Alaska is a land of great scenic beauty and rich wildlife communities. Many tours travel through southeastern Alaska by boat or fly to some of the state’s remote corners, but there is remarkable beauty and solitude along the somewhat limited Alaska road system. Our new tour combines a visit to the rich coastal environment of Kenai Fjords National Park with lightly visited (but highly scenic) areas along the Glenn and Richardson Highways.
From scenic bays replete with Red-necked Grebes, Mew Gulls, and Arctic Terns, plus a variety of waterfowl and shorebirds, to the surrounding mountainsides where Mountain Goats and Dall Sheep can be spotted, the fjords are full of birds and wildlife!
A full day boat trip may offer Orcas and Humpback Whales, while Steller’s Sea Lions and Sea Otters are virtually guaranteed, and a great variety of seabirds are likely. Tufted Puffin, Horned Puffin, Common Murre, Thick-billed Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Pigeon Guillemot, Rhinoceros Auklet, Pelagic Cormorant, and Black-legged Kittiwake are all probable.
A plethora of birds and a bounty of wildlife, amazing scenery and fantastic leadership will create a tour to remember for a lifetime!