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Anchorage day hike

We had a fantastic day hike in Anchorage with Carl! We is very knowledgeable of the area and had us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lmrdh112
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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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An Amazing Experience!!

Carl is an excellent guide. The food was amazing. Great trip in spite of the terrible weather we... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
seattlephotog
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Bellevue, Washington
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We offer guided backpacking trips and photo tours in Alaska. Trip itineraries are often flexible, tailored to your specific interest & adventure level. We provide an array of different tours, including sea kayaking, rafting and packrafting, and snowshoeing and skiing. Our backpacking and photography tours are superb. We offer hiking trips to Denali NP, brown bear photography tours & workshops in Katmai National Park. Backpacking trips and sea kayaking trips in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Chugach State Park & Chilkat State Park. We also run multiday rafting tours in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Expeditions Alaska are insured, licensed and permitted to operate in all these amazing venues. Owned and operated by lead guide and photographer Carl Donohue, we now employ a small number of experienced, professional guides who lead various trips. Visit The Wild & spend time with Expeditions Alaska. More than 15 years of operations.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day hike in Anchorage with Carl! We is very knowledgeable of the area and had us laughing the whole time. We hiked a mountain that we never would have dreamed of doing on our own. A must do in Anchorage!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Carl is an excellent guide. The food was amazing. Great trip in spite of the terrible weather we had but that's something you can't control. There's nothing like seeing a 1000 pound grizzly in real time. Carl teaches you to be respectful of the impact...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The scenery and terrain was amazing and diverse, all in a day's hike! Sophie was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the plants and terrain, and in great shape and flexible to our abilities and schedule. I only wish I had more time to do...More

Thank Vince A
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Expeditions-Alaska, Manager at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hey Vince Thank you for your feedback and kind words. Sophie is awesome, and I'm lucky to have someone with her expertise to work with. I'll definitely let her know how much you appreciated her guidance. We'd love to have you come along for a...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I took a week-long trip to Haines, Alaska with Carl to photograph eagles last month. It was a great trip and I got some stellar photos. Carl knew the area and the birds. Although he obviously couldn't control the weather or the birds, he got...More

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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hey Evan Thanks again man, much appreciated. It was great to meet you and I'm really looking forward to our next trip together. Cheers Carl D Expeditions Alaska

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Greatest adventure of my life. We did the Seven pass route (Bremner mines to iceberg lake). Our guide Jules was very professional, informative and helpful. Each day the hikes and campsites keep getting better and better with incredible views. Recommended using their services to explore...More

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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hey Tejas Thanks so much for your kind words, appreciated. Jules is fantastic, I've known him as long as any guide I know in Alaska. It's great to get to work with him. Glad you guys all had a great trip. Cheers Carl D Expeditions...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I just completed a two week trip with Carl Donahue of Expeditions Alaska In June 2017. One week of kayaking at Icy Bay, "ice-breaking" in our kayaks, moose, wolverine, seal and sea lion watching, glacier calving, good conversation around the camp stove,...More

Thank Tim B
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

hey Tim Thank you, buddy. It was a treat to meet you and Jeanne, and get to spend such time together. On top of that, we saw a WOLVERINE!!! Awesome. Thanks again, Cheers Carl D Expeditions Alaska

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

I did the Aurora trip with Carl in March 2017, and I had an excellent experience and came away with some shots that I was really happy with. We were lucky and were able to see the Aurora every night of the 6-night trip. And...More

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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hey Laura Thanks for this. Speaking of Aurora, I'm heading out again here shortly for some more. It was great to meet you, and am glad you came along. Enjoyed it. Let's do it again soon. Cheers Carl D Expeditions Alaska

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I spent a week with Carl Donahue of Expeditions Alaska in November 2016 on his Bald Eagle Tour along the Chilkat River near Haines, AK. This trip had been on my bucket list for a decade or more. This location hosts one of the highest...More

Thank Mike M
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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for this Mike, it was a treat to meet you and get to shoot together. I'm looking forward to your book when it comes out. All the best Carl

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

I'm just back from the bald eagles november photo trip with Carl and it was amazing. Thousands of eagles right here, posing for the camera, in the charming and quiet town of Haines. Carl was a wonderful guide and photography teacher. I learnt a lot...More

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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks Julien. It was really nice to meet you and shoot together in Haines. So glad you had a good time and I hope you got some benefit from the trip. All the best Carl

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Went on the Katmai Park Bear Photo tour with Carl late September and it couldn't have been a better experience. We had great weather, the Park was just about empty, and the number of bears was amazing. Carl was fantastic; he was informative and worked...More

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Expeditions-Alaska, Owner at Expeditions Alaska, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hey Tim Thank you. And what a treat it was to catch up with you again this last Oct for the polar bear tour. I'm already looking forward to our next adventure to the Katmai Coast for more of the great Brown Bears. Should be...More

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