Glacier Bay and the Icy Straits are worlds unto themselves, ready to be explored by kayak, helicopter and foot. It’s also a hub of indigenous cultures and the freshest seafood. Southeast Alaska is a microcosm of rugged adventure, boundless glacial landscapes and endless fun unto itself.
From island camping to coastal kayaking, past jagged mountains and icy fjords, you'll experience Glacier Bay National Park's vast expanse of wilderness, wildlife and unstoppable adventure. Get away from it all, paddling among the coastal expanse of islands hemming Southeast Alaska, spotting humpback whales and sea otters, minks and martens—and maybe wave to a grizzly bear at the water's edge.
Our itinerary is built for those who seek the thrill of glacial hikes and paddling in the wild, in between exploring quaint remote towns and camping in comfort under the stars.
Peak season is mid-May to early September. The best times to view humpback whales is May thru August. As fall rolls around in mid-September, expect more rain and cooler temperatures.
More kayaking? More or less camping? Fishing on rivers running rife with trout and salmon? Wildlife viewing or climbing, or a healthy mix of everything? We’ll adjust our Alaska itinerary to suit.
Our Alaska is the perfect mix of modern comforts and sleeping under the stars, from Glacier Bay lodges to wilderness campsites on Chichagof Island.
Set in a field of wildflowers on a river at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, our lodge features down-home comfort and hospitality, cozy country-style lodging and home-cooked meals. Wake up to the smell of country breakfast and sleep in the serene silence of the Alaskan wilderness.
Get in touch with the Alaskan wilderness over a two- or three-night camping adventure in between your lodge stays. From your remote yet well-appointed campsites at Point Adolphus on vast Chichagof Island, you’ll hike, boat and kayak to explore the surrounding area. Most gear is covered (expedition-quality tents, trekking poles, and cooking equipment), along with a camp guide and cook.
You'll stay in Juneau’s first and only boutique hotel, a spectacularly renovated historic building with contemporary rooms and every modern convenience an Alaskan adventurer could hope for. Steps away is the beautiful waterfront and its saloons, shops and restaurants, in a town tucked below a towering ice field.
Our private itineraries are ideal for groups of four or more—you and friends, families, and multi-generational groups. For groups of six or more, an optional Modern Adventure local guide can be arranged.
Our level of curation and care. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end, with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We also support you each step of the way, with comprehensive trip materials and itineraries, detailed day-by-day options, insider destination info, gear recommendations, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably three to six months in advance. Alaska’s summer season is short, and demand for permits and float planes and accommodations are high. Advance reservations are important to secure the best locations and accommodations possible.
We curate your Modern Adventure to ensure the experiences are authentic and immersive, and included in your trip price. This includes all accommodations, most gear (expedition-quality tents, all cooking gear), local transport and internal flights, airport transfers, local guides and cultural experts, and all meals.
Private Modern Adventures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by time of year, the number of people in your group, and types of activities (private local guides, private transfers) you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, transportation to your trip’s starting point, lodge incidentals (including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs), and any activities or meals not included in your confirmed MO/AD itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests and preferred style of travel, as well as your preferred travel dates, we will present you with a detailed itinerary including activities, internal flights, transport and accommodations. In order to check and confirm availability for your group, there is a $750 non-refundable deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost.
Your trip is guaranteed—and your dates secured—with a 25% non-refundable deposit. Many of our local partners, including our hotel and resort partners, require advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip is due 30 days prior to travel.