Magnificent Alaska: 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.”
Rating (4.5)
Program No. 22671RJ
8 days
Starts at

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, cruise through pristine passageways and fjords in Prince William Sound, 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. Standing up to 2 hours at a time at field trip sites. Time on motorcoach up to 4 hours over the course of the day on some days. Please refer to daily activity notes.
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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