Remote Lodges: Sheldon & Tutka Bay Lodge
• Tutka Bay Lodge • Sheldon Chalet
This remote nature lodge journey begins amongst the rugged coastlines, deep fjords, quiet beaches and old growth Sitka spruce forests that surround Tutka Bay Lodge. After kayaking, fishing and bear viewing, transfer to the spectacularly located Sheldon Chalet near the summit of Denali. Experience fine dining, exquisite service and a range of unique adventures in an exclusive and majestic setting.
Day 1: Anchorage On arrival in Anchorage, transfer by private vehicle to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this unique city.
Day 2: Anchorage > Tutka Bay Lodge Transfer by private vehicle to the airport for a scenic 40 minute flight along the Kenai Coast to Homer, followed by a water taxi to Tutka Bay Lodge. Check in with your hosts 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. Also included are the use of sauna and hot tub, morning yoga classes, massage, cooking classes, wine tasting, paddle boards and dock fishing.
Day 3: Tutka Bay Lodge Today is yours to choose from either a deep sea fishing excursion in search of saltwater fish such as halibut and salmon, a bear viewing excursion into the famed Katmai area, or a heli-flightseeing / heli-hiking excursion.
Day 4: Tutka Bay Lodge > Anchorage After breakfast, catch the water taxi back to Homer followed by a flight back to Anchorage. Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in Anchorage.
Day 5: Anchorage > Sheldon Chalet Depart Anchorage for your 1.15-hour scenic helicopter ride to Sheldon Chalet. An engineering marvel located just 10 miles from Denali's summit, Sheldon Chalet features five guest rooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining area, an observation deck and a sauna. Step on to the deck and marvel at the majestic surroundings before coming inside for champagne and a freshly prepared sampling of Alaskan seafood. Meet your staff and discuss adventure options during your stay with the world-class guides. Settle in and let the peace and solitude overtake you.
Day 6: Sheldon Chalet Awake to the sunrise shining on the summit of Denali. Enjoy a cosy cup of coffee as you marvel at the way the light changes the landscape moment by moment. Choose one adventure today and another tomorrow, such as rappelling, rock or ice climbing, glacier trekking, gourmet glacier picnicking, crevasse exploring or sledding. Enjoy a late afternoon cocktail and delectable hors d'oeuvres on the observation deck then dine on a beautiful gourmet dinner while you watch the sun set on Denali. Spend the evening on the deck around a fire, stargazing or relaxing in the sauna.
Day 7: Sheldon Chalet Welcome the majesty of the amphitheatre into your morning as it draws you into quiet reflection. Choose an informative book on the area to read from our library or trek to the historic Sheldon Mountain House for stories of Denali. Enjoy another activity of choice then return to a mouth-watering dinner. Come evening, relax in the sauna or watch the stars sparkle above the amphitheatre on the observation deck.
Day 8: Sheldon Chalet > Anchorage Watch the sunrise hit the snow-covered Alaska Range from your bed. After a final breakfast of locally sourced Alaskan fare, say your farewells and prepare to depart the Sheldon Nunatak for the helicopter ride back to Anchorage. Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 9: Anchorage Transfer by private vehicle to the Anchorage airport where your journey ends.
• Tailor-made journey • 3 nights' at Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage (deluxe room) • 2 nights' at Tutka Bay Lodge (Chalet / Cabin) • 3 nights' exclusive use of Sheldon Chalet • Private transfers between Anchorage airport, hotel and helipad.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs daily 14 May - 13 Sep
2021 Departs daily 14 May - 13 Sep
Not included • Premium alcoholic beverages at both lodges
• Fish processing or packaging
• Fishing licenses (purchased at lodge) at Tutka Bay Lodge
• Breakfast at Anchorage hotel
• Premium alcoholic beverages at both lodges • Fish processing or packaging • Fishing licenses (purchased at lodge) at Tutka Bay Lodge • Breakfast at Anchorage hotel