Visit the Rugged Wilderness of America’s Largest State
The Kenai Peninsula in Alaska is one of America’s last great frontiers, with millions of acres of untouched forests, rugged mountain peaks, massive glacier fjords, rushing river rapids, and diverse wildlife.
Let Global Air Charters transport you to this untamed wilderness this summer to experience the wonders of the Kenai Peninsula for yourself.
Tour the Kenai Fjords National Park
Begin your journey in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which sits just above the Cook Inlet in the northern reaches of the peninsula. Then, pick up your rental car and drive to the charming coastal town of Seward, located on the shores of Resurrection Bay.
From Seward, you can take a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park, home to glaciers, fjords, and bountiful wildlife. As you explore the park’s pristine wilderness, watch for humpback whales, orcas, sea otters, and bald eagles.
Drive the Seward Highway
The Seward Highway is a scenic route that runs along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula, affording travelers the road trip of a lifetime. The highway takes you past stunning mountain ranges, glaciers, and waterfalls and is dotted with quaint little towns and vast expanses of wilderness.
There are plenty of opportunities along the way to stop and take in breathtaking views of Turnagain Arm, the Chugach Mountains, and the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Explore the Kenai River
Exploring the beautiful Kenai River is a must for any nature lover. The river’s deep-blue waters flow through canyons, dense pine forests, and serene fields and meadows, offering endless vistas of striking natural beauty.
Anglers love fishing in the Kenai River, where salmon, trout, and other fish are abundant. Visitors also enjoy kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and paddleboarding on the river. You’ll likely spot moose and brown bears along the riverbanks, river otters frolicking in the water, and bald eagles soaring overhead.
Homer is a small seaside town on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, surrounded by extraordinary natural beauty. Homer is known as the halibut fishing capital of the world, and you can take a fishing charter into Kachemak Bay to catch halibut, salmon, and other local fish.
Those who wish to stay ashore can check out Homer’s vibrant arts scene and explore the town’s numerous galleries, studios, and events showcasing the works of local artists and artisans.
Backpack on Johnson Pass
Backpacking on Johnson Pass is an unforgettable experience. The 23-mile trail takes you around untamed wilderness areas, through dense forests, and over stunning mountain passes. Along the way, you can camp in backcountry campsites and take in the spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains.
This trail is known for its plentiful wildlife, including moose, black bears, and eagles, so be sure to bring your camera. The elevation, with steep climbs and descents, can be challenging, so it’s best suited for experienced backpackers. However, the extraordinary views and the chance to immerse yourself in Alaska’s wilderness make the Johnson Pass hike the perfect adventure for the outdoor enthusiast.
Visit Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula
Summer is a beautiful time of year to visit the Kenai Peninsula, with the melting snow caps feeding the rushing rivers that carve their way through the Alaskan wilderness. Contact your GAC broker today to arrange your private charter flight to one of America’s last frontiers.