Recreational and Educational Guides


[This list was updated April 2021.]

Below is a list of commercial recreational and educational guides who are either authorized to operate within Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or who are in the process of seeking authorization for 2021. To be authorized, the company must have a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service special use permit for commercial operations in the Refuge.

It is illegal to provide commercial services within the Refuge without permitted authorization. We cannot predict which businesses will pursue--or be granted--authorization into the future. It is the visitor's responsibility to confirm the validity of guides.

This information is offered as a public service. All the guides listed are private businesses not affiliated with the U.S. government. This list does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nor does it guarantee continued authorization. We post contact information as it has been provided to us, and update the list periodically.

Arctic Mojo Marine
1576 Snowbasin Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709 
907-388-2093 
solarsalmon@gmail.com

Arctic Treks LLC
P.O. Box 73452
Fairbanks, AK 99707
907-455-6502
907-455-6522 (FAX)
arctictreks@alaska.net

Arctic Wild LLC
P.O. Box 80562
Fairbanks, AK 99708
907-479-8203
info@arcticwild.com

Big Wild Adventures
1106 W Park St #262
Livingston, MT 59047
406-823-0337
info@bigwildadventures.com

Chena Outdoor Collective
P.O. Box 16192
Two Rivers, AK 99716
907-799-4420
chenaoutdoorco@gmail.com

Chilkat Guides Ltd.
P.O. Box 170 
Haines, AK 99827 
907-313-4420 
 raftalaska@chilkatguides.com

Chulengo Expeditions
530 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
917-887-8928
info@chulengo.org

Double Shovel Outfitters
P.O. Box 72557 
Fairbanks, AK 99707 
907-699-7801 
charliejagow@yahoo.com

Expeditions Alaska
P.O. Box 412 
Copper Center, AK 99573 
770-952-4549
info@expeditionsalaska.com

MT Sobek
1266 66th St. Suite 4 
Emeryville, CA 94608 
510-484-1228 
mara.drazina@mtsobek.com

Ouzel Expeditions International
P.O. Box 675 
Girdwood, AK 99587 
907-783-2216 
info@ouzelexpeditions.com

Sierra Club
2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300 
Oakland, CA 94612 
415-977-5690
415-977-5795 (FAX)
outings.permits@sierraclub.org

Sundog Expeditions
1995 Texas Ridge Road 
Deary, ID 83328 
208-874-3202 
lonnie@sundogexpeditions.com

Tundra Travels
P.O. Box 1933 
Girdwood, AK 99587 
907-444-5766 
info@tundratravels.com

Wilderness Birding Adventures 
40208 Alpenglow Circle 
Homer, AK 99603 
907-299-3937 
robin@wildernessbirding.com

Wild Imagination Photography
1540 Jones Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709
907-590-7023
david@david-w-shaw.com

YMCA Camp Manito-wish
5650 Camp Manitowish Lane
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
715-385-2312
715-385-2461 (FAX)
outpost.director@manito-wish.org

YMCA Camp Menogyn
651 Nicollet Mall #500
Minneapolis, MN 55604 
763-23-09310 
emily.teneyck@ymcamn.org

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3788 North Arm Road
Ely, MN 55731
612-465-0487
kathleen.floberg@ymcanorth.org