Housed within the climate-controlled expanse of a 4,300-square-foot enclosed facility, the virtual courses at Alaska Golf Shot provide a weather-free way for patrons to enjoy the game of golf year round. Patrons hone swings during one of 61 different game setups, including courses of varying difficulty, driving range simulations, and putting practice. Different slopes and angles add challenging terrain to each game’s equation, helping players control their shots during stays in the bunker or dips in the tar pit. The staff also utilizes leftover processing power by running a number of shooting simulations, including big game hunting, archery, and skeet shooting. Equipped to handle between-game snacks or post-putt physics lessons, the lounge and concession areas keep guests plugged in with big screen televisions, golf retail, and comfy seats.
Aboard the deck of the Rainisong, a 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard–certified charter boat, the licensed boat captains and experienced crew of Seward Fishing Club steer guests into salmon-rich waters during morning or afternoon fishing trips. Shipmates cast professional bait and tackle into the sea with enough time to nab a silver salmon or entertain schools of fish with synchronized worm kick lines. In between reeling, guests can amble across the walk-around decks to stare at the scenic surroundings, or venture below the cabin to relax in the wooden interior, equipped with seating, 16 bunks, and two bathrooms.
Over sweeping evergreen pine forests and snow-capped mountains, the pilots from Above Alaska Aviation's FAR flight school hone their craft. FAA-certified instructors coach students in a range of specialized flight training in a fleet of 7EC Champ aircraft, as well as a PA-18 Super Cub and Cessna 180B. They train private pilot students in tailwheel aircraft from start to finish, tailwheel endorsements, and single-engine sea float ratings on the mountain lakes of Susitna Valley. Students learn the basics of flying tail-wheel aircraft?planes with landing gear on the tail?to hone skill sets, enhance their understanding of flight safety, and help them feel superior to carrier pigeons. When not teaching flight, bush pilots ferry passengers to remote wilderness areas where they can hike, fish, or hunt with rifles and bows.
Amateur pilots can learn how to pilot bush planes by seasoned Alaskan bush pilots. For those who'd rather see the sights than take the controls, tours traverse some of Alaska's most notable landscapes, including Denali National Park, the Mount Spurr volcano, and the Knik Glacier. Soar over the icy peaks and deep valleys or hire a plane to take you to official checkpoints along the Iditarod Trail.