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Join a guided tour to ensure your visit to Alaska is the once in a lifetime adventure you have always dreamed of. Visit Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park glaciers, and look for bears and moose with Alaskan travel experts. Alaska is a great family summer vacation destination.

If you want to plan your own Alaska Holiday, try renting a car or an RV. There are an abundance of national, state, and private campgrounds to stay in. Pick a copy of the Milepost Travel Guide to help you plan your trip.

Looking for Ketchikan Vacation ideas? Check out our Things to do in Ketchikan blog post.


What is the Best Cruise to Alaska?

Cruise through the Inside Passage along the coast of Canada and stop at one spectacular port after another on a cruise to Alaska. See some of the state’s most popular sites, but only unpack your suitcase once. Hear about Alaska’s natural wonders from the ship’s naturalist and return to the boat each night to drink a cup of hot chocolate, relax, and watch the beautiful scenery as you sail to the next port.

Alaska Cruise ships visit many towns along the inside passage and the Alaskan Panhandle, in the southern part of the state.

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When is the Best Time to Go to Alaska?

It’s always best you research the climate in Alaska before deciding when to go; winter months are known for heavy snowfalls and plummeting temperatures. From May through September you’ll get long days and more chances to see the wildlife that the state is so well known for.

Because Alaska is in the upper reaches of the northern hemisphere, it is light almost all night during May, June, and July. The earlier in the year the drier it is, yet by August you’ve a 50/50 chance of rain so you should be prepared for it. If you’ve always wanted to view the northern lights you’d best visit over the winter months – from late September to early April. Watching this wondrous display of dancing ionized particles is one of the most sought after travel experiences. For more information about how to plan your trip to Alaska, visit our blog.

Alaska Family Vacation Packages

Alaska is a great place to take the family on  vacation. Your kids are sure to enjoy Alaska’s wide open spaces, wildlife viewing and opportunities for adventure. Be sure to include age appropriate activities for everyone to insure a good time. For example, children as young as 5 can go on a float trip through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. For a little more adventure, consider a white water river rafting trip on the Nenana River near Denali National Park. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood, on the way to Seward, is a popular destination for all ages.

Adventures by Disney offers an Alaskan adventure to Denali National Park, Anchorage, and the Kenai Peninsula that delights both children and adults. More details about family holidays – Disney Adventures can be found here. For pricing, contact us. These are Great Disney family Vacation deals.

Trip Highlights

  • Bike Ride in Anchorage: Bike along the Coastal Trail to spot moose and local wildlife and visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn about Native Alaskan customs, culture, and traditions.
  • Private Jet Boat Excursion in Talkeetna: Take an exhilarating jet boat ride along the glacier-fed Susitna River into the Alaskan wilderness, and then enjoy dinner in Denali National Park.
  • Private Denali National Park Experience: Revel in Alaskan splendor during a private tour deep into Denali National Park. Join your naturalist guide for hiking, a picnic lunch, and other amazing experiences along the way.
  • Happy Trails Kennels and the Iditarod: Cool your tracks at Happy Trails Kennels and go behind the scenes to learn the history of the Iditarod, the world’s most famous sled race. Meet the racing dogs and the season’s litter of eager puppies!
  • Alaska Railroad and the Kenai Peninsula: Hop aboard the Alaska Railroad for a scenic ride along the Kenai Peninsula. Cruise through the breathtaking Resurrection Bay and get an up-close view of otters, seals, porpoises, and other sea life.

Alaska Train Tours

The Alaska Railroad’s five trains travel across the state providing transportation for travelers who want to ride in style through the beautiful landscape. Choose from eight vacation packages that include Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park,  rafting at Spencer Glacier and even a trip to the Arctic Circle. One of the most popular trips is between Anchorage (the airport) and the Seward port where cruise passengers begin or end their Inside Passage cruises. Let us know if you would like help arranging your train tour.

Looking for a pre-cruise tour, take a train tour before your cruise to Alaska. Click here for information about Train Tours in British Columbia.


Fishing in Alaska

Alaska’s rivers and oceans provide a smorgasbord of fishing opportunities. Hire a guide or head out on your own May through September. Click for information about some fishing opportunities. Contact contact us if you are interested in learning about more fishing options.

  • King Salmon
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Silver Salmon
  • Halibut
  • Trout
  • Red Salmon
  • Pink & Chum Salmon

Alaska Vacation Packages

Alaska Cruise News: It’s not too late to book a cruise to Alaska for the summer of 2014. Let us help you book your cruise soon, as for some ships the least expensive and most expensive options are already sold out.

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