Recreational and Educational Guides


[This list was updated August 2018 .]

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 2018. 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.

Alaska Alpine Adventures
300 E 76th Ave. Unit B
Anchorage, AK 99518
877-525-2577
866-793-2679 (FAX)
 info@alaskaalpineadventures.com

Alaska Discovery
1266 66th St. Suite 4
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-594-6049
510-594-6001 (FAX)
lucia@mtsobek.com

Arctic River Guides LLC
P.O. Box 84370
Fairbanks, AK 99708 
907-488-0814 
arcticriverguides@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 Game Backcountry Guides
P.O. Box 172 
Butte Falls, OR 97522 
541-531-7211 
biggamebackcountryguides@hotmail.com

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

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

National Outdoor Leadership School
5805 N. Farm Loop Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
907-745-4047
ashley_wise@nols.edu

Ouzel Expeditions Inc.
P.O. Box 935,
Girdwood, AK 99587
907-783-2216
sharon@ouzel.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 83823
208-877-7104
lonnie@sundogexpeditions.com

Tal River Air
P.O. Box 1127 
Willow, AK 99688 
907-223-3433
talriverair@gmail.com

Wilderness Alaska
P.O. Box 113063 
Anchorage, AK 99511
907-345-3567
907-345-3967 (FAX)
macgilladams@gmail.com

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

YMCA Camp Manito-wish
P.O. Box 246 
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
715-385-2312
715-385-2461 (FAX)
paul.lovaas@manito-wish.org

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan
3788 North Arm Road 
Ely, MN 55731 
612-465-0487
218-365-2018 (FAX)
kathleen.floberg@ymcamn.org