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Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Lots of Fun Activities, Great Couples Trip
Lodge Rating: Rustic but Nice Lodge
Lodge Capacity: Depends on Lodge selected
Season: April to September (Denali does not open untiil end of May)
Age Appropriate: Any age but no sitters available
Location: Depends on itinerary
Nearest Airport: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan
Holiday Options: Fall, Spring Break, Summer
Activities: ATV Adventures, Bear Viewing, Cave Exploring, Crab Pots, Fishing, Float Plane, Fly Fishing, Glacier Viewing, Gold Mine, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Island Exploring, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Shopping, Totem Park, Watch Eagles, Whale Watching, Zip line
Species: Cutthroats, Dolly Varden, Halibut, Lingcod, Rainbow Trout, Rockfish, Salmon, Steelhead

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Our First-Hand Experience

As our scenic float plane from Ketchikan arrived at the dock, out popped ,owner, Brad’s cheery wave.  Brad said, “Make yourself at home!  This is your home for the week and we are excited that you are here.”  One of the warmest greetings we have ever received…and he meant it!

Chef Eric delighted us each evening with delicious meals, warm bread and deserts to die for.  Then breakfast! Oh my we recommend the omelets…yum yum!

Jay, our guide, showed us a great time fishing for halibut and salmon on the saltwater side which filled our fish boxes. Then some of the best Dolly Varden fly fishing we have ever enjoyed.  A favorite memory for us was the walk through the rain forest and down the stream to arrive at the mouth of the river surrounded by the scenic lake.  The lodge had all top of the line equipment as well as waders and booths for us so we could pack light in order to take as much fish home as possible on the plane.

Kayaking, Totem Pole village, fly out float plane to see the Misty Fjords, bear watching, vintage gold mind, cave exploring and much more to entertain those that do now wish to fish all the time.

Back in Ketchikan, we enjoyed the most divine king crab claws every while watching eagles soar past our giant window at dinner.  We shopped Creek Street which is set over the water on piers and oh so quaint!    Then to top it all off, we took a float plane to the gorgeous Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Park and landed on a scenic mountain lake surrounded by cliff dropping into the water.

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Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

An Alaska inside passage adventure is on almost everyone’s bucket list but many people do not want to see it by cruise ship.  Family Expeditions wants to show you Alaska with unique itineraries!  You can see whales, visit glaciers, catch fish, enjoy fabulous hikes, see waterfalls, pull up crab pots for your dinner, kayak, visit quaint towns, see bears and so much more! Alaska Inside Passage Adventure

While every Alaska adventure itinerary that we build for you is unique, here is a sample.

7 day sample trip:  Itinerary will vary depending on your interests

Day 1:  Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska where you will stay at the Cape Fox Hotel overlooking the quaint waterfront town of Ketchikan.
Day 2:  After breakfast, take a float plane to see bears at Anan Falls and/or Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Park.  Shop this afternoon at Creek Street.  Feast on King Crab Claws or a big thick steak this evening at dinner with big picture windows watching as eagles soar past.  And/or enjoy some time with our guide Rich to go see bears and totem park etc.
Day 3:  Depart today by float plane to one of 5 fantastic remote lodges for saltwater/freshwater fishing and/or eco touring.  We will assist you in selecting the perfect lodge that meets your interests.  Whales, sea otters, seals and eagles will be your companions for the next few days.
Day 4,5,6:  Take advantage of all all that is on offer at the lodge you have selected!  The fantastic people and the memories will surpass your expectations.
Day 7:  Begin travels home with lots of fish and/or memories and stunning photos  OR continue on by float plane to see glaciers at Whale Pass or Denali National Park and more

11 Day Sample:

Day 1:  Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska and overnight at a local hotel.
Day 2:  Today, you will depart by train to Denali for 3 nights.  Activities are abundant from helicopters and tundra planes viewing glaciers, game viewing, gorgeous scenery, ATV tours, hiking and more.
Day 3,4:  Spend the days mesmerized by Denali National Park
Day 5:  The train will arrive back in Anchorage where you will overnight.
Day 6:  Arrive in Ketchikan, Alaska where you will stay at the Cape Fox Hotel overlooking the quaint waterfront town of Ketchikan.
Day 7:  After breakfast, take a float plane to see bears at Anan Falls and/or Misty Fjords in the Tongass National Park.  And/or enjoy some time with our guide Rich to go see bears and totem park etc Shop this afternoon at Creek Street.  Feast on King Crab Claws or a big thick steak this evening at dinner with big picture windows watching as eagles soar past.
Day 8:  Depart today by float plane to one of 5 fantastic remote lodges for saltwater/freshwater fishing and/or eco touring.  We will assist you in selecting the perfect lodge that meets your interests.  Whales, sea otters, seals and eagles will be your companions for the next few days.  Hopefully, you will arrive in time to enjoy an activity this afternoon!
Day 9,10:  Take advantage of all all that is on offer at the lodge you have selected!  The fantastic people and the memories will surpass your expectations.
Day 11:  Begin travels home with lots of fish and/or memories and stunning photos  OR continue on by float plane to see glaciers or Denali National Park and more

Accommodations & Meals

Family Expeditions will work with you to select the best lodge that fits your interests and budget.  What we will promise you is that we have been to each and every lodge!  Each has been hand selected by our Family Expeditions team based on the people and the activities.  Our expectation is that no matter which lodge we select, you will make friends for life and feel like you are at your home away from home in Alaska!

Lodging options vary from tents with hydroponic electricity and hot showers as well as a great cook to luxury lodges with classically trained chefs and everything in between.

You will find that your meals in Alaska will be memorable and filled with fresh delicious seafood!  From halibut and salmon to crab that you caught fresh that day pulling up crab pots.  If seafood is not your preference, delicious steaks, pork and chicken will be served.  Each lodge is happy to cater to your individual dietary needs.

Fishing

Our lodges offer a variety of fishing depending on lodge selected.  Some are saltwater fishing only which would include halibut, salmon, rockfish, lingcod, and more.  Some are Fresh Water Fishing only for steelhead, dolly varden, rainbow trout, grayling, arctic char, cutthroat trout and more.  Some are a combination of both! 

Each lodge has excellent guides to assist you and give you lessons as needed.

Activities

There are many activities available:

  • Kayaking – included
  • Whale watching – typically in July and later – included
  • Seals and otters – included
  • Eagle viewing – included
  • Anan bear conservatory – booked in advance by float plane- should book about 6 months ahead – extra expense
  • Gold mine tours – included
  • Misty Fjords by float plane – needs to be booked in advance – extra expense
  • Beach combing – included
  • Hiking through creeks to get to scenic lakes for a picnic – included
  • Watch storms come over the waters from scenic view points on the roads – included
  • Quaint fishing town visits to Craig with local shopping – included
  • and more

Ketchikan – visit before or after your trip!

  • Saxom Totem Park
  • Creek Street shopping
  • Ward Lake hiking
  • Great restaurants
  • Zip line tours
  • Helicopter tours
  • Bear viewing
  • ATV tours
  • Jeep tours
  • Helicopter tours where you land at Eddystone Waterfall
  • Kayak tours
  • Scuba diving
  • and more

Length of Stay / Itinerary

Itineraries vary in length but most are 7-10 days.

Internet & Communications

Typically wifi and cell service is spotty at most lodges.  Landlines are often available for your use.

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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