These three itineraries are merely “sample” itineraries to start your creative juices flowing. Perhaps a jumping off point. All of my custom tours are just that, completely custom to your needs, wants and desires. These three samples are ONLY meant to give you a sense of what is possible for a custom Alaska photo tour and VERY approximate costs for these types of custom tours.
Note the BIG difference with these tours is the method and frequency of transportation methods. Road trips are less expensive than air and boat trips. Final prices will depend on your requested level of accommodations, mode of transportation, specific locations, subject matter, and the time of year you wish to visit. An exact quote will be sent once your specific request is provided.
The sample photos for each tour below are from the actual areas BUT will vary greatly depending on the particular season you visit as well as the weather and wildlife movements at the time of your visit.
The Road Tripper
Glaciers, Water and Mountain Landscapes
Three nights and three full days.
This tour is based on doing all of our traveling via the road system in Jeff’s private tour vehicle and not using more expensive, alternate transportation such as helicopters, boats and airplanes. Of course, with all custom tours, we can add in a day or two using alternate transportation to make the trip just that much more exotic and get to more remote locations. If the weather changes we can, and likely will, change our itinerary to make the most use of your time. With that in mind, the ONLY wildlife we might photograph from the road system is potentially moose, Dall sheep and bald eagles depending on the season. If you are interested in any other wildlife such as bears, whales, puffins, icebergs or marine wildlife please review the other two options for pricing.
DAY ONE: Travel for a day and overnight along Turnagain Arm near Anchorage where we may photograph moose, Dall sheep, stunning mountains, waterfalls and more.
DAY TWO: Travel to the Matanuska valley to photograph gorgeous landscapes with glaciers, rivers, craggy mountains and more. We overnight in classic Alaska lodges with incredible views.
DAY THREE: Photography sunrise landscapes and then walk on a glacier. More landscapes and travel back to Anchorage at the end of the day.
PRICING FOR THIS SAMPLE 3-DAY ROAD TRIPPER: $5875 – $6800* Based on three nights and three full days and on 1-2 people sharing a room. This is approximate based on various seasonal accommodation rates. Price includes Jeff’s guide fee, transportation as noted and accommodations.
NOTE– The Road Tripper budget is based on driving on the road system ONLY. NOT using boats, airplanes or helicopter. With that in mind the ONLY wildlife we might photograph from the road system is potentially moose, Dall sheep and bald eagles depending on the season. If you are interested in bears, whales, puffins, icebergs or marine wildlife please review the other two options for pricing. See below for what is included and what is additional for all custom tours.
*easy to add a short or long helicopter tour on this trip for additional fees.
The Three Day Deal
Bears, Boats, Glaciers and Landscapes Galore
Three nights and three full days.
This tour is the one I would want to take my family on. We show off a plethora of Alaska in a short time that few people get to experience. It includes glaciers, bears and more.
DAY ONE: Travel for a day along Turnagain Arm near Anchorage where we may photograph moose, Dall sheep, stunning mountains, waterfalls and more. At the end of the day end up on the Kenai Peninsula.
DAY TWO: Early AM fly via bush plane for 35 minutes to Lake Clark National Park to photograph Alaskan coastal brown bears for the day. Fly back at 4 pm.
DAY THREE: You’ll enjoy a full-day — 8-hour boat trip in the magnificent and pristine Prince William Sound. During our time we have the opportunity of photographing bald eagles, icebergs, glaciers, seals, sea otters, sea lions, sea birds, puffins and perhaps whales or an orca or two.
PRICING FOR THIS SAMPLE 3-DAY DEAL: $9775 – $10,300 Pricing is based on three nights and three full days and on 2 people on the trip and sharing a room. This is approximate based on various seasonal accommodation rates. Price includes Jeff’s guide fee, transportation as noted and accommodations. See below for what is included and what is additional for all custom tours. $9775 – $10,300*
The Ultimate Intimate Tour
Helicopter and Planes to Remote Locations
Three nights and three full days.
This tour is for the discerning traveler who wants to photograph in the more remote places of Alaska where few, if anyone has set foot before. We exclusively use helicopters and airplanes to travel to the most inaccessible and stunning locations at the very best times of the day. The doors are off on the helicopter for maximum-quality aerial photos.
DAY ONE: Begin with a helicopter flight to photograph aerial images of glaciers. We also spend time at an iceberg filled lake. We go on to photograph in the magnificent Prince William Sound and stop wherever the light and landscapes are the best. The helicopter is with us for the the first half of the day.
DAY TWO: Fly from Anchorage via bush plane for one hour to Lake Clark National Park and photograph Alaska’s brown bears. Return to Anchorage at the end of the day.
DAY THREE: Fly in a helicopter with the doors off into the Alaska Range where Mt. Denali lay waiting amongst massive granite towers. Along with one-of-a-kind aerials, land in several locations for outstanding landscape images. The helicopter is with us the first half of the day and potentially in the evening as well.
Weather permitting, expect each helicopter day to start early, before sunrise where we take off in our helicopter, with the doors off. Come back to our accommodations in mid-afternoon and fly out again as the light gets lower in the early evening and stay out past sunset.
PRICING FOR THIS SAMPLE ULTIMATE INTIMATE TOUR IS $13,500 – $16,500 and is based on three nights and three full days with 2 people on the trip, sharing a room and is approximate based on various seasonal accommodation rates. Price includes Jeff’s guide fee, transportation as noted and accommodations. See below for what is included and what is additional for all custom tours. $13,500 – $16,500
Rates for a Custom Alaska Photo Tour with Jeff Schultz:
Per 24-hour Overnight Period for 1-2 guests: $1550
Per 24-hour Overnight Period for 3-6 guests: $1750
Up to a 10-hour, One-day Period for 1-5 guests: $1200
- Jeff as photo-guide/driver
- Custom photo instruction services
- All pre-planning of logistics, itinerary and shoot locations
- Making of reservations for accommodations & any additional transportation (air-taxi, boat, helicopter etc.)
- Jeff’s meals
What’s in Addition:
- Lodging for both Jeff and client(s)
- Client meals
- Ground transportation
- Any additional transportation services (air-taxi, boat, helicopter etc.).
Once an itinerary is agreed upon, Jeff will provide a custom quote with firm number for the total costs.
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