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From the summit to the sea, from the city to the remote wilderness, Alaska does not disappoint. From kayaking in the spectacular Kenai Fjords, wandering around Alaska's famous landmarks, to cruising through the magnificent Glacier Bay and capturing rare moments in Denali's wildlife, our itineraries take you deep into the wonders of the vast north. Explore its awe-inspiring national parks, cruise along its gleaming glaciers or chase the incredible Northern Lights. Adventure awaits your whether you are a first-time or returning visitor. Contact us for the perfect itinerary that suits your interests!

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When to visit

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Solstice festivals and 20-hour days are enjoyed in June.
  • Salmon runs peak in July and August.
  • Mountain trails and passes are snow-free in August.

Shoulder (May & Sep)

  • Car-rental rates are lower than in June.
  • Southeast Alaska is sunny during May, but rainy in September and October.
  • The northern lights begin to appear in late September.

Low Season (Oct–Apr)

  • Temperature are really cold.
  • Longer days and warmer temps make late February the best time for winter sports.
  • Most tour and activity companies close for winter, especially in cruise-oriented towns.

Helpful Information

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What do you need to fly to Alaska?

U.S. citizens flying between another state and Alaska do not need a passport. However, those driving through Canada or traveling on a ferry or cruise ship with stops in Canada are required to carry one. All non U.S. citizens will need a passport and possibly other documents to enter.

Flights and getting to Alaska

Alaska main Airports are

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport  Private transfers take 20-minute to the city.

Alaska Marine Highway terminals  Shuttle vans, public buses or taxi greet ferries in the Southeast, except in Juneau.

Fairbanks International Airport  Seven MACS buses run daily to the downtown transit station; private transfers take around 15-minutes to the city.

Getting Around

Alaska Airlines can serves a comprehensive list of destinations. 

Float planes flights, which land and take off on water. Fares vary with the type of plane, the number of passengers and the amount of flying time.

The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry calls at 35 ports across 3500 miles of coastline from Bellingham, WA, to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. There are nine regular vessels serving four main regions: the southeast (Ketchikan up to Skagway), the Cross-Gulf Route (Juneau to Whittier), Southcentral Alaska (Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak) and the Southwest (the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands).

Be aware in some cities, like Juneau, Sitka and Haines, the ferry terminal is located several miles outside town, so you might need a car transfer.

There is no statewide bus network, and no Greyhound, however various shuttle buses (usually 12-seater vans) cover most of Alaska's main highways in the summer.

The best reason to tour the state renting a car with a self- drive tour is to enjoy seriously spectacular scenery along the Alaska roads!

One of the most stunning ways to see the state as well is by rail. The main rail operator is the Alaska Railroad which connects travellers from the interior of the State from Fairbanks to the mighty Denali National Park and the coastal ports of Seward and Whittier. Alaska Railroad is also a daylight-only operator with certain routes offering two levels of service. Most lines operate during summer months from mid-May to mid-September with limited winter routes.

Reservations are highly recommended at any time during the summer. 

The most popular way to visit Alaska is by cruise ship.There is a cruise option as well which will work for anyone want discover Alaska. Standard cruises are of a minimum 7nights in length, with larger cruises offering round-trip from Vancouver or Seattle as well as one way cruises to/from Alaska with the opportunity to add on land touring in Alaska. Smaller cruise ship itineraries operate from Alaskan ports of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. Some of the cruise lines we partner with include Azamara, Celebrity, Holland America, Seabourn, Alaska Dream, UnCruise, Crystal Cruises & Ponant.

 

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