The Bucket List
The Bucket List
The Bucket List
 
 
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The Bucket List

Check Alaska off YOUR bucket list this year!

There are those for whom the experience is all.... that choose to fill their lives with exceptional adventures. The "Bucket List" is the ultimate Alaska experience for those who yearn for variety and memories that last a lifetime. Brown Bear viewing at our private BearCamp®, World Class Fishing with our guides and Glaciers, Helicopters, Wilderness Trains and much more - spread out over big 11 days in 3 of Alaska’s spectacular National Parks- all based out of our renowned riverside Adventure Lodge. This is as good as it gets.
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June 1 - September 10
The Bucket List 11 Days $7995.00 per person, Friday Starts BOOK NOW

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Day-by-Day Itinerary


Day 1

Day 1 Anchorage pick-up/fly to bearcamp/overnight

The Bucket List begins on Saturdays, with a pickup at your Anchorage hotel, followed by a 2 1/2 hour tour on Alaska’s most scenic highway as you cross 2 mountain passes & end at our renowned riverside main lodge for lunch. Following orientation, drop your main bag and board a small plane for the flight to our private, remote Bear Camp, named “Best U.S. Bush Camp” by Outside Magazine. Excellent meals flown in daily served with fine wines combine with comfortable accommodations (in comfortable, high tech heated tent-cabins) and world class guides for a unique and memorable experience. 

bearcamp tents

Day 2 all day with the bears of chinitna!

Today marks that pearl of a day…in a wilderness shangri-la with nowhere to go!  Wake up to hot coffee and a wash basin of steaming water.  After a hearty breakfast, you guides will discuss the best viewing options, then it’s off to one or both of our special viewing locations.  Bears clamming, fishing, fighting and playing are all on the agenda- each time period an season brings it's own unique combination, and ever single trip is different.  A wonderful Lunch and dinner will be served back at the main camp in the dining tent, with evening beach fires (weather permitting) then overnight with the staff of BearCamp)


Day 3 -   Return from Bearcamp)

Your final day at BearCamp®.  Return flight to main lodge after lunch (each day schedule varies).  Check into your riverfront rooms prior (time varies) in time to enjoy Happy hour, dinner and overnight at our renowned main lodge on the shore of the world famous Kenai River.  Daily evening Activities (fishing or calm water paddling) are included each of the next 6 nights.

Giant Kenai River Trout

Day 4  -  Guided alaskan river fishing

Your first day of guided fishing may target Trophy Trout Fishing, wild Alaska Salmon in the Wildlife Refuge is all that you’ve dreamed it could be – clear mountain water, beautiful drifts, snow capped mountains in the background, bald eagles overhead and great fishing.  2-4 anglers per and their guide will float and wade the Upper Kenai River in search of Char, Sockeye, Silvers, and especially Rainbow Trout.  Species vary by time frame.   Return to the lodge in the early afternoon for a siesta before Happy hour and dinner).    

Helicopter in Snow

Day 5 -  choose from halibut fishing or Kenai fjords cruise

Today, you'll enjoy a great day offshore- choose from a day of offshore Halibut Fishing aboard our fast, six passenger boats in Cook Inlet or Resurrection bay...or if offshore fishing isn't your thing, instead select an amazing day cruise in world famous Kenai Fjords National Park.  You'll enjoy the same area we fish, cruising to see Orca, Whales, Sea Otter, puffin and more.  Either way, we'll return to the lodge in the late afternoon just in time for happy hour and dinner.


alaska fishing trips

Day 6 -  guided fishing or wilderness hiking- your choice

It's the variety of experience that made our area justly famous...today perhaps we'll target trophy Rainbow Trout in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, or another day on the lower river chasing dime bright salmon entering the Kenai River on tides.  This trip is designed to be flexible to focus on the species and style of fishing you prefer.   Salmon fishing or a wilderness hike into the Chugach National forest.  Whatever you choose, you'll return to the lodge in the afternoon prior to happy hour, dinner and overnight.  


Denali flightseeing

Day 7 -  Helicopter dog mushing...

Today marks another amazing activity for you to check off your personal bucket list....1. Land on an Alaskan Glacier in a helicopter...(check!) and ride in an Alaskan Dog Mushing sled...(Check!). You'll ride a helicopter to a gorgeous glacier and ride with Alaskan huskies over the frozen glacier. Truly a day to remember. We'll also visit the famous Seward Sea Life Center for an up close and personal interaction with marine wildlife, before returning to the lodge in time for happy hour and dinner..

Denali Flightseeing

Day 8 -   one final day of fishing

Today marks another amazing activity for you to check of your personal bucket list....1. Land on an Alaskan Glacier in a helicopter...(check!) and ride in an Alaskan Dog Mushing sled...(Check!). You'll ride a helicopter to a gorgeous glacier and ride with Alaskan huskies over the frozen glacier. Truly a day to remember. We'll also visit the famous Seward Sea Life Center for an up close and personal interaction with marine wildlife, before returning to the lodge in time for happy hour and dinner..

  
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 DAY 9 - north towards denali/talkeetna flightseeing

 And now the Denali Experience!  We’ll depart in the morning for the incredibly scenic trip north to Denali, with scenic stops, then continue north past Anchorage and Palmer, with the impossibly rugged mts. in the background.  Finally, it's on to the historic bush community of Talkeetna (base camp for the Denali climbs)  That evening, you'll board a bush plane for a spectacular flight seeing tour of Denali Nat. Park and Preserve.  Afterward, you and your guide will walk the old streets of this unique and quirky town within view of the tallest mountain in North America. Overnight at our favorite local inn.  


 
Day 10

      

 DAY 10 - Denali Nat. Park/Tundra wilderness tour

An early drive will find us at the entrance to our largest national park where you will board one of the famous Park Tour Buses for the tour of spectacular Denali National Park .  Traffic is restricted to only these buses and you will receive a narrated tour of the history, animals and grandeur of this incomparable location.  Polychrome pass, the Savage River and many other notable landmarks make this trip one of the most famous day trips of any park in America.  Return to park entrance and overnight/dinner at one of our favorite cabins/inn... 

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DAY 11 - DENALI-ANCHORAGE VIA THE HISTORIC ALASKA RAILROAD

In keeping with the "no backtracking" theme of this trip, following breakfast you may relax on your    deck in view of the sweeping vista laid out before you.  Some may choose to visit the dogs of an Iditarod Champion.  Finally, we'll visit the visitor center for those who want more info on the big park then it's on to the final leg of your safari - aboard  the “Dome Cars” of the historic Alaska Railroad as it speeds past the countless rivers and mountain vistas on its way to Anchorage.  Finish at 8:30 downtown- (hotel and dinner on your own.)  Perhaps YOUR "Bucket List" has room for day of wandering the streets of the bustling Anchorage with it's native Art shops, museums and and one of a kind vibe...