You'll find Alaska's summer temperatures pleasant. Summer daytime temperatures range from 55 - 70 degrees in South Central Alaska but you'll feel warmer due to long hours of direct sunlight. Nighttime lows are refreshingly cool, dipping into the 50-60's. May and September are 5°- 10° cooler. August is typically rainy so be prepared for some wet showers, the recent months have surprised locals with unusually warm days (85-90 degrees!). Remember, depending on the time of the summer, the sun will not set until 10 pm if at all!
Suggested Packing List:
Must - Haves:
Face Masks, one for each day of your trip, per person
Travel size, hand sanitizer
One refillable water bottle
enough memory or phone storage for lots of picture taking!
Clothing: bring clothes you can layer.
A couple warm sweatshirt/fleece for boat rides and cooler evenings
rain coat (water resistant!)
long pants (comfortable for walking/light hikes)
shorts (hey, why not)
bathing suit (Harbor 360 in Seward has a small hot tub & pool)
comfortable walking shoes, preferably with grip for boat rides
real winter hats, that cover your ears
mittens or soft gloves for boat rides
Bath / Personal:
Prescription sea sickness pills or patch “sea bands” or Dramamine for the 2 boat rides we are taking.
Glasses / contacts / contact solution
Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars).
sleeping mask (for long sunlight hours!)
If it's sunny, brimmed hat for the glacier and wildlife cruise. If it's windy, warm hat & gloves for boat rides. Either can happen!
Discover Corps Provides:
Linens / blankets/bedding