Some travelers come to Alaska to simply take in the spectacular scenery and see some wildlife. But others come to take part in the real wild life that Alaska has to offer. If you fall in to the latter category, here are some ideas to add that extra bit of excitement to your Alaskan RV adventure.
Zipline Tours – Ziplining is a unique way to view the amazing forests and glaciers abundant here. Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures in Seward and Denali Zipline Tours in Talkeetna are both within easy driving distance from Anchorage. For 3-hours you can soar above a Pacific rainforest or a northern boreal forest. Get some truly epic selfies to make your friends jealous!
Glacier Adventures – You can drive to a glacier fairly easily and just look, but wouldn’t you like to actually touch one? Fly Denali offers the “once-in-a-lifetime everyday” by flying visitors by small plane to land one of the glaciers on the slopes of Denali. You’ll get to spend a ½ hour a mile above sea level throwing snowballs, making snow angels, or just staring in wonder. If flying is not your preference, Nova Alaska offers a combo glacier hike and whitewater rafting tour at the Matanuska Glacier. You’ll get to spend a full or half-day on the ice and on the water. 49th State Motor Tours offers guests 6 to 8-hour ATV tours to Knik Glacier. Riders get to splash through river crossings, weave down forest trails, and blaze across glacial river beds.
Sea Kayaking – Alaska is surrounded by water, and sea kayaking is an excellent way to get closer. Alaska Sea Kayakers offers several tours out of Whittier with morning, afternoon, and evening departure times. Being on the water will give paddlers a potentially close-up view of sea birds, otters, whales, and other wildlife native to the area.
Come check out the tourism racks when you pick up your RV rental or ask about the many tours and activities available when you make your reservation. See you soon!