Alaska Collection Terms and Conditions

Below are the standard terms & conditions for all Alaska Collection reservations. Before you book with us, please review these completely. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask your representative.

Rates | Payments | Cancellation Fees | Travel Insurance | Reservation Changes | Baggage | Disclaimer of Liability | Kenai Fjords Tours Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement | Travel Trade


Unless otherwise noted, all rates are per person based on double occupancy and subject to adjustments without notice. Taxes and other applicable fees are extra.

We specialize in creating custom tours. Discuss your desires with our experienced Travel Experts to create an itinerary that suits you best. Package prices may vary based on product availability and applicable discounts.


We accept major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Reservations made within 45 days of arrival date must be paid in full. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation, and re-booking will then be subject to availability.

Packages: Packages: 30% due at time of booking if reserved over the phone with a travel specialist. Final payment is due 45 days out. Full payment is due at time of booking if reserved online.

Kenai Fjords Tours: Full payment at time of booking

Individual product booking (lodging or attraction): Full payment at time of booking

All funds in US dollars.

Payment schedule (amount due)

Full Payment is due at time of booking, except for vacation packages, which requires 30% deposit.

At 45 days: Final payment is due

Within 45 days: 100% of reservation total

Reservations made within 45 days of arrival date must be guaranteed with a major credit card immediately after receiving confirmation. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation, and re-booking will then be subject to availability.

A $50 per person change fee is applied to all changes to itineraries and subject to availability.

Standard Cancellation Fees

Our office must receive written notice to cancel your reservation (email, fax or letter). Cancellation fees are based on the date we receive your notice.

Packages, Lodging & Attractions

  • From 60 to 46 days prior to arrival, forfeiture of deposit
  • 45 to 0 days prior to arrival, non-refundable
  • NOTE: Vendors with a stricter cancellation policy will prevail.

Talkeetna Alaska Lodge in March

  • 4 days or more prior to arrival date, fully refundable 
  • 3 days or less, non-refundable

Kenai Fjords Tours

  • 4 days within tour date, fully refundable 
  • 3 days or less, non-refundable
  • Change policy: First change no charge, each subsequent charge will be subject to $15 per passenger change fee

NOTE: Due to our abbreviated season and remote location, we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance.

Travel Insurance

Life is full of uncertainties. Our remote locations and Alaska’s extremely short travel season make travel insurance a necessity.

The Alaska Collection strongly recommends purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt your travel plans. 

Standard Reservation Changes

A fee of $50 per person, is applied for changes made less than 45 days before your booked date.

Kenai Fjords Tours only: Your first change is free, additional changes are $15/person


To ensure you have an enjoyable trip, we suggest traveling light and with soft luggage. Although there is no limit for most hotels, Denali Backcountry Lodge and Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge enforce a luggage limit of one soft-sided bag (35lbs max) and one carry-on per person. Storage for lodge guests with excess bags is available at Denali Cabins and Kenai Fjords Tours at no charge. For other facilities, tours or activities, please check with our travel experts.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Alaska Collection reserves the right to make changes and alterations to your trip as necessary for safety and proper handling of your trip. We spare no effort to ensure a safe trip; however, outdoor activities of this nature are not entirely “risk free.” We cannot assume the responsibility for injury to participants, personal belongings, or for time or expense incurred.

We are not responsible for cost of delays resulting from weather, road construction or acts of God. Upon advancement of deposit, the depositor agrees to be bound by all of the above stated terms and conditions.

Kenai Fjords Tours

Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement

WARNING: There are significant elements of risk in any activities associated with the outdoors and/or wilderness and or vessels and water, and the use of any related equipment.

In consideration of the services of CATC ALASKA TOURISM CORPORATION d/b/a Kenai Fjords Tours their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities or vessels associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively referred to as “KFT”), you agree as follows:

Certain risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of the activity can be causes of accidental injury, illness or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. The following describes some, but not all, risks:

1: Sudden or gradually changing water/ocean tide/weather conditions;

2: Collision, with other watercraft, docks or piers, or other man-made or natural objects, including overhanging, submerged and/or semi submerged trees, marine animals, branches, rocks, boulders and ice;

3: Cold weather and heat related injuries and illnesses including frostbite, hypothermia, heat exhaustion, sunstroke, and dehydration;

4: Inclement weather, lightning, variances and extremes of wind, weather and temperature;

5: Tripping/falling/loss of balance while walking/standing on a moving vessel or on a ramp to the dock or shore;

6: Loss of control of the vessel, collision, capsizing, and sinking of the craft, whether due to natural forces and/or the action, inaction or negligence of the employees or agents operating the vessel;

7: Getting in or out of the vessel;

8. Your ability to listen to, understand and follow crew instructions;

9: Travel, including hiking, portaging and travel to or from any tour-related activity:

10: The presence of marine life forms and risk of encounter with marine life forms, or other animals or insects;

11. The presence of active glaciers, including falling ice from glaciers, which could directly impact the vessel, tour participants aboard the vessel, or the water surrounding the vessel;

12: Accidents or illnesses occurring in remote places where there are no available medical facilities;

13. Your ability to swim or remain afloat in cold and potentially rough ocean water;

14. Errors, misjudgments, or omissions committed by the watercraft’s crew in operating the craft, providing instructions or warnings to participants, assessing potential or actual hazards or conditions, and/or responding to potential or actual hazards or conditions.

You are aware that this activity entails risks of injury, up to and including death, to yourself and your minor child/children. You understand the description of these risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness, or death. You agree, on behalf of yourself and your minor child/children, to assume responsibility for the risks identified herein and those risks not specifically identified. Your participation, and that of your minor child/children, in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing you, or your minor child/children to participate, and you, and your minor child/children elect to participate despite the risks foreseeable and unforeseeable.

You are (we are) physically and mentally capable of participating in this tour and all activities that are part of the tour.

You assume full responsibility for yourself, including any minor children, for which you are responsible, for bodily injury, accidents, illnesses, death, loss of personal property, and expenses thereof because of those inherent risks and dangers, or any negligence of KFT.

You yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND WAIVER CATC ALASKA TOURISM CORPORATION d/b/a Kenai Fjords Tours, its officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss, or damage to persons or property incident to your involvement or participation in these programs, WHETHER ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS all the above Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to your involvement or participation in these programs, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THEIR NEGLIGENCE to the fullest extent permitted by law.

You have read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be binding upon yourself, your heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and for all members of your family including any minors accompanying you.

Travel Trade

The Alaska Collection is pleased to work with the travel trade for FIT and Group travel.

Please contact us at or call 877.258.6877 for more information about becoming a partner.

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