Adventure Guru dates back to 2011, and started as a recreational concierge booking agency to connect travelers with day cruises out of Seward and Kenai River fishing charters. (This facilitating spirit comes naturally: Founder Courtney Larsen says he has actually been creating and planning activities for his friends and family since he was in the 6th grade.) Over the next couple years, the company diversified into helping travelers book recreational activities in the Kenai Peninsula, from sea kayaking and ziplining to sled dog and helicopter rides.
Portage Creek SUP Tour
This 6-mile, 4-hour is an intermediate-level tour—an invigorating ride into picturesque Portage Valley. Some describe the cloaked scenery as being a little like the Disney ride “It’s a Small World,” with almost surreal views of blue hanging glaciers, cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountain vistas. You’ll see the deciduous forest floor—a coniferous alpine mountain tapestry—and possibly spot beaver, river otter and coyote.
Trail of Blue Ice Bicycle Tour
For an easy ride, try this route that runs about five miles (and 35 minutes) one way, with a shuttle going back. It runs along wooden boardwalks, bridges as well as paved and gravel paths through deciduous forests, with possible bear and moose sightings. Depending on the season, you can take a quick detour to watch spawning salmon, or pick blueberries from the hemlock-forest floor. And you can often smell the campfires and barbecuing brisket at trail-adjacent campgrounds.