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Marine Wildlife of Alaska:
Kenai Fjords

Trip Overview
Step aboard and join us this summer for the photography safari of a lifetime through the icy waters, forested coves and stunning alpine scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park. A cornucopia of isolated wilderness, Kenai Fjords is a landscape teeming with wildlife – and due to it’s rugged terrain is largely only accessible by boat.

Our Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords trip is based out of the quaint but lively historical fishing town of Seward, Alaska. Seward features a lovely small boat harbor and is nestled deep in the mountains on Resurrection Bay. On this trip we stay at the excellent Harbor 360 Hotel right on the Harbor in Seward – you can often photograph Puffins, Otters, Bald Eagles and Harbor Seals from the lodge.


Each day we board our specially designated photography vessel and head out into the mysterious bays and coves of Kenai Fjords National Park. The wildlife photography in Kenai Fjords is second to none and we have chosen this time of year to explore these waters for several reasons. For one – it is the best time for whales. Common species include Humpback Whales and Orcas.

We will also have the opportunity to photograph Seals, Sea Lions and Sea Otters as well as a variety of sea birds including Bald Eagles, Horned Puffins, Kittiwakes and more. Wildlife is everywhere on this journey – and not just marine wildlife. We regularly see Bears and Mountains Goats high on the mountain cliffs and down on one of the many isolated beaches – just beckoning to be explored.

Our highly experienced, Coast-Guard certified crew has been exploring and photographing the deep waters and hidden nooks and crannies of Kenai Fjords for decades – and they know exactly where to find the wildlife. Also our privately chartered boats and small groups allow each photographer the space to maneuver on the boat and ensure the fantastic Alaskan imagery they came to capture!
Created in 1980 Kenai Fjords National Park is HUGE at over 1,000 square miles. It contains about 40 active glaciers – some of which we will approach at a very close distance and likely get a chance to photograph a calving glacier! Several waterfalls and stunning landscape photography opportunities exist on this trip as well.

Each day when we return to port from our adventure out on the water we’ll retire to our warm, well appointed rooms in Seward. Evenings on the town are excellent and our groups dinner are filled with good company, laughter and stories of the day. Seward features some of the best Alaskan Restaurants in the entire North Country (and Alaska is a very, very big place!)

Join us this summer on one of the most unique and memorable wildlife safaris on the planet – a boat based exploration of one of the world’s last Great Wildernesses: Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

Marine Wildlife of Alaska: Kenai Fjords

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $6695 double occupancy
+$800 single occupancy

Deposit: $3000

Fitness Level: 
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out:
Anchorage, Alaska
For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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  • Unique Wildlife Safari
The photography safari of a lifetime through the icy waters and forested coves of Kenai Fjords National Park. Hop on our privately chartered vessel where you'll witness stunning wilderness, mountain, and coastal scenery, plus marine wildlife such as orcas, humpbacks, puffins. eagles, sea lions and more!
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting some of the most beautiful Alaskan scenery and wildlife.
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for landscape and wildlife photography to more advanced techniques.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food! On this tour you'll be able staying at the excellent Harbor 360 Hotel in Seward!
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Experience!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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