Busy travelers with only one day to spare can see the best of the Alaskan wilderness on a tour that combines a scenic train ride, river float, glacial lake paddle, and a visit to a wildlife conservation center. From taking photos with icebergs to seeing bears at the wildlife center, the mix of activities fulfills visitors’ Alaskan adventure dreams.
Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This small-group tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
Don't miss the chance to see the aurora borealis, aka Northern Lights, on this nighttime tour from Anchorage. You'll be taken to a prime location, with a warm shelter, for viewing and taking pictures of the natural phenomenon as it appears in the Alaska sky.
Enjoy aerial views of Denali National Park’s glaciers, granite peaks and icefalls on this flightseeing tour from Anchorage. Snap memorable shots of Mt McKinley and fly high over the Great Gorge of Ruth Glacier, which is even deeper than the Grand Canyon! Then land on a glacier for up-close views of the dramatic ice formations. A guided tour of Talkeetna and round-trip hotel transport from Anchorage are included in this full-day tour.
Take a short helicopter from Girdwood to Punchbowl Glacier, where you’ll meet your guides—and the dogs—at a remote base camp. Learn about the mushing lifestyle and the history of the legendary Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, then take in the amazing scenery as a team of sled dogs pulls you across an alpine snowfield. You’ll even get a chance to drive the sled.
We make it easy to see it all in one day! Relax on the coach as the driver guide narrates while you enjoy the beauty of Turnagain Arm. On the cruise get ready to view one of the largest concentration of glaciers in Alaska. Weather, ice conditions and wildlife activity changes daily and our captains may adjust the route to provide the best cruise experience while keeping your safety and comfort a top priority. We take pride in ensuring that your time with us is an enjoyable memory that becomes a favorite highlight of your Alaska vacation.We operate first-class catamarans. Due to their dual hull design, these powerful high-speed catamarans are extremely stable and able to smoothly navigate through the narrow fjords and passages that lead us to the face of massive glaciers. By operating safely and efficiently, Phillips provides a comfortable cruise and our No Seasickness Guarantee assures nervous cruisers the confidence that they will enjoy our cruise without any unpleasant effects.
Embark on a moderate hike in Matanuska-Susitna Valley on this full-day tour from Anchorage. During your trek along Matanuska Glacier, pass dramatic blue meltwater pools and ice formations. Capture incredible views of the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains, and gain insight into the local geology from a seasoned guide. Finish the hike with a relaxing Alaskan lunch overlooking the glacier. This Matanuska glacier hike comes with gear, safety equipment and hotel transport.
Discover the beautiful scenery of North Anchorage during this 90-minute helicopter and dogsled tour. Soar over the Church Range and Knik Glacier in a helicopter as you make your way to the Troublesome Glacier. Here, a team of 40 sled dogs is waiting to transport you across the glacier for a true Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for native animals such as moose and mountain goats throughout your tour.
Soak up winter wonderland scenery and wildlife on this 6-hour guided tour from Anchorage. Admire dramatic landscapes along the Seward Highway and down the Turnagain Arm. An aerial tram whisks you up Mt Alyeska, at the top of which you’ll watch skiers conquer North Face, one of the longest double-black diamond runs. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to rescued musk ox, wood bison, and bears. Lunch and hotel transport included.
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.
This is the longest-running northern lights photo tour in the Anchorage area. Highlighted by Iceland Air's Stopover magazine as one of Anchorage's "Hidden Hot Spots" in its Spring 2019 issue (page 64), this tour is designed to maximize fun and opportunity with the aurora borealis.We provide a free 3-day forecast service that indicates the likelihood of seeing the northern lights. This tour increases your chance of aurora viewing success by allowing you to reserve as many nights as you like [space available] and only finalizing payment 48 hours in advance under the Reserve Now & Pay Later system. We pick you up at your accommodations and take you on a nocturnal adventure to witness the magical lights rippling over snowy peaks and dancing across dark waters. It's a great option for business travelers to Alaska during August to early May. This tour accommodates serious photographers to sightseers. Photographic instruction and aurora portraits are provided for those who desire.
Nature lovers can spend the day exploring the Matanuska Glacier on a hiking tour that traverses the glacier’s picturesque terrain. Along the way, your guide teaches you about the dynamic glacial features. While it is easy to get views of the glacier on your own, a guided hike on the glacier itself provides a completely different perspective of the otherworldly landscape.
The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included.
This is the quintessential Alaska hiking experience. We'll take you up-up-up until we reach ridgeline and the best views you could ask for. Towering, 360 degree views of immaculate Alpine scenery. We'll explore the tundra, taking time to touch, taste, and feel the life that exists from above. If you are a fit hiker, and want a challenge along with everything you've read, you should pick this hike. Be sure to check out the pictures, and look at the tab "What To Expect" for a more detailed explanation of the itinerary.
Experience Alaska in the twilight of winter on a tour that squeezes in all of the highlights surrounding Anchorage. Visiting Alaska in the winter is a magical opportunity ideal for travelers who want to avoid the summer crowds. However, winter conditions and limited daylight can make it tough to sightsee. Luckily, with this tour, you don’t have to worry about logistics or conditions and can focus on enjoying the sights.
Sunrise Tour: This tour along with our Sunset Tour, is our most popular Wildlife and City Tour. Depending on the time of year, we see moose, sheep, whale, goats, wolves, bear and more. While animals are never guaranteed, it is your best chance to see wildlife in Anchorage and the time of day ensures the best possible views of our city. This tour is the same price for a private or group tour. First come first serve.
Catch sight of moose, sheep and maybe even wolves on this road trip along the Seward Highway to the Turnagain Arm. On this 3.5-hour guided tour from Anchorage, you’ll travel along a National Scenic Byway and soak up breathtaking Alaskan landscapes, and then visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Among the rescued bears, elk and caribou you see, you might just meet one you want to adopt!
Lake Clark National Park, with its immense rain forest, tundra, and volcanoes, is accessible only by boat or air taxi. With this tour, take a plane ride from Anchorage directly to the park’s best places to see bears. Land near the bears and spend several hours safely observing them. Then, hike through the wilderness for a picnic lunch on a secluded beach.
This is a great option for those interested in a moderate hiking option. This hike is located in a deep, glacially carved valley with a Boreal Forest setting, offering opportunity to see different types of lichen, trees, and wildlife. All around, fantastic hike! See "What To Expect Tab" for a more detailed itinerary.
This full-day tour from Anchorage takes you to Dallas Seavey Racing, winners of four Iditarod championships. Meet the adorable canine athletes, and learn about what it takes to a train a dog-sledding team and compete in the ‘Last Great Race.’ Along the way, stop in Wasilla for lunch and admire views of Mt McKinley. Hotel transport from select locations is included.
Few people will ever walk on ancient ice, but on this tour, you’re one of the lucky ones. Take a private helicopter flight over the Chugach Mountains, one of the most heavily-glaciated regions in North America. State-of-the-art aircraft with large windows guarantee excellent sightseeing from the air. You'll also have the opportunity to walk around on the glacier.
This trip will be focused on wildlife and landscape. It offers some of the most amazing views of Alaska. There is no disappointments on this trip as you will return home with those ultimate photographs of a lifetime!
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.
The 60 minute Tour departs from our Chugach Adventure Base and takes you over the Knik River & Glacier through the Great Gorge towards Whiteout Glacier, Colony Glacier and Lake George. We almost always see moose, mountain goats, bands of Dall sheep and often times bears.