All meals, snacks, coffee, tea and house wines; two days of one Robinson R-44 helicopter-assisted excursion each; two days of out-camp excursions from Tutka Bay Lodge: one bear viewing excursion to Katmai Peninsula and one deep sea fishing day in Kachemak Bay, or a repeat day of either option; one 50-minute massage per guest per lodge; twice-daily yoga classes; daily cooking class; accommodations in private cabin; wireless internet in the Main Lodge; in-room and lodge amenities; daily housekeeping and evening turndown services; all lodge guided activities; use of adventure gear; staff gratuity.
Internal transit, including floatplane travel from Anchorage to Winterlake Lodge ($400 per person in 2023, contact us for charter options and pricing), floatplane travel from Winterlake Lodge to Tutka Bay Lodge ($1,400 per person in 2023), water taxi from Tutka Bay Lodge to Homer ($100 per person in 2023), and optional floatplane travel from Homer to Anchorage (contact us for details); airfare to and from Alaska; fishing licenses; premium wines and alcohol; lodge staff gratuity (at your discretion); insurance of any kind (strongly recommended); Mat-Su Borough tax ($30 per person in 2023); additional excursions (can be supplemented or added for extra cost; please inquire for custom interests).
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days prior to your arrival at the lodge. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost or penalty-free reservation change or transfer
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Within the Wild adventure begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska (ANC). Plan flights to arrive to Anchorage prior to the 8:15am meeting time on Day 1 of the itinerary in order to maximize time at Winterlake Lodge; custom pick-up arrangements can be arranged. We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to depart Anchorage no earlier than 2:15pm on Day 7, following a 10:00am departure from Tutka Bay Lodge (11:15am arrival into Anchorage). This trip may require additional (excluded) overnights in Anchorage. AdventureSmith experts can assist with any additional hotels or transfers.
Internal flights on this trip are not included in the rate, except for the optional scenic flight from Homer to go bear viewing and a helicopter excursion. Additional internal flight fare is based on your selection for the floatplane flights between Anchorage, Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge. The flight between Anchorage and Winterlake Lodge is booked aboard a small plane. While these are regularly scheduled flights they are almost like a flightseeing excursion and we feel this is part of the Alaska experience. Baggage limits on these flights are 50 pounds per person + one carry on item. For travelers opting to return to Anchorage by seaplane, additional baggage can be stored with the airline at Lake Hood.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, meeting sled dogs, morning yoga and stretching, cooking classes, kayaking, glacier trekking, sledding, snowshoeing, river rafting, fly fishing, wildlife observation, day boat excursions, deep sea fishing and visiting an oyster farm.
Triple occupancy rates are not available. Please contact us for single pricing. Upgrades may be available, contact us for details.
Families & Children
Children 12 years old and under receive a discounted rate reflected in child price.
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The above is a sample itinerary. Actual adventure offerings and schedule may vary due to guest interests and weather. Itineraries should be used as a guide only and may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.