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Seward to Skilak - Backcountry Adventure Day Trip

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2 travellers
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Alaska Coastal Explorer
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  • 1
    Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Skilak Lake
    Stop: 7 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Alaska Coastal Explorer, 1300 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick-up at just about any place within the city limits of Seward, as well as locations outside of Seward located off of Seward Highway.


    • Seward Cruise Ship Terminal, Seward, AK 99664, USA
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Small-group exclusive tour
    • Round-trip transport from Seward by tour van
    • Transport by boat on Skilak Lake
    • Lunch (deli wraps, granola bar, piece of fruit)
    • Professional backcountry wilderness guide
    • Interpretive guided hiking
    • Pickup and drop-off near cruise ship dock
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • What To Bring:
    • Sturdy, well broken-in hiking boots or shoes. Waterproof rain jacket and rain pants. Clothes for dressing in layers; dress for current weather conditions. Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and any personal items.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Infant meals not included
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking, with options to accommodate large groups, please inquire with operator directly
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Oversized or excessive luggage may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your luggage is acceptable
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    What an Amazing Day Trip in the Back Country. Kyle showed us some beautiful scenery, Bald Eagles and to top it off 3 bears. We were able to watch a Mom and her cub close from the Raft Boat. What a wonderful day in Alaska! We would do this again for sure.
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    What an awesome, awesome day of adventuring in Alaska's backcountry!!! Transported by friendly KBA staff from Seward to Skilak, stopping for multiple wildlife sightings & beautiful photo ops along the way, we made the journey to a beautiful glacial lake where we spent the day
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Kenai Backcountry Adventures
    Bucket List Trip!!!!
    This trip was just plain fantastic! I think the trip is not for everyone as the company, Kenai Backcountry
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    Banner Elk, North Carolina
    An epic adventure thanks to outstanding guides with intimate knowledge of the Kenai backcountry
    Review of Kenai Mountains & Glaciers Base Camp First remember this is Alaska and the weather will always be a
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    Great experience, great guide!
    We went on a hike to exit glacier with Isaac. Glacier was an incredible experience! Isaac was very knowledgeable,
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    Remote bear trip to Lake Clark NP
    From the first phone call/email, founder Kyle was incredibly flexible, forthcoming and friendly. We wanted to do
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    Good Alternative to a Cruise Shore Excursion
    This company arranged a nice hiking outing for us. The guide (Todd) showed up on time and met us right at the
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    Marilyn B
    Great option for shore excursion
    We arrived by ship and the available shore excursions were either boring or overpriced. Instead, we booked a hike
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    Sydney, Australia
    Not to be missed adventure
    We are not experienced hikers but under the capable guidance of Todd we felt we could take on the world.
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    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Fantastic trekking adventure
    Todd and Katie were absolutely superb. Just perfect. This is a moderately strenuous hike, which could be very
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    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    This is a MUST-DO in Kenai Fjords NP!! Highlight of our 2 week Alaskan trip!
    I cannot recommend this trip, and specifically KBA, strongly enough. This was the one excursion that I did not
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    Steve W
    Amazing experience, our top adventure while in Alaska
    We loved our hike up the Exit Glacier with Kenai Backcountry Adventures. Kyle and Isaac were both very friendly
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    • Duration: 11h
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