Popular Safaris & Wildlife Activities in Anchorage
Our most recommended Anchorage Safaris & Wildlife Activities
1. Seward: Kenai Fjords Half Day Wildlife Cruise
Experience the local wildlife in Resurrection Bay on this fully narrated tour. Rather than following a set route, your crew will steer you to the wildlife most often seen through Resurrection Bay. Watch as sea otters carry their pups on their bellies. Marvel at the speed of the Dall's porpoise as they surf the vessel's wake. Be awed by the size and majesty of orcas, humpbacks, and other incredible whale species. This adventures is perfect for families, those with limited time, or guests worried about seasickness.
Despite less than optimal weather conditions, the crew was amazing and informative and it was a wonderful day! Parts of the world I would have never seen by by water!
2. From Anchorage: Wilderness, Wildlife, & Glacier Experience
Experience rugged mountains, panoramic ocean views, wildlife, and amazing glaciers, all on this guided trip from Anchorage. Venture deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than a typical sightseeing tour with entry to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and Chugach National Forest.
Follow the sun and the wind towards the most scenic locations possible for the day of your tour. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and travel into exciting areas of the Chugach National Forest that require special permits.
Spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide. Discover the rich history and experience the wonders of the Ring of Glaciers.
Spend the day alongside highly trained adventure guides whose sole purpose is to leave you with memories lasting a life...
3. Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park 6-Hour Cruise
Board one of the largest catamarans in the region and spend a day filled with wildlife, glaciers, mountains and more. The cruise begins by searching for wildlife in the protected waters of Resurrection Bay. Whales, sea otters, and puffins are often sighted within minutes of leaving the harbor. A National Park Ranger will provide information on the area's wildlife, glaciers, fjords, and history. Stop at one tidewater glacier that has frequent calving events, where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the water. A full bar is available for those wanting to enjoy an Alaskan Amber of glacier margarita. Savor a deli-style lunch onboard while you cruise.
It was a great trip, even through rough seas in the Gulf of Alaska crossing. Excellent captain and a friendly and knowledgeable crew. We saw eagles, seals, orcas, otters, and Daal porpoises and got a bit of history on each. Fantastic!
4. Anchorage: Coastal Trail 3-Hour City Bike Tour
Start your tour after being picked up at the Visitor Center downtown in a Mercedes Sprinter Van. Journey to Kincaid Park where you'll be given your own personal bike and a safety briefing from the guide. There are many stops for historical stories and photo opportunities throughout the tour. Bike through Kincaid Park, Anchorage’s largest park where many of the moose in the city live. Visit Earthquake Park, a memorial for the 2nd largest earthquake in recorded history that caused major damage in Anchorage on Good Friday in 1964. Ride along the coast, with views of 5 different mountain ranges including the Alaska Range and Denali. This is a casual ride and is for people of all biking abilities and ages. This trip has a hop-on/hop-off option. The vehicle meets the group halfway where they have the option to join the driver guide for a driving tour the rest of the way.
Our tour guide was awesome. Full of knowledge, and extremely observant as she pointed out 2 moose on our trail. She was funny, smart, and friendly. Both my wife and I were extremely satisfied with this bike tour.
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What people are saying about Anchorage
Overall great cruise! It was my birthday and rainy. But I suppose that is normal for Seward. You are on a large-sized vessel, so be prepared for rocky motions and being wet if raining. The winds were high, but it didn't stop the excitement. If I were you, be equipped with a change of clothes, gloves, jacket, and items as it gets wet. Wildlife seen were one Humpback whale was spotted, a small pod of Orcas, Sea Otters, a Smack of Jellyfish, and several Puffins. I would recommend it to those trying for their first time as it is an experience to be part of. Though many may not be as fortunate in spotting sea life, you will see something. Enjoy the day and recognize the hard-working crew for their services!
Great trip! We saw otters, eagles, puffins and orcas! Narration was great and really enjoyed learning the history of the area. Crew was very friendly and patient. So nice even though some passengers were rude. Great experience! Highly recommend!
Wonderful experience. Captain Laura was very knowledgeable about the cruise and adjusted navigation according to where she heard of wildlife sightings. The staff accommodated my handicapped Mother, whose dream it has been to make this trip.
Our captain and the crew were great. We enjoyed every minute. Seen lots of wild life.
The captain was very knowledgeable about the area. We loved that!