Outdoor Adventures

Fishing, Whale Watching, Bear Viewing, Kayaking & Multisport Tours

Not satisfied with just witnessing the spectacular beauty of Alaska and want to experience it on an active outdoor adventure? The Alaska adventure vacations below take you beyond the ordinary, giving you the chance to feel the wind in your face, the crunch of ancient glacier ice underfoot, or the tug of a feisty salmon on your line.

Alaska outdoor adventure trips include activities you’d expect to find in the 49th state (salmon and sport fishing, dog sledding and kayaking), and others you may not have even dreamed of such as a guided trek across the surface of a glacier or a bird watching expedition in the Pribilof Islands. Many adventure tours in Alaska also include quiet time, too. Glacier and wildlife-viewing day cruises, a bus trip to the heart of Denali National Park’s 6-million-acre wilderness, scenic rail travel, and flightseeing over hundreds of miles of Alaska’s undeveloped wilderness will give you plenty of time to relax between outdoor adventures.

Alaska tours range from a couple of hours to 11 days and can be added to an existing itinerary or stand alone as an unforgettable way to experience the Last Frontier. Many adventure tours combine a rental car with rail or air legs and even transportation on Alaska’s state ferry system. We’ve combined popular destinations like Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula with less-visited spots like the largest national park in the country, Wrangell-St. Elias, and the historic gold-rush town of Nome.

These outdoor adventure trips are the perfect combination of stimulation and rejuvenation – read on to learn more and reserve your Alaska vacation!

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Duration: 15 Days
Starting at: $3209 / per person

This self-drive tour takes you from Anchorage to Talkeetna, Denali, Fairbanks, Kennicott, Seward and Homer. This ultimate “All Alaska” driving tour provides you with a... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $2299 / per person

Especially designed for families, slow down, have fun and see major highlights including Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park. The itinerary for this exciting family... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $2599 / per person

The Alaska National Parks tour is a guided Alaska group tour by bus and by railroad featuring two amazing iconic parks: Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park! This land... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $319 / per person

This Juneau day trip combines helicopter flightseeing with guided glacier touring on Mendenhall Glacier. Moments after departing Juneau, you will enjoy breathtaking vistas of the city... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $249 / per person

This active outdoor Juneau day trip begins with a 4 mile moderate to challenging hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake. The beginning of the Mendenhall Lake trail is well... Read more.

Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1719 / per person

See Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, scenic Richardson Highway and Valdez. This tour combines a classic Alaska train trip aboard the Alaska Railroad with an independent tour by car... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $440 / per person

On this Juneau trip, board a helicopter to access the more remote areas of the glacier. Enjoy guided glacier hiking for 2 hours and learn the proper use of the mountaineering gear.... Read more.

Unique Itinerary
Duration: 14 Days
Starting at: $4769 / per person

Discover 4 of Alaska’s National Parks! Travel independently by rental car. This program provides unique experiences and takes you to some more remote areas! First, enjoy scenic... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $921 / per person

Depart from Anchorage by wheeled plane for a 90-minute scenic flight southwest over Cook Inlet toward the Chigmit Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views of the Alaska and Aleutian... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

This day tour from Haines, Alaska begins with a beautiful 30 mile drive up the Chilkat Valley to the Bald Eagle Preserve. After a riverside picnic, you will board a safe 18 foot... Read more.

Duration: 11 Days
Starting at: $2959 / per person

See all the best places: Anchorage, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Denali National Park, Talkeetna and Fairbanks in a relaxed pace. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1250 / per person

Bettles Lodge is located 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle and is one of the best places for Aurora Viewing in Alaska! Bettles is easily reached from Fairbanks. Bettles Lodge is a... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $1339 / per person

Experience the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Be there for the ceremonial start and the official restart of this iconic dog sledding competition in Alaska. This tour features... Read more.

Escorted Tour
Duration: 8 Days
Starting at: $1899 / per person

Visit Alaska to discover the beauty and magic of winter on this Winter Wonders escorted tour! This unique journey from Fairbanks includes Northern Lights viewing in Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $6129 / per person

The Kodiak Brown Bear Center is located in the heart of the 1.9 million acre Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Karluk Lake. The Kodiak Refuge is on one of the most productive... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $4979 / per person

Located on the Katmai Coast and in Katmai National Park, this lodge offers one of the most unique bear viewing experiences in Alaska. Imagine being able to safely stay at a... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $129 / per person

This rock climbing half-day tour is an exhilarating and memorable experience for all! Experienced Alaska rock climbing guides teach everyone from novices to advanced climbers at... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $175 / per person

Experience the official start of the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Every year hundreds of people come out to line the streets of Willow Lake just north of Anchorage for the... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2020 / per person

