Alaska's Playground: Wildlife & Nature on The Kenai Peninsula
With calving glaciers, shimmering waters and rugged mountains — the Kenai Peninsula is stunning. Discover the history and wildlife of “Alaska’s Playground.”
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Program No. 22671RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

For eons, mighty glaciers have carved deep ravines into the rocky terrain of the Kenai Peninsula. Venture to “Alaska’s Playground” to explore the history and wildlife of this majestic landscape, where snow-capped mountains tower over turquoise waters teeming with life. With your expert naturalist, visit a wildlife refuge, a conservation center and a fish hatchery to learn about the moose, bears, wolves, fish and birds that call this region home. Walk to the edge of Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords, and delve into the heritage of the Kenai Peninsula as you explore historic homesteads and Russian-influenced hamlets.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles a day on varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Glide past more than two dozen glaciers as you ride a catamaran through Prince William Sound, watching for sea lions, bald eagles, black bears, sea otters and more.
  • Learn about wildlife conservation and rehabilitation at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, the Alaska SeaLife Center and more.
  • Dart through the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness on a summer dog sled pulled by an Iditarod racing team.
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Barbara Brease
Barbara Brease was raised in West Virginia and studied documentary film making at Temple University in Philadelphia. She came to Alaska after crewing with Greenpeace to save whales in the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Since 1986, she has worked as a ranger- naturalist and technician in both the physical and cultural sciences for the National Park Service, skied on Denali, and explored the mountains with her late geologist husband with whom she raised two inquisitive daughters.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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