Pair aurora borealis with spa treatments and you get a northern lights experience like no other. This night trip from Fairbanks takes you to Chena Hot Springs Resort for an exciting but relaxing array of activities. Discover eye-popping sculptures at the on-site Aurora Ice Museum, and then unwind in the resort’s legendary mineral water baths. When the conditions are right, a guide takes your small group to the best locations to watch for the ethereal northern lights, with warm beverages in hand.
If you’re a fan of the Discovery Channel’s hit TV show 'Deadliest Catch,' you saw the Aleutian Ballad, a commercial fishing boat, escape a rogue wave in the Bering Sea. On this fisherman’s tour from Ketchikan, hop aboard the Aleutian Ballad and navigate through the tranquil, protected waterways of the Inside Passage with a seasoned fishing crew, and marvel at the variety of marine creatures caught in barrel pots and hauled up on deck. Touch some of the catch, take photos, and listen to entertaining sea lore.
Explore the 3,000-year-old Mendenhall Glacier on this 5.5-hour adventure tour from Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Paddle out on the iceberg-covered Mendenhall Lake for about an hour until you reach Mendenhall Glacier. Then, spend about an hour to an hour and a half on the glacier. Afterward, paddle back to your starting point, and warm up with a hot beverage once you reach the shore.
Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This small-group tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
Scenic aerial views of North America's highest mountain peak will be seen on this tour. These views of Alaska can only be seen by plane! We make a stop in Talkeetna, Alaska for a historical guided tour and for a lunch break if desired. *there is a 3 person minimum required for this trip*
While visiting Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, it can be difficult to decide what activities to fit into your busy sightseeing schedule. Take the stress away from your planning with this Juneau shore excursion that combines a helicopter flight, dog sledding, and a glacier walk into one day, so you can get more from your time in the Last Frontier.
Capture the photos of the Northern Lights that you have been dreaming of on this guided night trip to the Murphy Dome from Fairbanks. One of the tallest peaks in the region, Murphy Dome provides one of the best vantage points to witness the Aurora Borealis. Watch the night sky blaze with color while savoring a hot beverage. Hotel transport included.
A half–day tour through Juneau City with round–trip transportation from the cruise port is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship. In addition to navigating for you, your guide points out landmarks and tells stories about Juneau's history often unheard by visitors. After free time to explore the natural landscape of Mendenhall Glacier, sit down for a meal of fresh crab and crab cakes.
The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included.
Pair a helicopter flight over the glaciers of Juneau Icefield with a dogsled ride, and you have the perfect Alaska experience. After flying over breathtaking scenery, land at a remote glacier camp for a ride of a lifetime: you’re pulled by Alaskan huskies across fields blanketed with snow, surrounded by towering mountains. Listen to the race stories of struggle and victory from Iditarod mushers, and get in the spirit by dressing up in original Iditarod dogsled gear for memorable photos. Round-trip transport from Juneau included.
Witness the magical phenomenon of the Northern Lights from inside a warm lodge located far from city lights. An informative guide explains the science behind the dancing lights streaming across the night sky. Bring along your camera and capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hotel transport from Fairbanks included.
Venture out of Fairbanks to Murphy Dome for unobstructed views in an ideal spot for viewing the Northern Lights. Stay warm in the van, or hop out to breathe in the fresh air during a night spent star-gazing and marveling at this natural phenomenon. This Northern Lights Tour takes you away from city lights, and is often above the temperature inversion during cold spells.
Embark on a treasure hunt through the Alaskan wilderness during this 3-hour ATV tour from Healy. Go off-road searching for hidden views, secret sights, quartz and granite rocks and coal with your adventure guide. End up at a backcountry pavilion for a hearty camp-style meal, over which you can rehash your treasure hunt victories and examine the spoils. This family-friendly adventure includes all safety gear; round-trip transportation from Healy hotels is available.
When your ship docks in Skagway, discover the Chilkoot Trail by foot and water on this half-day hike and float tour. After a scenic van ride, embark on a moderate-level, 2-mile (3.2-km) trek with a knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll climb aboard a rubber raft for a tranquil float down Taiya River. Have a blast retracing the footsteps of stampeding prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t miss this family-friendly active adventure, one of Skagway’s most affordable hiking and rafting tours.
