From Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

From Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

From $205 per person

Discover glaciers, wildlife, and spectacular mountain vistas on a full-day tour of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet along the Turnagain Arm. Stop off at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and cruise the Portage Glacier.

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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Discover Alaskan wildlife in a natural, safe setting at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Cruise Portage Glacier
  • Enjoy a side trip into Chugach Mountains on the Anchorage hillside for incredible panoramic views
  • Drive the Seward Highway, one of America's scenic by-ways
  • Enjoy stories and local knowledge from friendly Alaskan guides
  • Ride in comfortable, well-maintained vehicles with panoramic windows
Full description
This full-day tour of the Turnagain Arm combines a drive along the scenic Seward Highway, a cruise to Portage Glacier, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive high into the Chugach Mountains. Start with a scenic drive along the Seward Highway down the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will stop in the most picturesque places for photo opportunities and to look out for Dall sheep and Beluga whales. Drive to Portage Glacier for a 1-hour boat trip on board the MV Ptarmigan. The vessel was built especially for the lake and the ride, even in inclement weather, is smooth. A National Park Service Ranger will come on board to explain the local eco-systems and glaciology. Hear how the mountains were pushed up from Oregon! On the way down the valley, pause to watch the salmon run in season. The salmon spawn in clear water in the same place they were born in order to start their life cycle all over again. They come back from the ocean after 4 to 6 years depending on the species. When the salmon are at their highest numbers, Beluga whale chase. Depending on the whim of the whales, you might see them from late July through mid-August. Next you will visit the remarkable Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In summer, baby musk ox, bison, caribou, and moose will warm the heart of the toughest of men. You will have the opportunity to watch and hear the stories of endangered wood bison, Alaskan brown bear, black bear, moose, caribou/reindeer, lynx, an eagle, great horned owl, and even a porcupine. On your way back enjoy a side trip high into the Chugach Mountains through local neighborhoods for incredible panoramic views of four mountain ranges including Mt. McKinley (weather permitting), Cook Inlet and the city. Learn about local life high above Anchorage on what locals call "the hillside". Lunch will be at a local lodge after the Portage Glacier Cruise (not included in price).  Your expert Alaskan guide will be on hand at all times to describe the phenomenal nature and ecological systems.
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  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Pick-up at any Anchorage hotel location. (Please note pick-up is not available from the Springhill Suites University Lake location). There is no pick-up service from AirBnB or Anchorage B&B locations. If you are staying at a one of these locations, your pick up will be 10:00-10:15am at the Visitors Center on F St. between 4th & 5th Avenue. It is still necessary to contact the tour operator at least 24 hours in advance for pick-up or you will be considered a no-show for the tour. Hotel pickup is at the main entrance, unless otherwise noted.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • What to bring/wear on your tour: sturdy shoes (no high heels or flip flops), jacket, hat, sun glasses, sun protection, insect repellent (Alaska has over 47 species of our 'state bird', the mosquito) and camera
  • A minimum of 2 participants are required for this tour to go ahead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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Nice tour to highlights around Anchorage

We were lucky enough to be able to do this tour with just one other fellow traveler. In fact, this was a private tour to a viewpoint (Beluga Point) on the Turnagain Arm (unfortunately at low tide), to Portage Glacier with a boat trip and to a kind of wildlife park / nature zoo (Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center). Our guide John from 907-Tours is very reliable, friendly and knows a lot about all stages of this tour. The "Freightliner" with which we carried out the tour is good and comfortable for the few passengers on board, as it is when the bus is full I cannot rate it. The price is high for a private tour, as we were able to do, but justifiable if the bus were full, the tour would be too expensive compared to alternatives that offer the same offer. Otherwise, it is definitely recommended.

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June 25, 2016

Great full day overview of the area surrounding Anchorage

August 3, 2019

Best intro to Alaska we could have had

September 9, 2017

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