North America Vacations
Alaska | Kenai Fjords & Peninsula | Family
Embark on your dream Alaska Family Vacation for fun in the land of the midnight sun. Experience calving glaciers, wildlife, wild flowers, and more.
6 days / 5 nights
Activity LevelActivity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
“This was our second trip with Austin Adventures – and it was amazing. The itinerary was perfect and the guides were fantastic. I had very high expectations going in, and they were exceeded! That just doesn’t happen!”
Join Us for the Ultimate Alaska Family Vacation
Thundering waterfalls. Creaking icebergs. Breaching orcas. Join us in exploring Alaska’s endless offerings of magnificent, pristine beauty on this action-packed Alaska family vacation package in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Alaska is one of our founders all-time favorite destinations and he has himself chosen the very best to feature on this trip. Answer the call of the wild as you and your loved ones kayak Resurrection Bay with playful sea otters, bike the winding mountain roads of the Kenai Peninsula and roast marshmallows around a crackling bonfire on a pebble beach.
Our expert guides can’t wait to introduce you to the natural wonders of this awe-inspiring territory and the simple pleasures of best-in-class travel on this all-inclusive Alaska Family Vacation Package that’s an intimate journey through America’s last frontier. Days are bookended by the finest in regional accommodations and cuisine, while Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to relax, discover the grandeur of Alaska and enjoy time with your family on this most memorable trip of a lifetime. Isn’t it time you joined us on our Alaska family vacation?
Explore Alaska National Parks by train, bike, kayak, and cruise
Spend six unforgettable days exploring the Kenai Peninsula at a comfortable pace on our Alaska family vacation package. Train, small ship, sea kayak, mountain bike, and your own two feet serve as your vehicles for the week, guaranteeing you’ll find adventure around every corner. In this land of the wild, abundant, jaw-dropping scenery and wildlife never cease to amaze explorers of all ages.
Kayak Resurrection Bay in search of sea otters, sea lions, and comical puffins
Explore the town of Seward, one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities
Touch the ice of a tidal glacier on a nature cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park
Hike to an overlook of the 300-square-mile Harding Ice Field
Bike past crystalline waterfalls and wildflower-bedecked meadows to the old Gold Rush town of Hope
Learn about wildlife recovery at the Alaska Sealife Center
Hike up the switchbacks of Mount Alyeska for postcard perfect views of mountains and glaciers
Want to learn more about Alaska? Explore Facts About Alaska: The Nine Divine.
*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:
The wildlife: there aren't a lot of wild places where you might spot a humpback whale on a morning cruise and a bull moose on an afternoon hike in the same day!
Kenai Fjords National Park: there's no better way of seeing this beautiful landscape than by boat and by foot...and we get to do both.
Forget early bedtimes: With Alaska's midnight sun, it's never too dark to play - even long after dinner.
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!). Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center to experience close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sea life. 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: an 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 if you didn’t get a chance to visit yesterday. 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
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, depart for a short bike ride to Indian Creek. Then it’s back to Anchorage to say our fond farewells
** 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 they say is just the “Tip of the Iceberg”). Feel the difference between a spiny starfish and a sticky sea anemone as you touch the variety of ocean creatures displayed in Seward’s Alaska SeaLife Center, “The Last Frontier” state’s only public aquarium. Explore the luscious green landscape carved by the 700 square mile Harding Icefield to learn why the valley is U-shaped as opposed to V-shaped. 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!) Stare in awe at Marathon Mountain as you try to fathom the race to the top that occurs there every Fourth of July. With any luck, you will see for yourself the differences between a Black and a Grizzly Bear. This is just the beginning – discover for yourself 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 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 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.