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Why Choose Girdwood Travel Adventures
We are Andrea and Jeremy Anderson, an adventurous couple that has been living the Alaskan dream since most of our adult lives. We love the outdoors, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, and climbing. We thrive in the mountainous vibe and pristine oceans that surround us. After working for others in the tourism industry, building several businesses ourselves, and finding our favorite trips to partake in Girdwood Travel Adventures was born.
We Have What It Takes:
- We Love What We Do. Over our time in Alaska we have figured out how to take our passions with Alaska and provide you a safe, memorable experience. We have a personal attachment to making sure your Alaska adventure connects you the same way.
- Our Experience. Over the past 18 year’s we have developed a diverse set of skills in the tourism industry and spend lots of time doing all the fun outdoor activities Alaska has to offer. Our experience and the industry relationships we have developed over the years will make your vacation to Alaska an enjoyable and hassle-free trip.
- Our Trips Are Quality. We only offer the best trips that Alaska has to offer that we enjoy ourselves. We own and operate the lodging and river fishing trips with our packages. We partner with quality guides and outfitters for sightseeing and ocean trips.
- Satisfied Customers. With the 4 businesses we have in Alaska, we have helped thousands of people over the years have awesome, successful trips. Our customer service will shine from the first phone call until after your trip is done.
- We Specialize In Custom Trip Planning. Our forte is finding out what your goals in Alaska are and developing an itinerary that matches your vision.
Why work with us?
We met in July 2004 and began our adventures together enjoying each other living life to the fullest and enjoying the best parts of Alaska . We have been together since, now have 3 children, run our businesses side by side, and love the life we have built. Check out more about us here. We have been working in the tourism industry since we each have moved up here and love it!
Andrea grew up in California but fell in love with Alaska after visiting her grandparents in Cooper Landing as a child. After graduating college in 2004, she moved up to Cooper Landing and worked in nearby Moose Pass. Jeremy somehow convinced Andrea to live in Girdwood that winter, which started Andrea’s time as a year round resident. From that winter to now Andrea has worked as a guide for several rafting companies, ran a fishing lodge, and currently manages reservations, logistics, and accounting for Alaska Drift Away Fishing. Andrea also owns and manages the Girdwood View A Frame (established 2013) and Alaska Silvertip Lodge and Cabins (purchased 2016) with her husband, Jeremy.
Jeremy grew up in Wisconsin, and in 2001 he spent his first summer in Alaska working at the Russian River Campground cleaning campsites on a tricycle, fishing, hiking, biking, and exploring. Jeremy spent the next few years working as a rafting guide on the Upper Kenai River out of Cooper Landing. In 2005, Jeremy and his best friends started Alaska Drift Away Fishing, a fishing company that offers guided salmon and trout trips on the Kenai Peninsula, which is entering it’s 16th season this summer. Jeremy is also the co-owner of the Girdwood View A Frame (established 2013) and Alaska Silvertip Lodge and Cabins (purchased 2016) with his wife, Andrea.
Throughout our time working for other businesses in the tourism industry and building our own businesses, our set of skills has naturally blossomed into being able to help people build custom Alaska vacations. Over the past 10 years in particular we have been building custom fishing and sightseeing packages for groups exploring Alaska.
Because of our vast connections originating in Girdwood and then spreading from Talkeetna to the entire Kenai Peninsula, we have the ability to offer people incomparable experiences with whatever direction they want to go. Between awesome lodging, epic guided sightseeing adventures, some of the best fishing on the planet, and all the secret little spots we like to send people on their own, your experience with us is like no other. We have chosen Girdwood as our home base since we came to Alaska because we love this town. We think Girdwood should be part of everyone’s stay in Alaska, whether is is your entire stay or part of it.
We look forward to working with you and yours.
-Andrea and Jeremy
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Reviews About Us Through our Other Businesses:
My son and I just got back from a trip pulled from a dream. The setting and the hosts exceeded our every expectation!! When you visit the Alaska Silvertip website it gives you a brief history on Jeremy and Andrea, the owners. Their combined years of experience and knowledge about the area, what to do, what to see and all the right references ensures you are in the right hands on every breath taking adventure. Andrea answered every question and never made me feel rushed. She also made the arrangements and had perfect itineraries. Jeremy and his fishing company (Drift Away Fishing) was an experience of a lifetime. My son is a good angler but Jeremy was so patient and broke every step down. The cabins were a delight. Ours was cozy and very clean. Every amenity we needed and some we did not think of were provided. The kitchens were great and the laundry facility was a huge plus. They showed me why people fall in love with Alaska and return every year… We will defiantly be back!
– Leslie Luna on Google Maps for Silvertip Lodge & Cabins
What an amazing location on the Kenai Peninsula! I stayed in one of the cabins with my husband and 2 teenage boys for a week. The cabin was spacious and clean. Ours had a new king sized bed in one bedroom and the other bedroom had 2 twin beds. We had a full sized bath and kitchen and a living room to lounge in. There is a fire pit on the property to hang out at after a day hiking or rafting or fishing. Soldotna has grocery shopping and great restaurants just minutes away. We spent a week traveling the peninsula…to Homer, Seward and Hope and the drives were easy to do and absolutely beautiful. Put Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula on your “must see” list and book a stay here! You can then book a fishing trip with Alaska Drift Away Fishing for the ultimate Alaska experience. We cannot wait to return!! We have done a lot of traveling as a family and this ranks among our top trips ever!
– Missy B on TripAdvisor for Silvertip Lodge & Cabins
Silvertip Lodge has several charming cabins in a lovely forested and quiet setting. They provide fish freezers and washer/dryers onsite and are located very close to shopping and restaurants in Soldotna. But the best thing for us was the help that we got from Jeremy and Andrea in planning our time in Alaska. They fixed us up with fishing and whale watching outfitters near Soldotna and helped us plan our travels in other parts of Alaska. They are beyond hospitable and we look forward to return visits!
– Anna12242015 on TripAdvisor for Silvertip Lodge & Cabins
Great little rental in Girdwood. The owners Jeremy and Andrea, have made the place super comfortable with all the amenities. It is a small a frame but fine for mum, dad and a kid or 2. Location is spectacular, views of Alyeska resort on the street side. And amazing view of Penguin Ridge and other mountains straight out the front windows and in the deck. Great spot
– Kelvin Doyle on Google Maps for Girdwood View A-Frame – Rental