GUIDED ALASKA Inactive Private Trips

Southeast Alaska – Krohn Custom

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DATES

July 23, 2019 - August 05, 2019
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REGION

Southeast Alaska
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TRIP COST

$$$

Mid-summer in Southeast Alaska is a magical time. Berries are ripe, rivers are full of salmon and bears are fattening up.  Join us for fishing, wildlife viewing, boating and flying in Southeast Alaska.

TRIP DETAILS

Last updated: January 10, 2019

Itinerary

What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.

July 23

Shortly after your arrival in Juneau, your charter flight to Pack Creek and onto Gustavus takes off over the green forest. The bear viewing at Pack Creek is among the best in Southeast Alaska. Please read about the tour here to make sure it is a good fit for your family. Because it is a custom trip, the operator will try to find the most accessible bear viewing but can’t make promises. After watching the bears the plane will continue onto Gustavus and tthe good folks from the BEar Track will drive you to the lodge. (D)

July 24

Bear Track Inn – Head out on a private boat to Point Adolphus, where you will be dropped off with kayaks and a lunch. (B,L,D) – Is this guided? It really needs to be.

July 25

Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. Explore the NPS visitor center and Bartlett Cove. (B,L,D)

July 26

Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. (B,L,D)

 

July 27

Bear Track Inn – Start early with a drive down to the docks, then enjoy a full day of saltwater fishing on a private boat. Halibut and Rockfish inhabit the cold waters of Icy Strait and this is your chance to catch one.(B,L,D)

July 28

Bear Track Inn – Full-day (eight-hour) private boat trip up Glacier Bay. Lots of birdwatching along the way, and time spent watching ice chunks calve off the glaciers. If conditions permit  you can sometimes boat through the icebergs to the very face of the McBride Glacier. With luck you’ll see bears, sea-otters, and maybe even a wolf on the shore.(B,L,D)

July 29

Bear Track Inn – activities on your own. Hike to the waterfall behind the Inn, or relax with a good book. (B,L,D)

July 30

Wake up at Bear Track Inn, fly to Skagway for the White Pass Railroad Tour and explore the Klondike Gold Rush National Park headquarters. In the evening, take the Fast Ferry to Haines. Stay at The River House. (B, L)

July 31

Explore Haines and it’s surroundings on your own. Hike the Battery Point Trail, or drive out to Chilkoot Lake to watch bears fishing in the river. Stay at The River House.

August 1

A full day of freshwater fishing with Fly Guides on the Chilkat River. (L)

August 2

Drive up the Haines Highway into British Columbia to experience the grandeur of mountains and tundra. It’s only an hour and a half drive each way, but bring your passport, because you will be transported literally and metaphorically.

August 3

Fly or ferry from Haines to Juneau to meet your departing flights.

Such a joy to spend days where time was meaningless.  A wonderful adventure and I would like to return next year for a longer, more challenging trip.

You mentioned to me in an email that you have terrific guides - you do indeed.  Dave is a superb guide. He is personable, knowledgeable about the Arctic, and has excellent group management skills. I appreciated the time he spent teaching me to read the map, which is not easy without trails.   He allowed Adrian and me to hike at our own pace and he encouraged all of us to explore the area surrounding our campsites. I know the others would concur in my praise.

- Sandra, California, USA

DETAILS

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Air transportation from Juneau to Pack Creek and onto Gustavus

3 nights lodging at Bear Track Inn in Gustavus

Private boat trip up Glacier Bay

Kayaking at Point Adolphus

Salt water fishing in Icy Strait

Flight from Gustavus to Skagway

White Pass Railroad tour

Skagway to Haines Ferry – WHAT ABOUT LUGGAGE THIS DAY?

3 nights at the River House (This is not a lodge. It is a Home we have rented for you.)

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Transportation from your home to Juneau or return

Meals other than those specified above

Alcoholic drinks

Gratuity for guide

 

WEATHER & BUGS

Expect it to be cold and wet and plan accordingly. With luck it will be 60 and sunny many days. Bug shouldn’t be an issue at this time of year.

RECOMMENDED READING

Nature of Southeast Alaska, Robert Armstrong; Jimmy Bluefeather, Kim Heacox; Blonde Indian, Ernestine Hayes;

"The wilderness was spectacular, the leadership perfect."
"I am just finishing my tenth trip with you guys. As always, the trip was more than I expected and I had a great time. See you next year!"
"Of all outfitters with whom we have worked (and that is quite a number), you were by far the most organized and responsive."
"That feeling of wide open wonder, the possibilities for nearly limitless wandering, and the image of those proud caribou...that will stay with me a long time"
"Our guide was an encyclopedia on legs. He was always willing and ready to teach, to talk, to listen, to do another hike, or to lie low in camp if we were beat. He truly gave us the trip we wanted!"
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Eileen - Canning River