5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration:  Varies
On this tour to Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, you’ll travel along the incredibly scenic Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 All-American Roads in the US. This means you’ll be treated to some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes as you travel to the Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, stopping at Mt Alyeska along the way for lunch and a tram ride up the mountain. You’ll also take a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see bears, moose, elk and more.


  • Turnagain Arm tour from Anchorage
  • Travel along the Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway with some of the best scenery in the US!
  • Take a tram ride up Mt Alyeska for amazing alpine glacier views
  • See bears, moose, elk and more on a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Visit famous Portage Glacier on a 1-hour cruise (if option selected)
  • Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Seward Highway Tour from Anchorage: Turnagain Arm, Mt Alyeska and Optional Glacier Cruise

Take an optional cruise to Portage Glacier

You’ll be picked up from your downtown Anchorage hotel in the afternoon for a scenic drive to Turnagain Arm. This popular landmark is an extension of the Cook Inlet, which extends toward Anchorage and then branches into two arms that nearly surround Anchorage.

Travel along the beautiful Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 roads in the US designated as an All-American Road. You’ll be astounded by the Alaskan scenery as you pass mountain slopes, marshes, rocky outcrops and dramatic coastlines on your way to Mt Alyeska.

Hop on an aerial tram for a ride up to the top of the mountain, where you'll enjoy views of alpine glaciers and learn about the surrounding area from your guide. You can also visit the Roundhouse Museum, Alaska's only mountaintop museum, featuring exhibits about pioneer skiers as well as awesome 360-degree views.

Afterward, head to The Bake Shop at the foot of the mountain to enjoy lunch including soup, sourdough bread and desserts. You’ll then be taken to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a guided tour. This privately owned non-profit organization rescues orphaned and injured animals. On your tour, get up-close views of bears, moose, elk, caribou and other Alaskan animals.

Continue your drive along the Cook Inlet and around famous Turnagain Arm, one of the most scenic spots in Alaska. Watch for the incoming tide – the second-largest tide in North America – and keep an eye out for the wildlife such as sheep, beluga whales and eagles.

After some time here, relax on the journey along the Seward Highway back to Anchorage.

Upgrade: Glacier Cruise
Upgrade to include a 1-hour cruise to Portage Glacier, one of Alaska’s most-visited attractions! Travel along Portage Lake and hear interesting facts and stories about the surrounding area and wildlife from your onboard guide. Your captain will take you close to the glacier face, giving you great photo opportunities.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour gave me a nice overview of things close to Anchorage. It was a good variation and my guide was awesome in her knowledge. I was also the only one on the tour which surprised me that the they even did the tour. Great time!

Christine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

well planned out day. Wildlife Conservation Reserve was fantastic. Got to see bears close up in a lovely environment. Also bison, moose and musk oxen.
Portage Glacier cruise was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Please kindly correct my review we just sent to you. We stayed at Springhill Suites Marriott but we wrote in the review that Salmon Berry Tours picked up us at Springhill Suites Midtown. Should be Springhill Suites Marriiott - Anchorage. Thank you very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour itinerary is well designed and is very good. The tour guide, Kevin, is very knowledgeable professional, and a young gentleman. We are very pleased with his service and hence, very highly recommend Salmon and Berry Tour for anyone with no reservation.
Jing G. Yen and Family,
Arlington, Texas

Emilencia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Awesome! The optional glacier cruise was actually the highlight. Superb tour! Real value for money inclusive of a nice outdoor lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a wonderful time, Katie our driver and tour guide was absolutely amazing and took time to explain the history of Alaska and all the wonderful things we saw. The Portage Glacier cruise was stunning. We had the best time ever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was fabulous. Our driver Richard was the best tour guide we had on our trip. We had a great time even though it was raining and a little bit of snow. The tram ride up Mt Alyeska was beautiful in the snow. And the homemade soup in the bakery in Girdwood was very very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our driver Richard was fun and friendly. Loved the stop for a terrific home cook style lunch, food was delicious. Wildlife stop was awesome to see elk, bears, moose, and eagle up so close.

Cecilia G
Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The tour was a total success because the tour guide was indeed knowledgeable in all aspects. Katie is such a smart person and the way she showed us around and her knowledge kept our attention all the time. Her enthusiasm, passion, and commitment with what she does made the difference. In this trip I had 4 other land tours starting at Vancouver and this tour was the one that most impacted me. She knew everything. I also have to thank her for the great, wonderful coffee recommendation. This souvenir was has been the most appreciated. Thank you Katie!!! Thanks SalmonBerry Tours!!! Thanks Viator!!! What a trio!!! ;)

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great tour. Covered a lot of ground, everything was right on schedule, guide was helpful and informative. Highlight was the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center.

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