North America Vacations
Alaska Kenai Fjords and Peninsula | Adult Only
Whales, wildflowers and waterfalls: the wonders of the Kenai Peninsula. Adventurous adults will love this Kenai Fjords Tour.
6 days / 5 nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
“Super fun, well organized, enjoyable, active trip with amazing guides.”
Join Us on this Top-Rated Adult Vacation in Kenai Fjords National Park
Pack your camera and sense of adventure for this once-in-a-lifetime, small group journey through the wild and rugged landscape of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. From roaring waterfalls and the crack! of calving glaciers to the eerie silence of Resurrection Bay and stillness of a night lit by the midnight sun, experience the grandeur of America’s final frontier with the leading providers of best-in-class travel. Hike to expansive viewpoints of sprawling ice fields, embark on a Kenai Fjords tour, bike along fern-laden roads, kayak the coves and shorelines of quiet bays and cruise beside tidal glaciers as our expert guides unveil the secrets behind Alaska’s majestic backdrop. All the while, relax in luxury accommodations, indulge in fresh seafood and regional cuisine and enjoy Austin Adventures’ signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. This Alaska vacation package invites you to channel your inner-explorer and prepare to be humbled by nature’s awesome handiwork.
Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife on this six-day, all-inclusive adventure through the 650,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park. Action-packed days filled with exploring by bike, foot, kayak and boat are complemented with relaxing evenings by the fire with a cozy cocktail before savoring fresh seafood and the region’s finest gourmet fare. Answer the call of the wild and sign up today for this custom trip of a lifetime!
- Listen for the sharp crack! of a glacier calving into an ice-studded sea on a glacier and wildlife cruise
- Search for wild sea life on a Kenai Fjords tour
- Paddle the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay alongside seals, sea otters and puffins
- Soak up a panoramic vista of Exit Glacier on a hike overlooking the Harding Icefield
- Let the mist of a thundering waterfall cool your cheeks on a bike ride to the gold rush town of Hope
- Hike through dense rain forest to the base of Byron Glacier and hunt for mysterious ice worms
- Learn about the impact of global climate change on the local wildlife
- Feast on fresh-off-the-boat wild salmon before unwinding in the comfort of Harbor 360 Hotel.
*Operating under permit with the US Forest Service/National Park Service
**Austin Adventures is an equal opportunity provider
A few more reasons why you've gotta go:
Kenai Fjords National Park: be inspired by one of the premier marine wildlife tours in North America.
Hiking Exit Glacier: with how quickly most glaciers are shrinking around Planet Earth, it's pretty special to hike alongside this special glacier up close
The wildlife: the variety seen when you combine land mammals and marine life is astounding!
Anchorage, Alaska ANC
Anchorage, Alaska ANC
Alaska Railroad / Seward / Resurrection Bay
Early pick-up in Anchorage. Begin with a four-hour scenic train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad, heading south to historic Seward. Get outfitted in boots and kayak skirts for a paddle along the shoreline and protected coves of Resurrection Bay, searching for Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar sea lions and orca whales. Check into your hotel overlooking the harbor for the next 3 nights. Dinner is prepared at one of our favorite restaurants in town as we toast to a great trip to come!
About the Harbor 360 Hotel
Harbor 360 Hotel is the premier waterfront hotel in the scenic harbor town of Seward, Alaska. Located directly on the Seward Small Boat Harbor, Harbor 360 Hotel offers guests stunning 360-degree views of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai Mountains. The spacious, comfortable guest rooms feature two queen beds or one king bed and harborside or mountainside views. Harbor 360 Hotel is open year-round and is within close walking distance of Seward’s finest restaurants, shops, and the Alaska Railroad Depot. Enjoy views of the harbor while soaking in the hot tub or swimming in Seward’s only hotel pool. Start your day of Alaska adventures off right with a complimentary breakfast, featuring a variety of hot and cold items. Harbor 360 Hotel is the ideal “home base” for exploring the wilds of Alaska, both by land and by sea.
