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Kenai Explorer

“What I especially liked was how knowledgeable the staff was, not only about particular activities, but also about us. The… ”
Kenai Peninsula
,  Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
,  Kenai Fjords National Park
,  Seward
,  Kenai River
,  Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States

from $1,525* per person 4 Days May-September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Alaska Wildland Adventures 18 people max
  • Airport near anchorage, ak, united states
  • Family & Friends trips
Top 5 Reasons to Choose the Kenai Explorer

Flexibility of choosing your trip dates between late May and mid-September and from three to five days or more. Make the absolute most of your time in Alaska!
Minimize travel time by staying at our popular Kenai Riverside Lodge - spend your time on the trail, the river or with your fishing rod instead of driving between various destinations.
Be as active as you like - raft, hike, fish (add-on) - or do all three, plus take a marine wildlife and glacier boat tour and enjoy a ride on the Alaska Railroad.
Your itinerary is fully managed by our on-site staff, making this an independent but seamless vacation without searching for the best place to eat, the best place to stay or wondering how to best fill your day.
Perfect for most ages and energy levels because you can choose individual activities, like fishing or hiking, while the rest of your group rafts. Or vise-versa!

Locations visited/nearby

Kenai Peninsula , Kenai National Wildlife Refuge , Kenai Fjords National Park , Seward , Kenai River , Cooper Landing, Alaska, United States

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in USA
    What I especially liked was how knowledgeable the staff was, not only about particular activities, but also about us. The staff made a point of knowing who we were and what our preferences were. I felt very well taken care of and I felt like all staff were concerned that we had a great time. Because of the staff’s care, we really had an outstanding vacation.

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Special information

  • Family oriented trip.


Kenai Explorer | Day 1: Meet your Alaska Wildland Adventures representative at your downtown hotel between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. or at the Anchorage Airport at 3:00 p.m. Shuttle by 15-passenger van along Turnagain Arm to Cooper Landing, home of our Kenai Riverside Lodge. Upon arrival, settle into your cabin, enjoy dinner in the lodge and discuss your upcoming activity days with our knowledgable staff. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge. (D)

Kenai Explorer | Day 2 (or Day 3 or Day 4) Kenai Explorer | Day 2 (or Day 3 or Day 4): Wake up on Day 2 (or 3 or 4 for longer packages) and explore the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge or Chugach National Forest. (B,L,D)

Choose from:
A full day of rafting down the Kenai Canyon and through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge - watch for moose, salmon and bald eagles as your guides share the stories behind the sights.

Guided hiking on the trails of the Chugach National Forest or Kenai National Wildlife Refuge - learn about the native uses of the numerous plants and flowers you'll see along the way.

Relaxing at the Lodge - pour yourself into a rocking chair on our riverside deck and take in the breathtaking Kenai River as you watch for wildlife.

A day of guided fishing on the world-famous Kenai River for salmon or trout - whether you're a novice or an avid angler who can't come to Alaska without fishing, you'll have an unforgettable experience with our expert guides (additional cost for guided fishing).

Kenai Explorer | Last Day Kenai Explorer | Last Day: Bid farewell to the Kenai Riverside Lodge after breakfast and travel by van to Seward. Our AWA representative will drop you off at the Kenai Fjords office where you'll embark on a six-hour marine wildlife and glacier cruise. This is your opportunity to see whales, puffins, glaciers, sea otters, sea lions, and more! Afterward, journey north on the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage. Relax and take in the spectacular scenery. You'll arrive at the downtown Anchorage depot by 10:15 p.m. Dinner and Anchorage transfers not included. Dinner is available for purchase on the train. (B,L)

Ask us about extending your Alaska Adventure Packages. We can arrange for pre and post trip bear viewing excursions at a rustic fly-in lodge where, in the company of trained guides, you may observe brown (grizzly) bears exploring their natural habitat. We can also arrange a stay at our charming, boat-in-only Kenai Backcountry Lodge or Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, an exclusive seacoast destination, both situated on the Kenai Peninsula. If you'd like to venture north, ask about adding a Denali Adventure Package to extend your Alaska vacation. Visit our website or call us for details.

Kenai Explorer | Departure Kenai Explorer | Departure: You will arrive at the Anchorage train depot by approximately 10:15 p.m. on the last day of your trip. We recommend you spend this night in Anchorage. If you must fly home this night, we suggest you book a flight that departs after 1:00 a.m. (the next day), in case of possible transportation delays.

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