About Us

Who we are and what we do...

Alaskan Northwest Adventures

Eco-Tours, Educational Workshops, Fishing Trips, Grizzly Hunts, Remote Lodging

Tom has fished the river system since the early 1970’s. He started a reindeer herd in the early 1980’s put Tom in rural Alaska year around. In the mid 1990’s the herd crashed and we decided to put our efforts into fishing and hunting. The lodge began as an Alaskan subsistence camp.

We follow the traditions of hunters-gathers also known as a Subsistence living. We hunt, fish, and harvest our food by natures clock: to follow the mating seasons and migration patterns of the animals.

Through the seasons we gather native foods in the Eskimo* tradition. In the summer we pick greens, berries and cut dry fish. In the Fall, there is moose, caribou and bear hunting. We make native foods out of all we catch. We put a couple muskox in the freezer by March. In mid-May, we hunt ducks and geese.

Our stories and traditions that have been handed down through the generations. We will share a slice of our life with you while you are staying at the Alaskan Northwest Adventures Camp.

*The term “Eskimo” mostly refers to Iñupiat peoples of Alaska. In Alaska, Eskimo is in common usage according to the Alaska Native Language Center.

Tom Gray

Owner and primary guide for Alaskan NW Adventures

Types: Tours

Tours: Nature & Wildlife Tours, Eco Tours, Cultural Tours, Fishing Trips, Grizzly Hunting, Multi-day Tours, Small Group Tour, Historical & Heritage Tours, Lodging and Meals included.

Location: Nome, Alaska including the tundra, shoreline and boreal forests of the Seward peninsula.

Professional tour guide: Yes

Tour guide license: Yes

Credentials/education: Tom and BJ are pleased to share our Native Alaskan heritage and amazing knowledge of local wildlife and sights. Tom has fished the river system since the early 1970’s.

Our lodge began as a subsistence camp but now we welcome visitors to experience the Alaskan Northwest Adventure!

  • President of the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee
  • Vice-Chair of the Seward Peninsula Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council
  • President of the Kawerak Reindeer Herders Association.
  • State of AK Local Fish and Game Advisory Committee Member
  • Chamber of Commerce of Nome
  • West Arctic Caribou Herd Work Group (Advice on management of the largest herd in AK)
  • Chairman of the Council Native Co-op.
  • Cultural Workshop for the Northwest Community College (branch of the University of Alaska)

Languages spoken: English

Alaskan NW Adventures Lodge on the Niukluk River

Along the banks of the Niukluk River in the heart of the Seward Peninsula, lies Alaskan NW Adventures Fishing Camp. This is a friendly place far far away from all the hurry-scurry of city life. Remote and untouched beauty surrounds you no matter what season of the year it is.

Experience the Wilderness, and Alaskan Hospitality!

Contact us

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have. --Tom Gray

Choose your adventure

Native Alaska

Catching Alaskan King Crabs

Eco-Cultural Tours

Experience Ice-Fishing, Crabbing, Hot-Springs, Wildlife, Seine Fishing, Food Preservation and Amazing Adventures!

Trophy Fishing

Salmon Fishing

Angler Guiding

Catch Salmon, Grayling, Northern Pike, White Fish and Dolly Varden Trout in the Summer!

Grizzly Hunt

grizzly bear hunt

Barren Ground Bears

The Great Grizzly Bear Hunts are available in the Spring and Fall.
"We welcome you to an Alaskan trip that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Folks say once you come to our area you'll be coming back!!! We ask you come with adventure in your heart and we'll turn it into super memories."
Tom and BJ Gray