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Incredible Aurora Viewing Adventure
Tour Details: * Depart from Fairbanks, Alaska.  * The adventure starts in our warm, modern luxury VIP sprinter van to one or more locations that, depending on weather, will be best for viewing. * Learn from a local expert about Fairbanks and Alaska in a small group setting (no more than 14 guests) * Training on how to take photos of the Incredible Northern Lights with hands-on assistance * Enjoy looking up stargazing into the universe, glamour at the constellations, maybe catch a shooting star, and chase the Aurora Borealis * Per request, while waiting for Aurora we offer a campfire with delicious Alaskan reindeer hot dogs * On evenings when the Northern Lights are exceptionally active, we may stay out later for your enjoyment * Aurora Portraits are included if desired for FREE. * Adventure includes hotel pick-up and drop-off  *Pick up and drop off is offered for hotels and B&B’s in the Fairbanks area. Must be within 5 miles of downtown Fairbanks Additional Tour Information What should you expect on your guided Aurora Adventure? * An email the day of the tour with a pickup time and information. * An education of the science behind the Aurora. * Understand what makes Fairbanks the perfect location for Northern Light viewing. * Perfect Aurora Pictures - your local expert guide will offer techniques and settings on your camera or smartphone Other things to note We will only go out when we know we are going to see some Aurora. With our key locations and experience we will view the Northern Lights or you can come out viewing with us again for free within the next 30 days.
Unique Night Skies and Northern Lights Photo Tour
Via a local bed and breakfast or a sled dog rescue, come immerse yourself in my view of our magnificent night sky! Come find out why, in winter, my life revolves around one natural wonder, Aurora Borealis, The Northern Lights! Learn how and why these awe-inspiring natural night lights exist, why we get to see them, and how we predict them. We can go over the on-going science being conducted, and/or go through a photography crash course on how to capture the lights in the skies, so that your memories of what you saw, are preserved forever. Depending on which location is the best on any particular night, you may meet sled dogs and reindeer, a musher who has summited Denali 7 times, or enjoy a home cooked meal by a fire made by folks who made their Alaska dreams a reality against all odds. If clouds or other weather get in the way of our view of the sky, we can take the tour mobile and drive further into interior alaska to clear and darker skies. Portraits are included during your night whenever Lady Aurora graces us with her presence. If she does not, we always have a million stars and planets as a back-up plan. My hope is that you will come out of this adventure with much joy and gratitude for the countless wonders our planet bestows upon us. Maybe, you'll end up humbled, knowing nature has a powerful gift for us, when we pause the fast life, to stop, listen and watch!
Denali Fat Truck Tours
We offer year 2.5 hour off road Fat Truck Tours near Denali National Park. The tour is given in a Canadian built amphibious 8 person Search & Rescue Fat Truck owned and operated by your host, which protects you from the harsh Alaska weather, from -40 degrees below zero to 90 above (yes it gets that hot in Alaska). Your tour guide, an Alaska State Trooper (soon to retire), will tell you stories of survival and search & rescues as you watch for wildlife and explore old mining trails beyond Otto Lake and Dry Creek Drainages with the alternative destination off Stampede Trail (made famous by the movie “Into the Wild”). The impressive vehicle will slowly carry you effortlessly over varying terrains other ATVs can’t go including; historic trails, tundra, creek beds, lakes, and marshes. Winter tours include Aurora (Northern Lights) viewing, snow capped mountain vistas, and photo ops with snowshoes (the original winter search and rescue vehicle). Summer tours include education on Alaska flora and fauna, and the abundant natural resources. Year round, the tour offers vista views and occasional wildlife viewing opportunities from the safety and comfort of the Fat Truck just outside Denali National Park. Your tour guide has a long career full of unique Alaska experiences chasing criminals and doing search and rescues in the Last Frontier.
