on the river with us! July and August in Southcentral Alaska are prime-time for salmon fishing. We’re an Alaska Fish & Game registered guide service, with licensed guides that will get you on the salmon! We provide hip boots, your choice of spinning or fly fishing rod & reel and all the terminal tackle you’ll need to land your first or 50th Alaskan salmon. Depending on the time of year, and how the runs are shaping up, we’ll fish for either Sockeye (red) or Coho (silver) salmon in one of several choice rivers in Southcentral Alaska. Pinks (humpies) and Chum (dogs) are also common bycatch when we’re targeting Sockeye or Coho.
**get your Alaska sport fishing license at http://www.adfg.Alaska.gov
Full Day Flyfishing:
There’s no doubt, Salmon fishing in Alaska can be simply amazing. With few, costly exceptions, though, where there are salmon, there are also hundreds of other anglers literally standing in line for their shot at the fish. Our guided flyfishing trips for rainbow trout, dolly varden and arctic grayling are the perfect way to escape the crowds of the salmon fishing scene and try your hand at more relaxed, strategic fishing. We’ll provide hip boots and rod and reel and take you to one of our best flyfishing destinations. Our expert guides will teach you how to cast a fly, and we’ll fish for the aforementioned species in relative solitude. You’ll experience the satisfaction of knowing you’ve outsmarted that awesome trout or grayling, the appreciation of the opportunity to hold him, then return him safely to the river, where he’ll live to bite another day. A word of caution: this trip will introduce you to a world Many who experience it are never able to look at a river again without longing to put a fly on it to see what lies beneath the surface.
Several of our popular tour locations are also great snowshoeing destinations. Let us recommend the best location based on conditions at the time of your trip. Snowshoes included.
Anchorage Area Tour:
On this tour we generally stay within about a half-hour drive of Anchorage. Moose and Dall sheep are the most common animals seen on this tour, but it’s also not uncommon to see beluga whales, mountain goat, bald eagles, trumpeter swans and more depending on the season.
Kenai Peninsula Tour:
This tour will take you through some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. You’ll travel along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet where you’re likely to see Dall sheep and mountain goat and beluga whales if the season is right. The journey will take us through Turnagain Pass and eventually alongside the famously picturesque Kenai River. The highlight however will be on or near the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula. Here you’re likely to see brown or black bear and if timing is right, salmon swimming upriver to their spawning grounds. This trip is the most diverse of our packages where as many as five big game species can often be seen, in addition to birds, fish and various smaller animals. Photographers will have ample opportunity to capture that perfect shot on this trip of a lifetime.