Day Tours Available from Anchorage
Join us for a quality private or small-group tour and enjoy personal pick-up from your hotel, cruise port, or the airport. We provide travelers with innovative tour itineraries, expert local guides and our personal attention to each of our guests. Pickup and drop-off is included on most of our day and our private tours as well as small-group tours!
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Experience the highlights of the Turnagain Arm! This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way we will try to spot moose, eagles and other wildlife. On our way towards the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, we will make a couple of stops for photo opportunities at Beluga Point and Bird Point.
Experience the highlights of the Turnagain Arm! This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way we will try to spot moose, eagles and other wildlife. On our way, we will make a couple of stops for photo opportunities at Beluga Point and Bird Point. Afterwards, we will travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Here you can safely get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears muskox, small mammals and birds of prey.
This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way we will try to spot moose, eagles and other wildlife. On our way towards Portage Glacier, we will make a couple of stops for photo opportunities at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Beluga Point and Bird Point. We will also stop at Portage Glacier and take a cruise across Portage Lake on the MV Ptarmigan, you'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watch for fractures of ice break off the glacier and crash into the water below.
Enjoy the Chugach Mountains and a remote alpine lake with chances to see wildlife including moose, bears, wolves, mountain goats, fox and lynx which inhabit the wilderness regions of this area. Berry picking is popular in this area during the late summer and early fall. The remote lake is an excellent place to hike, kayak, bike or take a brisk swim.
You tan take a hike or ride a bike on a well maintained trail. The bike trail is 26 miles long and the hiking trails are endless. Lunch is included on this tour.
Fly in a helicopter, see amazing scenery, land on the glacier and mush your own dog-team - all in one awesome adventure! Land on a glacier and spend an hour with our team of Iditarod sled dogs and their musher. Meet the puppies, get an introduction about running sled dogs and watch the exitement of harnessing a dog team. Enjoy your sled dog ride with plenty of opportunities to take pictures . If you want you can stand on the runners and mush the dog team yourself.
Kenai Fjords National Park is a place of towering ancient glaciers and abundant sealife. Many types of whale swim in these waters; rookeries teem with Arctic birdlife; seal, walrus and sea lions haul-out onto rocky outcrops; Dall’s porpoises run on the bow wave of the boat. Come and spend the day with us in the seaside town of Seward. This amazing adventure cruise is on a smaller vessel, getting you away from the crowds and providing up-close views of the wildlife and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Talkeetna means "River of Plenty" in the Dena'ina Indian language. Located at the confluence of three major rivers, the Susitna, the Talkeetna and the Chulitna Rivers, the small historic village ofis nestled at the base of Mount McKinley (Denali), North America's tallest peak. Spend a day exploring this historic town and discover what this unique location has to offer.
Enjoy a choice of a scenic flight through the Alaska Range or a guided Historic Homestead A.T.V. Tour. Lunch is included on this tour.
Our most popular hike, featuring close-up views of crevasses, seracs and unique ice formations. With the use of crampons, you'll enjoy trekking to a high point on the glacier which overlooks the ice fall as well as getting up close. The glacier is in a constant state of change, and your guide can point out various features as you navigate the intense surface.
This is sure to be an unforgettable experience. No experience necessary. Minimum age 8 years.
Take your Matanuska Glacier experience to the next level. Go a little further and higher on the glacier and get up close to bottomless crevasses and the top of the ice fall. Your experienced guide will set up a rope and anchor system to allow you to safely explore some of the more technical features of the glacier and go beyond the Ice Fall. No experience is needed for this trip; however, you should be able to walk at a brisk pace and be comfortable scrambling over uneven terrain. Please note that this Matanuska Glacier tour does not include vertical ice climbing, though you may occasionally scramble up short ice walls. The Advanced Trek offers great photo opportunities and the chance to explore more of the glacier with a smaller group and one of our most experienced guides.
You will start your ATV adventure with a brief safety orientation, then you will take an unforgettable three-hour tour through the trails of Glacier View. Don't worry because our experienced certified guides will lead the way! You will find many opportunities to admire the amazing views and take pictures of Alaska's unique nature and beauty. If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, you can choose to ride in our UTV. This is a perfect way to enjoy the Alaskan wilderness and wildlife. This tour starts and ends in Anchorage. Riding location is a 2-hour drive one-way from Anchorage.
Each year millions of salmon burst from the Bering Sea into the lakes and streams of Katmai National Park. These fish provide a food source for the world's largest population of brown bears.
The World Famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Many visitors see bears within minutes of arrival. All visitors are instructed by the National Park Service on how to conduct themselves in "Bear Country".
Alaska Bear Viewing at Lake Clark National Park is the ultimate bear viewing experience. Lake Clark National Park is located on the western shores of the Cook Inlet. This ocean front setting is the ultimate bear habitat. The creek running through the middle of the prairie land is loaded with Silver Salmon, attracting a resident Brown Bear population to the area all summer long. The tall grass and a backdrop of the Iliamna Volcano make for the best pictures. The flight in itself will be a highlight of your trip; this scenic route takes you by 3 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, glaciers, and other Alaskan sights.
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