Glacier Blue Kayak and Grandview Tour
Paddle around magnificent icebergs and up to the Spencer Glacier terminus. Hike onto the gravel glacier moraine and get up close to the glacier blue ice. Enjoy two Alaska Trains: The Coastal Classic & the Glacier Discovery Train, traveling thru the most scenic Grandview & Tunnels sections of the AK Railroad. Glacier Blue Kayak Tour Itinerary: (Coastal Classic Train with Glacier Discovery Return) 6:45 AM – Coastal Classic departs Anchorage (Breakfast & Coffee is available on the train, but please let the onboard supervisor know that you will be getting off at Spencer Glacier and need to eat early.) 8:05 AM – Coastal Classic departs Girdwood 9 AM – Arrive at Spencer Whistle Stop 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Kayak Tour on Spencer Lake and Glacier Trek 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch 2 – 5 PM – Scenic Train Ride to Grandview thru the Upper Placer River Gorge Canyon 5:15 PM – Arrive in Portage and board motorcoach back to Anchorage 6:45 PM – Arrive in Anchorage Other things to note: -A perfect paddle for beginners and expert paddlers. -There is no tidal influence at Spencer Lake and the mornings are the calmest and beautiful time at Spencer Glacier. -We use tandem (2-person), sit-in kayaks to explore icebergs on Spencer Lake -Our Max Guests to Guide Ratio is 6:1. -This trip can start from Anchorage or Girdwood, AK.
Ice Fishing in Anchorage Alaska
We will meet you at the lake for Ice fishing fun!! We will set up a warm tent and fishing poles along with heaters and chairs. The probability of seeing wildlife is highly likely!! Please dress for the weather. You can decide to keep your fish or release your catch. We have beautiful Char, Rainbow trout, stocked salmon or lake trout. We have a variety of lakes we choose from for your ice fishing needs! Be prepared to seeing other anglers enjoying the sport of fishing right alongside you. Your guide Exavien will do his best to get you on fish. Guest must purchase their own fishing license online or at a local convenient store in Alaska. Closer to your fishing date, we will send you the direction of the location of the lake we will be fishing at.
Gold Rush Husky Dog Sledding
When you arrive we will meet a few dogs and make sure we are dressed for the weather. After we are set with cloths we will have a safety talk about riding on the sled. The tour will be approximately 30 mins. Once we get back to the kennel we will be able to meet the rest of the dogs have times for photos and do a small walk with reindeer.
Matanuska Glacier Excursion
Take a Hike - On the Matanuska Glacier! This is the COOLEST experience around! We provide transportation, including pickup and drop off at your AirBnB. We leave Anchorage by about 8am, stop along the way for a restroom break, where you'll also be able to pick up snacks or sandwiches for lunch when we're done with our hike, or grab a cup of coffee for the road. We'll arrive at the Matanuska Glacier by about 10:30 am, and our hike on the glacier starts at 11. You'll walk on the magnificent Matanuska Glacier for between two and three hours, about 2.5 to 3 miles. You'll learn all about glaciology and the local geology that created the glacier and keeps it healthy as other glaciers in the area are receding. All the gear you'll need to keep you safe will be provided. We'll finish up at the glacier around 2pm, and make several stops along the return drive to take in even more of the magnificent scenery of the Matanuska River Valley! We'll have you back in Anchorage between 4 & 5pm.
Private Dog Sled Tour
Come visit our 40 acre homestead and learn about life with 20 amazing athletes. Learn about the loving and hardy sled dog breeds, Alaskan and Siberian huskies, and why they excel as sled dogs. Get to know each of their fun personalities, as we tell you stories of where they each came from and the fun adventures we have had with them. After you meet the dogs it's off on a sled ride through the birch and aspen forest. Enjoy watching the dogs fluffy butts while hearing nothing but the soft sound of the sled gliding over the snow and the dogs gentle breathing. The dogs of Susuitna Sled Dog Adventures are more than working dogs, they are our family. We love sharing their passion with others and hope you leave our home filled with as much admiration and respect for these amazing animals as we are.
