Helpful Alaska Information
While we would love to guarantee you will see wildlife during the trip, it is difficult to predict when and where wildlife will be in any particular area. That’s a good thing! We aim to minimize our impact during all activities so the wilderness stays wild.
We recommend bringing a good pair of binoculars if you’re particularly interested in trying to spot wildlife.
Common summer insects you may encounter during your Alaska trip include mosquitoes, black flies and midges (no-see-ums). While these small critters can be cumbersome, we are fortunate Alaska does not have any ticks, chiggers or snakes.
Required gear varies slightly depending on the trip booked. We send a required gear list with your confirmation email after booking. In general, expect to bring the following items.
- Worn-in hiking boots/shoes
- Synthetic or wool hiking clothes, NO COTTON
- Warm base layers
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Reusable water bottle (ex. Nalgene)
Full payment, which includes a 25% non-refundable deposit, is required in order to secure your reservation.
Multi-day itineraries and adventures:
For multi-day trips, a 25% non-refundable deposit is due to secure your reservation. For trips booked within 60 days of trip departure, full payment is required to complete reservation.
Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to trip start date, in ACH/check form.
For 2020 only, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, clients will have up to 30 days prior to the multi-day trip start date to make the required final payment.
Payment via Visa, Mastercard, check or ACH is accepted. See previous payment FAQ for day or multi-day trip payment details.
Please contact us if you have questions regarding trip payment.
In response to Covid-19, we have amended our cancellation policy for 2020 reservations. We are optimistic about the 2021 season; however, we recognize uncertainties remain. In the event a 2021 reservation is made and the state of Alaska restricts travel due to Covid-19 we will honor our 2020/Covid-19 cancellation policy.
For 2021 Reservations
We are a small, flexible organization; however, we want clients to understand many of our expenses are incurred prior to trip departure dates. In the event you need to cancel your booking, we offer the following:
All reservations require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure trip departure details. If full payment has been received, cancellations made more than 30 days before the trip start date will receive a full refund, less the deposit. Cancellations made within 30 days prior to the trip start date receive no refund.
Rescheduling: Clients may reschedule their trip within 2 years of original reservation date (2021/2022 seasons) and the 25% deposit credit will be applied.
We strongly advise visitors purchase travel insurance with applicable coverage (“cancel for any reason”, pandemic, etc).
For 2020 Reservations
Our revised cancellation policy is valid for 2020 reservations only. Our original cancellation policy can be found under ‘For 2021 reservations’.
All reservations require a 10% non-refundable deposit to secure trip departure details. For 2020 only, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cancellations made more than 7 days before the trip start date receive a full refund, less the 10% deposit. Cancellations made within 7 days prior to the trip start date receive no refund.
Our operations remain open year round.
Safety is our top priority and our team continues to monitor and evaluate best practices associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. For 2020/2021 operations we will adhere to the most current CDC, state and local guidelines.
We will continue to (as we always have) scrub our vehicles inside and out between every trip, have hand sanitizer and bleach wipes available, and evolve as the situation progresses.
Stay in touch for more information, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us.
We recommend all visitors review Alaska state travel mandates prior to booking a trip to Alaska.