Grand Alaska Collection of the Big Alaska Travel Auction
The Big Alaska Travel Auction is coming May 1-3, starting at 7 p.m. each night on KAKM, KTOO and KYUK-TV.
Do you have friends and family coming to visit this year? Or do you want to just try something new? Alaska Public Media is partnering with Visit Anchorage to bring the finest travel, hospitality and outdoor activities to you for this live auction.
The Grand Alaska Collection of the Big Alaska Travel Auction features some of the gems of the auction, with a value of $1,000 or more.
Big Alaska Travel Auction – Grand Alaska Collection
The Big Alaska Travel Auction is this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 7 p.m. each night on KAKM, KTOO and KYUK-TV. The Grand Alaska Collection features some of the gems of the auction, with a value of $1,000 or more.
Overall Value: $4,000
Throughout the auction
Excalibur Sports has been operating at the Northway Mall in Anchorage for more than 15 years. Whether your passion is for basketball, baseball, football or hockey, Excalibur Sports has a large variety of sports products and memorabilia to choose from, of which a large selection will appear in the Big Alaska Travel Auction.
SATURDAY: Item #3040
Next, we have Rav’n Alaska. This donation of two round-trip tickets to any destination served by Ravn Alaska. Rav’n Alaska, formerly known as Era Aviation, flies across the state and its destinations include Barrow, Cordova, Valdez, Kodiak, Galena, Kotzebue and so much more.
ALEX HOTEL AND SUITES
Overall Value: $3,000
THURSDAY, Item #1022, #1054
FRIDAY, Item #2027
SATURDAY, Item #3032
Alex Hotel and Suites has generously donated ten two-night stays to the auction. This beautiful and newly renovated hotel property features oversized guest rooms and excellent access to Ted Stevens International Airport in Spenard with its location across from Lake Hood.
OVERALL VALUE: $1100
THURSDAY: Item #1014, #1030
FRIDAY: Item #2011, #2042
SATURDAY: Item # 3010 and #3042
Major Marine, winner of the 2014 Visit Anchorage Member of the Year Award, has donated a variety of cruises for two people each. Prince William Sound Surprise Glacier, Kenai Fjords Resurrection Bay Wildlife and Kenai Fjords National Park Cruises. Bid on these wonderful outings and discover massive glaciers and wildlife up close.
FISHTALE RIVER GUIDES
FRIDAY: Item # 2054
Fishtale River Guides wants to know how you want to spend your June 3rd this year. How about an 8 hour guided King Salmon Fishing Trip on the Deshka River for you and your four best friends? This amazing package allows you to try your luck for a king at the best possible time on the Deshka, with experts who can teach you how to land the big one.
HOTEL CAPTAIN COOK ATHLETIC CLUB
FRIDAY: Item #2030
The Hotel Captain Cook Athletic Club has a year-long membership up for bid. This is just the place for you if you work or live downtown. These separate men and women’s club have steam rooms, workout room, lounge, tanning beds and sauna. Shared facilities include Group Cycle, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and Aerobics. The Hotel Captain Cook Athletic Club – where function meets bliss.
ANCHORAGE MARKET & FESTIVAL
FRIDAY: Item #2056
Webb’s Consulting & Management Services, Inc. is again donating a nonfood booth space for the entire season of the Anchorage Market & Festival. This is a wonderful deal for you individual vendors. This is Anchorage’s largest open air market and festival, and has been going strong since 1992.
FRIDAY: Item #2048
Era Helicopters is offering up this opportunity for you and a guest to walk on an ancient glacier after being awestruck by the breathtaking, birds-eye view of the Denali wilderness. You will explore mountainous terrain, stunning vistas, otherworldly glacial ice pools on this one-in-a-lifetime tour.
BLACK DIAMOND RESORT
OVERALL VALUE: $1260
THURSDAY: Item #1036, #1037
SATURDAY: Item, #3029 and #3057
Black Diamond Resort in Healy is the place to be this summer, with activities that include a golf experience for two, ATV Adventures for two and four people, and a Covered Wagon Adventure with Back Country Dining for four. These tours get you away from the hustle and bustle of town into the spectacular scenery of the Alaskan Wilderness.
FRIDAY: Item #2045
Join Regal Air for the ultimate bear viewing experience at Silver Salmon Creek. This two for two will take you by three active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, glaciers, and other Alaskan sights – before you even get to the bears! You will watch as the bears frolic in the grass with their cubs, dig for clams, and take afternoon naps. Silver Salmon Creek is becoming well known as the best bear viewing in Alaska.
FRIDAY, Item #2025
Pen Air has donated two round-trip tickets for travel here in Alaska. PenAir – “The Spirit of Alaska” – was founded by Orin Seybert in 1955 and today PenAir is one of the largest regional airlines in Alaska. These roundtip tickets are can get you from Anchorage to Aniak, Cold Bay, Dillingham, King Salmon, McGrath, Sand Point or Unalakleet.
DENALI TOUCH OF WILDERNESS B&B INN
OVERALL VALUE: $1000
THURSDAY: Item # 1027
FRIDAY: Item #2057
SATURDAY: Item #3052
Denali Touch of Wilderness B&B Inn has donated seven one-night stays at their location near Denali Park. Denali Touch offers King-size sleigh beds, warm fires and generous breakfasts served with a panoramic view of the Alaska Range. It’s a great place to be in the winter.
