Anchorage, Alaska
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clock-o4 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

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 in this 4.5-hour tour.
  • 4.5-hour tour to the Turnagain Arm from Anchorage
  • Scenic drive through the Turnagain Arm
  • Learn about the local ecosystem as you go
  • Visit the 12 endangered species housed at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Drive down Portage Glacier Road included
  • Round-trip transportation from Anchorage included
Meet your guide at the Anchorage Visitors Center to at your appointed tour departure time. Board a comfortable vehicle for the scenic drive along the tidal flats of the Turnagain Arm, known for its abundant wildlife. Learn about the area from your guide as you look out for sightings of Dall sheep, beluga whales, and more in their natural environment.

Then, tour the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, which provides refuge for animals that cannot survive in the wild. See the 12 species of wild animals that the center currently provides care for, including wood bison, musk ox, and lynx.

After your visit, travel down Portage Glacier Road to view some of the glaciers in the area, and optionally enter the Portage Glacier Visitors Center for a look at the displays and a short film about the area ($5 admission not included).

Return to Anchorage at the end of your tour.

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G
, Mar 2018

My wife and I took this tour with Ben and had a great afternoon. The first part was spent seeking out eagles, moose etc and exploring Turnagain Arm. We were very lucky with what we found. Then spent some time in the glacier parks and finished formal part of the tour at the AWCC which was excellent and allowed us plenty of time to walk through and spend time with the animals. Ben was a great guide, full of information and very helpful. Feed him and who knows what might happen! Recommend this trip highly.

N
, Feb 2018

Ben was awesome!! He went above and beyond my expectations. Not only did he take us on the expected tour but allowed us to decide if we wanted to do more activities along the way. Highly recommend this tour, Ben is definitely the guy you’d like to tour with!

D
, Sep 2017

This is a great tour! Ben is very knowledgeable and takes good care of his clients. Be sure to add on the glacier cruise, it is phenomenal. Take a coat, the wind is cold on the top deck of the boat.

E
, Jul 2017

Although the trip down the turnagain arm was quite scenic, there was no wildlife to see and considering the road traveled was heavily used it is doubtful that you would see much in the way of wildlife. The self guided hike to Bryson glacier was enjoyable, but there was little else. There was a stop at a wildlife rescue center that was dusty and crowded but we did see bear, kind of a zoo setting. The guide/driver was pleasant but offered very little in the way of narration or information. The van was new and clean and had great viewing windows for the scenery. Not a bad experience but not what i would book if you were wanting primarily a wildlife experience.

L
, Mar 2017

My tour guide was very knowledgeable an excitited about what he was doing!! I believe that's amazing to have someone that's not press for time is welling to enjoy an be amaze by nature just as much as some of us were!! I had a great time an learned a lot!


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