GUIDED ALASKA Inactive Private Trips

Walrus – Cardwell Custom

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DATES

July 18, 2019 - July 22, 2019
region

REGION

Alaska Peninsula
price

TRIP COST

$$$

Way out in western Alaska, where the black sand beaches stretch beyond the horizon, is one of the most reliable places in Alaska to observe and photograph walrus. Cape Seniavin hosts hundreds, and occasionally thousands, of walrus every summer. Join us for several days of beach-combing, walrus watching and hiking on the Alaska Peninsula this July

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 17

Meet your guide this afternoon for a pre-trip meeting in King Salmon at 5 pm. Location TBD. Lodging on your own.

July 18

Weather permitting our flight out the Alaska Peninsula departs in the morning. We fly over the Bering Sea Coast scanning the beaches, observing the fishing fleet, catching glimpses of volcanoes, and marveling at the enormous wilderness below. After a couple of hours of flying we land on the beach, make camp, and the fun starts in earnest.

July 19 - 21

We have 3 full days to explore and enjoy the Bering Sea Coast. Weather and wildlife will guide our activities. We will camp nearly a mile from the walrus colony as to not disturb them. The day will start with a hike down the beach and across the tundra. Walrus can be observed from the beach or we can climb to the top of the bluffs for sweeping views up and down the Alaska Peninsula. Below, the walrus should be resting and bellowing. When not watching walrus or sea birds, we can wander the beach and tundra, enjoying this remote and unique landscape. Our weather-worthy camp turns the storm ravaged coast into a home away from home and allows us to focus on the wildlife we have come to see.

July 22

Wake to the sound of breakers and Kittiwakes. A last walk on the beach before packing up (is there room in the duffle-bag for all your glass balls?) and listening for the plane. Weather permitting, we fly up the Bering Sea Coast to King Salmon arriving late in the afternoon. Lodging in King Salmon on your own.

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

Scheduled and charter flights beyond King Salmon, Alaska

Professional guide service

Wholesome, delicious, and mostly-organic food while in the wilderness

Weather worthy camp, including stoves, cooking & eating utensils, water filters, electric fencing, expedition cook tent, etc.

Repair and safety equipment including satellite phone, first aid kit etc.

Select Rental Gear is available from Arctic Wild and is included.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Non-camp lodging (lodging in King Salmon is on your own)

Non-camp meals (hotel and meals if/ when there are weather delays are your responsibility)

Personal clothing and footwear.

Gratuity for guide(s).

WEATHER & BUGS

Though the temperatures should not be extreme, we can expect wind and storms and sun and rain and fog, possibly all in the same day. The area is known as the “birthplace of the winds”. Travel delays due to weather are likely. Rain is assured.

RECOMMENDED READING

Where the Sea Breaks its Back by Cory Ford; Birthplace of the Winds by Jon Bowermaster; The World of the Walrus by Peter Knudtson; Walrus Conservation InformationWalrus Biology Information; More Alaska reading is available from our Bookstore.

"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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