Spend a morning kayaking around the secluded Squire Island and Mummy Bay, both of which lie within Knight Island Passage, the best spot for orca watching in Alaska. Glide past rainforest and bald eagle nesting sites as you keep your eyes peeled for an emerging killer whale or maybe even a humpback or two.
Later, you will board the tender for a twilight cruise to Nassau Fjord, a four-mile-long, glacially carved inlet that is home to the famous tidewater Chenega Glacier. Exploring the fjord by tender will allow you to manoeuvre into smaller, more intimate waterways before dining on a picnic dinner directly facing the giant calving face of the glacier.
Wake up in beautiful Seward and tender to shore to board a bush plane for a short flight to the Fourth of July Glacier. Land on the icefield where an eager team of Alaskan huskies will be waiting to speed you across the valleys on sled. After you’ve raced across the slopes, take to the skies once more and head to a remote area of Cooper Landing, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and the confluence of the Kenai River and Kenai Lake, for some off-grid heli-rafting. Pick up the pace as you raft Class II+ rapids through narrow rocky cliffs and experience a part of Alaska that can only be accessed this way. Wind your way down to Skilak Lake leaving your raft to continue on foot up the Hidden Creek Trail.
Another day in Seward will see you board a local dive boat bound for Resurrection Bay, a deep and sheltered fjord that is home to abundant marine life and is one of the best places to wreck dive in Alaska. Watch for king, Dungeness and decorator crabs, as well as huge lingcod, wolf eels and schooling black rockfish. Once you return to your yacht, you’ll board a scenic float plane for a spectacular flight over the Kenai Fjords National Park.
As you arrive in Homer, the westernmost point of your expedition, you’ll begin your day with a flight over Kachemak Bay. Touch down in Katmai National Park, one of the most densely populated brown bear areas in the world, where you’ll head off with your guide in search of bears fishing for wild salmon or digging for clams, you may even run into some wolves along the way.
While anchored in Homer, there is also the option to head out for an expedition style surf excursion in Kachemak Bay. Home to over 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline, Alaska offers endless surf breaks and many islands that are exposed to open ocean swells, meaning it’s possible you and your surf guide will have the bay all to yourselves.