COVID-19 NOTICE: Our standard terms and conditions are below. Any 2020 trips deferred to 2021 for any reason are non-refundable. However in appreciation of our guests, trips rolled over from 2020 to a 2021 trip received a $200.00 per person discount and locked in the 2020 rates for 2021. Call or email us with any questions you may have.
Great Alaska Adventures highly recommends trip insurance. Please ask our expert adventure planners at the time of your booking. Please note that all notification must be received into our office in writing, in email format.
Deposit schedule: 50% of trip total is due at the time of booking to confirm your space. Trip balance due 60 days prior to your trip departure date. Trip non refundable at that point. PAYMENTS: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept personal Checks or, from overseas, wire transfers (bank fee may apply). Exceptionally large payments may require a fee. No fee on deposits by check.
What is not included: Great Alaska Adventures are generally inclusive, but there are some items that are not included in the package price: Resort fee, Borough sales tax (3% of total), Gratuities, return to Anchorage (commuter air $150 p/person or Float Plane direct from the lodge $250 p/person).
Resort Fee Description: There is a 15.00 per person/per day resort fee on all overnight lodge packages. Your 15.00 per person fee provides much of our inclusive items. Nightly happy hour and hors d'oeuvres, nightly "salmon fishing by the fire", Every day available canoes, kayaks and paddle boards for afternoon and evening paddles up the Moose River, daily afternoon concierge service and a free shuttle to Kenai on departing commuter flights. No resort fee charge for departure days or days.
What is Included on our trips: Complimentary Anchorage Van pickup at your hotel, Daily guided trip with all necessary equipment provided. River front cabins with private bath and view. All meals, and nightly happy hour/dinner. Daily guided activities and adventures- all based out of the best location on the Kenai River.
More than 120 days prior to trip, if your cancel, you'll receive a full refund less $200.00 per person cancellation fee. All cancellations are due this fee, regardless of reason. Cancellations must come in the form of an email.
120 - 60 days prior to trip start date, 50% total trip price is non refundable.
60 days prior to start of your trip, Full trip price is due, and your trip is non refundable.
Great Alaska offers all inclusive packages- but we are restricted in our ability to modify the set menu, so offer a single entree each evening at dinner. IF WE RECEIVE EARLY NOTICE we are able to provide vegetarian, reduced gluten (not 100% gluten free) or other modifications. Ask your adventure expert at the time of booking if you have questions. Also we are able to do a "kids menu" if we are given adequate notice. Chicken tenders, spaghetti, hot dogs and fries, etc. are all on the kids menu.Health Concerns:
The trips offered by Great Alaska Adventures are adventure travel- whether Mt. Biking, Whitewater Rafting, Wade fishing a small stream or sightseeing a volcano, there is an assumption of risk and all guests will be required to sign an assumption of risk form prior to participation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Any guest that has special needs, be it dietary, mobility or any other requirement, It is their responsibility to provide prior, written notification of any health concerns or special Dietary needs that any guest may have, that may affect their trip, and to inform Great Alaska said concerns, and to confirm that we can accommodate those special needs. Operator may or may not be able to handle special requirements that have if they are not notified prior to arrival.
TRAVEL DELAYS and BEAR CAMP:
Travel delays can be a factor in Alaska wilderness travel. We highly recommend extra time in Anchorage before and after your time with us, to account for any delays due to weather, acts of god, etc. Great Alaska is not responsible for any additional charges incurred due to travel delays of any kind. Overnight BearCamp guests especially can be affected by travel delays so don't be caught unawares. Your safety is our #1 concern and we simply will not fly if conditions do not safely allow it.
If your trip includes BearCamp, please read and understand the BearCamp Terms and Conditions
Great Alaska Fish Camp and Great Alaska Safaris are two separate companies, operating under the umbrella of Great Alaska Adventures. Great Alaska Adventures (hereafter referred to as “Operator”) reserves the right to alter any itinerary described within these pages for the purpose of safety or professional operation of said tour. Any additional expense incurred due to the altered itinerary will be at the sole expense of the trip participant. Operator acts only in the capacity of agents in relation to arranged travel and extended itineraries and assume no liability whatsoever for delays, inconveniences, accidents, expenses or mishaps of any kind whatsoever resulting entirely, or in part, from the negligence of others or from causes beyond their control.
Fish Handling and Shipping:
Harvested fish will be cleaned, filleted and boxed as part of the package price. Additional services are available at an additional fee: custom packing (vacuum sealing), smoking and shipping of catch. Due to bag fees for virtually all airlines, most guests choose to ship their processed fish by Federal Express overnight to arrive after they have returned home. It is also possible to take your cleaned and frozen catch on the commuter plane with you as luggage. All guests departing by float plane must ship their fish home due to space and weight constraints. IF YOU CHOOSE TO OVERNIGHT YOUR FISH HOME, YOU'LL HAVE TO PAY FOR OVERNIGHT BOX AS PART OF SHIPPING FEES.
Children 15 and under receive a 30 % discount (1 discounted child per full paying adult) on any of our Family Specific packages: . The Alaska Family Adventure, the Ultimate Alaska Family Adventure. On all other trips, kids 15 and under receive a 15% discount off our standard rates (1 child rate with each full paying adult).
Whenever possible, Operator endeavors to follow our itineraries as written. However, routinely, our trips deviate from the written itinerary due to weather conditions, group preference, fish runs, weather conditions, specific safety considerations, or unforeseeable circumstances; (collectively what some have called “The Alaska Factor.” ). Our managers will work with you regarding changes as they arise, however Great Alaska Adventures reserves the right to be the final decision maker on all itineraries.
Other info about discounts:
Add on charges (tax, license, transfers, bearcamp or fishing charters) are not eligible for discount. Discounts cannot be combined- only one can apply per sale.
Photo Credits: Numerous spectacular images from many folks but here is a brief rundown. (You can find out more at our photo credits pagein house photo guides Cathy Hart and Julie Jessen. Additional photos special courtesy of: Dante Raul Apaza and Ossian Lindlholm of Travel VIsion Journeys and Ciclismo Classico. Also past guests Mark Holzafel, Christopher Eng, David Leake, Carol Derosa, Cathy and Barry Beck, Doug Buck, Also shots from owners, managers and guides of Great Alaska Adventures: Kent John, Julie John, Deb John, Laurence John, Steve Fickes, Andrew Holt, Kerrick James, Justin R. Gibson, Drew Hamilton, Connor Murphy, Nick Thomas, Steve Fickes and many more we have not named. Our apologies if we missed you!
Please check out our photo credits page for more in depth info.