Doug Yates – Lead Guide

Nan EaglesonDoug’s passion for Alaska started in 1993, he worked as a seasonal naturalist/guide in Denali National Park. He has fished and hunted throughout the state and loves to share his enthusiasm for Alaska with others. He has guided tours for Wild Alaska Travel for several years. Guests love his easy-going personality, great sense of humor, and his ability to bring out the best in everyone. Doug and his wife Christine have three children: Jackson (20), Finn (17) and Vivian (12).

“I would like to give a kind kudos to Doug. He truly is a gem. Wonderful soul. He never had one bad moment, always happy, informative, story teller, and a kidder. We had some fun with that the two of us. Ask him about the dog food in my suitcase! Loved it! Keep him around a real plus. Thank-you again from the bottom of my heart. You made my world a better place.” – Julie Dunlap, Seattle, Washington (2020 Iditarod Start Tour)

“The trip was amazing and we both had the best time. Doug was awesome and helped us get the most out of everything! Thank you for putting together such a great experience! Hopefully we will see you again for another tour.” – Katelyn Hicks and Nancy Goldman, Eastvale, California (2020 Iditarod Start Tour)