WRANGELL ST. ELIAS ADVENTURE PACKAGE
FRIDAY: Item # 2049
Kennicott Glacier Lodge, Wrangell Mountain Air and St. Elias Alpine Guides have again come together for a fabulous getaway for adventure for two. Your trip to Kennicott starts on Wrangell Mountain Air with a Round-Trip flight from Chitina to McCarthy. Then to the Kennicott Glacier Lodge with a room in the main lodge for two nights – with meals. You then will have a Half-Day Glacier Hike and Kennicott History tour with St. Elias Alpine Guides.
CLAM GULCH LODGE
THURSDAY, Item# 1051
Clam Gulch Lodge, located on a bluff overlooking Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula, has a getaway package for you and a guest. This package includes three nights lodging with full, hearty breakfast, a Kenai or Kasilof River guided salmon fishing trip, as well as a Cook Inlet guided halibut fishing trip… and if the tide allows it, a guided razor clamming trip for two while you are there.
BLACK BEAR INN
FRIDAY: Item #2039
The Black Bear Inn, the only five-star accommodations in Ketchikan, is welcoming you and a guest to join them for a four-night stay in the Eagles Nest Vacation apartment. This elegant apartment is complete with a fireplace and covered porch overlooking the Inside Passage. The Black Bear Inn is featured in “Every Day with Rachel Ray” this month.
ALASKA SEA CYCLE TOURS
OVERALL VALUE: $1240 ($620 each)
FRIDAY: Item #2040
SATURDAY: Item # 3034
Alaska Sea Cycle Tours, located in Ward Cove, near Ketchikan, has two four person tours for this auction. Sea Cycles are a new unique way to enjoy the ocean and beautiful wilderness of Alaska. Sea Cycling is essentially the same as kayaking and boating all in one. Much more stable, propeller driven, quiet, and easy because you use your legs which leaves your hands available to take photos or use binoculars to take in the wildlife.
PRINCESS CRUISES & TOURS
OVERALL VALUE: $2756 ($1378 each)
THURSDAY: Item #1024
SATURDAY: Item #3036
Princess Cruises and Tours wants you to join them for a trip on the Alaska Railroad and a two night stay at either the Denali Princess Lodge or Mount McKinley Princess Lodge. There will be two of these packages available during the Travel Auction. Both lodges are located near the entrance of the park and are the ideal spots to savor the exquisite landscape. You haven’t fully experienced Alaska unless you’ve been to Denali National Park.
SATURDAY: Item #3024
Fly Denali Inc, the only Denali Park Flightseeing Tour Company that can land in Denali National Park, has a Mt. McKlinley Scenic Flight with Glacier Landing for two that will be up for bid. Fly Denali’s premier pilot guides have been flying the Alaska Range for years, with whom you will take in views of Denali Park’s glaciers, peaks and valleys, as well as spending time on the Ruth Glacier.
K2 Aviation and Alaska Alpine Adventures
Valued at $1020
THURSDAY: Item #1033
Do you want a unique experience in Denali National Park? Board a floatplane for this four-hour, eco-tour that combines floatplane ride that has been called the “greatest flight on the planet” with a Denali wilderness hike in North America’s most majestic national park. Then, a lush green hillside will beckon you to explore higher vistas for incredible views of the ice-aged landscape and Alaska’s biggest mountains. Throughout the hike, you will learn the secrets of this land; your guide will talk about the geology, biology and history of the area and teach you skills needed for off-trail hiking in Alaska.
Stack Clan House Inn/ Naha Bay Inn
SATURDAY: Item # 3033
Enjoy a 2 or 3 night stay at our semi-remote water front lodge on beautiful Naha Bay, Loring Alaska. Includes accomadations, 3 full meals, packed daily lunch, complimentary kayaks and canoe, water taxi to the Naha River Recreation area.
ALASKA GARDEN GATE BED AND BREAKFAST
FRIDAY Item #2044
Alaska Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast, located in Palmer, has a $1000 certificate towards a stay at the B&B or any of the cottages. Choices range from Luxury Cottages with jacuzzi, fireplace, and King bed, to Guest Cottages with Queen bed, or save with one of our Guest Apartments. All include deluxe continental breakfast, with outstanding views of Knik Glacier and the Chugach mountains.
African Zulu Nyala Photo Safari
FRIDAY: Item # 2058
Safari Club International Alaska Chapter and Zulu Nyala Safaris have the trip of a lifetime for you. A six day and night photo safari for 2 at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge in South Africa. Zulu Nyala is situated in the Hluhluwe/Kwa Zulu Natal region of South Africa, where the movie “I Dreamed of Africa” was filmed. This trip includes lodging, meals, and 2 guided game viewing activities per day, but does NOT include airfare.
ELITE ISLAND RESORTS CARIBBEAN
Six trips available, ranging in value from $2,100 to $3,200 each.
THURSDAY: #1046 and #1058
SATURDAY: #3051, #3055 and #3060
Elite Island Resorts in the Caribbean and Panama has a variety of all-inclusive resorts to choose from for the perfect winter getaway. St. James Club Morgan Bay, The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, , Galley Bay Resort & Spa or Palm Island Grenadines, St. James Club in Antigua or the Club Barbados Resort & Spa. Each package offers activities and accommodations for seven days with two double rooms. The Los Establos Boutique Inn in Panama offers five nights with up to three rooms. These packages do NOT include airfare, daily resort surcharges or any government taxes that may apply.
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