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Alaska: Ocean Wildlife to Interior Wilderness Adventure 9 Day Tour

  • Destination: Alaska
  • Duration: Multi-Day Tour: 9 Day / 8 Night
  • Availability: June-August
  • Group Options: Public Group Tour
  • Maximum Group Size: 8
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$6,999

Join BrushBuck Wildlife Tours for an exclusive 9 day Alaska wildlife tour adventure from the shores to the interior of America’s largest and most remote state in the union.

BrushBuck guides are dedicated to your once in a lifetime vacation and at the end of this trip we have the confidence that you will have a life changing experience! Please see the full itinerary below for a guide of your daily activities and tour throughout Alaska!

Itinerary

DAY 1: ANCHORAGE TO DENALI PARK

Welcome to Alaska! Your BrushBuck Guide will pick you up in the lobby of your local Anchorage hotel. We will host a welcome breakfast where you will get to know your BrushBuck guide and tour group. Your guide will review trip details and answer any questions! Then, we will make our way towards Denali National Park, one of the most wild places left in North America! Along the way, your guide will stop at scenic pull outs and wildlife sightings. We will stop in the tiny hamlet of Talkeetna- a perfect picture of small-town life in Alaska! You will be able to enjoy its artistic and creative culture. Our guests can enjoy a leisurely lunch and stroll down main street! After your Talkeetna stop, we head to Denali Park where we will check in to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Denali Bluffs (or similar)

Accommodations

Denali Bluffs

Denali Bluffs Hotel

DAY 2: DENALI SLED DOG DEMONSTRATION AND PARK TOUR

The day will begin with a presentation of the Denali Sled Dogs and a tour of their kennels! Denali is the only National Park with a team of working sled dogs. It is a fascinating way of life for these park rangers. After lunch, you will board a Denali National Park bus for a tour to see wildlife in the pristine wilderness! You may have an opportunity to see moose, caribou, Dall sheep, Grizzly bear, wolf, coyote, ptarmigan or others! We will learn about the history of the park and various wildlife facts. You will also have your best opportunity to see North America’s tallest peak, Denali, standing an impressive 20,310 ft!!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Denali Bluffs (or similar)

Activities

Alaska Tours Sled Dog Visit Denali National Park

Denali Sled Dogs

DAY 3: DENALI ACTIVITY DAY

Whether you like flying over impressive glaciers, whitewater rafting on the Nenana River, off-road ATV driving or hiking in one of North America’s most beautiful wilderness areas, you will have your choice of adventures!

Choose your FUN!! On this day, you will be able to choose one or two of these exciting activities:

  • Guided Whitewater rafting
  • ATV Tours
  • Helicopter tour with glacier landing
  • Airplane sightseeing tour
  • Guided hiking
  • Guided fly-fishing (not salmon)

*These activities are NOT included in the trip cost

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Denali Bluffs (or similar)

Accommodations

Denali Bluffs Room

Denali Bluffs Hotel

DAY 4: DENALI TO SEWARD TRAVEL DAY

On this day, we will be traveling to the beautiful Kenai Peninsula, stopping for scenic pull outs and wildlife sightings! Driving by the Chugach Mountains, the Knik and Turnagain Arms, you will be overwhelmed with scenic beauty! We will be stopping in Wasilla for lunch before a visit and short hike to the Byron Glacier. From there, we will continue our journey through the Kenai Mountain Range to Seward, sitting on the shores of Resurrection Bay and the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park! After checking into your hotel, guests will have the opportunity to explore and shop the seaside town of Seward.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Seward (or similar)

Explore seaside town of Seward

Travel Group from Denali to Seward

Traveling to the Kenai Peninsula

DAY 5: ACTIVITY DAY IN SEWARD

Day 5 includes the opportunity to see breathtaking scenery at Kenai Fjords National Park which boasts abundant wildlife as well as alpine and tidewater glaciers. Orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, black bears, bald eagle, mountain goats, puffins, along with countless other species of marine birds can all be seen within this picturesque national park.