Kenai Backcountry Lodge is located on glacier-carved Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Southcentral Alaska. The lodge is accessible from Cooper Landing making this... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $4619 / per person

Peace, tranquility and adventure are yours! One of the best in Alaska, this ocean front lodge offers a first class wilderness experience near Homer in Alaska’s Southcentral... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $1635 / per person

Redoubt Bay Lodge is a rustic nature lodge located 50 miles southwest of Anchorage at the entrance to Lake Clark Pass on the shores of Cook Inlet. This classic Alaska adventure lodge... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $5153 / per person

Winterlake Lodge is situated in a wilderness setting south of Denali National Park, northwest of Anchorage. Located on the National Historic Iditarod Trail, the lodge is in a... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1899 / per person

Alaska Homestead Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mt. Iliamna in Lake Clark National Park and near Silver Salmon Creek, a place of unsurpassed beauty. The lodge is reached via airplane... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $3079 / per person

Zachar Bay is located in the heart of Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge. Zachar Bay is the perfect nature lodge for a great Alaskan wilderness vacation. You can choose daily... Read more.

Duration: 7 Days
Starting at: $1979 / per person

Enjoy a Glacier Cruise in Prince William Sound and see Denali National Park. Travel aboard the Alaska Railroad and discover local highlights in each Alaska town you visit. From a... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $1995 / per person

A vacation to St. Paul and the Pribilof Islands is truly a unique way to experience Alaska as well as an iconic Alaska birding destination. These two volcanic Alaskan islands are... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $115 / per person

This Alaska ATV day tour from Denali is fun, exciting and scenic and is for both novices and experienced riders alike. You will ride your all terrain vehicle along trails surrounded... Read more.

Duration: 2 Days
Starting at: $968 / per person

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is the only lodge located inside of Kenai Fjords National Park. Accessible from Seward via a 4-5 hour glacier and marine wildlife boat cruise, Kenai Fjords... Read more.

Duration: 3 Days
Starting at: $909 / per person

Orca Adventure Lodge, located in beautiful Cordova, Alaska in the Chugach National Forest bordering Prince William Sound, was built in the 1880’s and was originally used as a... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2051 / per person

Kenai Riverside Lodge is situated on the scenic banks of the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. Kenai Riverside Lodge offers... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $399 / per person

This Anchorage day tour puts you in the Alaska dog sledding driving seat. After a scenic drive north to dog mushing country, you will arrive at Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey’s... Read more.

Duration: 9 Days
Starting at: $1619 / per person

Enjoy Alaska’s best resorts and best winter outdoor activities and travel through spectacular winter scenery on the Alaska Railroad. At the Alyeska Resort, located 40 miles... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $199-229 / per person

Travel to Denali on a fall or winter adventure! The narrated tour departs from Fairbanks and travels south through the Tanana Valley along the Parks Highway. Your guide will share... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $106 / per person

This kayaking tour from Seward is a fun and adventuresome way to explore the spectacular beauty of Resurrection Bay! The kayaking tour starts out of Lowell Point in Seward and takes... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $170 / per person

During this guided glacier hiking tour from Seward, Alaska, take a scenic path to Exit Glacier which is a mixture of back-country and on-trail trekking (about 1 – 2 hours). The... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $715 / per person

This Anchorage day trip lets anglers experience guided fly fishing in Alaska, a fishermen’s dream trip! Enjoy the experience of fighting silver salmon, feisty trout and grayling... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $664 / per person

This Anchorage fishing trip gives you the true Alaska spin/tackle fishing experience! Enjoy the challenge of fighting silver salmon, feisty trout and grayling without the crowds... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $458 / per person

This scenic flight from Anchorage to Denali National Park takes you within six miles of Denali’s 20,320 ft. summit. Fly by floatplane, ski-plane, or even wheels (winter only)... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $315 / per person

This 45 minute Denali flightseeing day tour in a small bush plane lets you experience Denali National Park and Mt. Denali from the air. Fly along the snow-capped peaks of the Alaska... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $499 / per person

This Denali area heli-hiking tour allows visitors to experience the backcountry of Alaska with a guided hike through Yanert Valley! A naturalist guide will lead you on a 3 hour... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $169 / per person

This Denali Highway Jeep 4×4 day tour allows you to explore the scenic Denali Highway, just south of Denali National Park. The 135-mile gravel road is surrounded by pristine... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

This tour is not offered in 2022! This Denali, Alaska day trip is a guided scenic whitewater river rafting trip (with Class I, II, III and IV rapids) skirting the boundaries of Denali... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $375 / per person

Your flight trip from Talkeetna transports you by bush plane for flightseeing completely around Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest mountain. Begin with the Denali Flyer route... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $320 / per person

This Talkeetna flightseeing tour by bush plane is an extended version of the Denali Experience Tour. In addition to that route, you will fly to the remote western end of Denali... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $250 / per person

This tour out of Talkeetna, Alaska takes you on a magnificent bush plane flight within six miles of Denali’s 20,310 foot summit. As your flight departs Talkeetna, you begin to... Read more.

