Accommodations; meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on the final day; drinking water throughout the trip; services of expedition leader and local guides; airport transfer on Day 1 and final day; most gratuities; all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip; alcoholic beverages; some gratuities; passport and visa fees (if any); optional activities; items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.); airline baggage fees; airport and departure taxes (if any); required medical evacuation insurance; optional travel protection insurance; insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. 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:
Up to 121 days – 100% of deposit
120 to 61 days – 50% of total trip cost
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
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 Alaska Explorer: Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound land and sea adventure begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska (ANC). Plan flights to arrive to Anchorage by 3:30pm on Day 1 of the itinerary. Plan to depart Anchorage after 5:00pm (in 2021) or anytime (in 2022) on the final day of the itinerary. Airport transfers are included on day 1 and on the final day of the trip.
The Alaska Explorer adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness. However, a diverse slate of activities does require general mobility and fitness. In order to get the most out of your experience, you must be able to walk over uneven, natural terrain and inclines, potentially in muddy or slippery conditions, and you must be able to climb stairs unassisted. Some longer hikes may be available for those who desire. For the time spent exploring the protected waters of Prince William Sound, seas are typically calm, although conditions can be variable and guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions. To participate in shore excursions, please be prepared for wet landings, in which you will climb out of the Zodiac or kayak and step into shallow water while wearing waterproof boots, before stepping ashore. Shore excursions may include short walks over potentially wet, muddy, sandy, rocky, uneven and sometimes trailless terrain. Guests will have the opportunity for optional kayaking in Prince William Sound, weather and sea conditions permitting. Though no prior kayaking experience is required, general fitness and mobility, including the ability to get into and out of a kayak, are essential. Travelers are not required to participate in every activity, but all participants must be generally physically fit and have the ability to walk at least two miles without assistance.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a $2,895 supplement (2021 & 2022) in addition to the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share, please ask your Adventure Specialist about the possibility of matching with a roommate, upon availability; note that 50% of the single supplement may be charged if a roommate cannot be secured.
Families & Children
Due the expedition nature and isolated location of this program, children must be 16 years old at time of departure.
Emergency medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $250,000 per person. If you decline the operator’s insurance, then you must provide proof of third party insurance. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s/expedition leader’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising and land tours unique.
Variable Departure Details
2022 rates and dates are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your Adventure Specialist will confirm details at time of booking.