Thanks for this forum's help in developing our itinerary for our 2 week trek through Alaska in an RV. The RV is booked as is a 3-night stay at Savage River in Denali (and the shuttle to Wonder Lake). My next question is what other activities should be booked in advance (and how far in advance), versus those we can wing when we get there. I want to have a set route for our trip but would love to keep some flexibility in the itinerary. We'll be there in late June/early July which I know is the height of tourist season. But I also know that when we've visited other national parks with short seasons that 90% of the tourists cluster at 1% of the sites. As soon as you leave those "must see" sites, you have the area almost to yourself. So which of these are so "must see" that we need to book them early, versus those that are off the beaten track and can be reserved when we get there?
Here are the activities I'm wondering about:
Kenai Fjords all day Boat Trip on a smaller boat.
Dog Kennel and Sled Ride Tour (near Kenai)
Kenai River Fishing Trip at Coopers Landing
Homer Kachemak Bay Kayak Trip
MICA Guides Glacier Walk at Matanuska Glacier
Denali area 1/2 day River Rafting Trip