We offer Alaska raft trips that offer scenic views, wildlife viewing, fishing, and whitewater.
Custom group Alaska rafting adventures are available on request. If have interested in something special or participating in an exploratory expedition, please contact us with your ideals or to see what plans are being made.
Kongakut River - 10 day Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Rafting Safari. Explore Alaska's remote Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) by raft on the "river of caribou". Our trip coincides with the annual migration of the 130,000-strong Porcupine caribou herd and passes through some of the world's most pristine wilderness.
Lake Creek - 7 day Whitewater Rafting and Fishing Adventure. Our favorite fly-in wilderness adventure river, great combination exciting whitewater and great Alaska fishing. Lake Creek offers almost continuous Class II/III whitewater with a few Class IV rapids, five species of salmon, rainbow trout and arctic grayling.
Chulitna River - 4 day Denali Raft Adventure. An excellent family adventure and sampling of Alaska's best wilderness and geography at a casual pace. We travel through Denali State Park, upper Susitna Valley and take out near Trapper Creek, a historic gold mining town.
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Seward Tours and Activities
Seward easily wins the hearts of those who come to visit. Seward is one of Alaska's oldest and most picturesque towns. Founded as a railway construction camp in 1903, Seward was voted the #1 U.S. Destination for 2010 in TripAdvisor.com's annual travel trends survey and it was also the recipient of the National Civic League's All-America City Award in 1963, 1965 and again in 2005.
Known as the "gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park" Seward is located 129 miles south of Anchorage and is easily accessible by the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway, or by rail on the Alaska Railroad. When you arrive you will discover Seward is a small town and almost everything is within easy walking distance.
Just being in Seward is a thrill to the senses. Seward offers incredible opportunities for exploration, recreation and outdoor relaxation. Of course, there are sea kayaking adventures and day cruises to the fjords to see calving tidewater glaciers and whale watching--a must if you want to really experience Kenai Fjords National Park. But there's also world class fishing, and other opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure all around us.
You can also choose to visit Backcountry Safaris' exclusive private sea kayaking lodge, Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat in Kenai Fjords National Park
Our web page features only our most requested tours and Alaska destinations.
If you don't see a tour or activity that fits your schedule or desires, give us call or email.
Sea Kayaking Lodge
A maze of giant icebergs awaits your arrival
Guided All-Inclusive Tour Packages
• 1-Day Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking
• Multi-Day Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat
• Bear Viewing and Giant Icebergs
• Denali Park and Giant Icebergs
• Bear Glacier Water Taxi
• Bear Glacier Do-It-Yourself Package
• Bear Glacier Kayak and Gear Rental
Experiencing Alaska's calving tidewater glaciers, icebergs, wildlife, and Alaska's wilderness are only part of your Alaska sea kayaking journey. Backcountry Safaris is passionate about what we do and we look forward to teaching you more about Alaska's natural history and culture. And best of all, our Alaska sea kayaking guides will also teach you how to sea kayak, no prior sea kayaking experience is required.
Seward flightseeing destination options that include Bear Glacier, Harding Icefield, Elsworth Glacier to just mention a few. Glacier landing options, glacier hiking, sea kayaking at Bear Glacier.
Heli Dog Sled Tour
Alaskan dog sledding experience. 1.5 hour tour that includes 15 minutes of flight seeing to Godwin Glacier and a dog sled ride on top of a a glacier.
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KENAI FJORDS TOURS WHALES GLACIERS
Tours are fully narrated by an accredited wildlife interpreter. 6 different day whale watching and glacier cruise options with a number of departure times.
Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park tour package. Includes lodging in Denali Park and Seward, bus and Alaska Railroad transportation, bus tour into Denali Park, overnight lodging at Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat, and sea kayaking around giant icebergs in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Our Bear Viewing and Giant Icebergs tour is a combination of our 3 day fly-in bear viewing trip in Lake Clark National Park and our 3 day Bear Glacier Wilderness Retreat sea kayaking adventure in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Coastal Classic Train runs between Anchorage and Seward with a stop in Girdwood.
Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic Train is the transportation connection for arriving and departing cruise ships in Seward, Alaska.
Water Taxi in Resurrection Bay, Day Harbor, Bear Glacier, and Kenai Fjords' Aialik Bay and Northwestern Fjords.
Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking Camping
Do-It-Yourself Package Deal
Water taxi to Bear Glacier, camping in a electric bear fenced in area, and choice of single and double sea kayak rental.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. A driver-guide will offer trip narrations and will point out points of interest along the way. Alaska highways offer scenic views, snow capped mountain peaks, glaciers, wildflowers, rivers, lakes and wildlife is often seen.
Seward offers world class sport fishing.
Backcountry Safaris offers fishing charters for halibut, salmon, and salmon and halibut combination fishing trips. In June there is the halibut fishing tournament and in August the annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby draws anglers from around the world.
Please contact us for more information
The Backcountry Safaris Difference
Backcountry Safaris is a locally owned Alaska company. We have the professional staff, equipment, and experience to provide you with the Alaska adventure you've always dreamed of. As an Alaska Certified Expert travel agent we work with Alaska tour companies whom we believe offer a unique Alaska experience. We specialize in custom Alaska tour packages for independent travelers, small groups, families and custom corporate Alaska tours.
- Easy trip planning with just one phone call or email - Complete custom Alaska tour planning. We believe our specialized experience in Alaska travel can truly help make your Alaska visit the trip of a lifetime.
- Custom Alaska tour packages - Our custom tour packages allow you the freedom and flexibility to plan an itinerary and activities to fit your desires.
- Service - We've been helping visitors plan unique Alaska tours since 1986. Our 26 years of Alaska travel experience enable us to offer you a better Alaska adventure.
- Credibility - We are members in good standing with major adventure and travel trade associations. References are available on request.
Call or email Backcountry Safaris today and talk to a life-long Alaska expert. We are locally owned and we look forward to answering all your Alaska travel questions and custom tailoring a special Alaska vacation or Alaska tour package for you.
P.O. Box 1397 Seward, Alaska USA 99664
1-907-205-5900 • Fax 1-907-205-5902
Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.
Limitations of liability:
Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, our adventure trips involve inherent risks and dangers which are beyond our control and Backcountry Safaris shall assume no responsibility for personal injuries or deaths and loss of personal property. Due to the nature of the activities, a condition of your participation is that you will read and sign the acknowledgment and Release of Liability before the tour begins. A copy of the text is available on request.