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    After morning pickup at your Anchorage hotel, soak in the scenery as you head towards the Portage Glacier.

    Along the way, stop at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge and Beluga Point for photo ops of the Turnagain Arm, a narrow waterway that is part of the Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, moose, and eagles that live in the Chugach National Forest.

    Continue to the US Forest Service visitor center near Portage Glacier. The glacier is no longer visible from the visitor center due to its retreat, however, your cruise across Portage Lake takes you within 300 yards (100 meters) of the glacier, where you can snap photos and watch for chunks of ice crashing into the water.

    Once you have seen the glacier, drive to the nearby Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a large nature reserve situated at the entrance to Portage Valley. The center rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals, including some of Alaska's largest land animals such as elk, moose, deer, caribou, bison, bears, musk ox, and birds of prey. Learn about these amazing creatures.

    In the afternoon, wind up the road into the Chugach Mountains for panoramic views of the Turnagain Arm and beyond.

    At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to your hotel in Anchorage.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Fun Day. Our driver guide Scot was fun to be with and very knowledgeable of the area interspersed with personal experiences. We had one of those sunny perfect days. Leisurely tour for about 8 hours. Lucky to see a bore tide in the Turnagain arm,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Scott Sloan lead our group and he was a wealth of knowledge on geology, biology, anthropology, and history. We met him at a local hotel and for the rest of the day he kept us fascinated and engaged. We even stopped to pick blueberries! There...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Carol B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I was picked up at my downtown Anchorage hotel right at 9:00. We made one stop and picked up two more folks. With our small group Matt made the most of it, getting to the Portage Glacier tour boat right in time for the 10:30...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank curbysplace
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We learned so much from our guide, Scott. He patiently answered all of our questions. We were able to beat the crowds to the attractions. Great tour!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Natalie M
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This 6 hour tour was the perfect fit for our last day in Anchorage before embarking on our 7 day cruise from Whittier. Matt, our guide did an amazing job plus he is an entertaining guy. Heard dog race stories from hime and his quest...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank silversages
    Albert M, Owner at Planet Earth Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for the great review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Matt. I will pass this review along to Matt. Thanks for visiting Alaska!

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    Diane M
    30 July 2019|
    Response from GrandTour735030 |
    We were picked up at the hotel at nine. contact them directly at viator tours to talk/email with them . this trip was worth every penny, we thoroughly enjoyed it and the tour guide, Scott was terrific. I hope you do it!
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