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Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage

From US$199.00
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
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Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage
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Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage
From US$199.00
Overview
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.
What to Expect
Enjoy the spectacular, rugged terrain of the Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges split by the exciting and unusual waters of the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet along the Seward Highway. The tides here are among the highest in the world. Watch as rushing water ebbs and flows. It’s even possible to spot a Dall sheep, an eagle or even a Beluga whale. This drive is along one of only a handful of roads designated as an All-American Road and one of 150 designated as a National Scenic Byway.
After your hotel pick-up, the first stop is the Portage Glacier one-hour cruise aboard the MV Ptarmigan, a sightseeing vessel specially built for the calm lake that was formed by the glacier. The captain will take you so close to the blue ice you think you could feel it. On-board, a glacier guide will give you detailed facts about glaciers and the unique eco-system of the area and answer any questions you may have.
The lunch stop is next at a comfortable, reasonably priced Alaskan Lodge. Afterward, it’s on to see the bears, moose, caribou, wolf, musk ox, wood bison and a variety of other orphaned and injured animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. There is no rushing here. It is a walk-through/drive-through facility where you observe the animals in a natural setting with 360 degree mountain views. You can go out on your own and meet up at a designated time or hang out with the guide to learn more about Alaska's animals.
Relax on your return ride back up the Turnagain Arm. Nearing Anchorage you will drive through local neighborhoods on the “hillside” learning about local life on the way to a vantage point overlooking the City and the Cook Inlet. On a clear day you can see Denali and four mountain ranges.
This small group tour is guided by long time Alaskans who know the area intimately and are eager to share what they love about living here year-round.
Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Great tour with Kris

We had a wonderful day with Kris. Went up the mountain to Flat top to see the views of Anchorage. Then took us for lunch and to get our tickets at the Portage Glacier office, then to the boat for a lovely and relaxing cruise...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clark S
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Great Tour

Had a great tour from 907. They picked me up right on time out at the Dimond Center. We then drove up to Flattop Mountain which had a great overlook where you can see Anchorage and the surrounding mountains. Afterwards we drove out to Portage...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 17 September 2018
Big big bear

Great day in sunshine as we visited the Portage Glacier which we viewed from a boat just metres from the bottom as it tumbled into the lake. This was followed by a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre where the viewing of most of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David_Sav2014
Reviewed 7 September 2018
Great day tour of area!

Really enjoyed this tour - Kris made it very fun & intimate. It was refreshing after the bigger tour groups we'd engaged in thus far on our Alaska Adventure. Nice variety of scenic views, glacier & local wildlife. The local insight, history and tips &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TracyRo524
Reviewed 4 September 2018
private tour :-)

Susan the owner picked us up from our hotel right on time. My wife and I were the only tourists in her van. Susan was very knowledgeable about Alaska and Anchorage. We had a great time travelling to and back from the glacier. She stopped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TonyL392
Susan F, Owner at 907 Tours: Anchorage - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

You are most welcome. When our tours are super small, I enjoy having the opportunity to get to know you better. Glad you learned something about our fabulous state and the area. The Matanuska Glacier hike is an eye-opener for those who enjoy a more...More

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