Day Eight: Seward & Anchorage
Today is your choice. Choose ONE: Activity one OR two are included in your tour.
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OPTION 1) Ididaride Dog Sled
Your adventure begins with a two-mile dog sled ride. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of our amazing sled dogs as they are harnessed to our comfortable wheeled sleds. The intrigue of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as Alaska’s Superbowl, comes alive as you mush through the Alaskan wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and along Box Canyon Creek. Your Iditarod veteran guide will thrill and excite you with stories from the trail as you experience the raw power of 13 Iditarod sled dogs. Upon return to the kennel, tour our beautiful kennel facilities, laugh as a guest is dressed up as an Iditarod musher, and cuddle adorable husky puppies.
OPTION 2) Sea Kayak Tour
It seems that there is as much to see on the shores of Resurrection Bay as there is on the water! Sea Kayaking will offer Otters! Eagles! Sea Lions! Bears! Oh MY! Oh yeah, let’s not forget the salmon when they are getting ready to spawn. Your kayaking tour will go to Tonsina creek, and depending on the time, weather, and group, the guides will decide if paddling on to Bridal Veil is appropriate. Your guide will provide instructions for the group’s safety and procedures should any emergency arise. Your group will then start paddling south on Resurrection Bay closely following the shore.
At Bridal Veil beach you will beach the kayaks, stretch your legs, and share snacks and hydration. The guides will provide you with information on the salmon stream and the types of salmon that spawn here and we try to answer your questions for a bit.
After this break you will paddle back to Lowell Point. This is a great trip for persons wanting to do a multi adventure day, this trip provides time to combine this experience with yet another adventure during the same day! Kayaking tour location subject to change due to time of year, weather and ability levels.
Trips depart 9 AM or 6 PM. You will be met at your local hotel lobby with our vehicles and head out to Lowell Point Recreation area just south of Seward. The group will go over the very basics of sea kayaking. Dry bags and zip lock bags are provided to keep gear and cameras dry, please let the guide know of your needs.
- Must be 8 years or older
- Minimum 2 people required
- All kayaks are “Tandem”, if you are a single, you will be paired with another guest
UPGRADE: SALMON HALF DAY FISHING ADVENTURE
UPGRADE: AUTHENTIC DOG SLED GLACIER ADVENTURE
This Alaskan outdoor adventure tour does it all! Alaska helicopter glacier tours – flight seeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan adventure tour vacation. Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and ancient glaciers are seemingly within arm’s reach as you near your destination… the Godwin Glacier! A breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay and glacier-carved mountains unfold to this unspoiled wilderness, home to mountain goats, bears, moose and eagles that may be spotted along the way. On the glacier, wait to share an essential part of Alaskan culture . . . Alaska dog mushing! Experienced guides explain that Seward, Alaska was the historical start of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Trail. Hear unique personal accounts of their own Iditarod races and backcountry experiences. As they answer your questions you feel the excitement as the team is hooked up, then… you’re off! Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfield nestled among the peaks of the Chugach range. The lure of the trail and thrill of driving a dog team creates the ultimate Alaskan vacation! As your adventure comes to a close, you will have gained memories that will last a lifetime. With good-bye’s to new friends, you have two transportation options for return to Anchorage from Seward on Day Ten.
- This evening, depart Seward via Deluxe Rail at 6 PM with arrival in Anchorage at 10:30 PM at the Downtown Train Depot. Taxi is required for transfer to airport. (Not included.) Flights should not leave Anchorage until 12:30 AM of the following morning.
- This evening, if you wish to arrive in Anchorage sooner, a Deluxe Motorcoach departs at 6:30 PM, arriving at 9:30 PM at the Anchorage Airport. Ask your Tour Coordinator for details.
You can optionally add a POST-NIGHT hotel overnight here if you wish to stay in Anchorage to catch a following day flight. With this amount of flexibility, you can customize your tour just as you always dreamed!
Optional Upgrade: $580 per person plus tax. Minimum 2 persons required for guaranteed departure.
This evening, you will be taken back to Anchorage by GoldStar or Adventure Class railcar with final photo opportunities and farewells to new friends. Your adventure ends upon arrival in Anchorage and you can choose to fly home or add a night in “Anchor Town”.
*Optional “Ursus Bear Encounter” Bear Viewing Day Tour may be added. Additional night accommodation required. Starting at $1,150 pp plus $14 tax