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Alaska Wildland Adventures

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Cooper Landing, AK, USA
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About Alaska Wildland Adventures
Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) - AWA's style of travel offers guests a high quality, small-group, interactive experience without compromising - or over-emphasizing - comfort. With our focus on keeping things small, and maximizing experiences, you are sure to enjoy the guided hiking, rafting, kayaking, marine wildlife and glacier cruises, delicious meals and more.
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Whitney D wrote a review Sep 5
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma62 contributions25 helpful votes
This was the best vacation of our lives. We were a mixed group ranging from 8-65, and our fitness levels varied more than that. I was super concerned about how it would go to accommodate us, but my fears couldn't have been less warranted. We did the 8 day Ultimate Alaska Adventure. So, for starters, the activities are all top notch and very customized to your group and interests. We broke off into two groups for a day and were taken on a great, challenging hike. The rafting, whale watching, kayaking, dog mushing... all of it was just quintessential Alaska. I felt like all the bucket list checks got marked! The food was as incredible as the scenery. Really satisfying picnic lunches packed each day, and gourmet, four course dinners at night. Breakfast was hit or miss by location, but certainly never a bad meal. The lodging is everything you need. The rooms are adequately appointed, clean, quiet, and private. They aren't over the top suites, but that's not what I went to Alaska for! Considering you're hardly in your room, they're more than enough! Every cabin at all 3 locations also had a great porch area with rocking chairs. Perfect spot for a book and a beer after a long day! Finally, the people... I truly get emotional when I describe the people to friends. This place attracts guests that are kind and inviting. We had great chats every night with other guests, and we especially loved the guests that we were paired with on our trip. More impressively though we didn't interact with a single employee in 8 days and 3 locations that wasn't wonderful. I'm hoping I can still remember names (and spell them right!): Kevin Mento was the most mentioned word from my kids about the trip, Zaraiah was so kind to my girls and went above and beyond to engage us, Jamie was an amazing captain on our whale trips and especially kind to our kids, Kevin the manager at Backcountry went above and beyond with my FIL, Wynne's nature information is still being quoted, Evan's food is the stuff of legends, and (I'm now failing on names) but our bus driver to and from Riverside, the managers at all the resorts, the kayak and canoe guides on the glacier, the wait staff at all 3 resorts... I could go on and on. Last, but not least, our trip guide Lantz is an honorary member of our family. We cried hugging him goodbye after all his efforts to make our trip magical. His ability to lead and unite a group is a special talent and gift. I'm a walking billboard for this company and tell anyone who asks (or sometimes doesn't ask) that they should travel with AWA.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Marty O wrote a review Aug 2021
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My husband and I just wrapped up 2 nights at Kenai Riverside Lodge (including a full-day raft trip) followed by 2 nights/3 days at Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. The first was great, but the second was unbelievably amazing. Riverside lodge caters most to those who come to Alaska for a full-service fishing adventure. The Glacier Lodge is best for those who are physically fit and desire to learn more about nature and relish wild animal encounters. Both offer amazing food, knowledgeable and personable guides, and exceptional customer service. I only wish that we could have stayed longer at the Glacier Lodge. If you and your party are committed to experiencing the best of Alaska with the least amount of hassle, these Alaska Wildland packages are worth every dollar, and more!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Thomas Z wrote a review Aug 2021
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Obviously, the 3 of us were there for the fishing on the Kenai. We were pleasantly overwhelmed by the setting, the staff, the food and attention to the guests. We were shuttled from Anchorage to the Kenai River Lodge and greeted by 10 staff members standing in the pouring rain. After a quick tour we sat down to a spectacular meal which I can only describe as upscale and delicious. (as were all the meals). Each of the next 3 days of fishing, we were provided a filling breakfast and a packed lunch for eating while on the river. The fishing guides were experienced, informative, eager to make your experience memorable. All the fishing gear was supplied and the packing list they provided was a great help. On Day 1 we fished the upper Kenai River for Sockeye and Silver salmon. Day 2, we drift boat fished for Rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. On Day 3, we shuttled down to Seward for a day on Resurrection Bay for Silver Salmon, Halibut and Black Bass. All in all, a fantastic experience provided by Alaska Wildland Adventrures!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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sandra b wrote a review Aug 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona18 contributions18 helpful votes
It was okay, nice people, good gear but NO tour guide- no one leading the tour with local information. We sat on a raft in almost 100% silence for 5 hours! When the supposed tour guide did speak, we couldn’t hear him. After two hours (plus 45 min for lunch) I couldn’t believe we had another 3 to go. The weather was beautiful but you have to try and imagine sitting on a raft for 5 hours (last hour to get back to resort in speed boat and van) in silence floating down the same - beautiful but the same- scenery for 5 hours. I know the guy rowing had some great stories bc the few he did tell were super fun, but way too few and only heard by those sitting close to him - no one else.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Leslie M wrote a review Jul 2021
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina20 contributions10 helpful votes
This company provides a small group, personal experience for the individual. An immersion in everything that is Alaska. The cabins and lodges have all of the desired comforts. The cuisine, delicious to every palate.Then seeing marine wildlife from whale, to otters, eagles and puffins. On land, bear, caribou and possibly the elusive moose. All accomplished while boating, kayaking, canoeing, or hiking. And yes, fishing! No experience needed. If you really want to "do" Alaska, this is your trip.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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