Valdez Pangaea Adventures, general
Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $80 / per person

On this Alaska kayaking tour from Valdez, you and your group will kayak into the calm protected waters of Duck Flats. The path of this kayaking day trip will follow a chain of small... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $229 / per person

This Valdez, Alaska day tour kayaking to Shoup Glacier offers an intimate experience at one of Prince William Sounds‘ many calving tidewater glaciers. This day trip is perfect... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $328 / per person

On this Valdez, Alaska day tour, search for wildlife such as whales, sea otters and sea lions as you transfer two hours to the Columbia Glacier by water taxi. This is Alaska’s... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $155 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** This Juneau day trip is a perfect and gentle introduction to Alaskan white water rafting. This tour out of Juneau begins with a scenic drive... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $116 / per person

** This tour is not operating in 2020 ** Spend a day exploring Juneau’s scenic coastal region by two-person kayak, with a backdrop of tall majestic mountains and rainforest. The... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $114 / per person

This tour is a favorite among those seeking a more complete Gold Rush experience. Travel 150 miles roundtrip on an awesome adventure into Canada’s Yukon Territory! Experience... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $269 / per person

Take in the majesty of Misty Fjords National Monument from the best viewpoint – from the air in a floatplane! See towering cliffs, saw-tooth ridges blanketed in trademark mists... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $206 / per person

Ketchikan salmon fishing day trips can be lots of FUN! You will be fishing for one or more of the five types of salmon while keeping an eye out for eagles, whales and other sea life... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $173 / per person

On this exciting tour out of Ketchikan, fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler and wind your way up old rugged logging... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $107 / per person

The Ketchikan tour and canoeing adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you will board traditional Alaskan canoes which are stable and easy... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $165 / per person

If you’re traveling to the Kennicott-McCarthy area to visit Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and want to find a fun Alaska day tour, enjoy this introduction to ice climbing!... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $145 / per person

On this glacier hike day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, enjoy all the benefits of the half day hike but with additional time to explore the Root Glacier‘s dynamic features.... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $105 / per person

On this half day tour out of Kennicott-McCarthy, depart Kennicott on a two-mile trail that was originally built in the 1920’s as a wagon road. Along the way, stops will be made... Read more.

Duration: 4 Days
Starting at: $2025 / per person

Founded in 1951, Camp Denali is Alaska’s original vacation lodge and nature center, which strives to help Alaska visitors gain a personal knowledge and appreciation for the... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $191 / per person

* Not offered in 2022* Depart from Cooper Landing on a rafting trip down the Kenai River that includes calm sections and whitewater, as well as a trip across the stunningly blue... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $67 / per person

* Not offered in 2022* Depart from Cooper Landing on a gentle rafting trip down the Kenai River. Watch for wildlife as your guide navigates your raft through snow-capped mountain... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $296-377 / per person

The Alaska city of Homer is known as the “Halibut Capital of the World” and offers some of Alaska’s best halibut fishing from mid-May to September. The boat trip... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $209 / per person

Enjoy fishing in the “Halibut Capital of the world” (Homer, Alaska) on this half day fishing charter to catch your fill of halibut. This Alaska fishing trip is recommended... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $197 / per person

In the morning travel by water taxi from Homer across Kachemak Bay to Glacier Spit in Kachemak Bay State Park. Join your guide for a hike to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Your guide will... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $171 / per person

Surrounded by picturesque mountain peaks, remote fjords and abundant wildlife makes Homer’s Kachemak Bay a premier destination for sea kayaking. Begin with a water taxi ride... Read more.

Duration: Day Tour
Starting at: $N/A / per person

This tour is not available in 2021! This Juneau day tour combines the excitement of a helicopter flightseeing tour with dog sledding on the Mendenhall Glacier! Enjoy spectacular... Read more.

Duration: 6 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** Travel first class! Focusing on visiting Denali National Park with a wilderness lodge stay, this deluxe independent tour is perfect as pre or post cruise... Read more.

Duration: 13 Days
Starting at: $N/A / per person

** Not offered in 2022 ** Take in the grandeur, wildlife, and scenery of Alaska’s wilderness! During our Alaska Lodge tour you will stay in three lodges located within national... Read more.