Alaskan women are tough, resourceful, adventurous, and independent, and many of these local ladies have dedicated their lives to sharing the magic of Alaska with visitors by owning some of the state’s best tour companies. In fact, Alaska leads as one of the top states in the country for women’s entrepreneurship and female-owned businesses!
Supporting these businesses means you’ll get local knowledge on the best places to go, things to do, and be welcomed with the warm hospitality that Alaska is famous for. These women will teach you how to fly fish, lead you on a wilderness backpacking trip, show you the ins and outs of dog mushing, captain your whale watching or fishing charter boat, and host you at some of the state’s finest wilderness lodges and boutique accommodations. Some of these businesses even offer women’s-only tours and packages so you can share the beauty of Alaska with your gal pals on your next Alaska girls’ trip.
Check out our list of some of Alaska’s women-owned tourism businesses for your next trip to the 49th state:
- Alaska Concierge, Juneau
Travel planning and custom itineraries in Juneau and other destinations in the Inside Passage.
- Alaska Galore Tours, Juneau
Whale watching and land tour day trips in Juneau.
- Jayleen’s Alaska, Juneau
Small boat whale watching tours, including private and custom tours.
- Juneau Food Tours, Juneau
Guided small-group culinary day tours in Juneau.
- NatVenture Tours, Gustavus
Tour company offering a variety of excursions including fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, and packrafting.
- Out to Sea Expedition Company, Ketchikan
Wildlife and sightseeing zodiac tours.
- Red Onion Saloon, Skagway
Historic Gold Rush saloon, restaurant, and museum.
- Silverbow Inn, Juneau
Boutique hotel in downtown Juneau.
- Wild Strawberry Lodge, Sitka
Fishing lodge in Sitka with halibut and salmon fishing charters, including all-inclusive women’s fishing trip packages and “ladies special” buddy rates.
- A+ Dogsled Excursions & Tours, Fairbanks
Dog sled day tours, Arctic Circle tours, Fairbanks city tours, and ice fishing.
- Arctic Dog Adventure Co., Fairbanks
Multi-day dog sled tours featuring northern lights viewing, hot springs, and wilderness lodges and cabins, with women-only trip options. Husky hiking trips available in summer.
- Gold Daughters, Fairbanks
Gold panning tours and a mining museum with Gold Rush artifacts.
- Denali Hostel, Denali National Park
Riverside accommodations with private cabins, canvas tents, and shared dorms near the entrance to Denali National Park. Also operates Denali Photo Guides, Chain Lynx Bike Shop, and Sheep Shuttle.
- Paws for Adventure, Fairbanks
Year-round dog sled day tours plus winter northern lights viewing dog sled tour and overnight tour to the historic Tolovana Roadhouse.
- Tonglen Lake Lodge, Denali National Park
Lodge near the entrance to Denali National Park featuring lodge rooms, private cabins, and on-site café and fine dining.
- Squid Acres Kennel, Cantwell
Dog kennel that offers kennel tours, summer and winter dog mushing tours, multi-day expeditions, and women’s only-mushing retreats.
- Adventure 60 North, Seward
Guided kayaking day trips and multi-day trips in Kenai Fjords National Park, including women’s-only multi-day kayaking and camping trip, plus summer and winter tours and activities including hiking, fishing, gold panning, and snowmobile tours.
- Alaska Trail Guides, Anchorage
Guided small-group biking tours in Anchorage including city tours, mountain biking, and winter fat tire biking.
- Outbound Heli Adventures, Anchorage
Helicopter flightseeing tours from Anchorage with glacier landings, glacier dog sledding, and glacier trekking/ice climbing options.
- Salted Roots Alaska, Seward
Boutique cabins and cottages on the waterfront of Resurrection Bay.
- Saltwater Excursions, Whittier
Salmon and halibut fishing charters and glacier & wildlife cruises into Prince William Sound.
- Seward Ocean Excursions, Seward
Glacier and wildlife small boat sightseeing tours in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park.
- Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises, Valdez
Glacier and wildlife day cruises in Prince William Sound.
- Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking, Seward
Guided kayaking day trips and multi-day kayak camping trips in Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, with kayak & hike options.
- Talkeetna River Guides, Talkeetna
Rafting day trips and overnight rafting trips on the Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers.
- Talkeetna Roadhouse, Talkeetna
Historic roadhouse with rooms, a restaurant, and a bakery.
- Bettles Lodge, Bettles
Lodging 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle with year-round guided wilderness trips including fishing, backcountry expeditions, Gates of the Arctic National Park, dog sledding, and northern lights viewing.
- Circumpolar Expeditions
Guided Arctic tour packages to the Arctic Circle, Diomede Islands, and Bering Strait.
- Nataaq Gear, Nome
Alaska Native woman-owned clothing company selling jackets and vests inspired by traditional Alaska Native kuspuk garments.
- Roam Nome, Nome
Guided small-group day trips in Nome featuring birding, hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, history, and sightseeing.
- Adventure Kodiak, Kodiak
Multi-day small boat cruise focused on bear viewing, wildlife viewing, and photography.
- Afognak Wilderness Lodge, Afognak Island
Wilderness lodge with private cabins, offering wildlife viewing, fishing, and photography tours.
- Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge, King Salmon
Fishing lodge with private cabins and yurts offering fly-out fishing trips, hiking, and bear viewing in Katmai National Park.
- Ayakulik Adventures, Kodiak
Fishing and bear viewing trips on the Ayakulik River.
- Bear Trail Lodge, King Salmon
Lodge with private cabins offering fishing and wildlife viewing trips.
- Branch River Air Service, King Salmon
Float plane air taxi service for fishing trips, bear viewing in Katmai National Park, and flightseeing.
- Kayak Kodiak, Kodiak
Guided sea kayaking trips focused on wildlife viewing, as well as private cabin and chalet rentals throughout the island.
- Keeping it Reel Charters, Unalaska
Fishing charters and sightseeing boat tours.
- Tulchina Adventures, Port Alsworth
Cabin and campground accommodations plus gear rentals and kayaking trips in Lake Clark National Park.
- Wood Tikchik Air, Aleknagik
Guided fishing trips and air taxi service plus camping and kayak/canoe gear rentals.
- Alaska Private Touring
Year-round luxury tours in Alaska with customized and private itineraries on land and small ship cruises.
- Backpack Alaska
Multi-day guided backpacking trips throughout the state including Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Brooks Range, with women’s-only trips available.
- Salmon Berry Tours
Year-round day tours and multi-day packages based out of Anchorage and Fairbanks featuring hiking, wildlife viewing, city tours, sightseeing, dog mushing, Iditarod, northern lights viewing, and cruise ship transfers.
- Tundra Travels
Multi-day guided backpacking trips in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the Talkeetna Mountains.
- Women’s Flyfishing
Women-only fly fishing trips throughout the state including the Kenai River, the Naknek River, Nome, and Yakutat. Fly fishing classes are also available in Anchorage.