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Salmon Berry History 2005 to Present

Salmon Berry History 2005 to Present
By Andrew on May 10, 2015

Back in 2005 Candice McDonald Kotyk founded Salmon Berry Tours because she believed that guests to Alaska deserved a truly Alaskan experience. She envisioned a tour service that echoed her own Alaska life experience. No matter where it went, who was aboard, or what the weather conjured up, the service she envisioned traveled under the motto that life in Alaska is fun.

Guests resonated with Salmon Berry's unique vision from the very first tour. And from walking tours, Salmon Berry took the next step - aboard what we now call the Momma Bus. The Momma Bus traveled thousands of miles and engaged countless guests of our great state. Along the way she showed everybody the glaciers, wildlife and beauty that make Alaska what it is. And true to Candice's vision, she did it in the funnest way possible. 

This past year we donated the Momma Bus to our dear friends at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. These were the grounds and animals she loved best, and we wish her well.

Brand New Tours for a Brilliant Industry

Since our inception, Salmon Berry has specialized in new tour concepts. Many of the tours we created have since become industry standards. This year we are rolling out two new tours, the Girdwood Sampler and the Talkeetna Sampler. These tours offer adventure options for the whole family from one convenient Salmon Berry platform. So for those days that mom wants to go for a jet boat ride, the kids want to hit the zipline and dad and grandpa are down for river rafting, we've got you covered.

A Growing Team on Our Diamond Jewel Anniversary

From our first walking tours to recognition as one of Alaska's top tour guides and the Tour Operator of the Year Award, we've grown a lot. We  thank you, our guests, family and friends that have made it all possible. Thanks to you we continue to grow and gain momentum as a provider of genuine and authentic Alaska experiences. And many thanks to our great team who serve travelers from around the world - on this our Diamond Jewel Anniversary, you are our 23 shining diamonds.

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