was set up to provide unique personal experiences in the Far North to
the discriminating traveler wishing to experience something different
from the offerings of conventional tour operators. We have limited
our trips to very small groups and have focused on a handful of the
North's treasures - many traditionally bypassed for their limited
accessibility. All are based on a spirit of adventure and
promises an Alaska that most will never see - for those with that spirit
of adventure and flexibility, we hope that you will come join us and let
us share this very special corner of the planet.
Thank you for considering us and we look forward
to working with you to make your Alaska dream trip a reality.
With kind regards,
Barbra, Todd and Liam Bureau
We go to great
pains to find those that believe in what they are doing, because
they are the basis of your experience as well as ours. This
means that each is older than the industry norm and extremely
knowledgeable on the areas visited, as well as the activities
involved, and not simply a college kid from somewhere else,
looking for a summer job. All are more qualified than you might
expect, from safety training to natural history to just plain
interesting. Most are multi-lingual with excellence in French,
Spanish, German and Dutch.
longest serving guide extraordinaire, Patrick has been leading trips
with us in consummate fashion, for twenty two years (it is a lifestyle).
Originally drawn by the wide open spaces, Alaska’s unique
sense of freedom and possibility early on captured yet another, and
he’s been back every year, ever since.
numerous times all of the itineraries, past and present, he by
now knows more nooks and crannies across Alaska and the Yukon
than most locals.
season is spent reacquainting with a revolving set of favorite
winter haunts, from California to Australia to Europe.
schoolteacher by winter, Joe’s mind wanders all year toward his
next adventure, leading many of ours for the last twelve years.
Playing outside is his passion -
Joe’s enthusiasm for the wilds is infectious, with special
interests in ice climbing and backcountry skiing. He and his
wife Erin leave few opportunities unexplored to steep their two
and five year old children in Alaska’s aura, recently in fact
purchasing land in our wee town of Hope for a base of play.
Chris and Kathleen
Chris and Kathleen Jones are
our full-time “part-timers.” This couple has been guiding tours
for Adventure Alaska since 1994 and love to share their lifelong
experiences in our great 49th state. They both teach all winter
so they pack as much as possible into their summers, including
hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping & exploring.
is a retired sport-fishing guide, having led fine folks for nine
years on some of the best salmon streams in South Central Alaska. They
enjoy spending time with their two grown children, Katy and Danny….and
spoiling little Liam Bureau, their favorite Hope, AK boy!
After a harrowing summer season leading tours for one
of the large, cruise ship organizations in Alaska, Sheri came to
us in 2000. Her claim to
fame and proudest moment as a guide was officiating the marriage
of two passengers during a Day Hiker Adventure.
Aside from 14 seasons in Alaska as a guide, she has also led
tours in the Northeast during fall foliage season and in
California, and has acted as expedition leader for
expeditions in Africa and South America. When she isn't in Alaska, she and
her Dutch husband, Michiel (who also supports Adventure Alaska
as a multi-faceted sort) work at McMurdo and Palmer Station in
Antarctica supporting scientific research.