(and the BEST value you can find of any Alaska photo tour, trek or safari)
Ultimate Wildlife Photo Tours by helicopter, boat, dogsled & land
Helicopter aerials with doors off
Dogsled riding on a remote glacier
Don't miss this opportunity...
Come join us!
Mindset is everything
Unlike many crowded, snapshot day tours, we believe in an attitude of inclusion.
We believe in priorities.
Our first priority is respecting living things and the areas we visit.
We observe the rhythms of the animals and adjust our actions to earn their trust.
We respect the land, and show the same respect to you.
Trust and patience lead to images with uncommon depth and energy.
From your first contact to the last day of your tour, we are dedicated to providing you
with an outstanding, seamless Alaska experience.
Your time here will be short, but you will leave with deep, lasting memories in your heart and incredible photos in your camera to enjoy the rest of your life.
Come to our WIDE OPEN COVID FREE SPACES in one of the safest places in the country
The lowest density of people and highest vaccination rate in the country
Our premium photo tours help serious amateur, semi-pro and pro photographers get the experiences and images of their lives. Formed by photographers, rangers and tour guides, these photo treks have these vital benefits:
1) The ONLY multi-day photography tours based in the midst of the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula.
2) Small groups only — to give you any or all the personal attention you want.
3) Flexibility to adjust and spend maximum field time with the animals when the light is great and the scenery superb!
4) Guides who will help you get the best shots for your cameras (not theirs) during your short time here.
Compare us to any other Alaskan photo tour or trek or safari. Our exclusive central location and low overhead means you will spend more time in the field to photograph and enjoy the animals and experiences.
The honest truth: if you book a tour with the larger corporate or international companies, a huge percentage of your money pays for high salaries of company executives, celebrity tour guides, high-end luxury lodging, expensive TV ads, and repeat commutes back to Anchorage. If that’s what you want, nothing wrong with that. But we are dedicated to maximum bang for your buck and great photos.
Mile for mile, dollar for dollar, megabyte for megabyte — you’ll get more time, more photo opps, more local knowledge and insights, and more hands on (or hands off!) attention for less than any other Alaska tours of similar length.
3 species of bears and a MILLION opportunities to photograph them!
Adjustment on Tour Deposits: We are making it easier to put a deposit on a tour while pandemic delays or restrictions are still happening in some places. Through April 2021, rather than 50% deposit required with reservation, the initial deposit is only $1000. The balance of the 50% deposit is due within 4 weeks of your initial deposit. All other terms still apply (see our FAQ). Please call with any questions and we will be glad to answer questions or accommodate any special requests.
Get those bucket-list photos you’ve always wanted at rates that are cheaper if you book separately yourself.
Check out our remaining slots for our 2021 treks here.
1) Why not just take a photo trek geared to the general public that sees wildlife?
If you love nature and wildlife photography, you won’t get the time you want on “snapshot excursions”. Their agenda is more oriented to distance and checklists, rather than time working the scene or getting great images. They’ll keep you moving on to the next scene regardless of golden light, long-lasting animal interactions or great photo opps.
2) Do “photo treks” cost more?
The short answer is “not with us”. Compare apples to apples. Our tours cost less than if you book each activity yourself, with transportation, lodging, meals, flights & other fees. APA tours cost less than the other Alaska photo tours going to the same locations and time frames. How can we do that?
• Low overhead. You’re not paying for a large, famous corporate structure, huge TV marketing departments, CEOs, tours in other states or countries, or inflated salaries. It’s just us – a family company with 40 years of Alaska experience, integrity and top credentials.
• Bulk discounts from operators we’ve known for years. Rather than paying for excessive luxury or repeated commuting back to Anchorage, you’ll get to the same locations and have more field time to take stunning Alaskan scenes and wildlife. More than bookingwith a famous company or “celebrity” photographer, what will matter most to you is, quite simply, getting the shots you want and came for.
3) Why pay for a guided trip when I know what I want and how to photograph?
There’s a lot more logistics in getting great shots than just clicking the shutter.The knowledge and connections of a local guide can be more important than photo knowledge.This can make the difference between GREAT shots vs NO shots.
Timing, alternate routes, animal habits, weather, terrain, Murphy’s Law, first aid — these only come from decades of living and shooting here. We’ve helped fix broken or drenched cameras, loaned out lenses or SIM cards in the field, and helped with all kinds of other wilderness and personal issues when the unexpected happens.
We also give you tons of insights on Alaska, animals and photography (check out the free ones on this site). And by the way, we’re eager to hear you share your experiences and field knowledge!
We have lots of returning visitors…
10 Great Reasons to Join our Tours
Reason #1: Based in the heart of wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula, where all the city-based tours come to visit
What it means for you:More time with wildlife in great scenery and/or great light (while the others commute back & forth to Anchorage)
Reason #2: Closest to the bears of Katmai/Lake Clark, and all the wildlife on the Kenai Peninsula
What it means for you:More time to take advantage of golden light and special situations that may come up
Reason #3: All inclusive lodging, meals, transportation, park fees, shuttles
What it means for you:Except for tips and minor fees, all major expenses and logistics are taken care of. Concentrate on shooting and enjoying yourself!
Reason #4: Helicopter aerials over fjords, glaciers, marine mammals (doors off if you want)!
What it means for you:Stunning, world-famous photo opps of massive scenes as far as you can see
Reason #5: Another helicopter ride plus dogsled riding across a remote glacier!
What it means for you: More helicopter photo opps and a bucket-list adventure with Alaskan sled dogs!
What it means for you: Expertise to answer your questions, get you to the right places at the right times, and deal with any emergencies in the field
Reason #7: Small group sizes of 2-8 people
What it means to you:More personal attention, more flexibility in our schedule, less group logistics = more time with the animals, scenery, fjords, etc.
Reason #8: A portion of all proceeds is donated to conservation agencies as a big THANK YOU and insurance for all us on this planet.
What it means for you:The comfort of knowing that we are in this for the long term. We live here and want to see this land and these animals protected not just for great photos but because it’s the right thing to do.
What it means for you:Your awareness will be heightened and your actions minimized on the land and animals. Being part of an organization devoted to ideals beyond its borders and setting examples for others to follow.
Reason #10: Discounts available that makes this an irresistibly sweet deal!
What it means to you:SAVE even more over our basic rates and ANY OTHER PHOTO TOUR OF EQUAL TIME AND ACTIVITIES!
BONUS #11: Tons of FREE valuable Photo & Travel Tips & Insights on the website and in person!
What it means for you:Take better photos, travel more comfortably, make better choices, buy better equipment, save time and money.
Your time is limited.
Let us handle the logistics
And we’ll have as many field tips, Alaska info & photo tips as you might want!
Some like to be left alone while shooting
Just snap, eat, sleep, & enjoy…
“A fantastic experience!” — S. Levine, Nigata, Japan