• Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 199.00 View price calendar

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Be awed by supersized glaciers and the hardy wildlife of the tundra on this full-day tour through the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Departing from Anchorage, drive along a scenic byway to the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, framed by the dramatic Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges. Cruise on the lake that laps against the ancient blue ice of Portage Glacier, stop for lunch at a cozy lodge, and get an up-close look at Alaskan wildlife such as caribou, musk ox, and lynk at a conservation center.

Highlights

  • Full-day Alaska sightseeing tour from Anchorage
  • Explore the glaciers, mountains, and lakes that surround the Alaskan capital
  • Marvel at some of the world's highest tides at the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet
  • Glide alongside the Portage Glacier on a lake cruise
  • See moose, bears, bison, and other native species at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Led by experienced guides who live in Alaska year-round
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage

Having fun on the Portage Glacier Cruise

Customer Reviews

Pam Savage Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

907 tours was amazing. Our driver/guide, Susan was so knowledgable and very funny. We had a really lovely day, even though it rained so hard for most of it and we were trudging around in mud most of the time. Portage Glacier up close was great. The Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre was very good, but hard to rate properly as we were rained on so hard here, but this is not the tour guides fault and she did everything she could to make us comfortable. Highly recommended.

joyce n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a fantastic trip! Our wonderful guide is a long-time Alaskan and is very knowledgeable about the places we went and what we saw. What a great start to our Alaskan adventure! I wouldn't change a thing!

Jane V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide, Susan, was outstanding in every way. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and therefore made the excursion most informative. What a delightful person she is to your company!!!

Meg.Yadwin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

great tour in spite of a very rainy day. Loved the wildlife at the wildlife conservation center, wish we had more time there. Knowledgeable guide.

Gary G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great trip! Our driver/guide, Susan, was excellent with a thorough knowledge of the area and a delightful personality. Much of the cost and value of the tour is related to the exceptional personalized service with all details worked out. The drive to Portage Glacier is spectacular, and the van is very comfortable with a nice high ceiling. The boat ride to view the glacier is tame, so no Dramamine needed. If you have never seen a glacier up close, this trip will be quite an experience. The lunch at the Portage Glacier restaurant offers an opportunity to get some great chowder, sandwiches and cookies. Food is not cheap, so plan on spending 7 for soup and 8 for sandwiches. The wild animal conservancy allows you to see all the key land animals of Alaska. The tour is a nice way to meet fellow travelers from around the globe. The areas of the tour were also essentially mosquito free. You need to allow most of the day for the tour, and in the summer you will have plenty hours of daylight. Of note, we booked the tour through Viator, and the printed information incorrectly identified our hotel as not a pick up site. We were very pleased to have the van pick us up and drop us off at the hotel. Just call the local phone number if any concerns. Hope you enjoy your travels!

Gale B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Very enjoyable. Our guide was informative and very likeable. Enjoyed the sights.

Faye C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was an amazing day. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about Alaska and his passion for Alaska came through loud and clear. A great day from beginning to end.

kim.millar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

The tour was a great way to see some amazing natural surroundings. The bus was clean and snacks and water were provided on the bus. John was very knowledgeable about the history of Alaska and made sure everyone had enough time to take photos.

Emily R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a last minute tour to eat up some time we had in anchorage before our late night flight. So glad we booked this! Guide John was incredible! Had a vast knowledge of the area and Alaska history and was so proud to share it. Glacier tour was awesome and the wildlife center was unbelievable

1016Dublin United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

I suppose you could go to any of the places on this tour on your own, but it was nice not to have to worry about driving, parking, and above all, it was nice to get a lot of information about Alaska from a local.

The guide was very informative and gave us a lot of information about where we were going and about life in Alaska in general, but I think he should keep his personal perspective on climate change to himself. As a guide, I think he should remain neutral and not offer his personal take on being the denier of the climate change.

Other than that, we were content with the guide as well as the tour.

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