Each summer about 1/3 of our guest are repeat clients and some return every summer for years. One exceptional client has been on 17 trips with us!

Here is what our guests have to say about Arctic Wild:

“I have hiked, skied, and floated in the wilderness all my life. Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with Arctic Wild was the wilderness experience of a lifetime.”

“I never knew being miserable could be this fun!”

“We were in a beautiful place with fun, knowledgeable guides and lots of tasty food. You guys did a great job of being organized, paying attention to details, and working with the needs of the group.”

“I don’t eat this well at home!”

“Once my guilt for excessive comfort was taken care, we had a terrific experience.”

“The guides were uncommonly knowledgeable, competent, hardworking, and they consistently took care of the group before taking care of their own stuff.”

“Remote, unspoiled wilderness with a surprise around every bend and up every valley.”

“Over land and then down the river, we migrate with the caribou . . . thanks to Arctic Wild for a wonderful, safe and respectful journey.”

“The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect.”

“We wanted you to know what a wonderful trip we had with (guide). What a skilled guide and wonderful person she is. We can’t imagine having had a better guide. Besides taking such good care of all of the gear, shepherding us through wonderful hikes, and cooking fantastic meals, she shared our interest in nature of all kinds. We feel so fortunate to have had her as a guide and can’t speak highly enough of her. The trip went flawlessly. Even with all of the different flights, we were able to stay on schedule. What an experience we had!”
-Margaret and Dave

“The guides were the key. They kept our safety in mind while staying open to suggestions, and allowing folks a lot of freedom for personal wanderings.”
-Sue and Jim

“I wanted to visit the Arctic Refuge for a long while. I am now more determined to work for its preservation.”

“Our guides could not have been more professional, knowledgeable, indefatigable, fun, and inspiring. We learned so much, not just about canoeing and wildlife and outdoor skills, but also about Alaskan history and politics and life in general. We had total faith in both of them. They became friends and wonderful companions, but somehow maintained just enough professional distance that they could give commands on the river and we would respect their decisions and follow them.”

“Saw lots of wildlife and flowers. Plane rides were incredible. Weather was excellent. Wilderness experience was extraordinary. Trip of a lifetime!”
-Carl and Kathy

“Both the guides were terrific: Expert oarsmen, even tempered, unflappable, hard working and good raconteurs.”

“You guys run a first-class operation, and I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed the 10-day rafting trip. (what a place!)I particularly wanted to let you know that the guides did an outstanding and exemplary job. Not only were they both excessively competent in all the skills necessary to see us safely down the river, and not only did they provide every conceivable creature comfort (I mean, blueberry pancakes in the wilderness? What more could a man want!)…..Again, the trip was fantastic, and I look forward to future travels with Arctic Wild.”

“I’ve never been on a trip with such a naturalist before, which added immeasurably to my enjoyment.”

“The guide knew the area inside-out, upside-down, frontwards and backwards. Plus he was entertaining and helpful.”

“So expansive and variously beautiful, even soul stirring, of course, we had pretty much non-stop sunshine. That helps, but still. That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou crossing the river with their huge racks held high, impossibly balanced on their heads…that will stay with me for a long time.”

“Outstanding guides, combining impressive knowledge of natural history with strong outdoor skills and considerable leadership talent and tact.”

“The trip was supremely planned to assure that your guests had one of the most positive and memorable experiences of a lifetime.”

“Thanks again for yet another outstanding trip. I have fond memories and great photos.”

“Thanks to Arctic Wild for great planning, truly personal service in every way, and your commitment to keeping this region in its natural state.”