Alaska

It’s easy to understand why Alaska is on the wishlist of most every adventure traveller. Whether you see it from a whale watching expedition, a kayak, a hike from valley floor to mountaintop, a luxury lodge or the top of a glacier, Gray & Co. helps you discover the unforgettable scenery, history and wildlife that spreads across Alaska’s more than 660,000 square miles.

Take to the air for a flight-seeing tour, the most efficient and comfortable way to experience Denali National Park, home of Mount McKinley, North America's largest peak. Land on top of glaciers and explore them by foot, with the help of cleats. Or see the Northern Lights the way they've been seen for centuries during a dog-sledding trip through quiet alpine plateaus. Follow the melt-water downstream and watch frenzied schools of salmon swim against the current to spawn - their time-honored rite interrupted only by the claws of the mighty black and grizzly bears who snatch them up, turning the fish into a final big meal before winter’s long hibernation.

While on a boat in the Kenai Fjords National Park, you’ll get closer than you ever thought possible to animals in their natural environment. Or enjoy more intimate wildlife encounters with naturalist-guides from a paddleboard or sea-kayak while sea otters and sea lions, whales and harbor seals, bald eagles and puffins, sea lions go about their daily lives.

Scattered throughout the vast wilderness, our preferred lodges offer a blend of rustic design and refined hospitality, serving meals that center on produce that’s often grown or caught on property. As one of our inland favourites, we recommend Ultima Thule Lodge. The family run Tutka Bay Lodge and the newly opened Stillpoint Lodge located just off the southern part of the Kenai Peninsula are two of our ocean-based favorites, offering a wide range of immersive nature experiences easily coupled with a visit to the Kenai Fjord.