Our inclusive packages include three meals per day, Beginning with lunch on your first day and ending with lunch on your final day along with a nightly happy hour with appetizers. We offer a single entree per meal - it is not an "off the menu" style service.
Meals are all-important on any vacation, and the staff and managers of Great Alaska Adventure Lodge want your experience at the lodge to be nearly as memorable as your time in the field. With our guests arriving from all over the world, serving fresh, healthy foods is a key ingredient for any trip, so wild Alaskan Salmon and Halibut is a must, along with various proteins served with light sauces, relying upon the freshness and flavor of the food itself. Chef Bobby and the rest of the team are creating some of the best food on the peninsula. We do our best with dietary allergy restrictions, but cannot handle gluten-free or any other restriction where cross-contamination is a serious concern.
Unfortunately, our kitchen cannot accommodate acute nut allergies or zero Gluten meals/diets, as many of the raw ingredients we use may have been processed in a facility that processes nuts, and we do not have secondary kitchen space to prepare gluten-free items separately. If you have any life-threatening allergies, it is your responsibility to share that with your adventure expert prior to setting up your trip. (We have only one kitchen at BearCamp and the main lodge and are not able to accommodate Celiac Disease strict gluten-free or dangerous nut allergies- our apologies).
Our executive Chef Bobby C and his entire staff are happy to work with your specific dining need to the best of our ability. Whether it be a vegetarian or a "reduced gluten" diet please let us know of any specific restrictions you may have during the reservation process and we will let you know if we can accommodate you. We only have one kitchen at BearCamp and our Adventure Lodge - so we cannot accommodate folks who need strict, "no cross-contamination" style cooking. We apologize for that.
In thirty years of showing guests the amazing Kenai Peninsula (and Costa Rica and Mexico) we have found that a quintessential "American" style breakfast is as popular today as it has ever been. As long as there are some lighter options (granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, croissants and jam) the old standby's are still a big hit with the "up before the sun" crowd. Every morning there are vegetarian options and lighter fare, plus the "entree of the morning"- eggs Benedict, fisherman's scramble, The "All American" bacon and eggs, blueberry pancakes, and of course Stanley's famous biscuits and gravy!
Our trips are active, so other than your first day, when you'll have lunch in the main lodge immediately after your trip orientation with your trip manager, lunches are served on the trail or in the boats. On your arrival day, wild Salmon and Clam seafood chowder, Halibut Tacos, Crab or Halibut cakes (like the ones at left) garden salad and pasta salads and many other specials will make their way onto the lunch menu. For the balance of your lunches while at Great Alaska Adventure Lodge, in the morning while you are enjoying breakfast, the kitchen staff will lay out a smorgasbord of lunch meats, breads, and cheeses, vegetables, and condiments, so everyone can create their own "perfect lunch".
Homemade cookies, fresh fruit, chips, and filtered water round out the "adventurers' lunch". We'll have filtered water coolers as well as our own great infused citrus or cucumber water available in the lounge and the dining room for refilling any time during your trip- the bottle is yours to take home.
Each day we'll have snacks and a hot item (Things like hot soup, Chile with cornbread, clam chowder) around 4:00 to tide hungry folks over to the happy hour/dinner, which begins at 7:00. We have long days in Alaska, and many folks are not used to being up and going so long! We'll have filtered water coolers as well as our own great infused citrus or cucumber water available in the dining room refilling any time during your trip- Great Alaska is reducing waste wherever we can and we have done away with plastic water bottles. BE SURE TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE WITH YOU (or we'll have them for sale in the office) that you can take on your daily adventures. (We have some for sale in the office at check in if you forget).
Our "Nearly World Famous" Happy Hour begins at 7:00 pm with a great spread of appetizers to start your meal. During happy hour, you'll get a chance to speak to the guides, other guests, and the management, as we coordinate all the comings and goings for the following day. During the happy hour in the Adventurer's Lounge, both Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available (all included in your package) as well as tasty appetizers to get your palate ready for the evening repaste.
Dinner at Great Alaska comes with a true "view Table" overlooking the Kenai and Moose rivers, along with the Kenai Mountains in the background. Great Alaska serves plate side, with a single entree per evening...Fresh Alaskan Seafood is a staple, as well as a variety of accessible, popular choices. Our goal is to serve special food that looks great and everyone loves. If you have any allergy or dietary restrictions, be sure and tell your adventure specialist when you book your trip. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate acute nut allergies. Also, we are not able to adjust the menu to dietary preferences, as opposed to specific allergies.
In addition to sharing the amazing Kenai with our guests, protection of our environment and all of it's unique and amazing wildlife is at the core of all adventure travel and wilderness fishing experiences, and since 2010, Great Alaska Adventures is proud to be certified as a sustainable Travel Destination from Adventure Green Alaska - Alaska's recognized tourism certification program.