The Great Staycation Summer of 2020: Alaskans love a deal

In Travel Deals by scott

Guide Alex Carey (r) holds a Kenai River silver. Save 30-50 percent with ChasingTales Alaska

‘Tis the season to see Alaska, especially if you live here. Since the cruise ships aren’t coming, some big businesses aren’t opening at all for the season. Many of those that are open this summer are offering deep discounts to Alaskans.

The Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA) has put together a site to review some of the best “resident specials”. 

The discounts are listed by region. Take your camera and enter the photo contest. Alaska Airlines is giving away tickets for the best photo!! CLICK HERE for details.  Here are some of our favorites:


Lazy Otter Charters in Whittier

Lazy Otter Charters in Whittier, Alaska offers a 20 percent discount off custom sightseeing, plus 20 percent off multi-day kayak rentals. With the bow-lander (above), the boat can run up on the beach and you can step right off to do some exploring!

Save 30-50 percent on charter fishing with ChasingTales Alaska.

SAVE 30-50 percent on charter fishing! Just got off the phone with Alex Carey, one of the guides at ChasingTales Alaska. They run charters on the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Steelhead, Red Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon and King Salmon. Alaskans can trim 30-50 percent off the regular $300 full-day price. Season runs through mid-October!


Trail Breaker Kennel

Trail Breaker Kennel. Save 20 percent (reg. $59 per adult) on your visit with the mushers  and their “canine athletes” in Fairbanks. Learn how they prepare for the Yukon Quest and Iditarod.

River’s Edge Resort: $99 per night special for these private riverfront cabins in Fairbanks. 


The “Single Star” operated by Adventure Kodiak

Adventure Kodiak: Save $500 off per person on week-long bear and wildlife cruise aboard the “Single Star.” Sail from Kodiak over to the Alaska Peninsula.  Only six guests at a time on the yacht. Prices start at $4,375 per person (less $500 discount). 


Kayakers in Sitka, Alaska

In Sitka, visit Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures. Buy one kayak tour and get the 2nd ticket at 30 percent off. Paddle through areas accessible only by kayak in the Sitka Sound. CLICK HERE for more information. Paddle through mazes of reef and kelp forests. Watch for sea otters, sea lions, porpoise, bald eagles, and a variety of marine birds. We will walk seldom-visited islands and beach-comb for treasures. LEARN MORE.

LOTS MORE. Click through and check out the whole list.

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