Guest Programs

Important: We are pleased to extend the following tours to one spouse or guest of a fully registered AAPA participant.  Special arrangements have been made with our tourism vendors to extend services past our peak tourism season and therefore it is very important that we have accurate numbers of guests 30 days prior to the events. We will have limited opportunity to accommodate last minute reservations onsite and encourage you to plan in advance so that we can ensure ample space for all those that desire to participate.

Monday, September 22, 2008
Kenai River Scenic Float – SOLD OUT

Travel south along the spectacular Seward Highway National Scenic Byway for approximately 2 hours to Cooper Landing.  Embark on a serene 2-hour float trip along a non-motorized stretch of the scenic Upper Kenai River. Have your camera ready as we keep a keen watch for moose, eagles, Dall sheep, salmon, waterfowl, beaver, and bears as your guide navigates you through the snow-capped mountain scenery of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Hear the stories behind the sights; the wildlife, the native inhabitants and early settlers, and the forces that shaped the famous Kenai River Valley.  Enjoy a hot lunch following the relaxing float trip.

Tour Duration: 7 ½ hours
Capacity: Limited to 72 people

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Anchorage City / Museum Tour – SOLD OUT

Depart this morning for a private tour of Anchorage’s modern and historic landmarks, such as the bustling Lake Hood floatplane base, Earthquake Park, Captain Cook Monument and other interesting sights of Alaska’s largest and most sophisticated city. A stop at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center will provide an overview of Alaska’s diverse native cultures and rich history along with a delicious catered lunch by Marx Brothers.

Tour Duration: 3-4 Hours

Thursday, September 25, 2008
Scenic Sights and Wild Lives

Travel south along the spectacular Seward Highway National Scenic Byway for approximately 1 hour en route to Alyeska Resort and Portage Valley.  At Alyeska Resort, you may opt to take a tram ride to the top of Mount Alyeska and enjoy scenic views of Turnagain Arm. Enjoy a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see a variety of Alaskan animals in a close environment. A deli-style lunch will be served on the tour.

Tour Duration: 6 Hours