Glacier Bay & Juneau


The wonders of southeast Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park, a pantheon of wildlife, scenery and serenity unto itself


With the adventurer in yourself: camp, kayak, hike and fly across America’s wild backyard wonderland


And celebrate with your group in stylish wilderness lodges and camp fully supported with most gear provided, led by experienced guides and a camp cook

Why Glacier Bay

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.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

Groups looking for a profound immersion in nature and for those who seek the thrill of glacial hikes and paddling in the wild, in between exploring quaint remote towns and glamping in comfort under the stars.

When to Travel

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.

Make It Yours

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 your group.

Day by Day

MO/AD Retreats feature fully-supported camping and kayaking in Glacier Bay and the Icy Strait, plus meet-ups with indigenous communities and time to explore the glaciers surrounding Juneau.

Day 1

Tucked past hundreds of miles of jagged mountains and icy fjords and disconnected from any roads is the small town of Gustavus (population 429). It’s the gateway to Glacier Bay National Park and 520,000 acres of glaciers, wilderness and wildlife. Arrive and get settled in at the lodge, then sit down to a welcome dinner and cheers to the days ahead.

  • Flight from Juneau to Gustavus
  • Private airport transfer
  • Welcome group dinner at lodge

Day 2

Head straight for the kayaks, or spend a day exploring the coastline of tidewater glaciers en route to Glacier Bay National Park. Only two ships are allowed in per day to preserve the park’s natural beauty. You’re bound to see eagles soaring, humpback whales breaching and fjords of glacial flow tumbling into the sea. Then step off ship to the home of the indigenous Huna Tlingit clan, and meet with a clan elder to learn more about the clan’s customs and history.

  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park by boat
  • Meet-up with Huna Tlingit Clan community
  • Group dinner

Day 3

Get on the water to cross the Icy Strait to Chichagof Island and land at Point Adolphus. As your guide sets up camp, set off together to kayak the coastline, taking in the sights and getting even closer views at the amazing wildlife right at your fingertips. Dinner tonight is a camp-style treat under the stars!

  • Private boat to Point Adolphus
  • Chichagof Island by kayak
  • Camp-style dinner

Days 4 - 5

Gear up for a full day (or two days) of kayaking, going deeper into the coastal expanse of islands hemming in Glacier Bay National Park. Paddle along spotting humpback whales, sea otters and river otters. When you return to camp each night at Point Adolphus, you’ll have camp meals waiting for you, cooked to perfection.

  • Full-day kayaking tours
  • Camp-style dinners

Where We Sleep

Our Alaska is the perfect mix of modern comforts and sleeping under the stars, from Glacier Bay lodges to wilderness campsites on Chichagof Island.

Glacier Bay National Park

Our lodges 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.

Point Adolphus Camping

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. We'll take care of thr expedition-quality tents, trekking poles, and we'll indulge in backcountry gourmet thanks to the camp cook.


Our hotels in Juneau are steeped in history and elegance—think renovated historic buildings with contemporary rooms and every modern convenience an Alaskan adventurer could hope for.

People Love MO/AD's Alaska

I am truly a tough critic but you planned an exceptionally fun adventure—no constructive criticism necessary.
Avis C.
The pace was perfect, the kayaking amazing, and the wildlife, wow! This is an incredible adventure our family is still talking about.
Katrina B.
Every person involved with leading and guiding was top notch—friendly, knowledgeable, fun, kind—it doesn’t get better.
Elizabeth Z.


  1. How many people are itineraries suitable for?

    Our itineraries can be tailored for groups of any size, whether it’s a small, intimate group of six or a larger team or group of 100 or more.

  2. What makes a MO/AD Retreat different?

    Our retreats capture the spirit of a culture and destination, tailored to your objectives, harnessing the potential of shared experiences. Our retreats serve as a vibrant platform for self-discovery, where we share connection and leave with growth, fun and inspiration.

  3. How does it work?

    We start by learning about your organization and goals. Our team takes care of all the details and supports to ensure all the logistics and communications are seamlessly managed. We also work with you to incorporate in your ideas for the retreat.

  4. What services are typically included?

    Our services cover the full retreat experience. We offer white glove support to you and your group, from detailed planning and day-to-day itineraries to local insights about the destination, on-site logistics, and 24/7 dedicated assistance. Our degree of curation, personalization, care, and local connections sets us apart.

  5. How far in advance should I plan a retreat?

    Preferably nine to twelve months in advance (earlier for holiday travel). We typically stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible.

  6. What activities do you offer?

    We curate your MO/AD Retreat to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Our relationships unlock unprecedented access to the pioneers behind global initiatives and cultural movements.

  7. How much will it cost?

    Retreats typically include accommodations, private airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and most meals. MO/AD Retreats typically cost $1,000 to $3,000 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  8. What's not included?

    MO/AD Retreats do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  9. What deposits are required?

    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 confirm your itinerary and reserve accommodations, a 25% deposit is required. The balance of your trip cost is due  120 days prior to travel.