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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Aside from the all the glaciers (one calving), snow peaked mountains, lush green hills and beautiful seawater we saw a wolf, a grizzly mom and cub, sea otters, sea lions, bald eagles, whales, puffins, mountain goats.
Wildlife is abundant and chances of spotting mountain goats, bears, bald eagles, puffins, many other birds, harbor seals, sea lions and sea otters is excellent, especially near the end of the day as the ship cruis...
... amazing so knowledgeable the captain made sure everybody on the boat saw everything we had amazing wildlife sightings including brown and black bears whales bald eagles seals and pups the glaciers and iceburgs...
The sheer scale and beauty of the mountains and cliffs, the colour of the water and ice bergs, the waterfalls, the wildlife (seals, eagles, otters), the Sawyer and South Sawyer glaciers (one of which we used a DIB...
A boat tour of Resurrection Bay in the summer months, one is almost certain to be able observe sea otters, bald eagles, Steller sea lions, harbor seals, puffins, murres, kittiwakes and other seabirds as well as ha...
... cruise on the Noordam to include a 10-hour daytrip that included a 6-hour cruise with lunch aboard a 95-foot Kenai Fjords Tours ship Glacier Explorer for a tour of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park.
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Exceptionally knowledgable about the history and ecology of the Sound, they worked tirelessly to provide the best hiking, kayaking, glacier and wildlife watching, conversation, spoons playing, and yes, meals.
Still enjoyed the cruise taking pictures of whales, sea lions, sea otters, porpoise, puffins and eagles, enjoyed the company, enjoyed the scenery and took many, many pictures.
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Great for pictures of eagles, bears, beautiful scenes of forest mountains and all sorts of birds.
We witnessed several eagles in trees, waterfalls, ducks, and even a couple of bears along the shoreline.
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Cook Inlet

Anchorage
The estuary and mountain views are simply stunning - make sure you pull over and check for wildlife, especially Cook Inlet Beluga Whales which are best seen in summer, but can be viewed the upper inlet in the late...
But the wonderful sight of the mountains and the water, snow-covered peaks for most of the year, and the whole feeling of nature at her best will almost overpower you.
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Lake Eklutna

Anchorage
We walked the lakeside trail.... it was super nice out and the trail was so scenic..the color of the lake reminded us of Lake Louise in Canada!! Could walk down by the shore for part of the way which was nice!!
There is a pay parking lot ($5), then a short stroll opens up to a gorgeous vista of crystal blue water and snow topped mountains!
Boat captain went out of his way to make sure we saw whales, puffins, seals, sea otters and even glaciers calving!!! Well worth the trip to see the beauty of Alaska up close, but easy to come into the boat and vie...
My husband and I embarked on a wildlife marine tour on Major Marine Cruises from the Seward Boat Harbor - and were able to spot orca, humpback whales, sea lions, puffin and bald eagles.
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We spent and afternoon here at Lake Hood and the adjoining Lake Spenard watching every kind of float plane and seaplane imaginable and with the adjacent runway for General Aviation wheeled aircraft you will probab...
Adjacent to Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl Airport, Lake Hood is used as a seaplane base and when it freezes over in winter, utilized as a runway for aircraft on skis as well.
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Wonder Lake

Denali National Park and Preserve
... and access to world class hiking with the fact that the lake occupies low, marshy land in a wilderness area, where weather is instantly changeable, services are distant, and mosquitos (and larger wildlife) rule.
We hiked up Blueberry Hill for the views, and spotted a Mama Grizzly with two cubs on the opposite shore of the lake.
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From the drive to this area to the views, hot springs, hiking trails and shops this was a very pleasant experience.
pretty drive good road further out lots of water, moose birds and at the end of the road les than 601 miles is Chena Hot Springs
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We saw spectacular wildlife (humpback whales, orcas, bears, eagles, sea lions, mountain goats, two species of puffins and other sea birds, etc.,) and spectacular scenery -- most especially Glacier Bay The crew und...
We saw Humpback Whales, Orca, Stellar Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Sea Birds and Shore Birds, Bald Eagles, glaciers, the Tlingit villages, salmon fishing, sled dogs, amazing views.
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Byers Lake

Talkeetna
Good prices a friendly staff rented a canoe for the day but would recommend bringing an anchor if you a using it for fishing being solo and with wind on the lake can be challenging to keep yourself on the fish eve...
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna but unfortunately the only wildlife we saw were a pair of loons.
Grab a pole or a camera and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!Walk from the Pink Salmon parking lot to the river then head up steam to the Russian River falls,sure plenty of Salmon spawning,bears fishing,sp...
There are tons of trails to choose for hikers with opportunities to see wildlife and the annual salmon runs up close.

Brooks River

Katmai National Park and Preserve
An amazing experience watching the bears wait for the salmon then their ability to catch it, could have watched them for hours If you're a fishermen its great fly fishing.
We took a nine passenger private jet from Anchorage to King Salmon, which took about one hour and 15 minutes, and then transferred to a float plane for the 25 minute ride from King Salmon to Brooks Camp, landing o...
When the sockeye salmon are running, you can view them right here at Bear Creek Weir just a short drive from Seward.
We saw an adult and juvenile eagles as well as salmon so thick we could have walked across them.
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While doing the Golden Circle your of the Yukon and Alaska we drove along this beautiful river on our way to British Columbia from Haines.
Our driver caught a silver salmon while waiting for us to arrive at our disembarking area and it was fascinating to see one freshly caught.
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Lake Spenard

Anchorage
The beautiful Lake Spenard has magnificent views of the Chugach mountains and there is even a hotel there which fronts the lake.
Lake Spenard is an active SeaPlane base, great place to watch all the aviation activity..
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Booked a bear viewing tour with Rainbow Glacier Tours to chilkoot, what a great choice, we were able to watch a pair of 3 year old brown bears catching salmon in the river and playing for nearly 3 hours.
Lovely forest, great lake views, fish weir, and a really nice drive to get there; well worth the effort.
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You'll also get an upclose and personal view of the Shakes Glacier and its accompanying icebergs.
Plus, don't miss the Chief Shakes Hot Springs, the best hot springs I have ever visited!
We had an awesome experience from the flight there to the flight back.The fly fishing was top notch, for what seemed like an endless species of game fish.
True remote experiencen with excellent guides, top notch meals, and true solitude.

Ship Creek

Anchorage
Head to Ship Creek, near the railway station downtown as the summer goes on if you're on a bike for the bike trail, with your fishing license if you want a great place to do urban fishing, or with your polarized g...
We looked up the high tide on the tide chart when we got to Anchorage, and so we timed our visit to coincide with high tide, which worked out great.
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It is short and easy with clear trails and offers views of the namesake two small lakes, some pleasant woods, and, surprisingly, some old cars that were supposedly washed up there after the 1964 tsunami.
Highly recommend for anyone, adults, kids even grandparents (in good health) and of course dogs.
Definitely be bear and wildlife aware!
In the summer you can paddle the grounded icebergs and look for goats on the mountain sides.
It was so much fun to Kayak through and walk onto the Valdez Glacier!
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We loved our fishing guide, Andrew Chadwick with Chadwick Fishing Guide Services.
As a Kenai River fishing guide and call this area home I highly recommend checking out the Kenai River.
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Lots of wildlife and hardly a soul around, this whole area is probably the least visited in the province due to the secluded nature of the north and lack of cell service and internet
It was sad to see such beautiful fish end their life cycle in such a way but I also see the hope for future generations of Salmon in this prestine area of Alaska.
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