Day 1 Anchorage to Winterlake Lodge (Floatplane) Transfer from your hotel to Lake Hood, the world’s largest floatplane lake. Board your floatplane for a scenic 50-minute flight to Winterlake Lodge. The flight takes you north and west – within views of Mt. McKinley. Land on Finger Lake, the location of an Iditarod checkpoint and check in to your cabin. Join your hosts at the main Lodge for a brief orientation to the activities and facilities at the lodge, 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 Winter Lake Lodge After breakfast meet your helicopter pilot and guide for a day-long adventure outing via our Robinson R-44 helicopter to Canyon Creek for fly fishing or explore the Tordrillo Mountain area for glacier trekking and hiking. In the afternoon, you may enjoy lunch in the outdoors or back at the lodge, then after lunch you may choose to hike to the top of Wolverine Ridge where the view of Mt. McKinley is spectacular. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 3 Winter Lake Lodge to Tutka Bay Lodge This morning board a floatplane to travel to Tutka Bay Lodge. It’s a scenic 70-minute flight along the Kenai coast. Check in with your hosts at the main Lodge for a brief orientation to the activities and facilities at the lodge, and then plan your day with your guide. Guided activities include: Sea kayaking, local sportfishing, beachcombing and tidal-pool exploration, coastal touring by boat, nature trail hiking through old growth forests, hiking in the Kachemak Bay State Park Trail System, birding and wildlife viewing. Use of sauna and hot tub, morning yoga classes, one complimentary massage, cooking classes and wine tasting. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 4 Tutka Bay Lodge – Bear Viewing or Deep Sea Fishing Excursion Today you can choose from either a Deep Sea Fishing Excursion in search of saltwater fish such as halibut, cod and salmon or a Bear Viewing Excursion into the famed Katmai area (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)
Day 5 Tutka Bay Lodge to Anchorage (Floatplane) After breakfast, catch the water taxi back to Homer and flight back to Anchorage (Breakfast included today).