The end of the road......

Great Alaska Adventures is closing

Dear Adventurers:

For just under 40 years, Great Alaska Adventures has been selling and delivering our own brand of Alaskan adventures for clients from around the globe. A family-run business from day 1, we are incredibly proud of the experiences we and our committed staff have provided our guests over the years. The once-in-a-lifetime trips we have provided have been modeled after the memories our own family made in the great state of Alaska. Each summer since 1981, our family has been "boots on the ground" delivering these trips with our amazing staff.

The reality is that due to the "handcrafted" nature of our trips, they were never designed to be easy to deliver- they require everything we have on a daily basis, and that is part of what makes them so special. That said, we have come to realize that operating these trips is no longer sustainable for us, as a family. As we look toward the future, we have made the difficult decision to not operate Great Alaska Adventures, or Alaska BearCamp in 2022 or beyond. Bear Camp has already been purchased by an outstanding operator, and finding exactly the right folks for our beloved adventure lodge is the next step.

This decision comes at the end of an incredibly successful 2021 season and is not due to financial difficulty. After taking the 2020 season off to learn more about COVID, the insights we gained helped us to maneuver COVID precautions with hard work and patience from our guests and staff. We are grateful for all those who chose to roll over their 2020 trips and visit us in 2021, making it our busiest and most successful season yet, for both locations.

Meeting our amazing guests from around the globe, and working with our incredible staff has made this the greatest gig in the world, and we wouldn't change a thing.....but we now look forward to tending to our own adventures, (which have really taken a bit of a backseat, thanks to the 'rona!)

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and from each of the owners, we pray that all your future travels will be fun, safe, and full of Adventure!


Kent John


Great Alaska Adventures

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