Southeast Alaska Lodge Based Adventure

Join us on a lodge-based travel adventure of Southeast Alaska! Explore the glaciers and fjords of Glacier Bay, the rich cultural history of Haines and Klukwan, the Gold Rush history of Skagway, and the grandeur of the Yukon! Relax each night at a comfortable lodge in these unique Southeast communities.

Trip Photos

  • Entering back into Alaska along the Haines Scenic Byway Entering back into Alaska along the Haines Scenic Byway
  • Whale breaching during our visit to Gustavus Whale breaching during our visit to Gustavus
  • Tlingit dancing and cultural experience at Klukwan Tlingit dancing and cultural experience at Klukwan
  • Visit the valley of the eagles, Haines, AK Visit the valley of the eagles, Haines, AK
  • The Johns Hopkins glacier in Glacier Bay from the day boat The Johns Hopkins glacier in Glacier Bay from the day boat
  • One of the oldest working canneries in Alaska One of the oldest working canneries in Alaska
  • Canoeing on summit Lake out of Skagway Canoeing on summit Lake out of Skagway
  • Rafting through the Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines Rafting through the Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines
     

Trip Notes

Location: Alaska/Yukon
Meeting Point: Juneau, AK
Destination: Highlights of SE Alaska
Duration: 7 days
Price: $4200 (+ tax, in USD)
Activity Type: Multi-Sport
Season: May, June, July, August, September
Guide to Guest Ratio: 1 to 4
Difficulty Level: 1 out of 5
Paperwork Required: Registration,  Health Form, Land Based Activity Waiver

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Trip Description

Our 7-day lodge based adventure explores the highlights of the Northern Lynn Canal and Southeast Alaska. Travel from Juneau and visit the unique small town communities of Gustavus, Haines and Skagway along the way.  We are local experts, and with offices in each town, we’ve incorporated the best highlights and adventures for each spot to make the most of your Alaskan vacation.

JUNEAU: Juneau will be the start and finish point for this trip.  Juneau is easy to access via Seattle on Alaska Airlines, and offers a walkable downtown area for easy exploration before or after your adventure.

HAINES: Haines, Alaska is the starting/finishing place for this trip. Haines is a small community located along the fjords at the top of the Inside Passage. The natural beauty and expansive wilderness found here have cemented Haines’ reputation as a premier center for wilderness adventure in Alaska.

GUSTAVUS: Gustavus is a gateway to Glacier Bay National Park.  It is a small community and guests often enjoy witnessing it’s small town Alaska quirks.

SKAGWAY: We’ll spend a few days in the vibrant small town of Skagway.  Its’ proximity to Canada offers easy exploration of the alpine area.  We’ll get away from the more popular cruise ship destinations and visit some of the wild places.  There will also be some time for shopping on Broadway during your visit.

WILDLIFE: Wildlife in Alaska is abundant. We have ample opportunity to scout for whales, seals, sea lions, salmon, eagles, water fowl, black and brown bears, wolves, moose, and many more.

FLIGHT SEEING: On our way from Gustavus to Haines, we’ll fly over some of the most impressive and glaciated landscapes on earth.  On a clear day, this can often be a highlight of the 7 day trip.

OUR GUIDES: Alaska Mountain Guides & Climbing School Inc. instructors and guides are professionals. They are special individuals who have a passion for the natural and cultural history of Southeast Alaska. They bring a wealth of experience from guiding throughout Alaska, and the world, to every trip. Their skill and positive attitudes help our guests to have the best possible experience during their trip.

The following itinerary is flexible and often specific activities can be substituted for other tours or day programs.

Day 0: You’ll be met by your guide upon arrival in Juneau and taken to the hotel. There is some time on this day to explore vibrant downtown Juneau.
Lodging: Baranof
Meals: no food included on this day – plenty of food options downtown

Day 1: Early morning flight Juneau to Gustavus
Whales of Point Adolphus Sea kayaking or whale watching by boat
Lodging: Bear Track Inn
Meals: L, D

Day 2: Experience Glacier Bay National Park
Day boat into Glacier Bay National Park
Late afternoon scenic flight from Gustavus to Haines
Lodging: Hotel Halsingland
Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Explore Haines & Wildlife Viewing
Chilkat State Park photography, Cannery & Bald Eagle Foundation visit
Battery Point hike
Evening Bear Drive & Chilkoot Canoe
Lodging: Hotel Halsingland
Meals: B, L, D

Day 4:Explore the Chilkat Valley and Haines Summit
Morning drive over the Haines summit & wildflower walk
Bald Eagle Preserve Float Trip + Klukwan Visit
Lodging: Hotel Halsingland
Meals: B, L, D
(Passports required)

Day 5: Adventure between Haines & Skagway
ATV Adventure in AM
Travel to Skagway via Fast Ferry mid-day
Zip-lining and Rock Climbing in the afternoon
Lodging: Westmark in Skagway
Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Explore the wild areas around Skagway
Hike & Float in the AM
Extended summit drive into the Yukon
Canoeing on Summit Lake
Lodging: Westmark
Meals: B, L, D
(Passports required)

Day 7:return to Juneau on the Fjordland Express
Meals: B, L

Trip Documents:
  • Registration Form  – Outlines policies, and essential information.  One required per participant.
  • Health Form – This form enables our guides to have accurate health information in the event of an emergency & provides dietary restrictions for trip planning.
  • Land Based Activity Waiver  – One required per participant. Guests under the age of 18 may go on one form.

Price: $4200 (+ tax, in USD)
2018 Dates: Sunday departures May - Sept
2019 Dates: Sunday departures May - Sept

What is included in the trip price:
  • Group activity gear – kayak equipment, rafting gear, etc…
  • Food – all food while out in the field, and in town.  All meals indicated on the itinerary are included
  • Transportation during trip – from Juneau and back, all transportation legs are included
  • Professional guides – Our guides have extensive knowledge of the area and a passion for sharing their love for SE Alaska.
Guests are responsible for the following:
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Trip insurance – we highly recommend trip insurance for all of our programs
  • Airfare – review the “Travel Information” under “Documents” for more details
  • Reviewing trip policies – please reference our policies page for policies regarding payment, cancellations, refunds and guest responsibilities.
  • Gratuities
To Book your adventure, follow the steps below:
    1. Please call to confirm availability at 1-800-766-3396 or fill out an online form to request more information via this link:

  1. Place a $250 deposit to reserve your spot: this can be place over the phone by credit card, check in the mail, or through our payment gateway.
  2. Once you’ve reserved your spot, you’ll receive a welcome packet with all the necessary registration forms and trip information.
  3. We kindly ask that you submit all of the necessary trip registration information at least 45 days prior to your trip.

Feel free to call or email anytime if you have questions about your upcoming trip. Our team is excited to help you prepare for your adventure!

Guest Comments:

Our guide Ben was awesome, he crafted the course to our specific climbing goals and broke each lesson down into easily graspable concepts. The flight in was spectacular with a glimpse towards Glacier Bay and Fairweather off in the distance, well worth the extra cost! 
- Danny C.