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
Last updated: January 10, 2019
What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible.
Meet your guide this afternoon for a pre-trip meeting in King Salmon at 5 pm. Location TBD. Lodging on your own.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.