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About Us

Anchorage, Alaska is an amazing place!

We are proud to be Southcentral and Interior Alaska’s go-to tour operator. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, boasts world-class restaurants, nightlife, museums, and public spaces all set amidst the amazing backdrops of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Fairbanks, located in the heart of our state, offers incredible aurora borealis experiences and access to the starkly beautiful Arctic region, plus excellent opportunities for dog mushing, skiing, and hiking.

Both Anchorage and Fairbanks offer visitors the creature comforts of a large city and convenient access to the majesty of Alaska’s wilderness. Massive mountains, abundant wildlife, and a unique history all lie within a short drive from each city.

Locals know how to enjoy their beautiful surroundings and they know where to go for maximum fun. Greatland Adventures is proud to call both Anchorage and Fairbanks our home cities.

Join us in either (or both) communities and let us share our love for this amazing state with our wide range of tours that capture what it’s like to live, work, and play in the far north.

Why We are the Best

  • Fun, friendly, and informative LOCAL guides
  • Decades’ worth of experience
  • We show you the best places
  • A new fleet of comfortable vehicles
  • Private, customizable, multi-day packages and tours available
  • Unbeatable value for groups and families
  • We pay our guides professional wages

Visitor Industry Advancement Award Winner

Greatland Adventures won the 2024 Visitor Industry Advancement Award by Visit Anchorage. The Visitor Industry Advancement Award recognizes a member business or person for innovation, new business and/or investment, and the development of new products or markets that help make Anchorage a more enticing place to visit and more vibrant place to live. We are honored!

Tour Operator of the Year

Greatland Adventures was recognized as the 2019 Tour Operator of the Year by Visit Anchorage. This award recipient is selected by the Visit Anchorage sales staff for a business that is making a difference in our community, the visitor industry, or specifically with Visit Anchorage programs. Nominated businesses are those that have provided excellence in product and/or service and enhance Anchorage’s image as a premier destination. We sincerely thank our excellent staff and all our guests who made this possible!

Meet Our Guides

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Steve

Steve’s passion for the outdoors was fostered at an early age playing and surfing on the beaches of Southern California. After obtaining a degree in Chemistry from Portland State University he packed all of his belongings into his truck and moved to Colorado to pursue becoming a professional ski bum. It was here that Steve was introduced to the world of adventure tourism. After guiding small group adventures all over the North American continent, it was Alaska that won his heart. Steve loves to share his passion for “The Great Land” with visitors. Steve’s keen knowledge of everything Alaska combined with his fun-loving spirit makes tours with him both fun and informative. When not guiding tours, Steve can be found out playing in the mountains, in the ocean, or out on the town!

Guide Michael "Shaggy" standing under the northern lights
Michael

Michael “Shaggy” Lett has over 20 years of experience guiding adventure tours of all kinds all over North America. His fun-loving spirit and vast knowledge of the outdoors make tours with Shaggy unforgettable.

Bill Thompson Alaska tour guide
Bill

Bill has called Anchorage home for over 18 years. His knowledge of the Anchorage area is second to none. Bill’s good nature and fun-loving spirit shine through on his tours. In his free time, Bill loves to hike, skate ski, and fat bike in the Chugach Mountains surrounding Anchorage.

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Stephen

Before settling in Alaska, Stephen traveled the world as a digital nomad and small group tour leader. He still manages to find time to travel but enjoys experiencing the different seasons in Alaska. When not leading tours for Greatland Adventures he can be found cycling or Nordic skiing around the numerous trails of Anchorage, hiking in mountains, or looking for a game of pick-up hockey on the nearest pond.

Alaska guide Dawn
Dawn

Our favorite “Nomad” Dawn loves to read about Alaskan history, play ice hockey, and drink great beer!

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Sean

Sean came up to Alaska from Atlanta, Georgia to commercial fish. Fast forward six years and he has run the Iditarod twice and has experienced a lot of what Alaska has to offer. He really enjoys showing people what Alaska is all about!

Meg - Greatland Adventures Guide
Meg

Meg loves Alaska! She has been here 34 years and plans to stay at least 34 more. She has enjoyed a myriad of careers including guiding, working in the oilfields, and producing reality TV shows to name a few.

Matanuska glacier in winter with group
Matt

Matt was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. Matt is an avid, skier, rock climber, and musician. Did we mention he loves to ski in Alaska? Matt has also done some rock climbing in the Western United States. Matt also performs with the local Anchorage band, Matt & Co.

Jonathan

Jonathan is a 40-year Alaskan resident. His hobbies and interests include sportfishing Alaska history & geography, international and US travel, certified Wine Educator & Spirits Trainer in the Alaska licensed beverage industry.

(Photo- Kenai Wild ‘Bow)

Steve - Greatland Adventures Guide
Steve

For the last 20 years, Steve has called Anchorage home after a stint as the Tourism Director in Skagway, AK, working with Aramark Parks and Resorts and most recently with Visit Anchorage as the Community, Member, and Visitor Relations Manager for the last 13 years. Let’s go see Alaska!

Office Crew

Rochelle Yates Alaska tour guide
Rochelle

Rochelle is a born and raised Alaskan! Grew up in the Chugach Mountains of Anchorage, she developed her love for nature and exploration. Rochelle is a Graduate of Environmental Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Rochelle has left Alaska many times, from living in Hawaii to traveling the world for an extended time, yet has always found her way back home to this incredible northern paradise. Rochelle is more than happy to assist you with anything you need when planning your Alaskan Adventure!