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Discover Untamed Alaska

The northwestern-most point of the USA, Alaska is an immense and untamed wilderness of rivers, vast forests, rugged mountain ranges, and miles of untamed coastlines. Discover this rich wilderness and the abundance of animals that it houses on a varied, experiential adventure.

When to go:
May – September

Start on board the Pacific Yellowfin, a fascinating US military vessel steeped in history and adventure. Ply the waters of “Desolation Sound” in complete privacy with only the abundance of wildlife in the water and on the shore to keep you company. Due to the clean, relatively warm water, the environment here houses wildlife such as dolphins, orcas, humpback whales, eagles, and bears that patrol the shoreline. However, you do not simply have to admire this wildlife from aboard your vessel, instead make use of Pacific Yellowfin’s variety of toys and tenders for an even closer encounter. These toys include mountain bikes and kayaks, so whether you want to take in the peaceful surroundings at a leisurely pace, or head off on a high octane adventure, Pacific Yellowfin has all you could need to explore this spectacular wildlife.

Explore the Southwest and the Alaska Peninsula, a remote location brimming with undomesticated wildlife and a myriad of complex river systems. Utilise a fleet of aircrafts and boats to incorporate a wide variety of activities. Fly south for a close view of the mighty walrus colony and visit the black and white peaks of the mighty Aniakchak volcano. Access the best river rafting in the region via floatplane and enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled journey down the winding waterways. Allow expert guides to show you the phenomenal fishing opportunities that these salmon-rich river systems allow. Or head out on foot over the open tundra to discover crystal-clear streams and waterfalls with views over the mountains around every corner. Challenge yourself further and traverse the slopes of an active volcano crater. And enjoy some of the best bear viewing opportunities in the world alongside expert trackers who will teach you about the remarkable patterns of these creatures while you explore their natural habitat. Hike through verdant and lush Alaskan rainforest discovering over 200 species of bird endemic to the state and an ecosystem that is both delicate and historic.

From here head to Ultima Thule, a land that is “remote beyond reckoning”. Removed from civilisation and the pressures of everyday life and surrounded by the breath-taking wilderness of the Wrangell and St Elias Mountains. Explore the huge glaciers, mighty rivers, and dramatic wilderness of this land with experienced guides who love this vast place. Explore in a bush plane or on land with a bespoke itinerary to suit your every desire. Experiences include flying to a remote studio spa overlooking a glacier, hiking on a high alpine plateau and foraging for wild berries, hiking up mountains that no human has ever stood on before, and flying to a remote, deserted beach where the silence is broken only by crashing waves. Here you will discover a land like no other, a land of glaciers, mountains, and arctic flowers and it is the perfect place to nurture your mind, body, and soul as you are completely disconnected from the modern world.

Alaska Brown Bear Two whales of the coast of Alaska
Mountain views in Alaska Haines Alaska Eagle Flight

Take to the waters in a kayaking expedition up the remote and pristine waterways. Allow expert guides to show you the wealth and beauty of the surrounding flora and fauna and pull up on deserted river beaches to take a dip beneath waterfalls and explore further inland. After a day of adventuring and paddling, arrive at a riverbank camp that has been set up for you. Sit beside a roaring campfire as the sun sets over this pristine wilderness bringing you as close to nature as you could ever hope to come. Share stories of the day’s adventures as you gaze at a starry sky like no other and enjoy a delicious and restorative evening meal. Alaska is a true wilderness and you are sure to return with unforgettable memories and a desire to keep exploring this vast and rich landscape.