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Trips to Alaska
with AdventureSmith

Known as the Last Frontier, Alaska is a true adventure destination. Choosing to explore with AdventureSmith Explorations means you will experience it in a way that’s intimate, active and in touch with nature and culture. Why book your trip to Alaska with AdventureSmith?

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Personalized

Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your Alaska adventure.

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Selection

We have an unmatched selection of Alaska trips aboard some 50 small ships and lodges.

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Experience

Founded by a former Alaska guide, AdventureSmith can match you with the best adventure trips.

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Value

We’re here to help you save on your Alaska trip with our partnerships & exclusive deals.

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Alaska Travel FAQs

We send hundreds of travelers to Alaska each year; thus, we answer a lot of questions about Alaska trips, cruises, ships and lodges. Let our team be your personalized resource. What questions do we get asked the most? We’ll answer one of our most frequently asked questions here, but browse our Alaska travel guides to research more.

How active are your Alaska trips? Our Alaska adventure trips are focused on active and educational explorations of the natural world. Our itineraries often include guided light hiking and sea kayaking, and sometimes alternative activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and river rafting. Each and every activity is optional, and the trip’s naturalist/guides will help you determine if an activity or excursion is right for you. We also take this into consideration before you go; AdventureSmith’s booking process is to asses your activity interests and match you with the best trip for your travel style.

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Alaska Custom Trips & Charters

Looking for an exclusive Alaska adventure? Consider one of our private Alaska yacht charters, luxury Alaska cruises or a custom itinerary to design your own experience. Our specialists are intimately familiar with all Alaska travel options and steer you to a trusted small ship charter or customize most of our itineraries for your needs. View our curated listing of charters if you’re a group of 8 to 22.

Alaska Trips To Glacier Bay

A large portion of our Alaska adventure trips include time in Glacier Bay National Park, a highlight of any Alaska vacation. Contact us to sort through our Glacier Bay tours that explore this incredible park. To go by water, consider a classic adventure cruise, a small ship cruise from Seattle, a trip which includes flightseeing, a voyage focused on Native culture, or a cruise by historic yacht. To go by land, choose an itinerary that makes day visits into the park and has you comfortably sleeping back on solid ground. Or try our exclusive journey that combines your Alaska travel adventures in Glacier Bay with visits to other quintessential Alaska national parks.

“Our Alaska adventure trips are focused on active and educational explorations of the natural world.”

Climate

Alaska Trips

Temperature & Rainfall

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg. High (F)222633445562656355402822
Avg. Low (F)91217283947524941581610
Avg. Rainfall (Inches)0.70.80.60.50.71.01.92.72.61.91.01.1
Avg. Daylight (Hours)5.57.51013171919171411.58.56

Summer-Time Alaska Travel

When is the best time to visit Alaska? While you can travel to Alaska year-round, Alaska’s best weather (and main season for tourism) is statistically May through September. During this time, adventure travelers enjoy warmer temperatures, long days with late sunsets and accessible wildlife. The climate data listed above is for Anchorage, Alaska, but keep reading for Southeast coastal and Interior microclimates to consider.

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