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.
We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.