From Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Discovery Tour

From Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Discovery Tour

From US$ 215 per person

Experience the highlights of the Turnagain Arm and the Portage Glacier on this 6-hour, small-group tour from Anchorage. See stunning scenery and spot incredible wildlife at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available from hotels in downtown Anchorage. Pickup is not included from private homes, businesses, apartments or B&B's. If this applies to you, please contact the local partner about an alternate pickup location. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Explore Portage Glacier and Turnagain Arm
  • See stunning scenery along the scenic Seward Highway
  • Observe incredible wildlife the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Enjoy a 1-hour cruise on Portage Lake
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas high above the Chugach Mountains
Full description
Enjoy a 6-hour sightseeing tour departing from Anchorage and a scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way, you may spot moose, caribou, eagles, and other wildlife. There are sure to be some fantastic photo opportunities. Arrive at Portage Glacier to learn how living glaciers continue to carve the landscape and shape life in Chugach National Forest. Although Portage Glacier is no longer visible from the Visitor Center, due to its retreat, the face of the glacier is still partially in Portage Lake. Find out why Portage Glacier is one of Alaska's most popular attractions. Cruise across Portage Lake on the MV Ptarmigan and stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age. Watch for fractures of ice breaking off the glacier and crashing into the water below. Afterwards, head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a rehabilitation center for injured and orphaned wildlife. Here, you will safely be able to get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears muskox, wolves, small mammals, and birds of prey. During spring and summer, you can also witness the rehabilitation of orphaned baby animals of various species. After an informative visit through the Conservation Center with the largest of Alaska's wild animals, your tour will continue on towards Anchorage. Lunch can be purchased from one of the food vendors at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Later, you will ascend the Chugach Mountains for amazing and panoramic views of the Turnagain Arm and beyond.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local guide
  • Admission to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • 1-hour cruise on Portage Lake
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  •  Tour is stroller accessible
  •  Guests should be able to walk short distances on uneven ground. Trail surfaces vary from paved to uneven natural terrain
  •  Tour is subject to minimum group size in order to depart. If the minimum is not met, you will be offered an alternative departure date or a refund
  • Lunch is not included
  • Tips and personal expenses are not included
Customer reviews

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This was such a great way to see anchorage! The glacier was incredible!!!! Our guide was so friendly and welcoming! We will absolutely recommend this tour to all our friends coming to anchorage!

August 23, 2021

Product ID: 399751