Our Policies

Stress-Free Cancellation Policy

Effective March 2020, we’re implementing a Stress-Free Cancellation Policy so that you may reserve your 2020 trip with us with confidence.

While COVID-19 is an unprecedented event in our 42 year history operating Alaska tours, one thing we know for sure is this: a trip to Alaska can be restorative to the soul and refreshing for the spirit. We are here for you when it’s time for unique and invigorating experiences with Wild Alaska. We will also be continuing to monitor the situation as it evolves, to have ongoing conversations with our Alaska travel partners, and to continue to do all we can to operate responsibly through the months ahead.

Our cancellation policies go into effect at the time of booking and upon receipt of deposit. Written cancellations and changes must be received in our reservations office to be valid. Once your scheduled departure commences, our trips run rain or shine, and non-appearance for program will result in no refund.

If the cancellation or change occurs, the per person fee is the lesser of:

30+ days prior to departure: No cancellation penalty
29 to 15 days: 25% of total trip cost
Within 14 days: 100% of total trip cost

Please note that the Stress-Free Cancellation Policy applies to your Alaska Wildland Adventures trip only; we encourage you to work with your selected airfare provider to learn their terms. We also highly recommend the purchase of Travel Protection as soon as possible after you make your deposit.

Payment Policies

We accept checks, MasterCard, VISA and Discover. 
Payment Schedule:  Amount Due per Person: 
121+ days prior to departure:  $1,000 or 50% of trip total, whichever is less 
120 to 61 days:  50% of total 
Within 60 days:  100% of total 

Reservations made within 60 days of departure must be guaranteed with MasterCard, VISA or Discover. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation and rebooking will be subject to availability. Cancellation fees apply. Upon receipt of your initial deposit, we will mail you written confirmation and a travel insurance application. Kenai Borough Tax varies based on the number of nights you stay with us. Seasonal fuel surcharges, when applicable, are not included in trip price and are subject to change prior to trip departure.

Refunds

No refunds will be made on individual features, transfers or sightseeing voluntarily omitted by the participant. No refunds for unused services will be issued. Our tours operate rain or shine; see our Notes About Weather for more details. Refunds for cancelled flights or any services reserved outside of Alaska Wildland Adventures will be made in accordance with the rules of the carrier.

Travel Protection

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.

Alaska State Fish and Game Bag Limits

Please note that State Fish and Game officials may, on occasion, place "catch and release," modified bag limits, or temporary closures on salmon to protect their annual return. Fishing seasons and bag limits have also been known to be increased. Rainbow trout are catch and release. We strongly support regulations designated to result in the sustainability of this outstanding resource.

Important Disclosures for Our Guests

Alaska Wildland Adventures owns and operates the Kenai Backcountry Lodge, the Kenai Riverside Lodge, the Kenai Riverside Fishing Program, and the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. It does not control certain other third-party entities which may provide goods and services for your trip, including, for example, air or other transportation companies, other lodging facilities, food service providers, and equipment suppliers. The costs and scheduling of travel, accommodations, and associated services, unless otherwise specified, are the responsibility of our guests, and any delays, cancellations, or other travel alterations affecting a guest’s AWA itinerary will be the sole responsibility of the guest. Alaska Wildland Adventures will not assume any additional costs and shall not be liable for any delay, damage, injury, death, or loss of any kind whatsoever due to the acts, omissions, or negligence of any third-party service or transportation providers.

A copy of our Participant Agreement and Guest Information Form will be supplied to each visitor shortly during the reservation process, and these forms must be completed and returned to our office in advance of the trip.

AWA reserves the sole discretion and right to adjust pricing, programs, scheduled dates, and itineraries in the event certain conditions outside of its control threaten the health, security, and safety of its employees, guests, or property, including those caused by ‘force majeure’ events (including but not limited to war, acts of terrorism, pandemics and epidemics, civil strife, labor conflicts, and natural disasters), changes to national or global economic environments, acts of governmental authorities, and any other conditions resulting in the frustration, impracticability, or impossibility of undertaking AWA activities. In the event of a cancellation or major itinerary change due to such events, AWA will best assess the amount of available refund or credit toward a future trip with AWA. If a trip is cancelled in progress, the tour operator will best attempt to prorate a refund based on the number of days not complete. In any case, AWA cannot guarantee any refund amount due to cancellations beyond our control and strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.

Disclaimer of Liability

Alaska Wildland Adventures and Kenai Riverside Lodge reserve the right to make changes and alterations as may be found necessary for safety and proper handling of fishing packages. We spare no effort to assure a safe trip; however, outdoor activities of this nature are not entirely "risk free." We cannot assume responsibility for injury to participants or personal belongings or for time or expense incurred. On advancement of deposit to Alaska Wildland Adventures and Kenai Riverside Lodge, the depositor agrees to be bound by all of the above stated terms and conditions whether booking through an agency or directly with our office. Prior to your trip, you will be required to sign an assumption of risk form. 

Drone Policy

Alaska Wildland Adventures has a strict "No Unmanned Aircraft or Drone" policy, similar to that of the National Park Service. This policy supports our guiding principles and respects wildlife and the wilderness areas we visit. AWA may make exceptions to this policy from time to time for its short promotional productions where compliant with regulations.

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy dictates how Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) and Kenai Riverside Lodge treats personal information collected and received by AWA via email, our website, phone inquiries and customer responses to our promotions. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable (such as your name, address, email address, or phone number) and not otherwise publicly available. 

Information Collection and Use

AWA collects personal information when you sign up for our newsletter, book a package with us and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes we offer our visitors and clients. When you register we ask for personal information such as your name, email address, home address, phone number and trip interests. 

Cookies

Our website also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address and the page you request for purposes of tracking overall site visitor volume and page views. AWA may choose to use this information for the following general purposes:

  • To customize the information you see 
  • Fulfill your requests for trip information 
  • Improve our website, email newsletters and services 
  • Create special promotions
  • Conduct customer research 
  • Information Sharing and Disclosure 
Alaska Wildland Adventures does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies unless we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law. Your information will only be used to provide products or services you've requested when we have your permission to contact you according to the following circumstances:
  • You have entered an AWA sponsored promotion 
  • You have requested a brochure from us 
  • You have requested to receive our newsletter 
  • You have booked a trip with us 
  • A friend has suggested we contact you  

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Alaska Wildland Adventures may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified by you or by placing a prominent notice on our site. 

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at:
800.478.4100
[email protected]
Kenai Riverside Lodge
PO Box 389
Girdwood, AK 99587