The Great Alaska Family Adventure
Kids 15 and under 30% off
The Family Adventure Safari is a groundbreaking family experience that's been a huge hit for our family guests for over 20 years. This great 7 day Alaska Adventure combines Salmon fishing Wilderness hiking, a day of fly in Bear Viewing (not BearCamp), a Kenai Fjords Glacier/Wildlife cruise, and a scenic Kenai River Bald Eagle float and "End of the Road" touring.
In the evenings, relax by the fire as the river rolls by, or paddle kayaks or paddleboards on the tranquil moose river...or even wet a line in the Kenai as your smores roast on the fire! This trip is a perfect blend of wildlife viewing, nature, and adventure, and is perfect for active families that love the outdoors. 30% off kids 15 and under with full paying adult. Double Occupancy.
Day trip Bear Viewing
Kenai Fjords Glacier Cruising
Tranquil Moose River paddling
Guided Salmon Fishing
Hiking and Kayaking
Bald Eagle Scenic Float
All nights at our renowned riverside Adventure Lodge on the World Famous Kenai River. 10 separate are broken into a triplex, 4 4-plexes, and our 6-plex structure. Each has its own door, opening onto a small deck overlooking the Kenai and Moose rivers, and the Kenai Mountains. Each unit is a short walk to the main lodge and an equally short walk to our incredible private stretch of Kenai river bank.
Evening activities include Moose River Kayaking or Paddleboarding, and salmon fishing by the fire. Meals served in the main lodge along with the nightly happy hour where you meet your next day's guide and learn the ropes for the following day's activity. Double Occupancy.
Kenai River Salmon Fishing
Your Alaska Family Vacation will begin with a pick up at your hotel (3 designated pickup spots) in Anchorage at 7:30 am for the scenic and comfortable trip to Great Alaska Adventure Lodge. After a thorough orientation, you’ll enjoy lunch and meet your guide and head out for the fish. Depending upon the season you'll powerboat or drift boat the Kenai or Kasilof river. All trips are based upon species availability- ask your adventure expert for the species available during the time frame you are booking. Return to lodge for happy hour and dinner. (Check out our "Ultimate Family Adventure" itinerary with BearCamp here)
Today we'll float through the turquoise clear waters of the upper Kenai River and it's prodigious salmon spawning grounds to see one of nature's most amazing events. This annual returning salmon brings Bear and Eagle (plus wild Trout!) in numbers to feast on salmon eggs and the carcasses of hundreds of thousands of dying salmon. The tumbling aquamarine water rushes along rocks and forest through the younger and "Swiss-Alp" inspired Kenai Mountains. Gourmet lunch served shore side by your guide with Reindeer sausage and a robust Merlot for the grown ups.
Kenai Fjords Glacier & Wildlife Cruising
Today we'll cruise the incomparable Kenai Fjords National Park! On the way to Seward we'll stretch our legs by walking to the face of a retreating Glacier close enough to almost touch. Then it's on to Seward to spend the rest of this day cruising and seeking calving Glaciers, Humpback whales and Orca, charming Sea Otters and endangered Stellar Sea Lions. Return to the lodge in time for happy hour, dinner and evening activities for the energetic kids and relaxation on the deck for the adults.
Alaska Bear Viewing
Today we'll enjoy a single day of incredible fly in bear viewing at a fly in location (PLEASE NOTE- THIS GREAT TRIP IS NOT AT OUR OWN BEARCAMP). Experience the Brown bears of Alaska in rugged wilderness, then return to main lodge for happyhour, dinner and overnight. Cast for salmon after dinner? Or just watch the river roll by on one our giant decks overlooking the majestic Kenai.
Kayaking on Hidden Lake
Today we'll spend the afternoon on one of our beautiful wilderness lakes, paddling our safe and stable kayaks in a gorgeous setting. Perfect for beginners and strong paddlers alike, we'll explore the coastline and wildlife of the area and find an island to hop out and spread out the lunch. A great way to combine a little exercise with a fun activity in a gorgeous area. Return to lodge in the early afternoon with diner and happy hour to follow.
The Chugach Mountains and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge are renowned for their range of hiking options. Our favorite is a gentle hike to a raised viewing platform over a rushing Alaska river, where we'll hope to see Sockeye salmon leaping towards their natal spawning grounds. For those who still have energy, we may continue on to a spectacular sub-alpine lake for lunch. After photos, we'll head back to the lodge for dinner.
Kayaking on the Moose River
This morning we'll paddle into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge- leaving civilization behind as we head towards our tent camp on the Moose river. Nesting Swans, giant Moose, Beaver, Lynx and more call this region home. Return to the lodge in time for check out and depart (Return to Anchorage flight not included in package cost).
Recommended Gear List
However you choose to arrive, please be "dressed for adventure" , as you will not be checking into your rooms until you return to the lodge that evening (approximately 6:00 pm). Please see our pre trip info for specific what to bring list. All necessary gear is provided on our daily safari experiences, but we highly recommend bringing a medium sized day pack to carry all of your essentials on your daily adventures, along with a water bottle. That same pack or bag can be your carry-on item when you board the plane heading to and from Alaska, so it will do double duty! Be sure to bring a water bottle!
Our trips include complimentary sightseeing van pickup in Anchorage (we pickup at 3 downtown and airport locations). Pickup is typically at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. (time varies slightly each day based upon number and location of pickups). You'll arrive at the main lodge around 10:30 for check in and orientation. We pick up at the cruise dock in Seward or Whittier for an additional fee. R/T transfers via rental car is also available and we have no charge parking for your vehicle while you are with us.
Complimentary van pickup in Anchorage on day one followed by sightseeing transfer to lodge. Trips include our signature meals "nearly world famous" nightly happy hour and appetizers, plus of course our legendary evening activities like "by the fire" salmon fishing and Moose River wildlife kayaking/paddle boarding. Finally, all necessary equipment for your daily adventures is included in your package along with lodge concierge service
What's Not Included
Gratuities, Alaska fishing license, resort fee, fish processing/shipping and return to Anchorage on your final day are not included in the package price.