Packing List

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You'll find Alaska's summer temperatures pleasant. Daytime highs range from 60°F - 80°F. 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 the sun will not set until 10 pm!

Suggested Packing List:

Must - Haves:

  • One refillable water bottle
  • Day bag
  • enough memory or phone storage for lots of picture taking!


  • short-sleeved shirts
  • A couple warm sweatshirt/fleece for boat rides and cooler evenings
  • rain coat (water resistant!)
  • long pants (comfortable for walking/light hikes)
  • undergarments & socks
  • bathing suit (Harbor 360 in Seward has a small hot tub & pool)
  • comfortable walking shoes, preferably with grip for boat rides

Bath / Personal:

  • Personal medication
  • Prescription sea sickness pills or patch “sea bands” or Dramamine for the 2 boat rides we are taking.
  • Glasses / contacts / contact solution
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (highly recommended!)


  • Binoculars
  • Books and/or magazines
  • Sunglasses
  • 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
  • soap/shampoo
  • Towels