5 DAY Kenai Explorer Tour

from icefields to estuaries

Tour Highlights

  • Kenai Fjords National Park Boat Tour
  • Overnight in Seward – Optional sea kayaking and hiking
  • Exploring the gold rush town of Hope  – Two nights in creekside Discovery Cabins
  • Charter boat trip from Homer, across Kachemak Bay to the charming fishing village of Seldovia
  • Overnight lodging at a waterfront B&B in Seldovia
  • Flight over Kachemak Bay
  • Optional rainforest hike or aerial tram ride to the top of Mt. Alyeska in Girdwood
Kenai Explorer Tour Map

· · · · Indicates included flight and charter boat ride between Homer and Seldovia

Abbreviated Itinerary

Abbreviated Agenda   

Day 1      Anchorage-Seward: travel south along edge of Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountains; arrive Seward for lunch and afternoon sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay; short hike to Exit Glacier; overnight Harbor View Inn

Day 2      Seward – Hope: visit excellent Seward Sea Life Center; 6 hour boat trip to spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park; Chiswell Islands Wildlife Refuge and spectacular Aialik Bay with three tidewater glaciers; return Seward, visit Alaska Sealife Center; drive through Kenai Mountains to end-of-the-road gold rush town of Hope; overnight creekside log cabins

Day 3      Hope – Seldovia: Follow Kenai River through Cooper Landing, Soldotna; skirt edge of Cook Inlet with impressive volcanoes lining the other side; arrive Homer to board boat to the quaint fishing village Seldovia with tour enroute; afternoon exploration of town, museums, or optional hike; overnight waterfront inn

Day 4      Seldovia – Hope: morning exploration of Seldovia and optional walk on “Otterbahn” trail; late morning return to Homer by air taxi (beautiful views!); overnight in the creekside log cabins in Hope

Day 5      Hope – Anchorage: Museum tour; optional gold panning instruction by local gold miner; visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage; lunch at the famous Bake Shop in ski resort town of Girdwood, situated in the northernmost rainforest; return to Anchorage in the afternoon

2020 Tour Dates & Pricing


Dates Trip Code Comments
June 7 – June 11 5K1
June 21 – June 25 5K2
July 19 – July 23 5K3
Aug 9 – Aug 13 5K4
Aug 23 – Aug 27 5K5
Cost per person: $2975
Group Size: Maximum of 8




Thanks again for leading us on an adventure through the last frontier. It took me a while when we got home to get used to seeing more robins than bald eagles, no moose wandering along the streets and seeing the stars when it actually got dark!
Abbie H. (aged 13) - Massachusetts
Everything was excellent- trip got better everyday! We experienced so much more than we ever imagined we would. The Alaskan "locals" were wonderful and full of information, the weather was great, the scenery was breathtaking.
 Cathy & Gary E. - New York
We still talk about our experiences on our Adventure Alaska trip all the time. Needless to say we had a wonderful time.
Denny & Debby G - Ohio
We had a great time with you, and do hope we can join you again, hopefully during the Iditarod…
Milli & Ken H. - Florida
We continue to be reminded of how lucky we were to be a part of such a unique touring company when we compare notes with our friends who have done the 'Cruise Ship Tour'.
Randy & Cora B - Connecticut