Aleutian Islands Adventure with Dutch Harbor & Kodiak
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Alaska like never before. Along the massive Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands. This is a rarely visited area that few ever put their eyes on. Kayak, hike, and skiff this rugged and pristine land. Seek out local villages, search for a plethora of whale species and seek out sea otters, seals, brown bears, eagles, puffins, fox, and seabirds of all kinds. This is a rugged land, a bucket-list adventure that is worthy of your time.
- Explore ancient, and not so ancient, volcanic lava fields.
- Explore beaches, rocky shorelines, villages, estuaries, and grassy knolls.
- Visit the booming fishing town of Dutch Harbors with its busy waterfront. Visit multiple Parks, Preserves and other protected areas along your way.
-Seek out wildlife-plethora of whale species, sea otters, brown bears, fox, eagles, puffins, seals, sea lions, porpoise and more.
-Sightsee from the deck, skiff, kayak, hike, beachcomb as you explore this magical area.
- B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Your day-by-day details
DAY 1 Whittier - Embarkation
We begin this adventure from beautiful Whittier, your gateway to Prince William Sound. We take you on a scenic motorcoach transfer from Anchorage to Whittier and enjoy the bird-eye-view as you prepare to embark on your journey. Meet your crew and familiarize yourself with your home for the next 11 days. Adventure, here we come.
DAY 2 Kenai Fjords National Park
Welcome to the mesmerizing glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park. Established in 1980, this park safeguards Alaska's glacial wilderness. Covering over 600,000 acres, it boasts stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and magnificent tidewater glaciers. The park's 936-square-mile Harding Icefield feeds these glaciers, creating awe-inspiring fjords where land and sea intertwine. (BLD)
DAY 3 Kodiak Island & Foul Bay
Embark on a wild and untamed journey to Kodiak Island and the breathtaking beauty of rugged landscapes and pristine waters. Paddle through calm bays on kayaking excursions, keeping an eye out for playful sea otters and majestic eagles soaring above. Each day presents new activities for water ops and wildlife watching for nature's pure magic. Our guides will bring you to see the volcanic islands of the Aleutian chain an intricate part of the Inside Passage. It's here that an essential habitat of marine mammals and some 40 million seabirds call home.
DAY 4 Katmai National Park, Kukak Bay
A landscape is alive underneath our feet, filled with creatures that remind us what it is to be wild. Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, the Safari Explorer visits the southeast side of Katmai National Park and Preserve where 9,000 years of human history and is home to one of the most important habitats for salmon and thousands of brown bears. (BLD)
DAY 5 Ugashik National Wildlife Preserve
Alaska Peninsula Refuge presents a breathtakingly dramatic landscape made up of active volcanoes, towering mountain peaks, rolling tundra and rugged, wave-battered coastlines. When the salmon are running, Ugashik Lakes and streams attract brown bears in great numbers.
DAY 6 Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve, Kujulik Bay
No lines, no waiting! Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least-visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," as it is home to a massive six-mile wide, 2,500-foot-deep volcanic crater formed during a massive eruption 3,500 years ago.
DAY 7 Shumagin Islands, Unga Island
Looking at the petrified logs and stumps along the shores of Unga Island, and understanding that they remnants of a sequoia or metasequoia forest buried as a result of volcanic activity millions of years ago is a moment only UnCruise can take you. The petrified forest tells the story of the passage of species between Asia and America, and helps portray the climate and environment of the Aleutian Arc before humans inhabited Alaska.The waters off the Shumagin Islands is known also for catching sights of whales, keep a lookout along the horizon. (BLD)
Day 9 Akutan Island, Akutan Village
Today's adventure will be a fiery one. Welcome to Akutan Island–home of the active Mount Akutan volcano. The volcano erupted most recently in 1992. The recent volcanic activity makes Akutan Island an amazing destination for ecotourism. Hiking on the island offers a diverse landscape where wildflowers and berries abound on hills and mountains.
Day 11 Unalaska, Dutch Harbor - Disembark; Fly to Anchorage
One last breakfast with new friends before you begin to head back to Anchorage. After breakfast take your included transfer to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor airport for your flight to Anchorage.*
*Flights to anchorage not included. (B)
DAY 8 King Cove or False Pass
Today's adventure will take us to either King Cove or False Pass. The location of sandbars and channels can shift significantly because of the movement and melting of ice, seasonal sedimentation, and erosion in the area; making every visit unique. Skiff, kayak, or hike in these unique landscapes.
DAY 10 Unalaska, Dutch Harbor with Overnight
Today, you'll explore the town of Unalaska (a name after our own heart). We'll dock in Dutch Harbor, our final stop of your trip. But the adventure doesn't end here. Take in the sights of the Church of the Holy Ascension-a national landmark and the oldest church building in Alaska. Hike and explore the Dutch Harbor, best known for being the home harbor of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Museum of the Aleutians and the WWII National Historic area in Dutch Harbor offer a peek into how instrumental this area was to the history of the world.