Winterlake and Tutka Bay Lodge Combo | Alaska Wilderness Lodges
Combine stays at Winterlake Lodge (named one of America’s best by Travel + Leisure) and Tutka Bay Lodge on this epic adventure through Alaskan backcountry.
Walk on a glacier, check out the Iditarod trail, sportfish by helicopter or go bear viewing by float plane in a beautiful national park.
Everywhere, hikes and sea kayaking allow access to exquisite landscapes and chances to spot wildlife such as whales, sea otters, moose, bears, and wolves.
Float planes deliver you from one perfectly rustic lodge to the next, and days offer endless opportunities for communing with nature.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Anchorage to Winterlake Lodge | Floatplane
The adventure begins today with a transfer from your hotel to Lake Hood, the world’s largest floatplane lake. Boarding a floatplane for a scenic 50-minute flight to Winterlake Lodge, you'll enjoy spectacular views of Mt. McKinley before landing on Finger Lake, the location of an Iditarod checkpoint and the check-in for your cabin. Join your hosts Kirsten and Carl Dixon at the main Lodge for a brief orientation to the activities and facilities, then plan your days with your guides. Options include: guided narrated walks, hiking, canoeing and kayaking; watching wild birds; berry picking; cooking classes (offered daily); wine and cheese tastings; Yoga and stretch classes, one complimentary massage, soaking in the hut tub or swimming in the lake. (Lunch & dinner included today)
Day 2 - 3 Winter Lake LodgeA full day allows you to enjoy any number of activities at Winterlake Lodge: hiking along the Iditarod Sled Dog Trail or Wolverine Ridge, which offers views of Denali; kayaking or canoeing; participating in a yoga class; enjoying a therapeutic massage; or enjoying a cooking class with the resident chef. On day 3, you'll meet your helicopter pilot and guide for a day long adventure outing in a Robinson R-44 helicopter. Choose to fly to Canyon Creek for fly fishing, the Tordrillo Mountain area for glacier trekking and hiking or to Happy River to look for bears, eagles and salmon. After dinner, relax in the hot tub or enjoy the wood fired sauna. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 4 Winter Lake Lodge to Tutka Bay Lodge | FloatplaneThis morning board a floatplane for the scenic 70-minute flight along the Kenai coast to Tutka Bay Lodge. Upon arrival, check in with your hosts at the main lodge for a brief orientation, then plan your day with your guide. Activities include: Sea kayaking, local sportfishing, beachcombing and tidal-pool exploring, coastal touring by boat, nature trail hiking through old growth forests, hiking in the Kachemak Bay State Park Trail System, birding and wildlife viewing. You can also enjoy the sauna and hot tub, morning yoga classes, one complimentary massage, cooking classes, wine tastings, paddle boards and dock fishing. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 5 - 6 Tutka Bay Lodge | Freedom of Choice 1 of 2 ExcursionsToday you can personalize your day by choosing one of the below excursions.Option 1. Fly-Out Brown Bear ViewingJourney by float plane across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Peninsula and the largest brown bear population in the world. Landing in a remote mountain lake or river in either Lake Clark National Park or Katmai National Park, your destination depends on the time of summer and vary according to the bears’ food sources.Option 2. Deep sea Salmon | Halibut FishingThis combination of salmon and halibut fishing is the perfect way to enjoy a variety of angling experiences in one day. In Homer, halibut fishing is deep sea bottom fishing with a heavy rod and reel, while salmon fishing is trolling with light tackle and downriggers. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the activities at the lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)
The rest of your time can be spent enjoying one of the many aforementioned activities. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 7 Tutka Bay Lodge to Anchorage | FlightAfter breakfast, catch the water taxi back to Homer for your flight to Anchorage (Breakfast included today).
- 3 nights accommodation at Winterlake Lodge
- 3 nights accommodation at Tutka Bay Lodge
- All meals with select wine and local craft beers
- Anchorage transfer from hotel to Lake Hood Floatplane Base
- Floatplane travel to Winterlake Lodge from Anchorage
- One helicopter adventure at Winterlake Lodge
- Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
- Fly-out Alaska Brown Bear (Grizzly Bear) Viewing
- Salmon | Halibut deep sea Saltwater Fishing
- Water taxi to Homer, Alaska from Tutka Bay Lodge
- Ground transportation in Homer
- Flight from Homer to Anchorage
- Massage (two per person), yoga and cooking classes at both lodges
- All guided activities
- Staff gratuities
- Check-in baggage allowance is limited to 50 lbs (22 Kgs) per passenger
- Premium alcoholic beverages
- Additional helicopter adventures or additional excursions
- Fish processing or packaging (Tutka Bay only - additional cost)
- Fishing licenses
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|7 Day | 6 Night Package|
01 Jun 23 - 24 Sep 23
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