Exit Glacier / Harding Icefield / Seward
This morning, pack your lunch and eat a hearty breakfast – we have a big day ahead of us! Take an easy hike along the Exit Glacier Overlook Trail or opt for a more challenging hike to view the 300-square-mile Harding Ice Field, the largest in North America (seven miles wide!). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, where you’ll dine on local Alaskan cuisine.
Kenai Fjords National Park Wilderness Cruise / Seward
Today’s activity: exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat! Board your private small ship, meet the captain and crew, and depart for the wilderness. Lunch is served onboard. Check out tidal glaciers and abundant sea life from the ship’s deck as your naturalist guide shares their expertise on the region. Upon arrival back onshore, take some time to relax back in Seward or check out the Sealife Center. Later, enjoy dinner on your own in Seward.
Johnson Pass Trail / Hope / Girdwood
Morning bike ride beginning on the Johnson Pass bike trail. Pedal along Granite Creek, past wildflowers, waterfalls and alpine valleys to the old Gold Rush town of Hope (ride up to 25 miles). After lunch, we’ll transfer to our luxury accommodations at the Alyeska Prince Hotel. We’ll meet up for dinner tonight at one of Girdwood’s wonderful restaurants.
About the Alyeska Resort
Nestled in the Chugach Mountains, this elegant hotel boasts lovely guestrooms, expansive views, a full-service spa and the award-winning Seven Glaciers restaurant 2,000-feet above the hotel.
Alaska’s premier year-round resort destination first opened their doors to guests in 1994. Today, their newly renovated chateau-style hotel makes the perfect base camp for your Alaskan vacation. During your stay here, you’ll experience supreme comfort with perfect modern touches and rich Native influences, bringing the natural beauty of Alaska’s great outdoors inside.
Mount Alyeska / Byron Glacier
Depart from the resort for a trek on a series of switchbacks up the slopes of Mount Alyeska. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of glaciers and mountains surrounding the valley and eventually a tram ride back down to the base. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch hand-prepared by your guides. Take a short afternoon trek to a glacier that you can actually walk on! Enjoy a final delicious dinner with your guides tonight at a local spot in Girdwood.
Girdwood to Indian Creek / Anchorage
After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll depart for a short bike ride to Indian Creek.
Then it’s back to Anchorage to say our fond farewells. We hope you’ll join us again soon!
**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, trail, ocean, weather, and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.
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Arrival & Departure
Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 5:45 am or 6:00 am, depending on your hotel. Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Anchorage airport (12:30 pm) or your Anchorage hotel (1:00 pm).
Hiking: 3 to 8 miles per hike, easy to challenging terrain
Biking: 8 to 25 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain
Kayaking: Protected coves and inlets, no experience necessary
Boating: Interpretive small ship wildlife cruise with captain and crew
Alaska is a land of diversity…known for its rich history, geographic wonders, incredible wildlife and challenges and opportunities of today… (and that as they say is just the “Tip of the Iceberg”). Learn about the wildlife recovery efforts put forth after the largest oil spill in this country’s history at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Understand how glaciers formed Alaska’s unique topography and the “story” behind the scenes regarding the effects of global warming. As you pedal into the town of Hope, try to guess how this tiny mining community came to receive its name (it’s probably not what you think!) Visit the bustling seaport of Seward and witness fisherman (both sport and commercial) as they come ashore with the day’s catch.
With any luck you will see for yourself the difference between a Black and a Grizzly Bear. Is a Killer Whale really a killer? That is just the beginning, there is so much more to this place they call the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions except one dinner on your own are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
Included in the Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners except one dinner on own your own refreshments and receptions .
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment all safe and well maintained.
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees
Not Included in the Trip Price
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- One dinner on your own.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
Not sure what to expect when you get your boots on the ground—or bike on the road or paddle in the water—in that dream destination? Dan Austin would love to tell you. More than likely, he’s been there, done that, and then some. The founder and president of Austin Adventures, Dan is a boots-on-the-ground influencer in the company, helping guests, ensuring guides lead the way he would, and curating new trips by personally experiencing and evaluating every detail. While always happy to add to his list of 64 countries and counting, Dan most highly values helping guests experience their adventure in the most inspiring and energizing way possible.