I've been to Spirit of Alaska several times, the 1st was in 1998. Each time has been a unique experience, but especially this last year when we returned as a family of 5. We had the best family vacation we could dream of. Two adults and three children, ages 16, 14 and 12--all unplugged and enjoying every minute of the location and our truly quality time together. We caught many fish (halibut, king/silver/pink and chum salmon, cod, irish lords, anenomes, dolly vardens, starfish and lots of crab in our crab pot. We jumped off the dock, searched for sand dollars, had badminton tournaments, had a blast with target shooting, viewed bears/sea lions/sea otters/deer/puffins/foxes/eagles, picked salmon berries and rhubarb for pies, had smores at the campfire, "toured" the LB cannery (really we went for the soft serve ice cream), did yoga on the porch, played cards, read books, took naps, etc. etc. The kids loved every minute and got along better with one another than ever before. We ALL can't wait to go back. The only problem with knowing the pristine beauty and perfect vacation of Spirit of Alaska is that nothing else compares. I've been backpacking through Europe, to Canada and Mexico, and many states in the "Lower 48" (we live in Kansas)--and many places that I've been have been truly incredible . . . but I haven't been anywhere that can surpass Spirit of Alaska.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spirit of Alaska Wilderness Adventures specializes in Adventure. You get personal guided service along with flexible scheduling, this allows you to experience your ultimate Alaskan adventure the way you want. We cater towards individuals of all ages that like their vacation a little more on the adventurous wild side. Your stay includes private comfortable accommodations, air transportation from the town of Kodiak to us, plus one of the largest activity packages available anywhere. You will experience wild Alaska at its finest. Your experience includes any or all of the following activities: Photography, sport fishing, bear & wildlife viewing, kayaking, sight-seeing, whale watching, beach combing and more. Our facilities include everything you need to experience the many wonders of Alaska’s wild outdoors in a comfortable and safe environment. Unlike other so called wilderness destinations where you follow their schedule and share a dwelling and boat, at Spirit of Alaska you will be the only guests in camp for the duration of your stay. That means you have the whole camp and guide all to yourselves. Your group will be the sole inhabitants of this beautiful ocean front property. You can do what you want, when you want. No schedule, no pressure. We provide you with a fully furnished private cabin or bunk house, boat, guide, sea kayaks, all fishing gear, bait and processing, along with many years of experience. You create your own schedule and itinerary. We are located off the beaten path in true wilderness, removed from the hustle and bustle of today's world. Our ocean front property nestled in the mountains offers spectacular beauty in a relaxed setting in the heart of Kodiak’s National Wildlife Refuge, a scenic 45-minute float plane flight from the city of Kodiak (included). We are an affordable, friendly, and informal option for adventurers who want to experience true Alaska-without the need for fancy expensive amenities. The quality of your experience is our priority. ... more less