Owners Jeremy and Andrea have hand-curated a list of all the best things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. Choose from Kenai Peninsula tours, day trips, activities and adventures. We can book and organize on your behalf. We know all the operators personally and stand behind their tours.
Embark by floatplane on one of the most exciting wildlife trips you can take – bear viewing in Alaska! Choose a more remote Lake Clark National Park or visit one of our closer locations at Wolverine Creek. View bears in their natural Alaskan habitat and have the chance at some great photos from the safety of your boat. The flight from the Kenai Peninsula is pretty awesome too!
Choose from 2 awesome Alaska rafting adventures down the Kenai River, both starting from the AWA headquarters a few miles below Kenai Lake. Embark on a longer day with class II+ waters through the canyon and across Skilak Lake or enjoy a mellow, shorter scenic float through the upper end of the Kenai River. Experience Alaska’s best as you venture through the Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, view wildlife, and learn natural history of the area from your river guide.
Enjoy the scenic beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park from the private setting of a 16 passenger boat. You’ll depart from Seward and Resurrection bay as you view whales, wildlife, and the tidewater glaciers of the Kenai Fjords. Lunch is served aboard the boat.
The cool turquoise waters of Kenai Lake is one of Alaska’s gems. Spend the day kayaking in a pristine glacial lake surrounded by the Chugach Mountains and the Chugach National Forest.
Experience Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula with an adrenaline rush by taking a zipline & canopy tour in Seward. Spend part of the day taking in scenic views from the top of the temperate rainforest and then spend the rest of the day on your own exploring the area
See the Kenai Peninsula and the Alaska Range from the top! It’s where the best views are. On this flightseeing tour you will get a grasp of how big Alaska really is. Mountains, glaciers, volcanos, and wildlife are what you will be looking for.
Hiking trips in Alaska are among our favorite things to do! Go on a guided hiking tour and take in some of the more majestic views in our area. From viewing salmon jumping up the waterfalls to skylines that never end, it is sure to be a fun day exploring. For the more adventurous, trade in your hiking boots for ice cleats and go ice climbing on a glacier.
Take in the beautiful sights of the Spencer Glacier Valley, only accessible by the historic Alaska Railroad. Then paddle through the icebergs on Spencer Lake and float down the Placer River. Andrea used to guide this trip and it is always one of our guests’ favorite experiences!
Go on a Homer kayaking adventure and enjoy exploring the beautiful bays in Kachemak Bay State Park while viewing sea otters, shore birds, and other marine wildlife. For more adventure you can opt to include a hike to a glacial lake at the end of your paddle.
Enjoy a self-guided paddle up the slow moving Moose River, just 10 minutes from our cabins. This is a very inexpensive way to have an awesome day exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with the chances to see wildlife on your own.
Spend a day with one of the most famous dog mushing familes in Alaska. The Seaveys have been mushing since 1963 and the family has been at the top of the podium many times. You can do a short simple tour out of their facility or add a heli and glacier to the dog mushing experience.
Silvertip is a great home base for your Alaskan adventure. All our guided adventures are within easy reach for day trips from our lodge on the Kenai Penisula. You pick the trips and we strategically schedule them to suit your itinerary.
The best month to visit Alaska depends on what you want to do on your trip. You are going to want to determine your goals as a traveler and then pick your travel dates to achieve those goals. Most people think mid-May to end of September are the best months to visit Alaska.
You can see bears in Alaska in a variety of ways. You can take a guided bear viewing tour with a company or you can see bears as you are driving down the road. You have a much better chance seeing bears on a guided tour and if it is a goal for your trip we highly recommend booking a bear viewing trip. We have 2 options at our lodge. Both are fly-out bear viewing trips. One option is at Lake Clark National Park the other option is Wolverine Creek.
In Alaska there are brown bears (coastal), grizzly bears (interior), black bears, and polar bears. Depending on what part of the state you are in determines which type of bear you could see. On the Kenai Peninsula we have brown and black bears.
May and June are the best 2 months for whale watching in Alaska, but good whale watching can last most of the summer months. You can see gray, humpback, and orca whales as well as dall’s porpoise on the same trip during the peak of the season. Our partners, Jim and Kathleen, have over 25 years of experience and provide you with an amazing full-day experience in a private 16 guest setting, which is much nicer than hopping on a big cruise boat that holds 100+ people.
Some of the best access for whale watching in Alaska are in Seward on the Kenai Peninsula and Juneau in Southeast Alaska. If you fly into Anchorage, then Seward is your best option. If you are on a cruise ship or fly to southeast Alaska, then Juneau is an option. Our whale watching trips go out of Seward, Alaska, which is a day trip from Silvertip Lodge and Cabins.
Soldotna is a river city with the world famous glacial Kenai River running right through it’s town center. It is the central most location to base all your sightseeing and fishing adventures out of and is adjacent to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. From Soldotna you have tons of options including bear viewing, hiking, fishing, sightseeing on your own, and enjoying local events. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center and the miles of walking from the beaches to the boardwalks along the river provide an awesome experience. The Kenai River Brewery and local restaurants offer good drinks and eats. Soldotna is a great place to reside while exploring the Kenai Peninsula.
Many of our guests travel to Seward for a sightseeing day trip when they are staying with us at Silvertip. In Seward you can book guided sightseeing trips in Kenai Fjords National Park or sightsee on your own . Some of the guided adventures you can do include a whale watching / glacier tour, zipline & canopy tours, and dog sledding trips. You can fish out of Seward as well. Some things you can do on your own include the Sealife Center, Exit Glacier hike, visiting shops in downtown Seward, and relaxing in the park.
Many of our guests travel to Homer for a sightseeing day trip while staying at Silvertip. In Homer you can walk the famous Homer Spit, a 4.5 mile long, skinny piece of land that holds the boat harbor and with many shops and restaurants. Homer also has water taxi companies that can take you across into Kachemak Bay State Park. You can also enjoy adventures such as guided kayaking, hiking on your own, guided ocean fishing, and general sightseeing. The drive down to Homer is amazing in itself as you drive along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula and have the opportunity to pull over and view 4 volcanos along the way.