Aurora Snowshoeing Adventure with Photography
Trek out on a photography adventure under the Northern Lights with professional aurora portrait photographer Nathan Cox. We'll embark together on a magical journey through the sparkling frozen tundra, chasing the colorful swirls of aurora borealis overhead as we learn the science behind the natural phenomenon and how to photograph it using your own camera. The trek is a 5 hour tour by 15 passenger van that features a stop with a moderate 20 min hike/snowshoeing trek to the top of a mountain with 360 degree views and a large rock formation. We have many other secret aurora viewing locations that we can drive to depending on where weather and visibility are best. Aurora portraits and photography lessons will be the main focus of our adventure but you don't have to participate in lessons or portraits if you simply want to enjoy the aurora. Regardless of how visible the Aurora is on any given night guests will go home with unique arctic portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime. If the aurora happens to not show up during the tour you will be eligible for a free tour within 18 months of your original tour date. Portraits are processed and sent out the same night of your tour and will be made available online for download and print purchase within 24 hours. Your guide has over 20 years of Artic survival experience and will ensure a safe, comfortable tour. START TIMES VARY
Relaxed kayak and hike
Let's give AK a good paddle!! This can be a great way to begin your Alaskan vacation or an enjoyable and relaxed way to end your AK adventure! As a long time local I am happy to offer advice on what to do (attractions, eating, recreation). You will be paddling on a local gem, Beach Lake, were we will enjoying mountain views and Alaskan wildlife (possibly including eagles and loons, moose, bears, fox, coyote, porcupine ect.) This is a great time to take photos, chat or just enjoy the quiet calm waters of Beach Lake. After kayaking across the lake we will leave the kayaks and go for a short hike/walk through the forrest to a salt water inlet beach that offers great views and very limited crowds. Here guests can take in the views and enjoy a truly Alaskan beach. After a 20-30 minute walk at the beach we will return to the kayaks and spend the rest of the time paddling on Beach lake back to where we started. **Aug 15-Sept 30 submit request for your desired date and time**
Overlooked beauty of Alaska
First, meet and greet. We’ll all meet at the Diamond Center Hotel for introduction, then go over our destination. We’ll all load up and head to the trail head. Our trail is the Beluga point overlook, that also over looks the Turnagain Arm. It is located at mile post 110 on the Seward highway, just 16 minutes from the Diamond Center hotel. On our trip we’ll discuss the enriched Alaska life style in our great state. At the trail head we’ll go over a couple saftey features for our hike, and what to expect. Our hike will be a short 20-30 minutes but moderate in difficulty level. It is only .3 miles at a 400ft elevation climb to a beautiful scenic view of the whole Turnagain Arm. While admiring the view it is a good time for water, and more knowledge about Alaska life style. Snacks and water will be provided during this break before continuing on our journey back to the trail head. Back at the parking lot, we’ll take a nice cool down with some good stretching, discuss more about Alaska and it’s history. We’ll load up and head back to the Diamond Center Hotel.
Unique Eco Touring adventure in Juneau
This unique eco-touring experience will introduce you to particular locations that only the locals keep close to their treasure list. We will avoid the usual tourist attractions to hear nature’s voice better. We may encounter beautiful animals in their natural habitat on trails and water activities due to the abundant fauna here in Juneau. Hiking deep into the refreshing rain forest, enjoying unique beach vistas, not to mention waterfalls, and packrafting traverses in the fjord, are some of the highlights you can experience. Each outing is uniquely customizable to each group based on experience, physical fitness, and weather conditions. So no adventure is the same. I encourage you to read some of the reviews to get some ideas of what other guests have experienced; perhaps it would speak more to you than others. You will leave this experience with lifetime memories and, most certainly, a renewed mind and spirit.
Hike with a Retired Sled Dog
Note: the price is for two people. Bring a friend! During summer, we'll meet at the west end of Raspberry Road in front of the Chalet at Kincaid Park. Visitors need to be reasonably fit and have clothing for the current weather. We'll hike for the amount of time and the challenge the visitors want: up to a two-hour walk, from gentle to more strenuous. Once Anchorage has snow, we will choose a different place to walk, as major Kincaid trails are open only to skiers in winter. Contact me through Airbnb messaging. Important: You'll need personal transportation. There is no public transport to most areas unless we walk on the Coastal Trail (and you can do that easily on your own). You'll need to be in shape to walk up to three miles, over uneven terrain. The group will set the challenge level.
Plein Air Painting in Fairbanks Alaska
We will paint from life outside in Fairbanks, Alaska. I offer this experience seasonally from May through September. We will meet at the main parking lot at Creamer’s Field. First, I like to learn about why you are excited to embark on the historic tradition of plein air painting, and your experience with painting, but no experience is necessary. This will allow me to tailor our painting adventure unique for you ensuring your most satisfaction! Then we will decide what part of the refuge you’d like to create a painting in. What are you most passionate about? The wetlands? The vast fields? The historic buildings? Then our journey begins. We will walk to our decided location set up equipment and I will demonstrate painting alongside you. Giving you instruction if wanted, guiding you through the complete plein air painting process. I will provide all of the supplies. You will leave with an original plein air oil painting! I am also happy to ship your completed and dried painting back home for you through USPS for $10.00 if that helps with your traveling plans:)
Northen lights Ebike tour
Have you ever wanted to see the northern lights? Do you like to adventure? Dont want your normal run of the day tour?we offer guided northern light Ebike tours on 26" fatbikes!! In the fall we ride bike trails on the out skirts of town and a few dirt trails. In the winter we wind through an amazing forest while we glide on ebikes over the snowy trails.
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