Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm on a 6-hour tour with an informative guide. Ride along the scenic Seward Parkway to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Beluga Point, Bird Point and Portage Valley, 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.
Stop for photos and wildlife spotting at Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Beluga Point, and Bird Point
Observe Alaskan wild animals up close at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Have lunch in the quaint town of Girdwood near Mt Alyeska
Learn from the knowledgeable guide about Alaska's natural history and wildlife
Start your day with pickup at your Anchorage hotel.
Head towards the Portage Valley as your guide shares informative commentary on the wildlife and history of Turnagain Arm and Chugach National Forest. Stop to look for wildlife such as caribou and moose, and snap photos at the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Beluga Point and Bird Point. All stops provide great views of the narrow Turnagain Arm waterway, which connects to the Gulf of Alaska and the Cook Inlet.
At the entrance to Portage Valley, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a wildlife reserve that rehabilitates orphaned and injured wild animals from the Chugach National Forest region, including caribou, elk, moose, musk ox, deer, bears and bison — some of Alaska's biggest land animals. See the animals and birds of prey during your time at the center.
Next up, drive to Mt Alyeska and purchase lunch at a favorite local spot in the picturesque ski resort town of Girdwood, which was once a mining town. Then ascend the road that climbs into the Chugach Mountains where you get for sweeping views of the Turnagain Arm.
Your 6-hour tour comes to an end when your guide returns you to your Anchorage hotel.