You will have a choice of the following activities on your free day in Seward:

  • Kenai Fjords National Park boat cruise with lunch
  • Sea kayaking and boat ride
  • Ocean Fishing Trip (Halibut, Salmon and Rockfish)

*These activities are NOT included in the trip cost

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Seward (or similar)

Activities

Kenai Fjords Adventure

Kenai Fjords

DAY 6: SEWARD TO HOMER

Today, we will visit the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska’s premier public aquarium and Alaska’s only permanent marine mammal rehabilitation facility. Then, we will drive to the enchanting town of Homer, nestled on the shores of Kachemak Bay. Along the way, you will have beautiful views of the Kenai River and mountainous landscapes where we will stop and glass for black bear, Dall sheep and mountain goats! This evening, you will be given the opportunity to explore the Homer Spit, with its charming shops, galleries, restaurants, bars and a bustling marina!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:
Ocean Shores Resort (or similar)

Activities

Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward

Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward

DAY 7: FLY OUT TO BEAR MOUNTAIN LODGE

You’ll depart with your guide by sea plane and fly through the beautiful Cooke Inlet where we will see grand views of volcanoes, ocean and mountains. You’ll check into Bear Mountain Lodge, then enjoy the day with short walks, bear viewing and sitting by the fire in one of the best places in the world to see brown bears.

  • Schedule for this day will be flight and tide dependent. Your BrushBuck guide will update you on the flight times.
  • Once at the lodge, the lodge owners will greet you with coffee and a short video about Lake Clark National Park.
  • All meals are home cooked and provided on site at Bear Mountain Lodge!

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Bear Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Accommodations

Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay

Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay

DAY 8: LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK AND BROWN BEAR OBSERVATION

Wake up to one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, Lake Clark National Park. We will be one of the few guests in the area viewing bears and the scenery around our remote and comfortable lodge. Our Alaskan guides will take you around the area for the best bear, salmon and wildlife viewing to be had in the park. You may see as many as 40 different bears in a day!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Bear Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Wildlife Viewing

Brown Bear Observation

Bear Viewing in Lake Clark National Park

DAY 9: TRAVEL DAY BACK TO ANCHORAGE

We say goodbye to Bear Mountain Lodge by flying back through the Cook Inlet and back to Homer. Views of the Iliamna and Redoubt Volcanoes, the Kachemak Bay and Homer Spit will be sure to amaze! From Homer, we will make the scenic drive around the Turnagain Arm back to Anchorage. Arrival time into Anchorage is estimated to be 5:00 pm. There we will say our goodbyes and hope for future trips together!

Meals: Breakfast
*End Tour*

Scenic Drive & Wildlife Viewing

Moose in Alaska

Tour Dates

Tour Availability

2024
June 9th – 17th
June 16th – 24th
June 23rd – July 1st
July 7th – 15th
July 14th – 22nd
July 21st – 29th
July 28th – August 5th
August 4th – 12th
August 11th – 19th

2025
June 18th – 26th
June 25th – July 3rd
July 2nd – 10th
July 9th – 17th
July 16th – 24th
July 30th – August 7th
August 6th – 14th
August 13th – 21st

* Accommodations subject to change and availability.

What's Included

  • All transfers, luggage handling, all applicable taxes
  • Meals where stated in the itinerary
  • Lodging listed throughout the tour
  • Tour transportation throughout
  • Park entrance fees
  • Guide gratuity (10-15% of tour price recommended)
  • Airfare to and from Anchorage, Alaska
  • Day Three (3) add-on activities
  • Day Five (5) add-on activities

Public Tour Pricing

  • Double Occupancy$6,999 / person
  • Single Occupancy$7,999 / person

Cancellation Policy: 50% of the price of the tour will be withheld outside of 60 days; within 60 days, 100% of the total price of the tour will be charged.


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