Alaska: Glacier Bay & Icy Straits
Limited to Just 11 People | July 10 - 16, 2022Book Now
Kayak, Hike, Camp, Explore
The ultimate multi-sport adventure in southeast Alaska
July 10 - 16, 2022
Limited to 11 people to maximize our access
7 Days, 6 Nights
Best of Gustavus, Glacier Bay, Point Adolphus, Juneau
One moment you’re kayaking with a pod of humpback whales in Glacier Bay, the next moment you’re relaxing around a roaring campfire on a remote island. Yesterday, it was sailing to spot sea otters, minks and martens—and maybe a grizzly bear at the water’s edge. Tomorrow, it’s a helicopter flight up a glacier for an unforgettable hike on the ice. You took a plane, a boat and a kayak to get here, and there’s still plenty of exploration to come. But this evening, you’re simply soaking in the wilderness under a sky filled with the light of a million stars, letting the restorative powers of nature wash over you.
If you crave rugged adventure, breathing in crisp glacial air, and mixing in lodge stays with a two-night camping adventure on a remote island, this trip is for you. We’ll hike, kayak and fly across America’s wild backyard wonderland in style, exploring Glacier Bay and Icy Straits, Tongass National Forest and Mendenhall Glacier, like true modern adventurers. Alaska’s motto is “North to the Future.” Join us and we’ll go upward and onward.
The wonders of southeast Alaska and Glacier Bay, a pantheon of wildlife, scenery and serenity
Your inner adventurer: camp, kayak, hike and fly across a vast expanse of glaciers and wilderness
Kayak in tow, mountains rising up all around, this is the deep exhale in nature that we all need
Sleep in stylish wilderness lodges, and camp fully supported with guides and a camp cook
If you haven’t been to Alaska, you’ll love the majestic beauty of it. And if you have, you’ll know why you want to go back.
Annie Mae LodgeGustavus
Where else would you want to stay than on the banks of the Good River? Set in a field of wildflowers at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, Annie Mae Lodge features down-home comfort and hospitality, cozy country-style lodging and home-cooked meals. For over 25 years, this beautiful lodge has hosted myriad visitors from anglers to sightseers to adventurers in the small homestead community of Gustavus. Wake up to the smell of country breakfast and sleep in the serene silence of the Alaskan wilderness.
We’ll be getting in touch with the Alaskan wilderness over a two-night camping adventure in between our lodge stays. From our remote yet well-appointed campsites, we’ll be able to hike, boat and kayak to explore the surrounding area. We've got most gear covered: expedition-quality tents, trekking poles, group-size tarp shelters, and the best cooking equipment accompany us. Quality equipment not only makes camp life more comfortable, it adds a level of safety to trips that could otherwise be relentlessly unforgiving to the unprepared.
This is Juneau’s first and only boutique hotel, a spectacularly renovated historic building with contemporary rooms and every modern convenience an Alaskan adventurer could hope for. Steps away is the beautiful waterfront and its saloons, shops and restaurants, in a town tucked below a towering ice field.
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Who is this trip for?
This experience is for anybody with a passion for wildlife and the outdoors. Southeast Alaska’s Glacier Bay and Icy Straits are renown for raw natural beauty, with extremely limited access. This is a rare opportunity to explore the region’s stunning sites by water and by land, perfect for photographers with a passion for the outdoors, and anybody looking to explore the wilds of Alaska in style. We stay in boutique hotels and comfortable lodges, and camp fully supported for two nights with all gear and camp cooking provided.
How difficult is this trip?
This is considered a moderately easy outdoor adventure. We’ll travel by land, sea and helicopter. We’ll have the opportunity for day hikes, and a hike using crampons on Mendenhall glacier. We’ll camp fully supported (including tents, gear and a camp cook) for two nights. Our kayaking is in inland open waters, and accessible for people of all skill levels.
What does the price include?
Accommodations for four nights at boutique lodges and inns; two nights of fully equipped camping accommodations; internal private flight from Gustavus to Juneau; transportation for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, lunches and most dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
Roundtrip airfare to Alaska and the trip’s starting point in Gustavus; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
What are the arrival and departure details?
Our adventure begins in the evening at the Annie Mae Lodge in Gustavus, Alaska. The closest airport is the Gustavus Airport (GST), which has a daily flight from Juneau. On our last day in Juneau, the closest airport is the Juneau International Airport (JNU). Schedule your onward flights from JNU airport to depart at 12:30pm or later.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens and residents should check the TSA’s website for requirements and acceptable ID for domestic air travel. Some State issued IDs may no longer meet TSA standards. If you are a Non-US Citizen traveling to Alaska, visit the US Consulate or Embassy for requirements and information about passports and visas.
Do I need to play a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
This Alaska adventure is limited to 11 guests, plus our Modern Adventure team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before March 12, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after March 13, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after May 11, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).