Great Alaska Adventures

Safari Guides
The Adventure Lodge
Staff appreciation night in 2017
Another day at the salt mines
Clients heading home after an action packed week...
Hiking the Chugach
Great Mt. Biking, hiking, fishing and recreation nearby
Staff cabins

Join our team and experience Alaska's Adventure for yourself!

Great Alaska Adventures is one of the oldest and most respected adventure travel and fishing destinations in Alaska. For over 3 decades our guides and staff have hosted guests from around the globe - Fishing, Mountain biking, Rafting, Bear Viewing, Hiking, Kayaking and much more.

Great Alaska Adventures is located on the banks of the world famous Kenai River, 135 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Our BearCamp is located 1 hour by small plane West of the main lodge in Lake Clark National Park. Our housing is in double and triple occupancy cabins on our 24-acre original homestead.

About Great Alaska Adventures

The Great Alaska team is truly one of a kind. If you are a self - starter that enjoys people, loves nature and would get satisfaction from sharing the Greatland with guests from around the globe (and from working with people who respect you and have fun!)  Then perhaps you are Great Alaska, too.

The Employee Experience

What is it like to live and work at Great Alaska?  Well, it has been described as the "hardest and best job I ever had".  I guess that is as good a description as any - and a good definition of the best employees we have had.  If you are not afraid of hard work, truly enjoy people, and enjoy being in some of the most amazing places in this great country of ours, then this just might be for you!  Nearly all staff live on the property in rustic shared cabin accommodations - meals are provided as well (vegan and vegetarian diets are not able to be accommodated, sorry).  We are located on the finest beach stretch on the world-famous Kenai so of course salmon fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are available most nights as a great perk.

Hours can be long and schedules can vary, based on client load and a number of factors, and on days off staff often get together for hiking, fishing, camping or other activities.  Occasionally staff will enjoy client activities as a reward for hard work, and these activities can include glacier cruising, fishing, rafting, hiking, end of the road touring and other activities.  

They say once you travel to Alaska, you never go all the way back.  The Great Alaska employee community is an amazing and diverse one, and our over 30 years as a destination resort means you would be joining a very special, unique and fun group.  Thanks for reading.

Ideal Candidate

Great Alaska Adventures has literally thousands of past staffers living around the world - once you're Great Alaska, you're always Great Alaska! Great Alaska employees are hardworking, fun-loving, "people-persons" who are professional and enthusiastic.   Sound like you?  Then read on!

Room and Board

Room and board is included in all salary employees, and there is no fee for either. Housing is rustic but comfortable and the food is good and healthy.

Housing is a combination of cabins with electricity (no water) and high wall elk camp-style canvas tents. Shared bathhouses (men’s and women’s separate) and meals are served at the lodge 3 x daily. Staff are responsible for their own linens as well as plates, bowls and coffee cups. We have a washing station to do dishes. 

Employee Perks

We understand most of our employees come to Alaska for a love of wilderness and nature - and all of our positions include days off so that you can take advantage of that.  Hiking, rafting, fishing, glacier cruising and more are all activities that our staff enjoy on their days off. 

Our incredible beach is also available so that fishing for salmon or paddling canoes, kayaks and paddleboards up the serene moose river are all activities that are available for the staff.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Most staff do not drive to our lodge, however, we are road accessible so you may. We provide shuttles to the local town (12miles) for banking, movies and other bits of civilization. Transfers are available on a set schedule 3 times per week, but more are available as things come up.   

Transfers to Alaska are not included in the compensation. As employees are hired, arrival and departure dates are set and they get their own flights to Anchorage and inform us if their arrival time and date. Once staff flies into Anchorage, we schedule a pickup (in advance) either by commuter air down to our local airport in Kenai, or by courtesy van drive. We schedule all of those on a case by case bases as we prepare for the season. 

Return transportation back to Anchorage at the end of the season is also included once staff complete their seasonal commitment. This will be by commuter air flight or a staff van shuttle.

For Fun

We all love Alaska and being in the amazing Kenai Peninsula is truly part of why we are all here. We provide fun activities for our staff including: movie nights, wilderness hiking trips, canoeing or kayaking trips, and guided fishing with our guides. Special events include Kenai Fjords Glacier cruises or trips to our award-winning BearCamp for “employee of the month”.  For the fishing crowd, the lodge is situated on the finest stretch of riverfront on the Kenai and so amazing salmon fishing is available daily on their time off.

How to Apply


Thank you for taking the time to consider Great Alaska. To apply,  complete our online application by clicking the button below.   

We look forward to seeing your information soon!

Please Note: Unfortunately, Great Alaska Adventures cannot sponsor visas for international applicants. Please only apply if you are a US Citizen or currently have the US work visa.

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