ALASKA ULTIMATE GIRLS ADVENTURE
You will be traveling to Alaska- Anchorage-Girdwood-Whittier- Kenai Peninsula/Homer and flying in and out of ANC-Anchorage, AL.
Day 1 Arrival times can greatly vary when traveling to Alaska, but we will be sure to wait for you so we can all have an Alaskan Style Welcome party on the night of August 1st in Anchorage. A downtown hotel will give us a good night’s sleep and we are off early the next morning.
Day 2 We leave Anchorage and head South, taking in the Mountain Vistas and stop for a photo moment at Beluga Bay. The van then heads further south and we take in the Potter’s Marsh wildlife refuge. Last Summer we were able to see the Silver Salmon running in the small creeks that run throughout. And although we didn’t see a Moose then, we saw plenty of signs suggesting that one could “pop out” at any time. The boardwalks of Potter’s Marsh allow for a lovely hike to start our morning. Leaving the Marsh, we head for Girdwood and a popular luxury resort hotel there. After a tasty lunch we will offer dramatic helicopter rides taking in the area Glaciers and even land on top of one for a view of a lifetime! Drink from the ultra- pure, ultra -blue glacial waters at mountain’s top, the flight to and from is spectacular. We will split into two groups to accommodate the helicopter ride, while one group is up in the air the other will be riding the mountain tram right at the resort, then we switch!
Day 3 We head down the road to a small, sleepy town and hike a trail that will give us stellar views of mountains and a famous lake. After our exercise, we have a lovely lunch at the local “shanty” and then kayak for those that want to explore the area, see the wildlife from the water. If you don’t want to kayak, we will shop and walk the quaint town. Back to Girdwood for overnight.
Day 4 We will have a wonderful ride South, might see a Moose or two along the way, Eagles for sure, and we stop once or twice to take some dramatic photos of the Ring of Fire. (Volcanos and Glaciers). We arrive in Homer in time for lunch and exploration of the marina, shops and a walk along the lovely Homer Spit which sticks out into the Bay. If you have never been, it is so breathtakingly beautiful. Homer is the site of the world’s best Halibut fishing. The fresh caught fish (which sells for $29.00/lb across America) is on every menu, eating in Alaska is a major treat, even those who don’t eat fish might be tempted to try the buttery Halibut or fabulous salmon caught here. There are plenty of choices so if fish isn’t your thing, not to worry. Accommodations in Homer are directly on the water, no extra charge for the views.
Day 5 Exploration of Homer/Kachemak Bay continues with a chance to go on a half day fishing excursion to catch the Halibut (ship it home), or, travel by Ferry (45 min ride) to the town of Seldovia. Here was the site of great trading by the Russians and is home to indigenous Eskimo tribes. For those who come to Seldovia, there will be a guided nature tour and exploration of the tide pools, birding, animal watching and a tour of a native, wildlife artist’s work. Also, you will walk the boardwalk and understand a bit of history of the Kenai Peninsula.
Day 6 We will offer a Yoga session, or a spa treatment, and a cooking class for those interested. You will also be able to enjoy walking the Homer Spit beach, touring some art galleries and just exploring wherever you feel like going.
Day 7 Wanting even more adventure, we will all travel to Seward (it is on the way to Anchorage), viewing breathtaking scenery on the drive. Once in Seward, you will have the choice to extend your trip for one more night or, travel back to Anchorage to catch a flight home. We will time the adventures so that those with night flights will be dropped off back at the airport after our day in Seward. In Seward, we will have a choice of boarding a very ocean worthy vessel which will take you out to the edge of the Bay and at the opening of the wide Ocean. We travel in a fjord with glaciers flowing down the mountain sides. You will see seals swimming and sunning, Puffins flying and diving, Eagles soaring, and, on most trips, they find the Orca Whale pods to watch them swim alongside the boat. If you are not interested in the boat, you can instead visit the Iditarod Dog sledding camp, have a ride in a land sled pulled by the dogs, hear about the training and see firsthand how they handle the dogs. And the best is last when you can cuddle and admire the new sled dog pups being raised at the camp.
Everyone will return to a meeting point and we will depart for Anchorage. Those who have night flights will be dropped at the airport and those staying over will be going to the hotel where you will arrange your own transportation back for a morning flight (many leave very early in the morning, for example, 5:00am).
- Take a helicopter flight over Mountains and Glaciers, land on top of a Glacier.
- Take great selfies at Vistas all along the “Ring of Fire”
- Dine on Alaskan “fresh caught” specialties
- Explore the exposed beach along Homer Spit when the tide recedes.
- Meet new adventurous women, form new lasting friendships
- Double Occupancy Lodging for 6 nights/ 7days
- Transportation from ANC airport, throughout trip, return to airport
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner unless otherwise noted
- Girdwood Glacier Helicopter ride/Tram ride
- Kayaking Day 3
- Seldovia boat trip while in Homer/guided tour of Seldovia
- Seward Wildlife/Kenai Fjords/Resurrection Bay boat tour Or, Seavey’s Iditarod Dog Sled camp tour
• Halibut Fishing in Homer Bay
• Special order wines and beers
• Staff gratuities
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to weave Beatrice Bradley into a travel adventure company sponsored by Gage Outdoors. Together, our team of women at BBGage, want to help you and your family, spouse or friends to experience the outdoors, go on great adventures and share life’s special moments exploring new places and meeting new friends. Let us help you put together a lifetime experience, call us today.