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Lake Hood Tours and Activities

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Alaska is home to three million sparkling lakes, but you won’t want to swim in cement-fringed and square-edged Lake Hood. Three miles southwest of Anchorage, this lake serves as the runway for one of the world’s busiest seaplane hubs. Large swaths of wilderness and remote Alaskan communities are made accessible by seaplanes departing from Lake Hood. Nearly 200 daily flights hydroplane off the water when its not frozen over—to the delight of on-lookers—ferrying supplies or passengers on quests to find grizzlies, caribou, secluded fishing spots and wild mountain and glacier landscapes.

Across from the Five Fingers docks, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum tells the story of the importance of aviation to the vast state. Bush planes have been instrumental in Alaska’s recent history, and the museum is an homage to both pilot and craft with twenty-five planes housed inside its hanger. The nearby Ted Stevens International Airport for land-based planes is close enough to share an air traffic control tower and the Alaska Airmen’s Association, headquartered in a nook on the lake’s western side, hosts a popular airshow there each May where they raffle off a plane. Fun fact: An Island in the middle of the lake was once home to three pigs named Curly, Larry and Moe tasked with eating eggs and destroying nests of interfering waterfowl.

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Sunset Photo Safari

Sunset Photo Safari

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Avoid the disappointment of returning from your Alaska vacation with sub-par photographs. This photo safari, led by a professional photographer, helps you to improve your photography by providing technical and creative tips and tricks as you explore Anchorage's wild surroundings under the summer sunset.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Winter - Anchorage All Around City Tour

Winter - Anchorage All Around City Tour

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This tour is designed to give the transportation challenged tourist opportunity to see the outskirts of Anchorage at a reasonable price. Anchorage is the single largest sprawling metropolitan city in Alaska. On the Anchorage All Around City Tour we have combined the hard to reach sought after attractions that are located on the furthest corners of Anchorage. This leaves you the ability to leisurely access city center tourist attractions by simply following a walking tour map. Our driver is always happy to offer suggestions of sights or other tours not to miss. Tour Includes: Most of Anchorage’s popular sites in town Alaska Wild Berry Products, Ship Creek, Earthquake Park, Point Woronzof, University of Alaska, the Ulu Factory, even the Alaska Native Hospital where you will see one of Alaska’s largest collection of Native Art. Of course there is always a chance to see a "City Moose". Moose population in the city during winter are extreme.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Anchorage Trolley Tour

Anchorage Trolley Tour

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Take a comfy seat aboard a cable car for this 1-hour Anchorage tour by trolley. As you roll along in the city, delight in sights like moose (safely) crossing the road and seaplanes descending on Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Gain unique into the local history and culture of Alaska's most populous city from guides with generational ties to the region. Trolleys run regularly and your wallet-friendly outing comes with a complimentary coupon booklet with some $200 in travel savings.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Anchorage Trolley's Deluxe City Tour

Anchorage Trolley's Deluxe City Tour

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The same great tour with a few extras! The extended tour allows you to get off the trolley at specific stops to take pictures and ask your guide unscripted questions. You will be able to spend 5-10 minutes at several of our most popular stops as well as a bit of one on one time with your guide. The tour takes about 1.5-2 hours from start to finish. Hop aboard a red trolley in downtown Anchorage in front of the Visitor Information Center. Pass through the city’s historic neighborhoods as your guide points out interesting trivia. Watch seaplanes make splash landings on Lake Hood and Lake Spenard, & travel through Earthquake Park to see the damages caused by one of the most powerful recorded earthquakes in North American history. You'll also see the historic Alaska Railroad, Westchester Lagoon and maybe even some crossing moose. Your tour ends back at the departure point. Make use of your complimentary coupon book when you explore Anchorage on your own!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Should I book Lake Hood tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Hood can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Hood 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Hood costs USD 20.00. Guided Lake Hood tours start around USD 20.00 per person.
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