Whale Coast has been a big fundraiser for AUUF for many years. Typically there are 2 tours of about 40 people each, one in June and another in early July. Anchorage UUs host the tourists in our homes providing bed and breakfast with Alaskan hospitality. AUUF usually provides meeting space for the group for the few days they are here and provides a banquet for each tour. The tour will pay our fellowship $89 per person per night, plus a per-person stipend for the banquets. We get to meet some very nice UU travelers and show off a bit of our state for them sometimes.
Dave Frey from Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks is currently tour director and will be stepping down from this role after this summer (2022).
TOURS WILL BE IN ANCHORAGE JUNE 4th-9th AND JUNE 29th-JULY 1st, 2022 BANQUETS
WILL BE HELD JUNE 5 AND JUNE 30
Here are some ways our congregants can be involved:
Consider being a host to one or more guests in your home.
It can be a rewarding experience in more ways than one!. Denise Martin will be organizing the Anchorage homestays. Help with one or both banquets, as there is a lot of preparation and cleanup needed.
Drivers are sometimes needed to help transport guests around Anchorage.
Join a tour (or encourage your UU friends / relatives from outside Alaska to participate). Some of our members have joined the tours from Anchorage which can be an excellent way to get acquainted with other parts of the state, other Alaskan UU congregations, and outside UUs. If you have any questions or would like to join a tour, please call or text 907-322-4966, or email dfrey@WhaleCoastAK. To view the complete tour roster for each tour, visit www.WhaleCoastAK.org. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!
Important COVID-19 information for the 2022 Whale Coast Tours:
WhaleCoast Alaska will require all guests to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) for Covid-19 in order to participate in one of our tours. Guests should plan to get vaccinated at their earliest opportunity. We will also require volunteer banquet helpers and home-stay hosts (and their household members) to be fully vaccinated.
Downloads for more information:
WC Host Sign-Up Sheet (required for new hosts, or those who have new residence or bed options)
For more information, visit
Volunteers and WhaleCoast guests enjoy a banquet at AUUF.