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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. Enjoy live commentary and learn about the unique landscapes of Alaska from your expert guide.
See the Portage Glacier on a small-group tour from Anchorage. Follow the scenic Seward Parkway through the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm waterway, stopping at Beluga Point and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge to look for wildlife. Take a cruise on Portage Lake to observe the Portage Glacier up close, then check out wild animals that are being rehabilitated at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Stop for light snacks in the town of Girdwood near Mt. Alyeska and take in the Chugach Mountains before returning to Anchorage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm on a half-day tour with an informative guide. Ride along the scenic Seward Parkway to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge and Beluga Point, stopping for photo ops and wildlife observation. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a large nature preserve where injured animals are rehabilitated. Continue to the town of Girdwood for lunch, then travel up into the Chugach Mountains for another great vantage point on the Turnagain Arm. Includes round-trip transportation from Anchorage.
Scenic aerial views of North America's highest mountain peak will be seen on this tour. These views of Alaska can only be seen by plane! We make a stop in Talkeetna, Alaska for a historical guided tour and for a lunch break if desired. *there is a 3 person minimum required for this trip*
Walk on an Alaskan glacier on this day trip from Anchorage to the Matanuska Glacier. With an instructional guide and provided mountaineering equipment (crampons and a pole), you'll 'walk on water' as you hike across the ice. Check out physical features such as seracs, crevasses, and ice formations, and enjoy a view of an ice fall.
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.
Paddle up to Spencer Glacier via raft/kayak and venture out onto the ice for a Glacier Trek exploring moulins, blue pools, crevasses and more. Access onto Spencer Glacier is always changing. We will explore as much of the glacier as possible and take you onto the ice as access allows. For 2019, we utilized rafts to get onto Spencer Glacier. For 2020, we won’t know our access point until the season starts in May 2020. This is an awesome full day adventure tour that will incorporate exploration around Spencer Glacier Lake with an amazing trek on Spencer Glacier using ice crampons.
Access in 2019 was by raft & so we utilized both kayaks & rafts for each group with 2 guides per group. This trip is suitable for all ages, as guests not comfortable paddling kayaks can go in a raft. Rafts are powered by a guide rowing, but kayaks are paddled by guests.
Round trip AK Railroad train tickets on the Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic train included in the cost of this trip.
❖Paddle by kayak around icebergs and up close to the blue face of Spencer Glacier
❖Enjoy two Alaska Railroad Trains: The Coastal Classic & the Glacier Discovery Train, traveling thru the most scenic Grandview & Tunnels section of the AK Railroad.
❖Guaranteed Wildlife at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
This is great option for individuals with hiking experience seeking a moderate to difficult full-day adventure. We'll explore the sub-alpine and tundra, taking time to touch, tasting, and feeling the life that exists from above the treeline. If you are a moderate hiker, and want a decent challenge 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.
So you want to climb one of these crazy mountains here in Anchorage, but don't know which one to pick? We got you covered. We'll take you up-up-up until we reach ridgeline, then we'll push for a summit with the Yerba Mate and summit ties in our pack (Don't worry we'll fill you in...) You're gauranteed some of the best views you could ask for around the Anchorage area. Towering, 360 degree views of immaculate Alpine scenery. We'll explore the tundra, taking time to touch, tasting, and feeling the life that exists from above. If you are a fit hiker, and want a challenge 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.
Portage Glacier is one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers and is easily visited on a day trip from Anchorage. With this tour, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore Portage Glacier at your own pace while also enjoying convenient round-trip transportation from Anchorage and a boat cruise to the face of the glacier. Hike the Trail of Blue Ice, explore the valley by bicycle, or relax at the lodge before hopping back on the shuttle to return to Anchorage at a time of your choosing.
The Alaskan wilderness is one of the most scenic in the world, especially blanketed in snow. With this adventure, explore the country trails with a guide to avoid the hassle of following a map. Learn about the flora and fauna of the boreal forest while taking on the trails through the Chugach State Park. Spot moose, dall sheep, and bears; stop for a picnic lunch; and admire views over the winter landscape.
This Self-Guided Bike Tour around Girdwood is truly idea for the independent traveler. Your tour begins at 9:00 a.m. with a drop at the Girdwood substation at 9:55 a.m. giving you a fabulous time biking the town of Girdwood and enjoying activities and restaurants in the area. Your shuttle will be ready to transport you back to Anchorage at 6:10 p.m.
Board your Turnagain Arm Shuttle for the guided drive along Alaska’s most scenic highway. From beginning to end there are dramatic views of mountain scenery and Cook Inlet. You will enjoy a stop at Beluga Point for a scenic photo opportunity which is often jaw dropping.
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.
This is ONLY day tour in Alaska where you can kayak & raft in the same day. Explore Spencer Glacier Lake by kayak in the morning–paddle 3 miles around icebergs and up close to the Glacier face. In the afternoon, raft 7 scenic river miles down the Placer River to be picked up by train on the bank of the river. This trip takes two of our most popular tours and combines them into a full day of Alaskan adventure.
There is a minimum of 4 people to book this tour. For smaller groups, please contact us for availability.
Head outside the city for a look at the Alaskan countryside on this tour from Anchorage. As you travel along the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway, you'll learn about the pioneer history and prehistoric wildlife of the region.
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.