• 4 Days
  • Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2023

Coastal Alaska clean-up expedition

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • 4 days; 3 nights
  • 8 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Anchorage
Whidbey is a rarely-visited Alaskan gem that sees under 50 visitors a year and is only a 20-mile boat ride from Seward. The mix of old-growth rainforest, glaciers, pristine rivers and raw Alaskan waves creates a profound tonic. The Earthtones team first visited Whidbey in 2019 and were so struck by the ecosystem that we purchased land with plans to establish a future regenerative retreat. This year in August we are leading another expedition to Whidbey with the intent of cleaning up this pristine corner of paradise from the trash that reaches its shores after crossing thousands of miles into the ocean. We will be based on one of Whidbey's wild beaches, an ideal base to enjoy a range of other activities besides the cleanup, such as surfing, kayaking, hiking, SUP, fishing and more. For a few days, we will be decidedly away from the rest of the world, intent on enjoying the glories of the natural landscape around us and making a small contribution to keeping it intact. Note that we will be wild-camping, therefore we will not have access to modern-day commodities such as fully-equipped kitchen or in-room bathrooms. Instead, we will enjoy the luxury of sharing stories by the campfire and sleeping under much, much more than only 5 stars :) An unforgettable experience, guaranteed!read more

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Earthtones Journeys

At Earthtones, we believe that tourism — when implemented thoughtfully and intentionally — can be a force for regeneration in the world: regenerative to local economic, social, and ecological systems. Partnering with individuals, guides, and communities rich in natural capital — from farmers to community land trusts and ranches — we're co-creating a network of local-powered, immersive nature experiences.

The Journey


  • Meals

    A cook will be with us and prepare basic, yet yummy, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for the group. Note: there will be no fully-equipped kitchen at the camp site.

  • Transportation

    Round-trip boat transportation from Seward to Whidbey Bay (approximately 1.5 hours each way)

  • Equipment

    Kayaks, SUP & surf boards will be provided for plenty of ocean entertainment

Not Included

  • Lodging

    Each traveller should bring its own tent & basic camping equipment. We can assist with the rental of tents and equipment upon request, just let us know!

  • Flights

    to/from Anchorage

  • Travel insurance

  • Transportation to Seward

    There is a scenic train line that runs between Anchorage and Seward, or take a scenic 2.5 hour drive through the Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage.

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