Go sightseeing in the Yukon on a half-day tour from Skagway. Bring your passport to clear the border crossing in Fraser, then experience the natural beauty of the White Pass and the boreal forest in Canada. You'll also learn about Klondike Gold Rush history and have time for photo ops at landmarks such as Pitchfork and Bridal Veil Falls, Captain Moore's Bridge, Tormented Valley, The Yukon Sign, and the Welcome To Alaska Sign. Includes a driver-guide who shares live commentary and round-trip transportation from Skagway.
Spend three hours exploring the scenic and remote Chichagod Island on this small group tour that showcases life on the tiny island. Learn from your local guide about the Alaskan wilderness and wildlife while you explore this island that's home to the largest concentration of bears on earth. With just 750 residents, you'll feel far off the beaten path on this tour that's perfect for nature lovers.
When your cruise stops at Juneau, see whales in their natural habitat on this whale-watching boat trip, all without the fuss of organizing shore transport. Prebook to secure your place, board a comfortable boat with outdoor decks and heated cabins, and cruise Alaska’s waters to see marine life in the wild. Then, enjoy guaranteed sightings of humpback whales, with a naturalist providing commentary on their behaviors as you cruise.
Spot natural wonders along the Denali Highway in Alaska. This 4-hour guided Jeep excursion was named #2 on 'National Geographic Traveler' magazine’s ‘Drive of a Lifetime’ list. Ride along the 135-mile (217.261-km) gravel road, and enjoy the scenic views of Denali, the Alaska Range, and glaciers.
Treat yourself to an abundance of wildlife viewing with this 3.5-hour Kenai Fjords cruise in Resurrection Bay from Seward Harbor. Travel 55 miles (round-trip) along a rugged coastline and snap plenty of memorable photos as you sail past Bear Glacier. Sail close to sea lion colonies and seabird rookeries, and keep your eyes peeled for whales, sea otters, Dall’s porpoises, eagles and mountain goats.
During your visit to Alaska, view the Northern Lights from the comfort and warmth of an Aurora Lodge. With pickup from your hotel in Fairbanks, you’ll ride in a climate-controlled vehicle and enjoy commentary from your guide and a warm spot to wait for "Lady Aurora" to light up the sky. Since this is a small-group tour, you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions, too.
Get to know Alaska’s past and present on this 5.5-hour tour in Fairbanks led by an informative guide. Enjoy the Museum of the North’s story of Alaska’s natural and cultural heritage, and admire the art installations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center. Browse dog-mushing memorabilia at the Yukon Quest Log Cabin, before exploring Pioneer Park (seasonal) that features attractions celebrating Alaska’s notable historical hallmarks, including the Gold Rush. Visit all these sites as part of a small-group or private tour — your choice!
Watch the Northern Lights from Murphy Dome, one of the best viewing spots around Fairbanks. During your tour, your guide shares informative commentary about the Northern Lights (aka Aurora Borealis) and other natural wonders of Alaska. Hear about the history of the former Air Force Station on Murphy Dome, and keep warm with complimentary hot beverages and snacks. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Fairbanks.
Hold on for an exhilarating river-rafting ride along Mendenhall Glacier. During this half-day adventure, drive through Mendenhall Valley before climbing aboard a raft rowed by an experienced guide. Float along for six miles around the foot of the glacier, through winding stretches of Class II and III whitewater rapids. Soak up gorgeous mountain scenery, and wrap up the day with a delicious snack. Families, beginners and the more experienced are all welcome! Hotel transport from Juneau included.
Experience Alaska as it was meant to be experienced: rough and wild. During this 3-hour ATV adventure from, pilot your own all-terrain vehicle through the Alaskan tundra to get deep into the backcountry. Stop for photos and views of spectacular scenery, including views from Black Diamond Peak and a course through the Dry Creek Riverbed. Round-trip transportation from Healy hotels and use of all equipment are included.