2016 Holiday Hours

Q: We want to contact you during the holidays to finalize our travel plans to Alaska. Are you going to be open?

A: We are going to be open Monday through Friday all but during the following times and days…

Christmas
Friday, December 23rd Open 8:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday, December 24th Closed
Sunday, December 25th Closed
Monday, December 26th Closed

New Years
Saturday, December 31st Closed
Sunday, January 1st Closed
Monday, January 2nd Closed

Happy Holidays, we look forward to helping you plan your vacation to Alaska!

Meals on Denali and Kenai Fjords Tour Package

Q: Are there any meals included in the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords Combo tour?

A: Generally speaking, most of the land packages on our website are self-guided and do not include meals, however two activities on the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords vacation package include a meal. The Kantishna Wilderness trails tour and the Kenai Fjords day cruise include meals.

Aurora Borealis Alaska

Q: When is the best time to see the aurora borealis?

A: The best time to view the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) is during the winter months in Fairbanks, Alaska. However, if you want to see the wildlife in Denali National Park and the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park in addition to the aurora borealis then I would recommend visiting Alaska in early to mid-September. We offer a tour to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks that would offer you the best opportunity to see the northern lights.

Budget Alaska Travel

Q: When is the least expensive time to take a land tour?

A: The Alaska summer travel season begins mid May and ends mid September. Travel in Alaska is always less expensive in May and September. Prices for hotels tend to go up starting June 1 and peak prices continue through August 31. Keep in mind that the travel season ends around September 15th and all services and activities may not be available leading up to the close of the season.

Whale Watching Cruise

Q: How far is Prince William Sound from Anchorage hotels? Will we be able to do a whale watching tour there?

A: To do one of the Prince William Sound day cruises the closest town to Anchorage you could do that out of would be Whittier, which is about 60 miles south of Anchorage. There are several wildlife and glacier cruises you can choose from. If you wanted to do a day cruise you could rent a car and drive, take the train, or there is van transfer from Anchorage to Whittier. The day cruises from Prince William Sound focus on glacier viewing and occasionally whales are spotted but there are no cruises specifically geared to whale watching.

Denali Rail and Bus Tour

Q: We are planning a trip to Alaska in July. Can we ride the railway to Denali then take the tour bus from there? And if so, should we make reservations now for the day we want to go or can we just take the tour that day from entrance to park?

A: You would be able to take the train to Denali and then take a bus tour into the park however not all in one day. We recommend at least two nights in Denali – arrive by train, overnight, take a full day bus tour into the Denali National Park, overnight and then depart by bus or train the following day. I would suggest booking the train, hotel, and tour all in advance because availability is starting to become limited.

Kantishna Roadhouse Transportation

Q: Is the only way to the Kantishna Roadhouse on a bus or is there flight service?

A: The local air taxi in Kantishna is called Kantishna Air Taxi. They offer flights to and from Kantishna from the Denali Park entrance, Fairbanks, and Anchorage. If you are staying at the Kantishna Roadhouse, we recommend taking the bus to the Roadhouse and returning to the park entrance by air!

Fairbanks Gold Dredge Tour

Q: Does the gold dredge tour include transportation from from Fairbanks?

A: Gold Dredge #8 does not include transportation out to the site. If you have the time I would recommend renting a car for one day, this would be the most inexpensive way to get there. You can take a taxi, however it will cost about $100.00 round trip.

Denali September 2016

Q: When does Denali National Park close for the summer season in 2016?

A: The summer season in Denali starts to wind down about September 10th. Full day Park tours end on September 13th but you can still go 30 miles into the park by bus through September 16th. The last night that we have available for a Denali hotel is September 17th and the final rail departure from Denali is September 18th.

Cruise Ship Connections

Q: Do you pick up from the ports if I am also doing a cruise in addition to your land tour?

A: We customize land packages and are able to coordinate with a cruise ship arrival or departure from here in South central Alaska. We offer port departures in both Seward and Whittier.

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