Our Values and Beliefs

How beautiful are the Alaska summers? Let's just say they're the perfect complement to Alaska winters.

AWA BELIEF #1: There's no substitute for experience.

Alaska is our home, and we've been committed to providing the highest quality trips from the beginning, over 40 years ago. We were among the first to offer raft explorations of the Kenai River into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and we pioneered small-group explorations from the protected areas of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Kenai Peninsula to Denali National Park and Preserve. We know all the areas we visit intimately. Today, we are proud to continue this tradition as Alaska's leader in soft adventure trips.

What would you expect after paddling or hiking in the Alaska wilderness? May we suggest grilled salmon served with a nice chardonnay?

AWA BELIEF #2: No need to sacrifice comfort.

Our goal is to share Alaska's wilderness without compromising comfortable accommodations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our food, menus, and customer service, having honed our approaches, from our systems to our recipes, over many years. We constantly listen to the feedback of our guests to make our trips and lodges better year after year. The quality of your trip is our unwavering focus.

Paradise cannot be found on a map. Our guides, however, know a few places that come pretty close.

AWA BELIEF #3: Our guides are more than guides; they're our most important asset.

Our guides love what they do and many return to work with us year after year. Trained under the most extensive program of any company we know, they are specialists in Alaska's natural history, are wonderful people to travel with and get to know, and they will inspire you with their enthusiasm. Indeed, they'll guide your way to great adventuring.

Why is it Alaska seems that much bigger when you travel with smaller groups?

AWA BELIEF #4: Smaller groups mean a bigger experience.

At Alaska Wildland Adventures, we pride ourselves in maintaining the "smaller is better" philosophy in sharing with you the wonders of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Denali National Park and the miles of wilderness in between. If you are seeking rich experiences in this expansive place we call Alaska, think small. Small groups, small boats, small buses. Your rewards for taking the path less traveled? More wildlife. More hospitality. More insight. More authenticity. More friends. More memories. And many, many more smiles.